Happy Turkey Day

From our family of turkeys to yours....

 Preston made these little guys all by himself! And yes, those are golf tee legs!


Mission Complete: Pig Tails at Six Months

When Norah was born with a crazy amount of hair, I declared "Pig tails by six months!" Well, she's six-months-old now and totally rocks pig tails. She also rocks a pretty sweet 'pebbles pony' right on top of her head. My Mom calls this look, the waterspout.

Norah at six months:
• 18#, 8oz/ 90th percentile for weight
• 27" long/ 95th percentile for height
• 75-90th percentile for head circumference

She's into babbling and could bounce for hours in her Jump-a-Roo. She's also got a huge case of separation anxiety. I can't walk out of the room without her screaming or grunting in disgust. I'm proud to say she's an excellent sleeper, averaging around 13 hours a night without waking. My little Norah bean- LOVE her! Oh, it's also noteworthy to mention she's wearing 12 month clothes!

As anticipated, she's growing at a little faster pace than her brother did at this point. He was in the 50th percentile for weight and 10th percentile for height. But, he has her beat in the rolling-over department; if only she could get that chubby arm out of the way!

Here's a side-by-side comparison of my little ones- both at six months.


2.5 Year-Old Santa Logic

Preston: "I don't want Santa to come to Preston's house."
Me: "Why?"
Preston: "It's not safe Mommy."
Me: "Why?"
Preston: "Cause Santa is a stranger."


Finishing Touches

Long, long ago...pre Norah Grace, I posted pics of the baby's nursery. My intention was to order custom-made letters of the baby's name to hang above the crib. And I did it, eventually...about two months after she was born. Then it took ten weeks to get the things. And then another to put them up. Tack on a couple more weeks to take pics. Another couple days to download the pics. Then finally, here they are!

I heart the nursery letters!

The letters are extremely well made and the artwork is adorable. Not too perfect, but not sloppy, and one-of-a-kind. The artist does an amazing job. She does all kinds of custom colors, patterns, and themes. The storefront is WhimsicalRooms on the Etsy website! Check her out!


$#*! My Son Says

P'Dub will be three at January's end. He's a full-on talker, and master manipulator. And although he knows what he's saying and I know what he's saying, his pronunciation can be a bit skewed. It's adorable. I love Preston-speak!

"Beldy" (n)- abdomen

"Seebs" (n)- part of a garmet that covers the arm

"Hide and Sink" (n)-  a children's game in which one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them

"Pildow" (n)- anything used to cushion the head 

"Efucka" (n)-  object on a bicycle pedal used to reflect light

"Skeeto" (n)-  blood sucking insect

"Maggot" (n)- a body, as a piece of iron or steel, that possesses the property of attracting certain substances, as iron

 "Gub" (n)- a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb

"No Rah Gace" (n)- little sister 

"Sippy" (adj)- tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding

"Pie C" (adj)-  seasoned with or containing spice

"Kimmas Teet" (n)-  an evergreen tree decorated at Christmas with ornaments and lights

I will add more as I think of them!