Friday, May 14, 2010

Mommy Q&A

One of Matt's friends has a little girl, Cora, who filled out this Q&A at preschool. They put it on their blog and I loved it! I asked Naomi the same questions and the words in blue are her answers!

My Mom

My mom is 20 years old.
My mom is (hands held about a foot apart) this tall.
My mom's favorite food is corn on the cob. (Not true - just Naomi's favorite part of last night's dinner.)
My mom loves to play princesses with me.
My mom waits and plays games and reads books with Gabe while I'm at school.
My mom's favorite thing to wear is a dress.
I love my mom because Heavenly Father sent me to her.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gardening attempt

Matt tried a small garden again this year (key word being small). A rabbit took up residence under our shed, though, and decimated a good portion of the plants. Naomi was thrilled to help with the selecting of seeds and planting everything, though. Even dressed as Snow White, she condescended to get in the dirt and help Daddy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I am pained!

Naomi saw her friend Zoey use a washcloth on her eyes to alleviate a headache. So Naomi wanted to try it out. Once she realized it was a little boring, she was done with it.

Hilarious image, though...our little girl is definitely one for dramatics!

Easter pictures!

Better late than never, and too fun to miss!

Snow cones at the park...serious business!

Naomi takes some pictures (check out Gabe's mop of hair!)

I love watching these kids walk while they hold hands!

Gabe insisted on finishing every single bit of that snow cone. Later, when I removed his shirt, I discovered blue streaks all down his tummy from the snow cone juice!

Naomi's favorite present EVER.

Dinner and another egg hunt at the Slivka's.
Gabe is hiding behind Isaac and Miley.

Meetup Moms of Tucson egg hunt

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Gabe experiences the Duck Pond!

When I need a break and my kids need some distraction, I set up the duck pond. Or at least I used to set up the duck pond for Naomi. It's been a long, long time since we've done this. So the other day I set up the duck pond for Gabe and let him splash away to his heart's content!

Duck pond = bins, water, floaty toys and a towel.

Duck pond usually = happy mommy!

Gabe's new tie AND a belly picture!

Since we go to church every week, I wanted some ties for our little man. I found a tutorial on how to make ties for little boys from rejected adult ties (and we had a few of those around here!).

So here is my first effort at making Gabriel a tie. I love it!
And, surprisingly enough, he seemed to like it as well.

And here's a belly picture. I made the mistake of asking Matt to take a belly picture.
The first take had Gabe lifting up his shirt to show off his Buddha belly.
And the second take had Naomi lifting up HER shirt to show off her belly!

(No worries, I never lifted up my shirt to show you my actual belly!)

As a matter of interest, I just hit 24 weeks. At 22 1/2 weeks, we had a scare when I started bleeding. Since I have placenta previa (the placenta is completely covering the cervix), this was of major concern and I spent Thursday through Saturday in the hospital for monitored bedrest. Since then, I haven't been on bedrest at home but have had some restrictions given to me by the doctor. Luckily, there has been no recurrence of bleeding - whew!