Showing posts from May, 2013

16 Months

Ruby turned 16 months old on Sunday. Isn't she cute? :) She's feeling tons better this week, and her cold is mostly gone. She still gets snotty a bit and has a little cough though. She shared her cold with me, but Andy hasn't gotten it, thankfully. He's been really sweet about taking care of us, but he's also been very very busy with work this month. It will slow down once summer hits, I hope.   What a funny pillow.  She kept asking me for "hep" and wanted the lid on, and then off, and then on, etc. over and over :)  She woke up crying from a really short nap one day, so I snuggled with her on the chair while she slept some more. So sweet.  On Monday we went to look at the pretty Iris gardens.  Lounging in her stroller.  These keys don't work on this.  Her monthly photo sessions are getting interesting, because everything's a game now and she just wants to get up and run around most of the time.   All three of us with matching shoes.  She likes t…

Another cold

It's been a pretty low key week for us. We went on a date on Saturday night and left Ruby at home with Janna and Abbie. They had fun, we had fun, it was great. Andy went on a pastor's retreat Monday and Tuesday, so Ruby and I just hung out. We went to our friends' house Monday night for a birthday party, and one of the kids had a cold... needless to say Ruby caught it and started getting sick yesterday. I hate when she's sick. She seems to feel okay during the days, but she sleeps horribly at night because she can't breathe out of her nose. Poor baby. One of my favorite things that Ruby has started doing is clasping her hands under her chin while we're eating and saying "Amen!" It's too cute. She has really started to climb on things this week too. And she's good at opening our bedroom door, so there's now a baby gate in the hallway to our room since it's really not baby proof in there. She's just as curious as ever. She has also…

Mother's Day

This week was Mother's Day. We had a nice time at Tony and Courtney's house with the whole Pullen family. Ruby didn't take a nap though until we were on our way home at like 4pm. Poor girl, she was pretty tired. Andy gave me a very sweet card from him and Ruby <3. I just love being her mommy so much, she's lots of fun. This week she's been trying all kinds of new things. In one day she unlocked the front door lock on the knob, and opened the cabinet with the garbage in the kitchen (the one with the baby proof lock :). She's so good at watching you do something and then trying it herself, both with actions and saying words. She learns new words almost every day. This morning she was stacking my salad spinner and then knocking it over and laughing. Ruby's also been on a bit of a weird trend with eating. She wants to feed herself, but she makes a huge mess with a spoon and yogurt or applesauce and not much of it gets in her mouth. She gets really upset wh…

Beach trip

We had a fun week. Ruby's been learning new words every day at a very fast rate. When people meet her and she talks to them, they are usually surprised at how verbal she is. I love how much she understands and can communicate. We went to the beach on Monday with Janna and Brandon to check out Dunes Bible Camp, which was tons of fun. Ruby loved the beach and did great on the drive.
Yesterday Ruby learned how to climb up on the couch all by herself. She was pretty excited about that. She's also really good at putting her stacking ring thing together. We ate black beans for dinner.  We went for a walk with Aunt Becca and the dogs she's housesitting for.  Ruby loved/hated the dogs.  A little too close...  Walk in the park!  Getting her hair combed by Daddy.  Ketchup and mustard.  Playing with her new puzzle.  Nap on the way to the beach.  Dunes Bible Camp  She really liked walking in the sand.  And drawing in the sand.  She loves sticks.  Ruby!  Precious.  Yay!  She got pret…