Monday, June 16, 2014

Nora - 4.5 Years Old

Ok, so we are now about two months from Nora turning five. I think I should post her 4.5 Year Update! :)

Nora is (over) four and a half! I just can't believe it. I just downloaded an app called "Timehop" and it is forever telling me what Nora was doing a year, or two years, or three, or four years ago! It's been making me both sad that she is just getting so big so fast, and happy that she has grown so beautifully!

Last year Nora decided she wanted a short haircut, so she got one! It suits her so well. It's not much longer than this right now - she just loves having short hair! It's been much better for me personally in the morning since styling her hair takes wayyyyy less time, and there are definitely fewer tangles!

Last year Nora also took a dance class. Although she wasn't too sure about it at first, she ended up really liking it. Mommy didn't like the cost, so we are not sure if she will do it again. ;) But she sure was the cutest little snowflake!

This past winter Nora enjoyed EVERY. SNOW. DAY. - to it's fullest! She went sledding, built "snowmen", and ended every snow playtime with ... hot chocolate? NOPE! Nora doesn't like chocolate, so we made snow cones! Her favorites were the ones made with grape Kool-Aid. ;)

This year has been a good one so far for little Nora! Well, mostly. She started it off by getting tubes in her ears, which was really good for her since she couldn't hear very well. It shocked me when we got home and she heard our heater kick on and said "What's that?!" That comment really clarified how poorly she was hearing before her surgery!

The good thing about Nora's surgery is that she bounced back quickly . . . and so mommy and daddy took her bowling for the first time! She had such a great time!

Nora learned how to roller skate really well this past winter/spring. This absolutely thrilled her entire family, since roller skating is something her mommy, her Mimi, AND her Great-Grandpa Fred did a lot of. She took to it really well, and impressed a lot of people - including me! Roller skating got us through the long winter months this year.

She is still really into art, and her skills are getting impressive! Making art is now a part of her daily life. Above are just a few of my favorite drawings that she has created.

At this age, Nora is silly, sweet, and so much fun to be around. She's so independent that it's easy to forget she's only four! But she will always give you a hug when you are down, a smile when you ask for it, and it will ALWAYS improve your mood! She's focused, playful, always trying to impress or to please. She's a great listener and problem-solver. Socially she may be more friendly and outgoing than both of her parents combined! She's a wonderful child with a great heart and attitude. Who's about to be FIVE! Yikes! ;)

Until next time . . .

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