Our little Norah is 9! It has been a big year for her. During the past year she completed a couple rights of passage to become an American girl–she pierced her ears and got braces.

As evidenced by the picture below, Norah has the kind of “don’t mess with me Mom and Dad” spunk that drives parents, especially mothers, crazy. She won’t let us influence her clothes or hair, no matter what. This fiery personality is great at times, but exhausting at others.

On the other hand, Norah is a great student in her Chinese Immersion Program. She enjoys playing the guitar and piano. She is a great little dancer in her ballet class. Norah loves her siblings, cousins and grandparents!