So my sweet little Naomi is going through that terrible age. Naomi was never really destructive and I never really had to worry about her. It first started a week ago. I had her color on the floor in the bathroom so I could get ready for the day, but she decided that the toilet seat lid needed to be colored. Luckily that wiped off. Then the next day she was coloring in the kitchen while I was cooking dinner, and then I suddenly realize that she is coloring on the inside of one of the lower cabinet doors. Luckily it was on the inside, but it still isn't completely gone. Since then she hasn't colored without me watching her every move. Monday morning we were eating breakfast at the table and there were playing cards leftover from playing games with Cory. I was reading something (I don't know what) as I realize she has bit a whole in the center of one of the cards and ate it.
Lately she has also been throwing more tantrums and laughs when I put her in time out. I'm pretty easy going and it takes quite a bit to get me upset, but Naomi has pushed all my buttons. But she made me laugh the other day when we were driving in the car. She had been whining and I tried to calm her down but she said to me, "I'm grumpy. Leave me alone." I know she got the "I'm grumpy" thing from me, but "leave me alone' part just made me laugh.
But I love her so much and now I'm going to go de-stress so that we can have a happier day.
To start off the week Naomi and I made some pumpkin decorations and a necklace which she used as a scary mask.
Oh and here are the decorations I made this year. I bought acrylic cube frames and made my own word blocks that I can change out the pictures and use them all year long.
Then Wednesday we went to Vertuccio Farms with our friends Karen and Caleb. They had barell train ride, bounce house, farm animals, hay maze, and more. Naomi and Caleb loved the hay maze, they kept running around in circles and loved choosing different paths to follow. Naomi loved the bounce house but didn't exactly enjoy being taken down by Caleb.
Wednesday after Cory got off work we left for Colorado for Cory's grandparents 75th wedding anniversary. We were planning on getting to Cory's dad's house by midnight but because of a major accident that had us backed up for over an hour and really slippery roads we stayed the night in a hotel and finished the drive Thursday morning. Naomi was so excited when we finally got to Papa Buzz's that the first thing she wanted to do was play in the snow. It was fun to see the snow, but it was so cold that I missed being in Arizona weather. I'm sad to say I didn't get any pictures at the anniversary party but as soon as I get the pictures other people took I'll post some. It was fun to see Cory's family (immediate and extended). Naomi had fun playing with cousin Zoey and especially loved her dog Jasmine.
Halloween day was fun. Our family dressed as the Flintstones. My costume I bought, but Cory's and Naomi's costumes I made, and for not being a seamtress they turned out really good. So we went to Bashas to do a little trick-or-treating with Caleb, Karen, and Brandon. Naomi got a pumpkin painted on her face. Then we went over to Aunt Sondra's to join them at their ward party. They had carnival games to win candy, they had dinner, and music. Then after we went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood with Cody, Jessie, Nicole, Gene, Caleb, Karen, Brandon, and Caleb. After ward we went and played games over at Brandon and Karen's. We had so much fun!
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.