Monday, November 15, 2010

Norrin's First Day

With two parents working, it was finally necessary to put our lil man in full time care. He started his first day of school today at our local YMCA. He woke up and asked when I was taking him to school. I said after we eat breakfast and get dressed. He wanted to see his new backpack and evaluate what I had made him for lunch. Everything got his seal of approval except the yogurt which he wanted to eat for breakfast. He also had three slices of cheddar cheese and chocolate milk for breakfast...all of which he said would make him bigger since he was a big boy going to school today. When Todd came downstairs, Norrin told him that I was going to drop him off at school and then I was going to come back home. By this time, he was dressed and ready to go, so there was nothing left to do except give Da kisses and allow him to take a few pictures. Norrin was willing to pose as long as he knew he was going to school. On the car ride there, he told me to "remember to visit Grandmom later". Rita and I have a date to do some shopping for our big boy and I thought it was hysterical that he's reminding me of my schedule. At school, he instantly wanted to know where the kids were, he told his teachers that he's bigger than he was the first time they met him, he found a boy named Owen who was willing to roar like dragons with him and then he told the other teachers in the classroom exactly what he wanted to do...hmmmm...can't wait to pick him up and hear how this went. I had to steal my kisses and he waved me off with a barely audible "Bye, Mommy". Uh, huh. So, I was told I could call and check up on him whenever I wanted, but I can't say I'm too worried. Besides, its more fun to hear about his day directly from him :). Now for some pictures...

Down the stairs and on his way...

Come on, Mommy. Let's go!

In the car and still holding tight to his lunchbox.

Mommy- 19 weeks!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

This Halloween was a lot of fun. Norrin was a very active participant since about a week before October started. How he made it to the end of the month is beyond me :). Since day one he has had no problem telling everyone exactly what he was going to be- a spooky pumpkin! He found his costume at a yard sale, so there was no necessary sewing for this mama, but when I heard the weather was going to be cold, I couldn't help making a last minute knitted hat. He ran from house to house and got a whole lotta loot. When he was back at Grandmom's he only had a bottlecap, two lollipops and a Kit Kat. Still, Todd and I thought it would be a rough bedtime, so we decided to let him stay up and watch TV. He wanted a scary movie and chose Jumanji for the five millionth time. While I was upstairs brushing my teeth, he curled up in Todd's lap and said, "Da, keep me warm". Todd snuggled him and that's where he fell asleep maybe no more than 15 minutes later. Todd carried his little boy upstairs and tucked him in. It was a real treat for him because Norrin is without a doubt a mama's boy. And now for the pics...

Norrin waiting patiently for us to get it together and tell him its time for the trick-or-treating to begin. quick pose with Grandmom and then its candy time!

My happy lil pumpkin.

Banging on the door...and he may have screamed, "I want candy", but only to a few neighbors (and Todd might have instigated that one a bit).

He would ignore the steps all together and scale steep hills to see the cool Halloween decorations.

This family will always have to keep their Tigger up. All the kids love it.

This pirate ship was also one of the favorites.

He did make a small pit stop to go down a little slide someone had in their yard. He immediately went right back to candy collecting after this detour.

My fearless boy posed happily with a big, scary gorilla.

And he even humored his Mommy when she wanted to take a picture of him with Da...such a happy little family.

Towards the end of our night, Norrin started singing a chanting kind of song- "We are going trick-or-treating". It was cute and seemed to motivate him through the last few houses.

Carlos's Birthday Party

Norrin went to a birthday party four days after his own. It was for one of his classmates and his two very best friends were there- Marley and Jacob. There are a lot of photos, but I just loved this moment that Todd videotaped. Norrin was the only one dancing while he sang and my always helpful lil man didn't think Carlos would mind a little assistance in blowing out his candles. Hope you enjoy this moment as much as we did.

Just a Couple More Birthday Photos

I couldn't help putting two more photos of Norrin on his big day. Rita got him the perfect birthday cake. He was so happy with it. There was purple (the color of choice at that particular moment) and lots of spooky Halloween decorations. He loves it when we sing Happy Birthday to him and I just really think these two photos captured the joy of this little boy, surrounded by family and loving all our attention.