Monday, June 27, 2005

Mon, Jun 27, 2005

We just got home from dropping off David’s family at the airport in Houston this afternoon. His mom, Kathy; both of his grandmothers, Corrine & Nora Lee and Diane (a friend of Kathy’s), came and spent the week with us to help celebrate Nora’s 1st Birthday last Thursday the 23rd. .

We had such a great time – doing something different each day. Shopping, touring, shopping, party planning, shopping, going to the library, shopping, hosting Nora’s 1st Birthday, and we even went to Galveston Island (more shopping) for a couple of days while they were here. It was such a great trip and we made some great memories together.

Tomorrow morning it sure will be an empty house with everyone all gone and David back to work. I plan to work on uploading new photos for everyone to see of Nora and her Birthday week. She now has a whole new wardrobe and is anxious to model each dress and outfit.

Nora's bedroom door is decorated so pretty with all the beautiful cards she received for her Birthday. She loves looking at them each time we pass by. Thanks to all of you for remembering her special 1st Birthday. We love you all!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Thu, Jun 23, 2005

Today is Nora's 1st Happy Birthday! I had the following announcement published in the local newspaper along with a photo of Nora. I am including it so all of you can read it.

Nora Anne Minor will turn one year old Thursday, June 23.

She will celebrate with a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party, Thursday afternoon. Nora Anne is the daughter of David and Bonnie Minor of Orange. There will be special guests visiting from Campbellsville, Kentucky who will be celebrating Nora Anne’s first birthday with her. They are Kathy Minor, Grandmother; Corrine Reliford, Great Grandmother; Nora Lee Minor, Great Grandmother; and Diane Mardis, friend of the family.

Nora also has a grandfather, Ollie Newton; Uncles, Barry Newton and Brian Newton; Aunt, Melanie Minor; and cousins Malorie and Lance Byrne all of Campbellsville, Kentucky. Cousin, Josh Newton, is from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Nora Anne you have brought us more happiness than we ever wished for and each day you fill our hearts with more and more joy. You were born a Georgia Peach, but now you are as sweet as a Texas Orange!

We love you!! DaDa & MumMum

Monday, June 6, 2005

Mon, Jun 6, 2005

Nora is WALKING SOLO!!! She started a couple weeks ago taking a few quick steps to me, but out of excitement would try to go too fast and end up falling... but as of today she is going solo anywhere and everywhere she wants to!

I knew yesterday that it was only a matter of time, because the spent a whole hour doing laps (walk/running) around the loveseat holding on!

It is so funny to watch her because she looks like she is lost. She staggers so slowly looking around as if to say, "hum, where do I want to go now?"

Baby gates are installed thankfully!!! We already found out that she can climb the stairs! It won't be long until she is running from us!