Friday, August 29, 2014

16 weeks: Big girl bed and Ruby turns 31 months

 Andy and Ruby having so much fun talking in the fan. :)

It's been a good week. Reid has been discovering his hands more and more. He's been sucking on his fingers and chewing on things too. He likes to bat at the toys on his play mat and grabs them, and he's been grabbing and pulling on my hair. That must be why so many moms cut their hair short. :)

We got Ruby's toddler bed out this week! She has slept in it a few times, but if she doesn't stay in it, she has to go back in her crib. We only have one mattress, so we have to switch it back and forth. I ordered a new one that should come next week, so that will be nice. She's so cute in her new bed and likes sleeping with all of her "guys" (stuffed animals and dolls).
 The weather was so nice the other day in the evening that we took a family walk to the park.
 Ruby swinging with Daddy.
 Reid swinging with Mommy.
 She climbed this thing all by herself. She's getting so big!
 Ruby likes to take care of Reid.
 Cute boy in a pink blanket.
 Playing play dough on Saturday.
 We went to the Aumsville corn festival and parade with our friends on Saturday. It was pretty hilarious. My favorite thing in the parade was a float with older ladies all dressed in different decades and one was doing the Charleston very unenthusiastically to no music. So funny.
 Hanging out at the festival.
 Ruby and Aiden on a treasure hunt in the straw.
 Best buddies hanging out at the parade.
 Wiping off Mommy's face.
 Cutie pie in the bath.
 She likes to get out her bible when I read mine sometimes.
 Hanging out in Daddy's office.

 We had a water day after church on Sunday and Ruby had lots of fun playing in the water with her friends.
 Cuddling with Daddy.
 First night in her big girl bed! She loves it.
We headed to Lake Oswego on Monday to go to the swim park with Grandma and Grandpa. She was making funny faces in the car.
 We had so much fun! It's such a fun park that you can only go to if you live in the Lake Grove school district. Grandma and Grandpa like to take their grand kids. So great!
 Reid and Coraline.
 Swimming in the lake.
 She loves running around in her towel.
 Swimming in the kiddie pool with Aunt Becca.
 We've been going on lots of walks enjoying the weather, and we stopped by the library to play.
 Ruby turned 31 months this week!
 She wanted to wear Daddy's underwear, so I cinched up the waist.
"Taking a nap" on the floor.
My cute boy's soft, chubby thighs. I love them!

Friday, August 22, 2014

15 weeks: Amy and Ben's wedding

This little guy is getting so big. He likes tummy time on this pillow. He's been grabbing his toys on his play mat too! And he lets out a giggle every now and then. Not consistently though. He's drooling a lot and loves chewing on his fist, so I think teeth are coming soon. He absolutely adores his big sister and loves staring and smiling at her.

Ruby has started saying "I love you too" when we say "I love you." It's so sweet. And she loves stalling at bed time with "I forgot to give you a hug and a kiss" about 10 times.

 The kids and I drove down to Medford this weekend to go to my cousin Amy's wedding. We were sad to go without Andy who had to work, but we ended up having fun with my family.
 Reid and Grandma enjoying the ceremony.
 Ruby and I after the wedding.
 Me and my babies. Just missing Daddy!
 Me, Carla and Ryan with our boys Reid (3 months), David Daniel, and Brett (both 6 1/2 months).
 Second cousins! JB, David Daniel, Jon, Ruby, Quin, Reid, Lia and Brett.
 Ruby and Reid love their cousins so much.
 Me and my beautiful mom and sister. I'm so thankful for them and all of their help on these trips without my husband!
 Cutting her steak so daintily. She's so cute.
 Reid and David Daniel.
 Sunday morning we all got together in a park for a little church service in Grants Pass. Randy and Maddie quoted John chapters 1-4.
The drive home was great. We ate sandwiches in the car, and then the kids slept most of the way. I listened to the Giants game to keep myself awake and it worked great.
 Back in Stayton. Ruby loves riding the horsey at Safeway.
 He found his paci clip and was fascinated.
 We had a bunch of friends over for a barbecue on Monday evening. The kids had fun playing water games!
 Ruby has been playing with her dolls and stuffed animals like they are real. It's too cute. Wrinkles had to go in her car seat.
 And then she had to go potty.
 He looks like such a big boy here! Growing up fast for sure.
 She's been loving playing the mandolin.
 Morning snuggles with Daddy.
 Helping fix the coffee table. She loves doing everything that we do.
 We played Go Fish during Reid's nap. Ruby won.
 "Knitting." I can't wait to teach her how some day!
 Happy guy. He's got such cute cheeks.
 And asleep.
 She loves running around in her towel after a bath.
 Ruby took this one. Pretty artsy.
 Grabbing onto his toy.
 Blackberry jam mustache.
 He loves his hands.
 She loves playing in her crib!
 Holding hands while we watched "go Giants."
 My farm hand.
 She loves being outside. What a good little helper.
 Getting our ice bucket ready to dump on Daddy for the ALS ice bucket challenge.
 Me and my baby boy.
He's so cute in white.

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