November 6, 2008

Ride on Cowgirl
















I'd like to brag about Nora, did I tell you she is reading books now? It has been fun reading stories with her, now that she can sound out words. Sometimes, I get this feeling that she just knows certain things even though we haven't taught her out right. A couple of weeks ago she recited from memory the first five Articles of Faith to the older Primary kids, she's only in Nursery. The kids were great to her, cheered, gave high fives, even came up to her after church to tell her how cool it was that she knew them. All the attention didn't even phase her. She wanted to go back to Nursery and play with her friends. She just learned the sixth a few days ago.

Along with her amazing mental ability to retain information, she loves to dance. I recently was having a conversation with her when mid-sentence she stopped, looked at me and said, "Mom, I gotta dance." Then proceeded to run into the family room and began to dance. It was a priceless moment, she has some pretty awesome moves.

Forever ago we taught her a lesson on modesty during family home evening (the reason why is a whole other story). Since then that topic comes up in conversation with her often. Sometimes she talks about it in public. Like the time we were in Target and the whole family next to us in the isle, including the mom, was dressed immodestly. So, Nora turns to me and asks, "Mama why are they not dressed modest?" We were right next to them, RIGHT next to them, within inches. We have had a few of those incidents and we'll be teaching in FHE a lesson on being kind to other's feelings soon.

I just love how she marches to the beat of her own drummer. Wow, this turned out to be long. I guess I am one of those parents. Oh well. Yeehaw, ride on cowgirl.

10 comments:

RobandMercedi said...

I love Nora! She is such a doll!

liz said...

That's amazing! What a little smartie pants she is. You are a good mom for teaching her such high values. She is one lucky girl.

Vicki said...

She is very gifted, and such a cutie!

Aranne and Dan said...

I am very impressed with the Articles of Faith.. you have a smarty on your hands.. But you also have a handful it sounds like! Gotta love those moments when you don't know what is going to come out of their mouths.

Carolyn said...

I liked learning more about Nora from this post. She is wonderful!!!

Elizabeth said...

wow, I'm pretty impressed! That's great about the articles of faith! I'm always amazed at what kids can do.

What kind of camera do you use? The quality is very nice, even in low light like that one in your living room. My camera doesn't do low light as well.

Marleen said...

I use the Canon Rebel xti. For someone who has no photography backround, I have been loving it. Very user friendly.

The White Clan said...

We as mothers can brag all we want. So brag on sister!

The Gunnerson Family said...

Wow, cute and smart. Got to love that girl.

Heather Lynn said...

MARLEEN!!! I was randomly going from blog to blog and look who I find. Hey it's Heather. The last time I saw you was 7 years ago at my wedding. You left a few days later for your mission and here we are 7 years later. It was nice to "see" you.