Weekly Nora- FALL FUN!

October 15, 2014

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Weekly Nora- 14 Months Old!

October 08, 2014

Our little Nora is already 14 months old! Her little personality is coming through in leaps and bounds in the last month and we can't get enough!

She is just so darn funny, from the way she imitates absolutely everything, to this hilarious "fake" smile she has started to all the little habits she is forming. For the record, she is still not walking, although just in the last few days she has taken a few steps here and there if highly encouraged! I know she can do it and she has almost started walking on her own several times and at the last minute, she catches herself and sits down and laughs!

She is still the happiest little girl ever and constantly smiles and interacts with us. But she is also very independent. It is not uncommon to see her scoot out of the room and find a quiet place to play with toys or books. She is very persistent in her play, she works for a long time to try and figure something like opening a container, pushing a button, turning a switch, etc.

I am back to work finally, as you know and it has been a slight adjustment for us all, but nothing too crazy! I work Mon, Tues and Wed and the rest of the time, I am home. It is an ideal schedule and I am so glad we made the choice to have this happen. With Mr. T working away, I think it would have been a lot more challenging to work more than this. Nora spends one day with each grandma which is going really well and then she has a day with her Dada. I would still rather be home with her full time, but working is good too. I do enjoy my job a lot.

We are in the middle of "transitioning" her to one nap. Why didn't someone tell me that I would come to despise the word "transition"?! For the first week of trying this new routine out, Nora did really well. She fell asleep promptly at about noon and slept until 3 for 3 days in a row! I was shocked! It was the FIRST time in her life that she had actually taken long naps at the "right" time! However, of course she switched that up on me and since then we have just alternated doing one nap a day and 2 naps a day until she gets into a routine again. On the days that she has one nap, it is consistently been about 2 hours, which doesn't seem quite enough to last the whole day. I hope she sorts it out for herself soon!

At 14 months, her favourite things are animals-- she knows "meow" for cats now and it's too funny to hear her say it. She also (still) loves all fruit, cheese, pancakes, toast, pizza and pitas. She loves books, singing and rhyming stories. Her new fave song is "The Cat Came Back" by Fred Penner. She is a walking machine when she holds our hands and wants to run everywhere! She knows the way to the park now and notices it when we walk past. She points and squeals and grunts and LOVES climbing everything! She also gives plenty of kisses and I die every time I get a big wet one for no reason. And, she now has 12 teeth! The molars just shot out up outta nowhere one day and everyday they are bigger and bigger!

I am still nursing her at bedtime. I never thought it would be this hard to cut it off. I just can't bring myself to do so! I decided that I would stop when she started walking, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Although she has grown up a lot, she is still a baby. Our little baby Nora June. She will always be my baby!


Weekly Nora

October 01, 2014

Nora is such a ham! The latest thing is this funny fake smile she does for the camera or when we say "smile!" 

She had her first real horse ride this week, saddle and all! She LOVED it! We took about a hundred videos of her squealing and smacking the saddle for "faster!"

All ready for hunting season!
Back to work Mama goes... and Nora has done so well. It doesn't phase her whatsoever. She loves all the different things to play with at Gammy's house-- my old treasure troll collection!
Walking in the wetlands on a gorgeous fall day. 

She LOVES the playground and tries to crawl into and over everything. She spent ages going back and forth through this bumpy tunnel. She can also climb any stairs on her hands and knees now. 

When things are quiet, I know I'll find her right here. My little bookworm always stops and flips through any books. She points to everything, makes sounds as if she is reading them and looks at every picture. 


Weekly Nora

September 24, 2014


Giveaway Winner!

September 21, 2014

The winner of my latest giveaway, Tweedlebud Bailey's crocheted headbands is.... Meaghan Franco!

Thank you all for entering and thanks again for being such faithful readers!

Meaghan, Bailey will be contacting you via email today! 


Back to School!

September 19, 2014

It looks like I will finally be going back to work! For me, type A personality, total organizer and planner, the bumpy start to the school year with the BC Teacher's Strike has been a wee bit stressful and even more so due to the fact that I am just finishing my mat leave.

I am looking forward to new routines and spending time in the classroom, but please bear with me as I get going with this.

I am going to take a short break from the blog while I figure out how to navigate working (teaching starting MONDAY with no planning done yet!), being a single mom 5 days a week, running my etsy shop and trying to keep up with the blog.

