Ruby's 2nd birthday!
Our Peach turned 2 on Sunday!! We had a very busy, fun week celebrating and doing all kinds of other things. She was so excited about her party and kept saying "Eat caterpillar birthday party cake" all week before hand. This past year has been so much fun. We've gone from seeing her take her first steps and say her first words to running and talking in rather long sentences. We love being her parents! And we're excited to see what this next year will hold and to see her transition to being a big sister soon.
We got on WIC this week. It's a huge blessing to get free groceries. I think we could have gotten on it before now, but I didn't even think about it until some of my friends mentioned it. So glad they did! We decided to say goodbye to Ruby's paci's today (they had holes and I don't want to buy any more). We'll see how that goes tonight and tomorrow for nap. Then in a few weeks I think we're going to get out her toddler bed. She's growing up!
Here are a ton of pictures from our week. Enjoy!
She loves riding the horsey at Safeway pretty much every time we go there. She's gotten really good at putting the quarter in herself.
She loves helping Mommy cook, especially stirring.
She said, "Ruby do dishes for Mommy." <3 If only...
Lounging on the potty. She doesn't really go that much, but it's a start!
Having Lupe play Legos.
After lunch on Sunday we ate birthday ice cream... homemade strawberry. It was yummy.
Opening up her present. She kept saying, "New water bottle," because that's what she got for Christmas.
We got her a new train set.
I'm not sure who likes it more.
Annual photo with Mommy.
She likes to put the tracks together.
Grandma Debbie and Grandpa John came the night of her birthday. Grandpa made her this cute little play kitchen. She was so excited to take the blanket off and hasn't stopped playing with it since.
Measuring with Grandma Debbie.
Grandma and Grandpa took her to Motion Monday.
She sure loves singing and dancing.
Playing with Karley.
Birthday pie for lunch.
We made this caterpillar birthday cake. She loved it!
It was Andy's idea to do the leaf. It turned out pretty cute.
Here is the decorations and craft I made the night before, inspired by one of Ruby's books.
Ready for her birthday party.
Crafting with Grandma.
Blowing out her candles. She got them both!
Cake! Needless to say, she did not sleep well that night after all of that sugar and excitement. Good thing she only has birthdays once-a-year.
Playing with her new play food and kitchen. It was a little crazy with all the kids!
Deep in conversation with Aunt Becca.
Karley, Hannah and Penny eating cake at Ruby's new table from Grandma Patty and Grandpa Del.
Cool new shades from Aunt Becca.
She loves her new little table. She takes the chairs around everywhere.
On Wednesday Ruby got her first hair trim by Janna! She did great.
Before... she had a little mullet.
She only cut about an inch off of the very back. It's nice and even now and looks great.
Look out Woody!
The last few days they have been doing work right outside on the water lines. It's great entertainment... except when we get to nap time and it's loud. She's been sleeping pretty well anyway.
Tea party with her French monkeys... Jacques, Pierre, and Jean-Philippe.
Waiting for Daddy to come home.
She runs over to my pregnancy photo spot for me to take pictures of her. Daddy joined in on this one.
She clocked her head pretty good this morning and got a big goose egg. Ouch!
I'm not sure what to make of this. Charred Disney characters.