Nora is learning to tie her own shoes. This is her first attempt. I love her solution: the old "just tie a single knot and tuck your laces into your socks" trick. Brilliant.
Ready to go! She needed to bring a "farm" animal to preschool. Of course, she took a T-Rex. You might not be able to see it here, but her t-shirt has a picture of Rexie, too. Grandmas. Is there anything they can't do?
And then she got to work playing. Run. Jump. Swing. Play in sand.
The other day while we were driving, she said, "You know what, mommy? I feel really healthy and good." There is not much more I could ask.
Yesterday she helped me with a lot of work in the garden. First we dumped soybean mulch onto a tarp (the single most valuable piece of equipment I own) and dragged the piles to the garden.
Once that was done, we loaded the wagon with pepper and eggplant and put them in the ground.
Then she planted carrots and peas in her garden. I really hope she eats them. She has not eaten an actual vegetable since 2010.
She took this picture of the things we'd planted. (Thank you so much, Mom and Mike for helping us make such a beautiful space to do this work!)