Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Shameless Plug

A friend from college has her own letterpress business and she really makes beautiful stationary, announcements, etc. This is just a shameless little plug to get you to check out her site. She uses machines from the 1800s because they don't make modern ones that do the same job. It is worth a peak... Jill Cate Design

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ellie Loves Her Big Bubba, Noah

Ellie has two great big brothers and she is well taken care of by them both. However, she really gets lots of extra loving from her big "Bubba" as she calls him, Noah. Two days in a row, she has fallen asleep right before her naptime on her "Bubba's" lap. It is so precious, and he eats it up. I caught a picture of it today. (No comments on the fact that pajamas were still being worn by Bubba at lunchtime today... It's a Saturday- Give us a break!)

Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm SOOOO big!

Eliana had her fifteen month check up this week and she is growing and developing right along. The doctor says we are seeing some catch up growth... Her little nugget (head) went from the 18th percentile when we brought her home to the 25th. Her height has shot up from the 50th to the 75th - now at a towering 31 inches. Her weight remains the same at 25th percentile, but she is now up to 21 pounds. She hasn't gained like a lot of the kids in our group, but then again, she was chubbier to begin with than most in our group. Our doctor expects we might see a jump in percentile on weight in the next 6 months or so. We'll see. I think that she is planning on having that supermodel, long, lanky and thin body, just like me. Hah! We are just so glad that she is healthy. Develomentally, she seems all caught up with the exception of walking, but hey, Michael Jordan didn't walk until 17 months. So, no big deal!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Cats Meow...

My husband and I have decided (along with several of our good friends) that it is our job to hand-select a pool of perspective future spouses for our children. No, we are not talking about that cultish child-bride stuff, but just to keep them in regular contact with choice candidates... namely our friends' sons and daughters. A current front-runner with the boys is our dear little Annika (Ani) and I must say she would fit right in.
On this particular day, Elijah woke us up in bed, dressed in his leopard costume and proceeded to do his morning school in it. Note to self: distinct advantage of homeschooling is not having to die on the bridge of "what you are allowed to wear today." Anyway, my friend Kari called from Starbucks asking if she could make the quick drive and drop. Of course, anyone who knows me can tell you I never pass up a good cup o' joe, so she came over. Little did I know that her daughter, Ani, had spent the morning in her Tom (of the one and only Tom and Jerry) costume including on her little trip to Starbucks. So, lets just say we are seeing some compatibility here. Just think what adorable grand-kittens we would have. Oh, the joys of parenting imaginative children.

Pucker Up!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Kisses for Daddy

It has been a banner week this week at the Norgauer house. If you have followed the blog (or are friends of ours) you will know that things haven't exactly gone seamlessly with between our little sweet cheeks (Eliana) and her faithful daddy. She has given him a hard time to say the least since being home these past several months. This week, however, we had a few banner moments. Milan has been trying to get Eliana up in the morning before she sees me and begins her "I want Mommy" routine. While she still cries at first, she has offered him kisses a few timeskiss smiley and is finally taking a bottle from him. I won't say she isn't protesting at first, but she has given in to his feeding her at least a few times, which is a huge step. So, for now, we see some progress, but know we have a long way to go. We will keep taking it one day at a time and continue to pray for a speedy transition through this season.