Tuesday, September 01, 2015


OBX 2015
To be honest, I've been known to underestimate Nora. Sometimes, when I see her collapse into a heap of giggles while wearing a superhero mask, princess crown and the arm covers of her booster seat as slippers, I forget what a strong and fierce little girl she is. But this year Nora broke her arm and still managed to camp in a cast and dance in a sling. She went parasailing despite having pneumonia. Nora faced down bullies who questioned her right to wear disney princess attire. She skied a blue (well, part of one). She swam with her head in the water. She even ate calamari.

All of which is to say that Nora is sweet and silly and smart and funny and artistic and inquisitive and creative, as well as tough and very, very brave and we love her so, so much. Happy birthday, baby girl, now go and conquer the world!

  1. Not everyone lives in fear that their face will freeze that way.
  2. Fungus is not an acceptable food group.
  3. The sun will come out, tomorrow.
  4. Roald Dahl books should be thoroughly vetted before being included in ones bedtime routine.
  5. Sure, sticks and stones may break your bones, but bicycles are the unsung menace.
  6. "Do you even know me at all???"
  7. 67P is a lot easier to say than Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
  8. Some days you just have to channel your inner leopard princess of bling.
  9. Never forget the cuckoo blah blahs of cuckooness.
  10. And in the words of Nora herself, "Be happy. Be you."

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