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Gorgeous weather and a cold...

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It's been beautiful weather this week. I've got most of my garden planted, and we've taken lots of walks to Wilco to look at the baby chicks. Ruby loves them and runs around to all of the different tanks to peek in. But on Tuesday she started getting a nasty cold, so we're trying not to overdo it. She has been up a lot at night, which means that we're all tired. So tired in fact, that she fell asleep today at lunch (see the photo below). Poor girl. Hopefully she will get better soon and we'll be able to go out and do things more. She says so many words now and tries new ones every day. One of my favorite of her new ones is "yodo" (yogurt), and she makes lots of different animal noises. I say to her "It's time for bed", and she runs to her bedroom to get out her jammies.  Helping Mommy dust.  She loves reading to herself and says all the animal noises if there are animals in the book.  She has little curls in the back. I love it!  Clown…

Swimming!

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This week we borrowed the pool pass from the library! It's an indoor pool with nice warm water. We all had lots of fun, and Ruby did really well. She didn't even cry when we dunked her under :) Well, she was born in the water, so I can see why she would like it so much. This week Ruby learned how to say the "n" sound, so she's been saying lots of words with n, like "neigh" for a horse, "no" the right way instead of with a d, etc. It's been a nice, relaxing week after the craziness of vacation. She has transitioned to one nap really well. I put her down right after lunch, so around 12:30 or 1:00, and she sleeps for two to two-and-a-half hours. It's great. This way we can run errands and things in the mornings, and I can either nap or get lots of stuff done while she naps in the afternoon.  She's been wanting to put on her own bibs, and she thinks they look pretty.  Playing with a styrofoam sword at Craft Warehouse.  Sleeping angel. …

To San Francisco!

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We headed to San Francisco this week for Ruby to meet her Great Grandma Joan and for my birthday. It was tons of fun! This picture is the view of the city from Alcatraz Island. As you can see we had gorgeous weather. Ruby did really well, but she definitely got tired of being in her carseat. We headed down to my parents' house on Sunday after church, then to San Fran on Monday morning. We spent Tuesday there, then headed back on Wednesday to my parents' house again, and home today. Here are a bunch of pictures from this week and our trip.  Ruby loves buttons, so the car knobs are lots of fun.  We went on a walk in the rain on Friday. Thank goodness for rain covers!  Uh-oh! Ruby made a nice mess :)  "Helping" Mommy pack.  Playing with her cousin Lia. She's really good at saying "Lia" too.  Hanging out during Mommy's birthday party. She was playing the piano too. With her cousins Quin and Lia. Mommy's birthday cheesecake.  Napping on the way to S…