I am still planning to post weekly Nora updates for those of you that would like to pop in on Wednesdays for that, but any other posts will be put on the back burner for now.

I have begun knitting again for the fall/winter season, I am hooping it up, sewing a bit and still being an all around all star domestic goddess so stay tuned for a bunch of new DIY posts coming soon. I'm thinking October sometime ;)

Thank you to all my faithful readers. Although this blog is small compared to many, I know my readers keep coming back because they genuinely want to. You have no idea how happy it makes me feel to know that MY blog, MY baby, Miss Tweedle is on your daily "reel" of things to read.

I hope to have you all back crafting up a storm in a few weeks!

Thanks again! 


PS: I will still be announcing the winner of Tweedlebud Bailey's headband giveaway on Monday! 

Don't forget that all Tweedle Readers receive 10% off Tweedlebud Bailey's Etsy shop from now until the end of September by using the code TWEEDLE10. You can also WIN a set of her headbands by entering HERE

Weekly Nora

September 17, 2014

Look at her now! She barely fits on that rug! Remember the one she used to lay on a tiny fraction of? She is a giant and doing so many cool things these days. 

Despite having a bad cold all week complete with a nose that JUST WON'T STOP running and a cough, she is still the happiest little thing around. She is so smiley and giggly and is become super affectionate and cuddly too. There is nothing more heartwarming than having your baby actually wrap their arms around your neck and squeeze on their own accord. Before she just had to cuddle me by default, because she couldn't get away, NOW, she scoots over to me, climbs into my lap and puts her head on my shoulder for a minute. Adorbs!!! She has also discovered that you actually put your lips TO something to give it a kiss instead of just making a kiss into the air. She scoots around and kisses everything- the cupboard doors, the walls, her toys, etc. and often I'll look down while I'm in the kitchen to Nora kissing the backs of my legs. She has even grabbed my face in her hands a few times, turned the cheek towards her and given me a big wet one on the check! So cute!

I wonder if purses, phones, wallets, shoes, hairbrushes and lotions are something only girl babies are interested in? Or if she was a boy, would she still like those things just because she copies me? Girlfriend is as girly as they come so far. I swear it is innate, because it is not like I encouraged her and trained her and taught her this way! She loves brushing her hair when she gets her hands on my brush, she squeals until I put a dot of lotion in her hand when she sees me putting it on and when I say to her "ohhh, pretty" or "what a cute outfit!" she tilts her head and looks at me all coyly like "I know!!" It's hilarious! She was obsessed with my wallet and phone so we found an old one of each for her and she now has her own to play with. She takes the old cards we put in the wallet and pretends to "shop" with them by sliding them into the space between the DVD player and the cable box as if she is putting them in the debit/credit machine. Something tells me we are in trouble! 

She is also in love with shoes and socks and she will bring be my shoes all the time and demand that I put them on. If she finds a pair of her shoes, she has to have them on her feet right away and when she gets them on, she smiles like crazy and scoots around like a madwoman! 

She understands so much. I know I have said this so many times, but she continues to blow my mind with how smart she is. (Remember, my blog, bragging allowed! ;) On the weekend we watched some aboriginal dancers at an outdoor event and later I was on the phone talking about it and I looked over and she was clapping, because she remembered that we clapped when the dance was over. I wasn't even talking to her or facing her!! She has also started to memorize some of her books that we read all the time. She loves dogs and puppies and several of our books have dogs in them. When we get to the page before the dog page, she starts panting like a dog until I turn the page! Sometimes I don't even remember what is coming next and she is one up on me!

This is totally a teacher thing to notice, but this girl has mad fine motor skills too! Her latest toy is my button jar and she insists that I dump out all the buttons for her. I never used to let her play with them and then in desperation one day this week, I was trying to get something done and knew it would keep her occupied. She LOVES them! I love to watch her carefully pick each tiny button up with her thumb and forefinger and pass it between hands, put it into different piles, examine them carefully, etc. She is so careful and meticulous. 

She has started to say please, which is just the cutest thing in the world too. Anytime she wants something, I'll say "say please" and she finally gets it and says "pees!" 

We are still enjoying beautiful fall weather and are happy and thankful for so many things! 


Don't forget that all Tweedle Readers receive 10% off Tweedlebud Bailey's Etsy shop from now until the end of September by using the code TWEEDLE10. You can also WIN a set of her headbands by entering HERE
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