S: The Early Days of Eleanor
BC: THE END. With love, Nana and Grandpa Linkhart
FC: And Then There Were Three.... Nory's Beginnings
1: Once upon a time (actually in year 2005), Dan and Judy fell in love and got married. By and by (actually in 2008) Judy is having a baby. As Dan and Judy explore Santa Barbara, a baby is growing.
2: Eventually (actually May 9, 2009) a beautiful baby girl was born. She was named Eleanor but everyone called her Nory. Dan and Judy became Mommy and Daddy.
3: Daddy and Mommy spent a lot of time loving their baby. | Finny wasn't sure at first but soon accepted the little wiggly thing wrapped in blankets. | Nory was so cute and everyone loved having her in their lives. Nana and Grandpa Linkhart loved beautiful Nory.
4: Grandma Jan and Grandpa Sandy love Nory too.
5: Cute as a button | Because her Daddy loves cameras, Nory got used to seeing a lens right in front of her and didn’t mind as lots of pictures were taken. Click. Click. | 4 months | 2 months | 5 weeks
6: Dan got so good at taking these pictures other people asked him to take pictures of their families and kids. So Daddy had two jobs that were fun. This made many friends very happy. Judy and Nory help Dan practice by having pictures taken. | 5 months | Jayden is cute, Dan! | Smile for the camera.
7: Nory’s first Halloween shows her Daddy’s Midwest roots. Do you like her cow costume?.
8: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma!
9: Blowing raspberries until you turn purple makes grown-ups laugh! | Nory's first Christmas.
10: So many firsts. In her first year, Nory had already... Discovered California sunshine... | Met some horses... Slid down a slide all by herself....
11: Tweaked Mommy's nose... Picked wildflowers... | Discovered the joy of sitting at the beach.
12: We are family!
14: Nory has lots of family who love her. | Great Aunt Anita | Grandma Jan | Uncle Lindy | Grandpa Sandy
15: The Spungin Linkhart family (clockwise from upper left): Uncle Jeremy, Great Aunt Judy, Aunt Jen & Uncle Dan, Great Aunt & Uncle Cindy and Bill, Daddy (Dan), Nana Sue, Great Grandma Wilma, NORY, Mommy (Judy) and Grandpa Tom. | Great Grandma Virginia | Great Grandma Wilma | Auntie Jen
16: More family pictures. Grandpa Tom's brother Charlie, Great Grandma Virginia and Charlie's wife Irene. | 4 generations! | Uncle Jeremy
17: Uncle Dan | Nana | Bear? | Moose?
18: Nory's first Birthday - Happy Birthday!!
19: Soon (well actually one year after she was born), Nory had her first birthday party. She had a beautiful dress and a special cake, her first time with sugar. So many friends came to play!
21: As Nory grows more, she learns many new skills. She learns how to stand up in the waves at the beach. | She learns how to play with friends. She finally grows into her big girl OshKosh pants. | She checks to see if she is big enough to go boating by herself but decides she isn't quite there yet.
22: Nory has traveled a lot, including trips to see Grandparents in Wisconsin, to Alaska to see Uncle Dan and Aunt Jen and to Redlands to see more Grandparents.
23: Nory and Finney are very good friends. Finney tolerates being jumped on, tugged and squished and cleans up any food that falls on the floor.
24: (Date Here)
25: Happy Halloween | Her second Halloween, Nory is a fish. She found her own pumpkin, just the right size!
26: Before long (actually when Nory was 19 months old in December 2010), the Kleins moved to Redmond Washington where Dan has a job with a groovy company, Intellectual Ventures and Judy is close to her work too.
27: Dan, Judy and Nory moved to a wonderful home and Nory helped with the moving by staying busying with her crayons.
28: Nory is getting a baby brother in May! | And they all lived happily in their new home in Washington. What's next? Changes are coming and this family will soon grow....
29: And then there were FOUR...