Tuesday, July 30, 2013


We just got a hiking pack so Naomi would be more comfortable going for a "ride" on daddy.  She loved it and lasted a full 45 minutes (not bad for a toddler)!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013


Naomi seems to have gotten poison oak while camping.  Growing up in my family, when we were sick we always got a 'Barbie' - some type of treat to lift our spirits.   So here is Naomi with her first 'Barbie':

Friday, July 12, 2013

What we do when we don't have to work

When we got back from camping, we had a day and a half before we had to go back to work.  And we definitely made the most of it!  Here's what Naomi got up to:

She went for a wagon ride..

Saw a juggling show at our local library...

Got in touch with her Creative side...

Practiced some acrobatics...

Breaked for burritos...

Rode a steam train (HUGE hit)...

Checked out the merry-go-round (not such a hit)...

Knocked mom over for kicks..

And dressed up like an elephant...

It was a major PARTY!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


We took Naomi on her first camping vacation and had the best time.  Here are a few pictures and videos from our adventures:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fun in Unexpected Places

This weekend, we hauled Naomi around to a playdate, a birthday party, two different parks, and had a music class.  Despite all the organized fun, one of the highlights of the weekend was just hanging out on this bench outside a coffee shop:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Naomi's favorite place

The library! Saturday sing-a-longs and books galore - what's not to love?!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Playing in the Park

Thanks to warmer weather, longer days, and Naomi's increased need for space to romp around in, we've been at the park almost every day lately.  While we don't have much of a yard, we are lucky to have a great park wtihin walking distance and many others within such a short drive.  When I ask Naomi if she wants to go to the park , she even answers with a "yeah!

Here's a video of her showing off her new walking skills and a few photos of her playing:

And here's one of her riding her wheely bug!  She just had a growth spurt and now her feet reach the ground.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Naomi news

Guess what? I took a few steps today!! Will try to post a video soon.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Naomi Hits the Slopes!

Naomi took her first trip to Tahoe last weekend for my company's annual ski trip.  Based on what friends had told me, I'd assumed she'd be too little to really enjoy the snow but I was wrong.  I think we have a future dare devil on our hands!

Naomi also thought the mirror on the ceiling in this elevator was hilarious:

Here are a few more photos from the trip:

And finally, this video is from before the trip but I had to post it because it's so stinkin' cute!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Grocery Shopping

Naomi got a little antsy in the grocery store, so she decided to reach back into the cart and pick herself a little snack:

And once she got bored of that one:

A lot of folks got a kick out of our brocooli eating baby.  Shew as the life of the Berkeley Bowl today!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Our weekend

Naomi ran the roads this wknd!
On Friday, she went to Little Farm (petting zoo in berkeley) and while she loved looking at the animals, she wasn't quite ready to touch them. Later, we went to the library to get some new books (or "bo" according to Naomi), since reading is her favorite thing to do.

On Saturday, visited the Oakland Zoo for the first time. And on Sunday, we went to see my friend Krista and meet her new baby, Cole. Here are a few pictures:

Friday, February 8, 2013

One Year Photo Shoot

A few weeks before Naomi' first birthday, we had some family pictures taken.  Here are a few favorites: