Thursday, June 27, 2013

17 months! And a family wedding

Ruby turned 17 months old yesterday. It's been rainy for the past few weeks, but today the sun finally came out. Unfortunately it's supposed to get super hot this week though. :( I think I want the rain back.

My favorite thing that Ruby's been doing this week is asking for her "bakeg" (blanket) every time she nurses ("noney"), and she likes to have it on her, even when it's hot. Silly girl.
 We had tons of fun this week. My family was here for my cousin Mary's wedding. It was so nice to see all of them. Here is a picture of Ruby and I before the wedding. It was a little tough going to a 3:00 wedding, because she didn't get a nap. She was a hot mess by the reception, so we had to leave a little early. But we still enjoyed the day. The weather was perfect for just that one afternoon, then it went back to rain.
 Here's Ruby with her cousins Quin and Lia, and her second cousins Jack, Jonny and Sam. Ruby loved playing with Sam's feet. I'm not sure the other two boys were too happy in the wagon.
 Playing with her cousins.
 Our family before the wedding.
 It looks like she was punching Daddy, but she was just sticking her hand in his mouth.
 Riding the horsey with Lia at Safeway.
 Uncle Randy liked hanging out with his nieces.
This is the best picture I got. Silly squirmy kids. 
 Reading a book with Grandma Debbie.
 My sis and our little loves.
 She sure loves her "yogo".
 I fed Ruby hummus for the first time, and she got a rash around her mouth :(
 Saying goodbye to Grandpa and Grandma.
 She loves Sheriff Woody.
 Playing in her room. 
 Laying back in her chair like Grandpa.
 See what I mean about her yogurt?
 Helping me with laundry.
 The piano bench was over against the game closet so Ruby can't open the door, and she went over to it and kept saying "minano", so I put it by the piano and she wanted to get up on it and play.
 Playing with her "bi-baw" in her chair.
 We met our friends at the park today. Ruby can't quite keep up with Penny and Karley, but she sure tries!
Playing on the tennis court.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We had a fun week! We did lots of things outside and played a lot. We still had Sammie over until Tuesday, and Ruby had tons of fun with her. It got to the point where Ruby would say "Manny" in the mornings when she got up and would go look for her. Aside from all of the dog hair, she was just about the perfect dog. We also had a few different friends over this week for Ruby, and she had lots of fun. She gets along really well with other kids and is really good at sharing her toys and being nice.
One of my favorite things that Ruby does right now is in the morning when she has her yogurt, she likes to put either a piece of fruit or a cheerio on each spoonful of yogurt that I feed her. It's too funny.
 Picking a flower in the garden.
 She climbed into her toy box to look out the window.
 We went on a family walk to the park, and Ruby loved then tunnel.
 Playing "find the cheerios" with Sammie.
 It's crazy how flexible babies are.
 Face Time with Grandma and Grandpa Wetzig.
 Playing with Aiden and Sammie.
 Aiden is 11 months and had fun pushing Ruby around. She was really sweet with him.
 Morning time with Sammie.
 It gets a little messy when she wants to feed herself.
 Fort night! She had tons of fun running in and out of the blanket fort we built.
 "Helping" with the laundry.
 She tries to sort the clothes, and they end up all over the house.
 Playing with her friend Quinn (who turned 2 today).
 They're silly girls.
 Ruby's been saying "bakeg" and wanting her blanket on. She also says "bakeg" for bacon and pancake. :)
 We played hide and seek for a long time last night. This was one of Daddy's hiding spots, and Ruby wanted to climb up with him.
 Chillaxing in her new Batman chair.
Laying on the pillow that matches her clothes.
Here's a video of our hide and seek game night.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Zoo trip

 Doesn't Ruby look like such a big girl in this picture? I love the summer dresses.
Ruby loves to color right now and draw. She always asks for paper ("babow") and a pencil, and then she holds onto the very end of the pencil to color. It's too cute.
Yesterday I had two different 2-year-old girls over for me to babysit. Ruby gets along with her little friends pretty well. One of them was really good at saying "No! Mine", so then Ruby started saying "mine". Oh no! I'm not sure she knows what it means yet, but I think she will soon. You can't remove all of the bad influences, that's for sure. We just have to know how to parent her through them. For now, though, she's really good at sharing.
 Sitting on lids eating cheerios.
 Chubby thighs!
Her curls <3 
 Doing some yoga.
 Eating yogurt by herself and making a huge mess!
 Laying on her dolly.
 Karley just wants to feed her at our Sunday night small group.
Sweet sleeping angel. 
 Saying "baa" to some sheep.
 We got to go to the zoo this week, and that was tons of fun. Ruby really liked all of the animals, especially the elephants and the monkeys. Here she is with a sea lion swimming by right on the other side of the glass.
 It kept swimming by. I think she liked it.
 The monkey came by to say hi too.
 She loved Lilly the baby elephant.
 Petting the goats.
 Family photo.
 Feeding the little birdies.
 Riding on the elephant. It was a super fun day. Ruby really just liked running around and would squeal when we set her down. We ate some sandwiches at the zoo, then Ruby slept all the way home.
 She loves her sunglasses.
 We have our friends' dog Sammie over for the week. She's a very sweet girl, and she and Ruby get along great! Ruby calls her "Manny".
This is the only way I can get dinner made sometimes :)

Play, play, play

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