Friday, December 28, 2007

Outdoor pools

I'd like to have a word with the genius who came up with the idea that Arizona shouldn't have indoor pools. ARGH! I know of only one indoor pool in Tucson, and that's a 30 minute drive from my house (which isn't worth it to me). I guess they can get away with it since crazies like me give up and go swimming anyway. (Am I hardcore, or have I just lost a few too many brain cells?)

Of course, the pool water is heated to 80 degrees, which feels great. However, that means when I hop out of the 80 degree water, I get blasted by the 40 degree air. Brrrrrrr......

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Toddler bed

We're going to start training Naomi to sleep in her toddler bed next week. If anyone has brilliant advice on how to get an active toddler to stay in her bed and actually fall asleep, please feel free to advise. My main concern is that she loves to read and has a bookcase full of books in her room...I'm not sure she'll ever stay in bed if she can keep hopping up to grab another book! (Not unlike her parents, but it does make it difficult for maintaining parental-approved sleep patterns.)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Still more Christmas

More Christmas morning

Christmas morning photos

Santa's lap

Naomi got to visit Santa in the mall, and sit on his lap. We first tried at 2 in the afternoon, but Santa had lunch from 2-3, so we had to come back the next day. When we told Naomi that Santa was having lunch, she decided that he was having mac-n-cheese, and when we told her we were headed back, she kept saying "mac-n-cheese, mac-n-cheese."

She did great, and didn't cry at all, though she didn't seem to be having any fun either. But we got a good photo of the two of them, and here it is.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Nursing Home Visit

Naomi and I joined some other Tucson moms and kids for a holiday visit to a local care center. Naomi enjoyed it, running around checking out the decorations, marching down hallways, handing out cards to care center residents, and even saying "Merry Christmas" occasionally on demand!

I saw this picture and realized that Naomi has the same hair as this guy (second from the left) in The Who.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pretty girl, fancy dress

Yet another dark, blurry picture. Hopefully you can see past that to our sweet Naomi bug, all dressed up for Christmas celebrations!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pancakes and blurry pictures

Sorry about the blurry pictures lately - apparently I need to adjust my camera settings

Naomi loves pancakes! Table etiquette at our house doesn't always include a foot on the table...apparently Naomi's petitioning for a change!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bundled up

Last weekend was the first time I've wanted more than just a coat for Naomi-bundling purposes. While Matt was studying, Naomi and I went to a short reenactment of the Nativity, and it was an outdoor performance in the evening. Due to the lack of cold-weather gear owned by Naomi, she wore her own coat, Mommy's gloves, and Mommy's ear warmer. We also wrapped up in some blankets. We had a great time, although Naomi was sorely disappointed we weren't allowed to pet the sheep.

Study break for Daddy

Naomi was in the mood to cuddle, so Daddy took an unplanned study break!