Thursday, March 28, 2013

14 Months

Ruby turned 14 months this week. We are so in love with our girl. She constantly makes us laugh. She started to hug and kiss us a lot more this week, which is so sweet (she says hug "uk"). The weather has been nice, so we've been going for more walks and playing a little more in the park. She's still working on transitioning from two naps to one. If she wakes up early, she still takes two naps. But if she sleeps until 7am or later, I put her down after an early lunch, so that seems to work out well. I just can't really schedule anything out of the house until I know when she will nap that day :)
The big news this week is that since it's spring break here, we decided to work on night weaning Ruby. Andy has been getting up with her since Sunday night for most of the night. I've only fed her once a night for three of the nights. It seems to be working! She has gone from 2-3 hour stretches of sleep all night to a few 6 hour stretches! Yay! Andy has been so patient with her, she's not always so happy when he comes in instead of me. It's so nice to be getting more sleep though. Hopefully the trend will continue.
 Trying to figure out what crayons do. She colored a little bit, but mostly liked seeing them roll across the table. :)
 She learned where her tummy is this week. She also learned "bubble" and what they do: "pop"
 I was trying to get a picture of her beautiful gray eyes.
 Playing with Mommy.
 She loves talking on her phone.
 I love those chubby arms!
 Playing with her friend Quinn. They get along really well.
She likes to climb on this hippo thing. It's hilarious. 
 Daddy helped her get inside the box.
 Bath time!
 All ready for church.
 Hanging out with Grandma.
 FaceTime with her cousins.
She carries this thing all around the house like it's her brief case.
 We had lots of fun during her 14 month photos.
 She kept showing me her tummy, then laughing. 
Practicing her head stand. 
 Playing at the Library.
 We got a few bags of clothes from our friend Karli! What a huge blessing.
Playing with Bugs Bunny, Andy's stuffed animal from when he was little. She likes to hug him.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photo overload

We've had a fun week! Lots of photos for you. Ruby also got a cold this week, which was not so fun. She has been learning all sorts of new words. Yesterday I made a list of all of the words she currently says, so I'll post it here.

Dada, Mama, ball “baww”, banana “badada”, chicken “didi”, pretty “p-t”, shoes, hat, nose “no-ts”, mouth (sounds a lot like ball), eyes, hair, ears (all sound similar), meow, hug “uk”, doggy “dut”, uh-oh “uh-dy”, hot, boo “baa”, hi, bye, yucky, all done “aaa daa”, up, help, ow, toes, head, yes, no, water, button, cheese “bee”, avocado “agogago”, the end "dee ahh", and baby “bebe”.

She started playing peek-a-boo with her hands or a blanket. It's too cute! I need to try to get a video of it. She even tried to play it with me in the middle of the night... Silly girl. She likes most of the food I give her now. I've figured out that I need to give her the fruits and veggies before the meat/cheese/beans, and then she'll eat it. Her current favorites are chicken, cheese, avocados, and mangos. She loves to make funny faces and to laugh and giggle. And reading is one of her favorite things.
Ruby has started taking a ball to the linoleum to bounce because it bounces better there than on the carpet. She also loves to copy whatever we do and say. Smart baby.

 Trying on Daddy's hat, getting ready for the Giants game we're going to next month.
 Playing with Mommy's purse.
 Playing on the trampoline with Abbie and Jayden.
 She had lots of fun and was trying to bounce.
 On Friday she got a balloon, and she loved it!
 We went outside to throw a balsa wood airplane.
 Playing with the "baooo" and Daddy.
 Out for breakfast at a kid-friendly restaurant.
 Trying to get her ball.
 Wrestle time with Daddy.
 Naked baby!
 St. Patrick's Day at church. Her cold was pretty bad that day so she sat with us instead of going to the nursery. She wanted to talk, so we didn't stay for the sermon.
 Lounging... Daddy's girl.

 My parents came for a visit on Monday-Tuesday. We had fun at the park!

 Ruby got an Easter basket early. She loves her new bunny toy.
 Giggles with Grandpa.

 Penny came over and the girls had lots of fun together.
 Sharing cheerios.
 Reading her book.
 She pulled out all of her shoes this morning.
We got her a new pop up toy, and she loves playing with it!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Standing, ball and baby dolls

 It's been a fun week. Ruby has learned a lot of new things. On Thursday she learned how to stand up in the middle of the floor by herself. She also learned how to say "ball," "eyes," "mouth," and several other words. She has started trying to brush her hair when she's playing with her brush or comb too. And now she hugs her dolly and her teddy bears. She remembers things too. And she loves to dance when the music comes on!
 Here she is in down dog about to stand up.
 She stayed like this for a while :)
 Hanging out at our friends' house.
 She's been doing this on the chair and coffee table. It's silly.
 "Here you go Mama."
 Getting sleepy.
 Playing with her Lamby.
Sharing Mommy's green smoothie. She loved it! 
Playing in her leggings. 
 Silly girl.
 Dress up.
Pig tails
Standing up by herself!

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...