Friday, September 14, 2012


Nora speaks very well and VERY fast. I think her speed is what make it hard to understand sometimes. That, and how she sometimes only says part of a word. I'm not sure if it is because she can't say the full word quite yet or if it's because she thinks that's the actual word.

English: Sesame Street

Nora-ese: Sesastreet

Now, if Nora says "Sesame Place" she can say Sesame just fine. It's only when combined with Street. She sings the show's theme song all the time so I hear the mispronunciation often. I don't think I'll correct her any time soon.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Taking after Mama

Yesterday after lunch, Nora asked for a banana. Lately she only eats bananas at Trader Joe's so that alone seemed odd. She wandered off, chomping happily on her banana. A few minutes later she came back to take off the bottom half of the peel. I started doing the lunch dishes.

As I finished up the dishes, I realized Nora hadn't been in to stand between me & the counter like she usually does and the house was way too quiet.

She was happily cutting the banana into bite sized pieces on her kitchen counter. She had the cutting board, knife and a colander all in use.

She was so proud of her knife work and asked if I wanted some banana. She then got to work, laying out a little blanket, getting us each a baby bottle, dish and fork. When she realized she only had one doll dish, she went to the kitchen for two plastic Elmo plates.

"It's a banana picnic, Mama!"

We ate every bite.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First first day of school

Nora had a fun first day of school. After a few 1st day photos on the porch, we headed up to campus. First we rode a shuttle from the parking lot to the building. She met her teacher, found her cubby, put her gingerbread girl on the class wall, colored, played in sand, found every toy phone in the room, played with wooden birthday cake (surprise, surprise!), colored some more, and helped clean up. Mrs. S gave the kids a lollipop for their first day & immediately had to start prepping Nora that would not happen every time she went to school.

Nora mostly played on her own or interacted with Alice, who she already knows. We met a few other kids on the shuttle back to the car so maybe on Thursday she'll play with others.

She wasn't too nervous but if she went to find me and I wasn't in the spot she last saw me, she started calling out for me in a distraught tone. I'll try to stay out of the room on Thursday to see how that goes.

She's talked about Mrs. S several times since we got home, so hopefully she'll warm up to the situation.

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