Thursday, September 26, 2013

20 Months

Ruby's 20 months old today! What a fun 20 months it has been. We have such a precious girl who is very smart. She knows some shapes and colors now. And she is really connecting things in her brain. It's fun to see what she will come up with to say or do next.
This morning when we were getting ready, she said "bye bye Daddy, bye bye Mommy." So we said "are you going to stay here while we go?" And she said "yep." So we said "Do you know what to eat for lunch?" and a few more questions like that, and she kept saying "yep." Then she went to our bedroom door and said bye bye to us again and went to close the door behind her. So we said, "Oh, you're the one that's going to work and we're staying here." Again she said "yep." So funny.
 She's really been loving to color, and she can spell her name "Aww du be why." She can also say ABCD, and count to four.
 Heading to church in the rain.
Ruby's cousin Coraline was born on Sunday early in the morning, so the Pullens came down to church with the Hart kids and we went out to lunch after church. Ruby loves her Pa.
 Trying things on at Fred Meyer.
 Watching a little bit of Mulan in her new (Wetzig family) rocking chair.
 Trying on Mommy's boots. They're a little big.
 We got a bag of hand-me-downs, including this hat...
 And these cute pink boots! She wants to wear them every day and cries when I have to take them off.
 Legos with Daddy.
 A sweet hug for Mommy.
 No pants!
 Today we took her 20 months photos. She knows just what to do when I pull out her floor quilt. She lays right down on it... except at first today she didn't want to wear a shirt. Hah.
 And then I had her making all kinds of faces. We had fun.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Grenada Trip

Trying on Daddy's new shoes.

This week Andy headed to Chicago for a conference, so Ruby and I went down to visit my family in Medford and Grenada. We had lots of fun, and she did pretty good on the drive. She started putting more words together, and I think her first official sentence was "No more cheese" in the car. :)

Ruby has skipped her nap a few times the past week and a half, which is frustrating, but I'm thinking that I'll put her to bed a little later, so hopefully that will help. 
 Watching a jump serve at a middle school volleyball game with Aunt Becca.
 She loves reading. Lately she has really liked the Duck & Goose books from the library.
 She likes when Andy holds her like a little baby and rocks her.
 Abbie came over to hang out with Ruby while I did some house work on Monday. Ruby loves Abbie!
 Andy gave her the huge serving fork to eat with. "Big fork"
 Pumpkin season!
 We stopped at McDonalds for lunch on our trip south. The only reason we went there was because it was raining and they had a play place that Ruby could run around in for a little while... but we got there and the play place was outside and soaking wet. So we just ate some chicken nuggets and ran around inside for a little bit. She mostly just wanted to "dip" her nuggets into the ranch and suck off the ranch.
 We got to my parents' house and Ruby found the stool in the bathroom, which my Dad made for us to take home! It's just like the blue one we had as kids. Ruby loves it.
 The church nursery playground was way too fun.
 Bath toys at Grandma's!
 My mom and I canned our tomatoes after Ruby went to bed on Tuesday night.
 This is the horse we had as kids. Ruby loved it.
 She also loved going up and down the porch steps. She's getting really good at going up and down by herself on the shallow ones.
 Wrestling with Grandpa.
We fed the ducks and geese at Greenhorn park. They all came flying over from across the lake!
 Fun with Grandma.
 Riding the dinosaur!
Playing the grand piano at church. 
 She climbed in for Grandma to rock her.
 Ruby with the flowers.
 We got to Cindy's house on Thursday, and Ruby immediately got dressed up in a clown costume, complete with a hat, by Lia.
 Cousins this morning!
 We went to the park with two of my sister's day care kids.
 Ruby and Kyle. She was pretty good at being gentle with him.
She was so tired that she fell asleep in the car without a paci this afternoon. We had a very fun trip, but we miss Andy!!!!
This is Ruby cooking fish with me.
And this one is her going down the slide at my parents' church.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Power outage

 On Thursday night we had a huge thunderstorm right above us! It rained and poured, and our power went out for about 2 hours. Ruby and I played cards, read stories, and built a blanket fort by flashlight. I'm pretty sure she had fun. The power came on right before I was going to start dinner, so that was great.
Ruby's been talking so much lately. I tried to count all of the words she knows, but I got to 50 and stopped because there are at least three times that many, and it's about impossible to count. She's so smart. She figures things out quickly too, and has very good balance when she climbs on things (which is pretty much all the time). 
 We also made shadow animals.
 We ran into some friends at the park on Friday. Ruby went down the slide a few times all by herself!
 Eating a snack with Daddy.
 We all love our bike.
 Make the bed with me in it!
 Brushing her teeth before church on Sunday.
 She was helping me sweep. Notice her cute pony tail.
 Daddy was mowing, and she wanted to hear his music.
 She also saw her pool and dragged it out and sat in it.
 Rest time.
 We went to Wilco again, and thankfully they had moved all of the heat lamps out of reach. Here's Ruby in a Jessie hat. I would have bought it, but it was $20. Ridiculous.
 On Monday night Andy had his first Seminary class, so Ruby and I spent the evening crafting a birthday card for him.
 Ruby got him Legos for his birthday, and they had lots of fun playing.
 She likes to help me feed extra produce to the chickens. Here she is trying to throw a huge cucumber over the fence.
 Picking things in the garden.
 Fwimming time! It was super hot yesterday, so we busted out the pool.
 The biggest tomato I have ever grown.
 Here's a slice of it on my hamburger. It was so yummy!
 Yesterday I found a bunch of these hidden all around the house. Andy's so sweet!
 Ruby's first bowl of cereal this morning.
 We went to story time at the library. Ruby wanted to be right up front and kept stealing the books. :) There was also a cute "big doggie"for her to pet.
Goof ball.

Play, play, play

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