Thursday, February 28, 2013

13 Months

Our Ruby girl turned 13 months old this week. She's really getting good at talking and walking. We had lots of fun in the snow last weekend at Winter Freeze with Andy and the high school and middle school crew. Ruby got a little cold at one point, but other than that she did great. She was pretty much the camp mascot and loved being around all the kids. She's also getting very good at putting her legos together. Although sometimes she tries to stick them to a book or a block. :)
She's also getting good at object permanence. She knows that the chickens are in the back yard and says "Di-di" to go see them. She gets pretty upset when we take something away that she's not supposed to have, but she usually gets over it quickly. 
 Ruby in the snow.
 Playing the piano with her friend Quinn.
She put something in the box and tried to reach in to get it out. Mommy had to help. 
I helped in the kitchen at Winter Freeze, and Ruby was a trooper! 
 Group photo.
 This is how she usually sleeps. On her tummy with her legs tucked under and her bum in the air.
 When she doesn't want a food item anymore, she puts it on the table.
We went for a walk yesterday and had to bundle up. She loves going to see the baby chicks at Wilco.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Words words words

 Ruby spent all week trying to repeat everything we say. It's so cute to hear her copy us. She can't make all the sounds yet, so most words sound like "aa-dee" and "ba-dee" and "dope." She also learned to click her tongue this week. Andy has been working hard at getting Winter Camp ready for our high schoolers and middle schoolers this coming weekend, and we'll get to go too! It will be interesting trying to keep a toddler warm in the snow, but we've got snow clothes so we should be okay. We can always come home if it gets too bad. 
Ruby has been eating a lot more at meals. Her favorite foods right now are still chicken, black beans and cheese, but she also really likes yogurt and most fruits. She'll eat almost anything we put on her tray, or at least try it. The picture at the top is from Mommy's eye appointment. She didn't like trying on glasses.
 Bedtime story with Mommy.
She's getting good at getting her legos to go together sometimes! 
 Trying to walk in shoes. She did pretty good.
 Helping Mommy with the laundry.
 We went to Wilco to look at the baby chicks yesterday. She loved them!
 Pans and lids are fun.
 She learned where Mommy's nose is, and then where her nose is this week. Then she did this.
 She loves looking out the back window at the chickens in the yard. And we go collect the eggs every day.
She's a busy, busy girl! But lots of fun.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We've had a great week. It started off by Ruby finally saying "Mama." She doesn't say it all the time, but at least she says it. I'm happy :) She's walking and talking up a storm. She has her own version of the following words: Uh-oh, doggy, all done, the end, button, banana, bye-bye, chicken, and probably a few more I can't think of right now. She's picking up new words every day. And she's got a great memory. I was clicking my boots together for her one day, and the next day she tried to click them together again. She just was able to get two legos to go together this afternoon. She's so smart, and learning new things fast. And she's adorable to boot. :)
 Walking around at the Library.
 Playing with her books and blocks first thing in the morning.
 Helping Mommy dust.
 She loves getting into the drawers and cupboards.
 Smiling with Mama.
 See what I mean?
 We're trying to get her to drink from a sippy cup. She'll drink a little bit, but then it will spill down her face all over... I'm hoping she gets it soon. She tried cow's milk for the first time this week and I think she liked it okay. It sure made a mess and she didn't drink much of it.
 She loves her legos. I find them all over the house constantly.
 Valentine's Day card from Grandma and Grandpa.
 A new apron from Janna. And a ponytail in her hair :)
 She put her legos in her cheerios cup and was so proud of it.
 She fell asleep holding onto her pacifier. She loves those too.
She loves to share!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A photo shoot

Miss Ruby is really walking well. She likes to walk all around the house, going down the hall then back, then over to the kitchen and back. It's too cute. Half of the time she laughs while she walks. The poor girl had diarrhea for about 4 days this week, but she's feeling much better now. We did a little photo shoot on Tuesday, and some of the pictures turned out really well. It helps that we have a very photogenic baby. She's so much fun to watch and interact with. She keeps us cracking up constantly. We absolutely love being her parents.
 Silly girl.
 Red red red at Target.
 She loves getting into the cupboards.
She has always loved bath time!
 This is how she likes to sleep... folded in half.
 Naked baby!
 Fun with Mommy.
 Playing Legos with Daddy. She really likes it when we put them together and she gets to take them apart. She hasn't figured out how they go together yet. She's also getting good at putting them back in the bucket.
 On a nice afternoon walk.
 Those socks don't really stay on.
 More from the photo shoot.
 My favorite :)
 My other favorite. She really wanted to play with my camera and was upset.
 Story time with Daddy.
 Getting into the toilet paper! We've started keeping the bathroom door shut.
On the move. 
 Silly girl eating cheerios.
 More from the photo shoot.
 I love her wet lips.
Outside is interesting.

Play, play, play

Here's the next week of pictures! We sure like to play around here.  We love our fun tent, the kids get it out often.  I straig...