Thursday, July 22, 2010

Slight resemblance?

One of these pictures is from dinner at my parent's house last night. The other picture is from dinner at my parent's house in 1981. Hmmm.....

Summertime, and the living is easy...

We had a fabulous weekend with our besties! I am so lucky to have stayed so close to my best friends from high school - Lindsay, Allie, Andrea, and Blair. They mean the world to me and I am so blessed to have such amazing ladies in my life! On Saturday afternoon we had a swim party at Sweet Blair's house. We had quite the full house - Blair, Jacob, and Miss Ella; Lindsay, Paul and the triplets; Andrea, Robbie, and baby Hazel; Allie and Elliott; and me and Sweet Ruby.

Ruby enjoying the beautiful view

Ruby LOVES swimming now! Lindsay helped ease her initial fears with some creative techniques that she and the triplets learned in their swim lessons. It also helped that we were in a beautiful saltwater pool with water that was about 85 degrees. We swam for about an hour and Ruby didn't want to get out! :)
Getting a group picture of this bunch is very similar to trying to herd cats. Ruby is absolutely terrified in this picture because of what you can't see behind me - all of the dads were jumping up and down, screaming "HEEEEYYY, LOOK OVER HERE!" "SAY CHEESE", etc. Not only is Ruby slightly frightened of men in the first place (not much exposure), she was probably wondering why they were all screaming at her. She quickly recovered from her trauma though and was happy like always.
In the photo, from left to right, Terrified Ruby, Terrified-by-proxy Hazel (in the blue), Addie the climber, Ella who was by far the best behaved, Precious Jack, and Carter the Flirt - yep, he's flirting with the girls over to the side of the room and can't be bothered with pictures.
Ruby and I got these cute Hawaiian outfits the last time that we were in Honolulu. They've gotten some good use this summer!
Aunt Allie holding Addie, me and Ruby. Addie & Ruby were matchy-matchy and it was adorable.
Ella giving Ruby a BIG hug!!! They were so sweet together!

Jack and Carter - love those big blue eyes! They're gonna break some hearts one day!

Beautiful Hazel - she is such a happy and sweet baby and always dressed to the nines!
Here's a fun video of Ruby walking in my shoes after I got back from work. She thought that she was hot stuff!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Night-night, sweet angel.

Ruby continues to amaze me every day - she is learning so much so quickly! She is so sweet when she's getting ready for bed. She insists on saying "ni-ni" or "bye-bye" to literally everything in the world before she goes to bed. She doesn't discriminate - she says it to me, all of her dolls, her shoes, her boo-boo's, her water, really everything that she can think of. Each night we say our nighttime prayers right before I put her in her crib. She's picked up on the words "Jesus" and "Amen" and frequently reminds me of both words during our prayers. The other night we had finished her prayers and I put her in her crib. Here's our conversation.

"Bye-bye Mama"

"Good night sweet baby, I love you"

"Ni-ni Desus"

"Oh, how sweet. Night night, Jesus."

"Bye-bye Amen"

"Hahahaha! Oh, so very thoughtful. Good night, Amen."

I snuck in the other morning and got a picture of her sleeping. This is her favorite position - arms tucked underneath her with her little tush up in the air. You can also see the back of her favorite doll - the Dora doll. She's officially obsessed.... I know it's not the best picture, I took it on my phone and then brightened it a lot so you could see her. She is just so sweet and so funny!