|Bubbles and smiles!|
This week at the gym, we wrapped up the season with a little award presentation. Nora had so much fun playing.
|Running with the parachute|
|Hands up to get ready for her forward roll|
|Nora kept telling Brad she could do it herself, but he wouldn't let go.|
|Getting her medal|
|Running off the podium, refusing to smile for the camera|
Near the end of the class, she turned into a grumpy pants. She refused to pose with her medal, and she refused to sit with her classmates for a group picture.
Her mood perked up afterwards, though, when we headed with Allison and Amelia to Penelope's birthday party at Ijams. I was surprised that Nora was really into the animals and creatures-- she got just close enough to admire them, but not close enough to touch.
She made up for her lack of smiles at her awards ceremony with plenty of silly smiles while we were on our nature hike.
|Nora chatting with the birthday girl, Penelope, in the purple skirt|
|Nora and Amelia enjoying the trail, hand-in-hand|
|Striking a pose|
|Silly, silly girls|
Today, after lunch at Dede and Grandpa's, we visited the grave site of Lt. Benjamin Spottswood Preston, also known as "Uncle Spott", with a flag to honor him this Memorial Day weekend. This is something that Brad did with his mother as a child, and it is a tradition that he continues now. It is both a privilege and a responsibility that may someday be passed on to Nora.