Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ruby is walking!!!

Today Ruby is 11-months old. Today is also the day that she officially turned into a "toddler"! That's right, she took her first wobbly steps today!

Ruby's beginning to go through a phase where she loves to share. If she is happy with something, she wants you to have it too. When we were playing in her room this afternoon she was holding one of her toys and she wanted to share it with me, so she just started walking towards me with it! I made her do it a few times before I grabbed the camera just to make sure that it wasn't a fluke.

Of course, I immediately started crying. I'm happy that she just accomplished another big milestone, but I'm sad that the time is going by so quickly. And maybe I'm a little bit nervous because chasing around someone on their feet sounds a little more challenging than chasing someone on their hands and knees.... Well, another adventure begins!

Happy 11-month birthday, princess. I love you more and more every day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Little Miss Sassy Pants

Ruby keeps getting cuter and smarter every day! She has a handful of words in her repertoire including: duck, dog, mama, grandpa, down, no, and baby. I think that she's a little too smart for her own good - she has figured out how to get into anything and everything around the house! I buy her all kinds of fun, educational toys and all that she wants to play with are my cell phone, the remote control, my laptop, and my toes....

I honestly have no idea where she gets this trait, but she is so stubborn and definitely is beginning to have her "diva" moments. No clue. 99% of the time she's the sweetest smiley little girl in the world. Then there's that 1% of the time when she doesn't get what she wants and everyone better watch out! She'll make herself cry so hard that she throws up. So essentially, she has us trained to give her exactly what she wants, when she wants it. Again, no earthly idea where that could've come from. ;)

Ruby has been sick the past week or so - she was diagnosed with viral pharyngitis, an upper respiratory infection, and a viral-associated rash. Not fun. She's a tough little baby though and has been smiling through the pain of her sore throat. Hopefully she's on the mend, but she'll still be contagious for a few more weeks. Which means that now me, my mom, and my dad all have the same bug. It's honestly the most helpless feeling to have a sick baby - I would do anything to make her feel better. Here's a picture of how we've been spending a lot of afternoons. Luckily she has been very snuggly lately.

Hope that you enjoy the cute videos of Ruby (please excuse the snotty nose, it's kind of a mainstay this week). We got her a set of alphabet books - her favorite is the letter D - watch her reaction to Page 2 - she does this every time and it never gets old. She spends hours each day reading with me and Nana.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving next week! Hopefully Ruby will be feeling well enough to enjoy some new menu items.