Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Our Weekend

Our life has been crazy since Christmas.  Steve has been in CRJ training and passed his check ride on Thursday!!!  Way to go, Captain Norton!!  So proud of you!IMG_5030.3

Cale has been trying out his climbing skills.  He can climb on every piece of furniture I have.  What a silly boy!IMG_5045.2


My babies watching a movie togetherIMG_5064.2

We had a warmer day, so we took advantage of it and went to the park.  Claire is doing great riding her bike.IMG_5127.2

My kids love playing together.  Claire is such a sweet big sister.IMG_5080

Cale has mastered climbing the stairs to get to the slide.  He always goes down head-first.IMG_5088


He kept climbing up and sliding down over and over.IMG_5100

After sliding a few dozen times, we moved to the swings.IMG_5113


Both kids got haircuts.  It was Cale’s first, and Claire got hers cut short.IMG_5149

Cale’s blog has more pictures of his cut.IMG_5150

Claire started working on her valentines.  She took a lot of time carefully choosing each person’s valentine and the stickers she put on them.  Then she colored each of them.  What a sweetheart!IMG_5192

Life is good!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas 2012

We Nortons are finally returning to the land of the living.  We were all sick over Christmas – except for Cale.  As a family we had everything from pneumonia to RSV to sinus infections to a stomach virus.  It was a rough holiday season; but thankfully everyone is now better.  We didn’t feel like partying too much and didn’t take a ton of pictures; but we have a few.

The weekend before Christmas, Steve, Claire and I went to Rhema to walk through the Christmas lights.

Claire riding on her daddy’s shouldersIMG_4830

Me and my love in the tunnel of lightsIMG_4832

Claire with the gingerbread girl and boy and the gingerbread houseIMG_4838

Claire taking pictures with her iPhoneIMG_4840


Claire playing in the lightsIMG_4857

Light picturesIMG_4859




My lovesIMG_4871

Christmas Eve - The Cousins – Maren (in the swing), Claire, Kenley, Cale, Allie and Analise002.2



My boyphoto(155)

Cale opening a present019

Cale on his new tractor from Uncle and Aunt Shannonphoto(156)

Kenley and Claire having a snackphoto(157)

Claire in her new tutu from Uncle Matt and Aunt Randiphoto(158)

Cale riding his new rockin’ puppy from PopPop and MiMi - surfer style  (He has since mastered getting on and off and riding it like a bucking bronco.)photo(159)

Riding Analise’s new scooterIMG_4905

PopPop reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmasphoto(160)

Putting out cookies for SantaIMG_4910


Santa visited the Norton babies!  Claire got a dollhouse for her Barbies, a princess Barbie and monkey ballerina footed jammies.  Cale got the Wheelies airport and monkey footed jammies.  And Santa brought MegaBlocks for the kids to share.  Thank you, Santa!023

Claire playing with her new dollhouseIMG_4936

The kids in their new jammiesIMG_4944

Both kids got new toothbrushes in their stockings.  Brushing their teeth before bedtimeIMG_4953


Even though we didn’t feel 100%, we had a wonderful Christmas and really enjoyed our time together.