Thursday, August 29, 2013

19 Months

Sorry for the photo overload (again). I'm sure none of you mind :) Ruby just does so many cute things, I can't help but take lots of pictures. She turned 19 months on Monday! We celebrated by watching a Giants game on tv. They lost, but we still had fun. We've been busy trying to enjoy these last weeks of summer before the rainy days come. It's been a great summer this year for sure! I like to do some kind of activity with Ruby in the mornings to get us out of the house so we don't get bored. When it gets rainy that will probably get harder. Then we are home for lunch and she naps every day from 1:00 to 3:00 or 4:00, every once-in-a-while she'll sleep until 4:30. Then Daddy comes home and we make/eat dinner and play, then bedtime starts at 7:00, and she's asleep by 7:30. It's a great routine, and she seems to do really well with it. Here are some photos from our week!
 She's such a girl. We stopped by the church for a visit and popped in the big kid nursery (where she will be soon). She had lots of fun rocking the dolly.
 She insisted on carrying the bowl of tomatoes into the house. She really likes helping me pick them.
 We had a fire pit night at our friends' house on Friday. She was up later than usual, so she was pretty tired so she sat with Daddy.
 Andy was busy playing paint ball with the middle school guys on Saturday, so Ruby and I went to the Aumsville corn festival and parade.
 She said the trucks were "loud" and wanted to hold my hand. She had lots of good scowls, but we also had fun. :) 
 She liked the flowers a lot.
 We rode our tandem bike the the park.
 Pretty coat and skirt.
 Helping Daddy shuck the corn for dinner.
 She really likes to climb on things, and has been "jumping" from the ottoman to the chair in the living room. She hasn't quite gotten real jumping down, but she sure tries.
 Bedtime Bible story reading with Daddy. 
 On Monday we went out for a coffee date in Silverton.
 And watched the game. Ruby was excited about having her own chair.
 Playing around with Daddy.
 Cheesy smile.
 She lined her pacis up on her crib.
 She looks like such a big girl in her jeans and pigtails!
 I took her to visit Daddy while I got my hair cut yesterday. They had fun!
 She's been wanting to sit on her potty the last few days. She hasn't gone potty in it yet, but at least it's a start!
 Bath time is so much fun!
 We bought her this backpack to take her stuff places instead of hauling the huge diaper bag around. She really likes it.
 Sitting on the potty again.
 Lounging around on the bed.
Helping Daddy fix the dish washer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Busy busy busy

 This week was so busy! We had fun though. Ruby is such a silly girl, she likes to put buckets on her head...
 ...and lay on pillows wherever they are.
She's very interested in flies and bugs. 
Beaker singing Ode to Joy is her favorite video. I let her watch it sometimes. 
 She pulled her pant legs up and was putting her paci in them on the way to her cousin-to-be's baby shower.
 We had lots of fun at the shower for little Coraline. Ruby found this Jack in the box and loved it! She would say "ready... pop!"
 Silly girl.
 She helped me make rolls for small group on Sunday. We had a bit of a flour mess on our hands.
 She's been pushing boundaries, mostly with climbing on things she's not supposed to climb on, so she goes to time out. She actually really likes time out and has fun... When I tell her all done, sometimes she wants to go back and sit there. But the good thing is that at least it distracts her from being naughty.
 On Monday we went to the North Fork to play with our friends the Dessieux'. Ruby had so much fun just sitting in this little rock enclosure and playing with buckets and shovels. There were tiny little fish that we would catch in a bucket, and then she would pour them out and want us to catch another one.
 That handle was convenient.
 Perfect Ruby scowl.
 She had a blast!
 Playing with her friend Karley.
 Ruby picked a tomato and then wanted to wash it. Sometimes she just takes a bite of them, especially the grape tomatoes.
 Exactly what any bed is for.
 She pretends to talk on the phone with just about anything. This is her remote that she was using for that purpose. She says "henno? Uuby. Bye bye."
 She just recently started smiling when I tell her to.
 I put the chairs in the kitchen to vacuum and she climbed on one and started playing peek-a-boo.
 Ruby and I went to Portland to pick up my parents from the airport. We may have had chocolate ice cream for lunch.
 Goofy girl!
 She was excited to see Grandma and Grandpa.
 Pool time with Grandma!
 My parents stayed at the house behind ours, and they had this perfect Ruby-sized piano. I dropped her off in the morning to go for a run, and she had lots of fun hiding the teddy bear.
 Throwing sticks into the river.
 Smiling with Grandma Debbie.
 She did really well at putting one foot in front of the other.
 Under dog!
 One of her first times down the slide by herself. She loved it!
 Today we went into Salem with a bunch of our friends to go to the waterfront park.
 Playing on the play structure.
 Ruby and Karley.
 After lunch we had fun on the splash pad. 
 Ruby was very interested in where the water came out...
 ...but when it actually came out she would run the other way!
A few of her favorite things... a bracelet, a book, and helping Mommy with the diapers.
Here's a video of the splash pad today. It was tons of fun.

Play, play, play

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