Friday, November 30, 2007

Ultrasound results: IT'S A BOY!

It's gonna be a boy! Naomi will be getting a baby brother! The baby looked healthy on all points and is right on target weight-wise. We've attached a picture of him stretching his leg out over his head.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Helping with bookshelves

When my parents were here in November, Dad painted some bookshelves for me - yay! We brought the bookcases back inside after they left and Naomi appointed herself the official bracket-installer.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ultrasound is this week!

We'll have our ultrasound on Thursday! Any bets on what we're having? I think it's a boy, but we don't have a preference one way or another.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

thankyoumommy thankyoumommy thankyoumommy

Here's another of my favorite tidbits of Naomi's new habits: she occasionally uses please and thank you at the right time. She tends to repeat things a few times, so it usually ends up sounding like thankyoumommy thankyoumommy thankyoumommy . It's actually quite rewarding to hear those words from her!


We may be in for a lot of years of tattling from Naomi - she likes it so much, she tattles on herself! She is impatient with her high chair, so I occasionally let her sit on a regular chair at the kitchen table. The rule is that she can be on her bum or knees, but she can't stand on the chair. I always know when she's about to try it because she starts saying "Sit down" before she even starts pulling herself into a standing position!

Same thing with the Christmas tree - there are some bulbs within her reach, and we've told her she cannot touch them. She'll reach out for one, all the time saying "No touch". The little tyke knows exactly what's against the rules.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Halloween pictures.....FINALLY!

Naomi was a BYU cheerleader for Halloween this year. You don't see pom-poms in the picture because they were confiscated after she tried to use them as brooms in Matt's lab building. She held onto the mini M&M's package pretty much the whole time we were there...perhaps she was being greedy, but more likely she saw Daddy's eye on the package for himself!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Snorty face

Here's Naomi's snorty face - she likes to play around with sounds and facial expressions (and she has a fun new dress on - always a good opportunity for a picture!).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Grandpa VS. Grandma

While my parents were here, Naomi learned to say Grandma and Grandpa. Applying the correct title to the correct person was a little harder, though. She basically used the terms interchangeably. I think my parents were amused by this.

At the grocery store today, Naomi spotted someone who looks like my mom (or at least has the same color hair and hairstyle). Naomi immediately commenced pointing and yelling "GRANDPA! GRANDPA!" I'm hoping the lady didn't notice!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Naomi's latest sayings and doings...

PLEASE!! (Used at appropriate times, too - she's already excellent at manipulation.)

There she is! (When she pops out from hiding, she copies the phrase we use.)

Airplane! (Whenever she hears an airplane, she gets really excited about trying to find it in the sky, and she is usually the one that ends up pointing it out to me. Also, she says this pretty much all day long when she wants to see an airplane, so sometimes we take airplane-watching expeditions outside.)

When she wants to leave a place, she starts telling everyone goodbye.

She likes to sing "This Old Man", but she just sings that first phrase over...and over...and over...

And the fun goes on and on. We just thought we'd share these few tidbits with you.

Fun with Grandma and Grandpa Jones

My parents came down for a surprise visit in the beginning of November, and we had a great time with them! The morning after they left, Naomi roamed the house looking for them and asked about Grandma and Grandpa all day. (She still talks about them sometimes.) We did some fun things, but unfortunately the cameras didn't come out during most of the visit.

Grandma Jones bought Naomi a Dora book about Christmas with lots of flaps under which to look. These pictures are of the last evening of the visit when Naomi was staying up way past bedtime and checking out the Dora book with Grandma and Grandpa!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Buckelew Farm

Before Halloween, we took a trip out to Buckelew Farm (a pumpkin patch west of Tucson) along with some friends. Sadie and Naomi picked out their own little pumpkins, enjoyed all the animals in the 4-H animal enclosure, and got to ride on a horse-drawn trailer. The highlight, was probably their ride in a wheelbarrow!

Ladybug Naomi

This was Naomi's Halloween costume last year, but it happens to still fit her. She's been wearing it for days, over regular clothes and even occasionally over her pajamas as seen below!

Fish Stickers

Naomi got a strip of sea-themed stickers at a birthday party recently, and she decided to put them on her tummy. All of them. Not one to waste anything, we also pulled off the outline of the stickers and stuck that on her knee. This provided entertainment for an unbelievable amount of time!