Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A year in the life

Nora turned one today, and I've celebrated by alternating staring at her meaningfully and crying. I know parents always marvel at how fast time passes, but it really does seem like this first year went a lot faster with Nora than it did with Owen. Allen argues it's because Nora was a much better sleeper than Owen and so we were unconscious for a larger share of her first year of life. While not completely without merit, I instead attribute it to our attention being more divided with Nora than Owen, and so feeling like I've missed more stuff with her.

But a year has passed and as Owen keeps pointing out, "Nora is almost a toddler." Happy first year of life, baby girl, you've taught us a lot.

  1. Orthodontia is a small price to pay for sleep.
  2. Hostas are not a baby food.
  3. If you build it, they will knock it over.
  4. A watched child takes forever to roll over.
  5. Mmmmm...paper.
  6. Bubbling brooks are far more subtle than shooting fountains, but no less messy.
  7. You don't need actual toys if you have a big brother.
  8. All bananas and no fiber make Nora a very constipated girl.
  9. Always get the non-mobile child out of the car first.
  10. Thank heaven, for little girls.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this post with all the tagged pictures- really sweet and clever. You guys rock. (Kara)