Here are some fun memories from the last 4 months!
September 23, 2010
I went to The Great Frederick Fair this evening with my parents and my brother Josh. It brought back many memories from my childhood. Naomi loved the chickens, rabbits, tractors, and food, though I think the pigs worried her. It was a lot of fun!
September 24, 2010
I have discovered that Naomi loves flounder, tilapia, clams, mussels, and crab. Despite spending most of her life in Minnesota or China, she’s a Marylander at heart!
October 4, 2010
I spent this rainy morning taking Naomi to the Thurmont Library for “Babies ‘N’ Books.” I think she enjoyed the toys more than anything else, especially the wooden doll house with all its miniature people and furniture.
October 4, 2010
Naomi has already perfected the art of feeding my parents’ dogs from the high chair, dissolving into giggles every single time!
October 7, 2010
Naomi loves the slide at the Thurmont Town Park!
October 16, 2010
I was getting 15-month-old Naomi ready for her bath and had her undressed down to her diaper. Now she is walking around our hotel room with a shirt and a pair of her dad’s shorts around her neck, a pair of her pants on her head, and his size 13 soccer shoes on her feet.
October 23, 2010
I took Naomi to the Pumpkin Patch today. She’s been watching Josh play basketball in the backyard here so, in her own words, every pumpkin was a “ball.”
November 4, 2010
I subbed for Elementary PE today. Best question of the day? 1st Grader: “How did the baby get in your stomach?” Other 1st Grader (before I could answer): “Duh, it grew there!”
November 5, 2010
I love cooking with Naomi by my side. She sees me getting out ingredients and rushes for her little chair, pushes it up to the counter, climbs up next to me, insists on having a spoon, and of course sampling whatever I’m making.
November 7, 2010
I fell asleep this afternoon on the couch in one room while Naomi played in the next room with Brad. I was rudely awakened when she wandered in and slammed a square cork coaster down on the bridge of my nose. I’m now sporting some nice bruises and a scratch on my nose: the badges of motherhood!
November 10, 2010
I made Amish Friendship Soup and Pasta E Fagioli Soup for dinner, thanks to some soup mixes my mom received recently as gifts. Naomi also helped me to make brownies for the youth group (A.K.A. She watched and licked the spoon!)
November 13, 2010
Naomi was 16-months-old last week, and it appears that she has finally transitioned to one nap per day. She’s such a great kid… only 3 more weeks until her little brother rocks her world!
November 30, 2010
I looked up from my work to find our 16-month-old carrying handful after handful of potting soil from a flower pot in the kitchen to where she was steadily blanketing my parents’ sleeping golden retriever with it. Naomi is certainly an industrious child!
December 5, 2010
Naomi pulled the top off of the air conditioning vent and dropped a couple orange slices inside. I reached inside to pull them out, and found a DEAD MOUSE in my hand. Never a dull moment!
December 10, 2010
I used the bathroom earlier, where I was joined by a curious toddler and four dogs. You can’t beat this kind of popularity!
December 12, 2010
Naomi thinks all brushes are hairbrushes. This evening I found her in the bathroom, brushing her hair with the toilet brush. Eeeewww….