Friday, September 29, 2006

BYU's win over 15th ranked TCU

We had front row seats (in front of our neighbor's tv, anyway) to the BYU football game yesterday. Incidentally, that neighbor doesn't usually carry the channel on which the game was broadcast, but he upgraded just to get the game. Despite small children running around who were dressed in BYU apparel and toting pom-poms and a stuffed Cosmo that plays BYU's song, we were able to watch most of the game as BYU pulled out a solid victory (31-10) over 15th-ranked TCU. Go Cougs!

This pic is of a catch that made SportsCenters top plays.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

And a few more pictures just for fun...

BYU Football!

The BYU football team kicked off their season with a game against the UofA, and it was here in Tucson. The game was on September 2nd, and Matt and I got our tickets in June. Yep, we were excited!! Naomi got in the spirit, too. Here she is wearing her first BYU t-shirt.

7 1/2 month update

Naomi passed the 7 month mark almost two weeks ago and has all kinds of fun new things she is doing. Almost everytime I go into pick her up from a nap, she is on her hands and knees. That means she's about to start crawling everywhere, and it also means we dropped her crib mattress down a level so she can't get some momentum and take a plunge over the side.

Today Naomi tried some baby banana food. In celebration of adding bananas to the menu, I sang the Tarzan of the Apes song (I like bananas, coconut, and grapes, etc.). She giggled all the way through the meal and especially liked the verses where it gets really quiet and then ends loudly.

Here are a couple fun pictures. In the first, Naomi is munching on Cookie Monster's eyeballs (his arms and legs all have magents in them, and Naomi enjoys pulling him off the fridge).

And here's one of Naomi having fun on a rocking horse our neighbors loaned to us.

Giggles before bedtime: following the tradition of Chilton/Jones women, Naomi turns into a nutcase in the evening and giggles at things that really aren't that funny. (Oops, just kidding, Matt - you are funny!)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Naomi has been eating all kinds of things. Let's see, we've covered squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, rice cereal, oatmeal, and applesauce (the applesauce was a mental lapse; that wasn't supposed to come until after green veggies). The kid is going to balloon. She eats and eats and eats.

Yesterday Naomi ate 2 cheerios! We were working on her pincer grasp, but she's not quite there yet. She did gather a cheerio up in her hand and tried to eat her whole fist, but she couldn't quite figure out how to get the actual cheerio to her mouth. Besides, once she stopped seeing it, she forgot it was there and let it fall to the floor while she concentrated on other things. So I popped a cheerio in her mouth just to see how she would react. I got a couple of odd looks, and it was on her tongue for awhile, but she never spit it out. When I checked a couple of minutes later, there was no cheerio. We repeated the process once and then Naomi decided Mommy's entertainment with cheerios was done and we should move on to something more fun.

I want to post so many great pictures we have of Naomi, but I don't think it will happen from home. I'll send some pictures to campus with Matt and hopefully get them posted sometime this week.