Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Queen Norah

I have this bad habit lately of staying up waaay later than I need to. Basically, Rach goes to bed around ten, and that's when I realize that I can read whatever I want, and play whatever video game I want and watch Law and Order on Netflix for as long as I want, so I go hog wild and party like it's on sale for $19.99 every single night. As much fun as it is to stay up late in a quiet apartment reading and playing games and watching TV until 3 am every night... I always seem to forget that Norah doesn't care how late it was when I went to bed, she's getting up at 7:00 no matter what.

So, I woke up today, bleary eyed and smacking myself in the head while Norah sat in her bed saying "Down. Down. Down. Lilly. Lilly. Down." until I went and got her out of bed.

So, I poured two bowls of cereal, one for me and one for Norah; and I and threw some Tea on. (I've been drinking a lot of tea lately. Largely because it just seems like a hassle to make one cup of coffee.) Rach took off for work, and I decided that Norah and I were going to have a crafty day.

Norah and I have several different kinds of days. There are adventure days, where we go "Bye bye" in the "Stower." There are park days, where we go see the "buhds" in the "pahk" there are home days where we sit at home and play with blocks. There are learning days where we practice the alphabet. And then there are craft days, when we play with some home made playdough, or color, or make paper dolls, or just crinkle up paper and throw it around the apartment.

Today, I decided, would be a craft day. So, I took a diaper box out of Norah's closet, and made a little crown for Norah. I decided it needed some jewels, so I cut out some green circles, and gold circles, and some white diamonds, and put Norah's crown on. She thought it was hilarious, and kept tipping her head down and staring me down. That's when I decided to make her a scepter, and tied her blanket around her shoulders. That's pretty much all she needed to be Queen Norah, and we played around for the rest of the afternoon as Queen Norah and Squire Dad.

Our camera broke, but I did manage to grab a few photos with our Mac, so I figured I'd toss them up here. They're on Facebook right now, so I thought I'd toss the captions under the pictures here as well.

Princess Schmincess... I'm the QUEEN!


I now pronounce you... CHIMICHANGA!

Um... yes. Now I shall eat a popsicle.

As you can see, we had a lot of fun. When Norah finally took a nap (at 12:00) she had me put the crown on her teddy bear, and then... (here's the best part) she napped until FIVE! Yeah...

Maybe tomorrow will be another craft day.


Heather said...
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Heather said...

i love being able to see your cute little apartment in the background since we've been there! Norah is great. We miss you guys. I identify with the no sleeping in thing. . . ever. . . again!

Joshua said...

Yeah... people tell me how they got up at 6 am to do such and such, and they always make it sound like it's sooooo early. I'm like, sometimes I get up at 6, just so I can be awake in a quiet house before Norah gets up. Of course, those times are far less frequent than the times when I stay up late for the same reason.

Carrie Babcock said...

I think it is time for a royal sleepover. Queen Elizabeth gets up around 7:00 too. Yah for the long nap. She usually only sleeps for an hour, right? Thanks for the update with pictures for us non facebook people.

Rachel Elek said...

Carrie, My mom just joined facebook! You really need to get a grip and join!

Just kidding!


Jenny and Matt said...

That is

the greatest!

Tim and Deane said...

Norah has AWESOME parents!

I'm surprised you don't have "Radio DJ" days. You used to love making your own radio shows that included the sounds of toilets flushing and brothers burping. And what about those theatrical performance - complete with theater curtains and Fozzy Bear villians.

You will NEVER run out of fun stuff to dream up.

It was not unusual for you to get up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. to read and have your alone time - but I'm afraid you got that late to bed thing from my side of the family. Becareful you don't turn into Grandma B.

Guess I better go check my Facebook.

Tim 2 said...

This kid is cool!