Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanging out at the zoo, and Ruby turns 3 1/2!

It has been quite a week. Reid learned how to climb on the dining room chairs (and table). I take him down and say "no" every time, because I don't want him to fall off and get hurt. And I also don't want kids that climb on the table. :) We went to the zoo twice, which was really fun. We had a huge rain storm on one day, and then a few days later it was super hot. Weird weather for sure. And we keep getting lots of blackberries, and I made it to EMERALD!! in my Beachbody business. I'm so excited! That's only a step up from Coach, but it's a start! Ruby is the next step, and then Diamond. It's going super well, and I am really loving it.
Reid has been talking so much! I just read him "Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?" at bedtime tonight, and he tried repeating all of the animal sounds after me. He's quite verbose. Here is a list of most of the words he knows, at least the ones I can think of right now: Mama, Dada, uh-oh, "urse" (nurse), "ma" (more), ta-da, cuckoo, "bk" (book), "nanana" (banana), "bup" (up), "goggy" (doggy), "ah-key" (blanket) and a ton more. And he's learning more all the time. He always tries to copy what we say.
 He's always so curious about things and likes to know how they work. :)
 This was at the zoo. I love it that Ruby does not care what people think about her. If a noise is too loud, she just covers her ears. :) She does it quite a lot, especially for the blender or vacuum.
 He loved the penguins! We were supposed to meet our friend at the zoo, but she could not find a single parking spot. We got there early, so we did. It gets crazy there!
 Ruby with the elephant at the new elephant land.
 We love to see the elephants!
 He's been loving to push the stroller around.
 Ruby made me a "cake" and then took this picture. :)
 Our friends from Aumsville came over on Saturday for lunch. This is baby Addison (I was at her birth). :) She's almost 5 months old now and getting big! And so cute.
 Ruby and Aiden are best buddies. They were watching for squirrels with their "binoculars."
 No need for personal space. :)
 Reid had fun playing in the pile of stuffed animals. Apparently Ruby and Aiden got them all out, and Aiden was asking Ruby what their names were, and she was just making them up, and then he would crack up. I love 3-year-olds.
 After nap on Saturday we met our friends the Bowens at the zoo. Here are a bunch of the kids! Penny, Milo, Elouise, Tilly (a friend of theirs) and Ruby. Reid was in the stroller.
 We ate a picnic dinner there, and got an elephant ear to split.
 She loved the fish. And then Reid started freaking out, so we almost had to leave, but I nursed him and he calmed down.
 So we went to visit this huge snake!
 I'm so glad there was glass there. I think it could have eaten her whole.
 The cheetah! It looked really soft.
 The lions were all napping on their rock.
 Back at home. Ruby was playing baby, and would cry until I gave her a paci.
She loves trying on my shoes and doing make-up. She kept insisting that these ones fit. 
 On Sunday our church shut down the street after the service and had a fun festival! The kids loved it.
 He's so cuddly after his naps.
 I am feeling amazing! I'm down almost 5 pounds and gaining all kinds of muscle. All it takes is a little hard work. :)
 We ate some ice cream to celebrate Ruby's 1/2 birthday. She loved it.
 Reid likes to ride around in this thing. :)
 On Tuesday I took the kids down to Patty's house, and then I went and picked blackberries for a while. And then I went to Starbucks to get a little bit of work done. It was so nice. And Ruby played dress-up the whole time.
 This cutie loves to climb in the laundry basket.
 We walked to the park on Wednesday, and I found all of these wild flowers growing down our street. So beautiful! I sent Andy this picture, and he said, "Who died?" Hahaha
 We had fun at the park!
 On Thursday it was super hot, so I took the kids to a splash pad in Hillsboro. It was a lot of fun.
 Ruby loved running around!
 We've been showing the kids Planet Earth, and they love it! So do I!

1 comment:

  1. Cute pictures! Looks like you had a fun week! So nice that you are close to the zoo. Stay hydrated! Love you!


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