So one of Naomi's little friends had a birthday party on Wednesday at Jump On It. For those who don't know what it is, it is a place that has some blow up things to play on and two areas that are just trampolines side-by-side. Naomi had so much fun. When we were on the trampolines, Naomi jumped laps around the outer parts of the trampolines. It was really funny, but she wouldn't stop moving so I couldn't get a picture.
But I was able to get a picture of her in one of the blow up things.
So Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We hung out with my family and slept over at my little sister's place so that our hubby's could play football together in the morning. I wish I had pictures of Cory playing since it was his first time playing football. He said he scored a couple touchdowns and got tackled more than doing the tackling.
But here are the pictures I have from over Thanksgiving break.
I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I doubt I will get on tomorrow and I want to post this before Thanksgiving. I've seen a lot of people write what they are thankful for and I feel that I should share what I am thankful for. First I am thankful for my husband and my baby girl. They support me in all I do and Naomi reminds us that we should really enjoy life. Second I am thankful for all of my family: siblings, parents, grandparents, and all my in-laws. We love you all. Third, I am thankful for our friends, both old and new. Our friends have helped us during tough times, so thank you. Fourth, I am thankful that Cory and I graduate in December. It has been a long, tough road, but we have finally made it. We are still waiting on jobs, but as soon as we get a job then that will be on this list too. Finally, I am thankful for the gospel and my testimony. I have definitely felt my Savior's love for me and have felt His hand in our life. Without this knowledge I would not be here today.
So before Thanksgiving is past us, sit down and think about what you are thankful for. It really puts you in the spirit of the holiday.
Naomi is growing up way too fast. Her personality is really shining. She is pretty creative and smart. Her favorite food right now is pizza. She's been asking for pizza to eat and we decided that we'd get it for lunch. After I finished my piece, I decided I wanted some apple sauce. Naomi started asking for some too, so I tried giving her a spoonful but she wouldn't take it. It took me second to realize that she wanted the applesauce on her pizza. I hesitated, but Cory insisted that we should let her creative mind free, so I put some on her pizza and she ate it. After she took a bite, she'd ask for more. She ate a whole piece of pizza that way. It's funny the things kids want to do.
Also Naomi likes to line things up. Today she pulled all the DVD boxes off the shelf and lined them up side by side across the living room. I couldn't find my camera, but I'm sure she'll do it again and then I'll have a picture for you to see.
So I know I'm a little late in posting this, but it's better late than never. So Naomi was a cowgirl for Halloween, but I could not get her to wear the hat. So we spent Halloween with our friends. We first had dinner over at Brandon and Karen's. Naomi decided to take a nap during dinner. Finally around 6, we woke Naomi up so she could go trunk-or-treating with Caleb. After filling their bags with candy, we went and played games at Kelly and Joey's. Our last stop for the night was to Hope and Brett's. Naomi and Caleb were there only trick-or-treaters. We had a lot of fun!
(The above picture has Faith as a monkey, Caleb as a monster, and Naomi as a cowgirl together.)
A couple weeks before Halloween, we went with some friends from our ward to Hee Haw Farms. The kids loved it. They had a petting zoo with farm animals, a hay ride, an animal train, slides, pony rides, and a hay trampoline. Here are some pictures.
Naomi loved the pigs. She kept saying hi to them.
(Above left: Brisa, Ally, and Naomi coming out of the "Corn Snake"; Above right: Naomi walking on top of the mini corn maze)
The girls walking to the next activity.
Naomi just fell down on the hay trampoline. I think this was her favorite thing to do. Naomi liked sitting on the pony but when it started moving she wanted off, but I was trying to keep her on.
So Naomi hasn't had much hair, but as I was giving her a bath tonight I realized that she needed a trim. She had these really long wings around her ears, so I cut those first. And I didn't want it to look like she had a mullet, so I trimmed her curls. Sad, I know. But Cory and I think that her hair looks cute.
From November to February, the last Wednesday of each month is free at the Hogle Zoo. In February, my ward decided to have playgroup at the zoo since it was free. I skipped class so Naomi and I could go. We had so much fun! Naomi liked the giraffes! Naomi tried to pet the porcupine. Good thing there was glass in the way.
It all started over a game of "Animal" in May of 2005. After a summer of friendship, we fell in love and got married in March 2006 in the Timpanogos Temple. Naomi blessed our lives a year and a month later. In December 2008, we graduated from BYU and shortly thereafter moved down to sunny Arizona. Our family grew in 2011 with the addition of Jaxon. And we grew by one more with the addition of Marley Jo in 2013. We're loving life and enjoying our poolside view here in AZ.