On Saturday (the day of the lightning strike), we celebrated little Nora’s first birthday two days early. Here are some photographs of the event.
Nora has grown considerably in the last two months. She’s losing some of her baby fat and I’m seeing more of the girl in her face. She is also very, very close to walking; it’s only a matter of time.
It’ll be interesting to see what sort of dynamic appears between her and Vivian, especially once Nora is able to push back. Vivian eats like a bird. We’re frankly worried over how much she leaves behind at mealtimes, but she’s still thriving, her highly-energetic slender self. Nora, on the other hand, packs away the food, especially broccoli, and seems to be setting herself up to be bigger and possibly stronger than her sister. So, while I fully expect Vivian to try to take charge of the situation every time, Nora isn’t going to be forced to follow if she doesn’t want to.