Sunday, October 25, 2009

From the mouth of Naomi

Yesterday Papa Buzz came to town and Naomi was so happy. So we went to dinner with him, Aunt Sondra, Uncle Eric, Aunt Amy, and Uncle Craig. On the way home Aunt Amy and Uncle Craig rode with us. Aunt Amy and I were singing songs with Naomi, but then Naomi got sick of it. We were naming off songs and starting to sing another song when Naomi said, "I don't want to. I'm grumpy." It was so funny.

A couple days ago I came home from running and Naomi was already awake, which she usually isn't, and Cory had put on a movie for her in our bed so he could sleep more. I go into my room to say hi to Naomi and she says to me, "Mommy, get out of my room." I laugh and say, "No this is mommy's room." Then Naomi says, "No (long pause) it's my room."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What we've been up to

Warning: This will be a long post. So enjoy.

A week ago Monday, I put Naomi's Halloween shirt from last year (which was big then) on her and it fit. But definitely won't fit next year. So I told Naomi to say cheese and this is what turned out.

The next day (a week ago Tuesday) we thought it would be fun to put on her tutu and dance. She was spinning and hopping and doing yoga moves.

Once she got bored of dancing, she thought it would be fun to play with her beach ball. She especially enjoyed throwing it up in the air as high as she could.

The next day Naomi helped make cupcakes.

On Saturday, we went to a baby shower for my cousin Jessica. Naomi loved playing with all the balloons. And then we had a barbeque with our friends the Millers and the Smiths. We watched the BYU football while our kids played. Then we played sword fighting on their Wii and the kids had fun mimicking us. I wish I had taken pictures because the kids were so cute.

On Sunday we had dinner with Great Uncle Dale and all his family, Great Aunt Mary, and Great Grandma and Great Papa Taylor. Before we went over there we had to make mashed potatoes and Naomi wanted to help.(I'm sad because I forgot to pull out my camera while we were there visiting)
On Monday, Naomi went to a dance class that a lady in our ward has put together for our ward. The class was small that day but Naomi had fun.

After the dance class, we headed to the outdoor mall. We played at the playground with our friends the Hilton's (sorry no pictures). Before we left we went into the Build-A-Bear store and then the Disney Store. Naomi had fun trying on a princess dress and shoes (which I totally forgot to take her picture) and then she tried on the Winnie the Pooh costume. She looked so cute.

That night we had Family Home Evening. We haven't been very consistent since moving here, but we've been consistent for about the last month or so. Anyway, Naomi gets really grumpy when we say it's time for FHE. But this time she actually participated and mostly understood what was going on. Lately we've been having a hard time keeping the house clean, it's like no matter how much I clean it's never all done. So our lesson was based on the scripture Doctrine and Covenants 88:119. I drew a picture of a house and Naomi said it was our house. Then I split the house into different parts and told her if we wanted to have a House of God, that we also needed a "house of prayer, ...fasting,, learning, ...glory, ...order" and that we would focus on order. Then I took another paper and drew a picture of Naomi, me and Cory; and next to the pictures I drew what our chores were for the week. She really liked that, and so far we have followed through with what we talked about. It's nice to know that at least one of the last four or five lessons Naomi actually learned something from it.

Yesterday we had fun playing around the house and at the park. (She loves to cheese the camera)

(In the above picture she is building a "fire." The fire is a pile of wood chips, what an imagination.)

After quiet time, Naomi wanted to make a treasure map. So I drew one for her to color and I made her a pirate patch. She had fun being a pirate and searching for treasure with her map.

I know this was a long post, but I hope you enjoyed.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More Onesies

So here are the onesies I did for a girl.

I used adhesive felt and then hand stitched around them.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Shower Gifts

I went to a baby shower a month ago and one of the gifts was some really cute onesies. What made them so cute is what the girl added to them. The girl took some plain white onesies and added felt in different objects. They were so cute so I thought I'd try it, especially since I have a couple baby showers coming up. It was so easy, especially for someone like me who has little sewing ability. Here is my final product:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween Fashion

There have been some pretty cute shirts out there for Halloween this season, but I hadn't quite seen one that I wanted to get for Naomi. So I thought if I can't find what I want for her I'll try to make it. I took this plain white shirt and added a felt witch silhouette. I love how it turned it and it was so easy, especially since I have very little sewing skills. I think Naomi looks so cute in it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

You Break It, We Fix It

Naomi likes Handy Manny and she loved the movie Tinkerbell. Because of these shows she likes to pretend she's fixing things. So she told me my closet door was broken and that she'd fix it.

In one of the drawers in the bathroom Naomi found some toothpaste which she used as a glue on the door and then she found a thermometer and used it as a screwdriver. She's so creative.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ramblings of an Insomniac

I don't know what it is but lately I have had the hardest time getting to sleep, even more than normal. It's a little frustrating. I can't get my mind to quit. I just lay and think about everything: to-do lists, shopping, projects, unfinished projects, stresses of life and so on. It takes me a while to wind down. So maybe if I just write what I'm thinking I'll be able to fall asleep (don't worry I have cute stuff to blog about Naomi, so this will only take a moment).

I either have really good days or really bad days, nothing in between. And throughout those days I have really good moments and really bad moments. It's like a continuous roller coaster ride. I've realized that part of my problem is in those bad days and bad moments I only see the really bad. I've been trying harder to see the good in every situation, it usually takes a while but I see it...eventually. Like the other night when Naomi was grumpy as could be, I was trying to get her ready for bed and before I could get her pull up on her for the night she ran out of the room. Normally when she does that I chase after her more out of anger and she laughs and runs and I get more frustrated. But this time I finally just let her run around and giggle, and I realized how much I love when she laughs and that she only thinks we're playing a game. It really did make the bad moment not seem so bad.

This definitely cleared my mind, so I'm off to dream land. Thanks for patiently reading through my ramblings :)