all’s fair

Sarah and E more than fulfilled their auntly obligations by taking their respective nieces and nephews to an outdoor fair/benefit event in our neighborhood. Face-painting and coma-inducing amounts of sugar were enjoyed by all, and Nora charmed the live band into letting her be part of the percussion section. How’s that for sending summer out with a bang?

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reunion prep

We got Nora’s hair all fancied up in french braids for a family party in Huntsville.  Side note: the secret to keeping a toddler happy through long drives in the heat of summer?  Plenty of popsicles.  I’m pretty sure Nora had a better attitude about this trip than I did.

Pie Day

My mom had us come up to Spring City to put all of the apples and plums they had left at the end of the season into pies. Nora was such a great sport, stirring bowls and sorting apple peels all through our marathon day of baking. Grandma even made her a tiny pie of her very own.

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on the wagon

The night of Nora’s birthday, the Smiths took us out to Mimi’s for dinner and then gave Nora the awesomest wagon money can buy and a new set of Grandma’am’s adorable homemade flannel pajamas.

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Nora insisted on putting the pajamas on right then and climbing into the wagon–and really, wouldn’t you, too?