Sunday, October 31, 2010

A discussion on Halloween costumes.

On our way home from Church this morning, Naomi discusses what she and her daddy will be dressing up as for Hallooween.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


So Naomi was watching amy's iPhone while Amy and I were in the other room. We hear the sound from naomi's show stop and Amy's phone start vibrating.

Naomi: "uh oh!"
Us: "who is it?"
Naomi: "I don't know"
Us: "well, what does the phone say?" (thinking the caller's picture would be showing)
Naomi: "Bzzzzzzzzzzz"

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Halloween Parade!

Naomi's daycare had their Halloween celebration today with a costume parade followed by Trunk or Treating. Austin and I took the morning off from work to join in the celebration. I think it threw Naomi off a bit having us both be home, yet going to daycare, so she was a little pouty. She didn't want to walk in the parade without holding either Austin or my hand cause she was so scared we were going to leave her. But as soon as we got to the trunk or treating part and she realized she was getting treats, she quickly warmed up. Of course she melted down again one we both left to get back to work, and her teachers actually called a couple times with updates, it was possibly one of the roughest days she's had since she first started. Poor thing. I have to say though, with all the chaos, and all the crying kids, I really have to hand it to the daycare teachers for al their patience and love they have for the kids. I've never seen so many tears shed over halloween! But all the teachers said it is definitely one of the hardest days of the year since the parents are in and out, not to mention sugar highs from all the treats.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Naomi's new room and big girl bed.

With the new addition joining our family in January, we decided we wanted to have Naomi out of her crib and into her new big girl room well in advance of January so we wouldn't have to worry about any transitional issues or jealousy issues once baby 2 took over the nursery and crib.
We finished our basement this summer, so we were able to move our office from one of the guest rooms down to the basement, freeing up an extra bedroom. This extra bedroom became Naomi's new room. We painted it grey, and made a huge accent wall out of chalkboard and magnetic paint. We furnished it with white furniture from Ikea and West Elm, and Austin painted a huge canvas cartoon painting of Naomi. We basically did everything we could to make the room fun and exciting so Naomi would WANT to go in there. It took no time at all for Naomi to embrace her new room. She excitedly showed "Naomi's NEW ROOM" to all of our visitors, and loved playing in there. It took a little longer for her to stop referring to the nursery as Naomi's old room. And now she calls the nursery "baby 2's room". She's been sleeping in her big girl bed since we returned home from Nantucket in September. We actually started her in a bed while we were on vacation to ease the transition. That worked really well for us.
If you ask her if she wants to sleep in her crib, she;ll laugh and say, "noooo cribs are for babies". We're still working on getting her to fall asleep on her own again now that she's in her big new room, but she's finally sleeping through the night again (knock on wood) and we're through the hardest part hopefully.
We had to put bed rails on 3 sides of her bed since Naomi is possibly the squirmiest child alive (supposedly she gets this from me, I find this hard to believe). She can still get in and out of the bed on her own, but thankfully so far, once she's in bed, she prefers to call for Mommy and Daddy as opposed to getting up in the middle of the night and wandering around. Not to say the transition was easy. We had several nights of late night wakings where Naomi would be screaming at the top of her lungs, "DADDY I NEED YOU!!!!" or "MOMMY WHERE ARE YOU!!!?" And my personal favorite, "HEY EVERYBODY!!!! EVERYBODY WHERE AREEEEEEEE YOU!???!!!" Of course now that we're sleeping through the night again, I can SORT of look back and laugh at those nights. But somehow it makes me think of January with even more on earth are we going to get through nights where a baby is going to need to be fed every 1.5 hours!? yikes. what were we thinking....
Anyway here are some pics of Naomi's new room, and a couple from the transitional period while we were on vacation in Nantucket. We're not completely done with the room, we dont really have any decor up yet, but we'll get there...maybe when she's a teenager.

From Naomi 26

From Naomi 26 months

Can you find Naomi in this picture?
From Naomi 26 months

Proof we would need bedrails when we got home
From Naomi 26 months

Not sure if this was comfortable..but she was fast asleep
From Naomi 26 months

Napping in her big girl bed at home
From Naomi 26 months

So many toys. Her first night sleeping in her big girl bed
From Naomi 26 months

Chalkboard wall and tea party table!
From Naomi 26 months

crazy closet
From Naomi 26 months

From Naomi 26 months

ready for bed!
From Naomi 27 months Sept 19-Oct 18, 2010

Posing by her window

From Naomi 25 Months

And for fun....the hard work that went into putting Naomi's bed together
From Naomi 25 Months

From Naomi 25 Months

All done and proud of it

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Festival

Naomi's daycare had a fall festival on Saturday. We went with our friends Gene and Jaime and their daughter Alli. It was a fun day of pumpkin patches, face painting, a petting zoo and pizza! Naomi wasn't a huge fan of the petting zoo and didn't want to ride the pony which looked amazing...but she did say "maybe next weekend".