Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Norah has liked shoes for quite some time now, and she's only 21 mos. If there are a bunch of shoes by the door, Norah can match up which shoes go with which person. She stoops down to examine people's shoes. She tries on flip flops, slippers, sandals, high heels... When winter came, she discovered boots. Nic got Hello Kitty galoshes cheap for Audrey and when I mentioned wanting some for Norah, Nic said Norah could wear them this year. I think she enjoys boots even more than other shoes because she can put them on by herself:)

Helping in the Kitchen

Just wanted to share this picture. Luke was helping me make sugar cookies. He cracks me up.

More on Ladybug the Tramp

Luke's love for ladybugs in the house hasn't waned much. He still enjoys finding them and talking to them. Today he wanted a snack so I let him have a couple fudge graham crackers. A few minutes later I heard him talking about how hungry the ladybugs were. I looked over to see four ladybugs perched on his cookie. Gross! When I put him down for his nap, I noticed the four ladybugs were sitting on the arm of the couch. I'm pretty sure the cookie was gone. Yuck!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fisher Family Christmas

We celebrated Christmas with Bryan's side of the family the weekend before the holiday. The kids got spoiled rotten, in fact, we all did! I got this stroller I'd been wanting and the kids got a huge dinosaur and lots of other toys (and in Norah's case, shoes;))

As you can see, Norah was a bit hesitant with this talking, eating creature that was bigger than her. She warmed up quickly though.

Sometimes it's nice to have a face to go with a name.
Bryan's family - the Fisher side

Left to right: Rhonda (Bryan's mom), John (Bryan's stepdad), Chris (Bryan's stepbrother), Alex (Bryan's brother), Uncle Gene, Uncle Dennis, Aunt Dana, Bryan
Grandma Fisher, Aunt Marcia, me and the kids

Life at our house.- just an update

I feel like it's been way too long since I've blogged. Life has been happening and time seems to be flying faster than usual. I often get a panicky feeling of time passing too quickly at the New Year. We've been spending time with friends and family, Bryan's been working a lot, and I've been working, managing the house and taking care of the kids.

Luke and Norah seem to get along most of the time and I enjoy that. Luke is pretty much potty-trained and that is awesome!!! He's a big boy about going to the bathroom himself. Sometimes he has to be talked out of a corner, but he usually gets the main work done in the potty and that's all that matters to me! His sister must've been making mental notes the last year. Of her few words, she says "My pee" while holding her crotch. Sure enough, she wants to go try to use the potty. Girls amaze me in this way! So we're working on that with her.

Norah's vocabulary is growing every day. She's always managed to get her point across but now she's using words and phrases more and babbling too. Pretty new to this month is the singing and dancing around the house. I don't know what she's singing but she sure does.

Bryan was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism several weeks ago so he is taking medicine to help with that. Slowly but surely it's working we think.

Luke continues to crack me up with his observations about life. Today he came out with his underwear on inside out and backwards and his t-shirt tucked into it and said he was having issues. Yep, I think he was:) He talks just about constantly and changes subjects so fast it's hard to keep up.

I am trying to finish up my master's portfolio this month and then I will have earned my master's for May graduation. Yaaaaay!

Just wanted you to know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth:)