We've had quite a busy week! But it was full of fun and family, which was great. Ruby has been mostly sleeping through the night lately, she's been waking up a few times and giving a little cry, then putting herself back to sleep. Last night I had to go in there twice, but usually she can do it herself. It's nice, but I'm still waking up to use the bathroom a few times a night, so I don't know if her getting more sleep is translating to me getting more sleep at all. Oh well. She's totally night weaned now, and I'm cutting out the morning feeding too. So we're just down to nap and bedtime, and she gets a cup of milk with those too, so I don't think it will be too hard to cut those out in the next few weeks. I've really enjoyed nursing her this long for sure.
Ruby has been throwing less tantrums this week, so that's good. We are careful not to give in to them, and to not let her whine about things. No one wants a whiny kid. She's so happy most of the time, so it's not too hard. She's definitely better at not throwing things while we eat, but she still does it sometimes, and then the meal is over for her. Parenting sure is tricky.
This week Ruby said a few funny things. When we were saying goodbye to Andy on Tuesday she said, "Love you babe." And right before nap time yesterday she said, "Woooeeeooo. Siren. Big siren, little siren." Too funny.
Big girl pony tail!
She likes to pretend to sleep in Mommy and Daddy's bed.
Helping me bake pies on Thanksgiving.
Sucking her thumb on the way to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Lake Oswego. She doesn't usually do it, so it was cute.
Thanksgiving dinner. Yum!
Playing with her cousins Chloe and Charlotte.
Giving baby Coraline a kiss.
Cuddling with Daddy during his game.
On Friday we drove down to my parents' house for a few days. Here she is playing her harmonica on the way to Grandma and Grandpa's in California.
And kissing her feet. She did so well in the car both ways. On the way home she barely needed any toys or books, but mostly just entertained herself.
Christmas tree cutting with the family.
There was a little snow, but not enough to need full snow gear.
Playing in a hollow tree with cousins Quin and Lia.
My favorite picture of us.
Reading the Bible on Saturday morning with Lia.
They did a whole lot of coloring.
"Napping" with Grandpa John.
The Wetzig clan.
Our little family.
Walking to church on Sunday. She was in my mom's Sunday School class and apparently paid attention for a full 10-12 minutes!
She wanted Daddy to change her, so she went in the room and laid on the floor.
Goofing around with Daddy.
Picking out a Christmas tree. "Dif one."
We tied the tree to our car, and I asked her where it was. She said, "Right there."
The toilet makes a nice baby-sized desk.
Putting up the tree on Tuesday night!
She had way too much fun.
She loved putting on the lights. She actually does really well with leaving the ornaments alone. There are a few that she can touch, so she does, but she leaves the others.
Sewing with Mommy. I think I have a picture similar to this with my mom when I was little. :)
We went to story time at the library today and a bunch of our friends were there. That's always fun.