Thursday, June 30, 2011

23 weeks

 Little lady is 23 weeks today, INSANE.  She is seriously getting cuter and cuter by the day.  We had an appointment today with Ruby's pediatrician and she weighed in at 15 pounds 14.5 ounces, what a little chunk!  She also got two shots and only cried for about 5 seconds, a picture on the wall took her attention away from the pain.
my little ham

this one cracked me up, looks like she taking her own picture.

this is her mood today, calm and quiet!

Can't get enough of this cuteness...

 I know I am biased but Ruby is the cutest little girl on this planet!
(lots of cute pictures in this post)
this one is just funny

chewing on Zoey (Dan named this toy)

licking her fists

more chewing on Zoey

dropping Zoey

most people don't have this much eyebrow control, I am so proud of my little girl

thinking it funny that I am trying to get a picture of her big bum

her big bum


more fist sucking


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Memory Lane

 Today after church Ruby, my mom and I headed down to Patagonia.  When I lived in Arizona, years ago, Patagonia was the place I lived the longest and have the most memories of.  I lived there from the age of 5 until the age of 10, then we moved to Alaska.  
 The drive down was nice, definitely a different landscape compared to what I as used to.
 It took a little over an hour to arrive at the Patagonia city limits.
Once we reached town the memories started flooding in.  I have so many fun memories from this little tiny town in Southern Arizona. 
Here is the house we lived in, it looks so different from when we lived in it.  We had a pretty rose bush in the front with a white picket fence.  The two trees in the yard are new as is the fence and the awning over the front door.  The house is built on a cliff and has a second story built under what you see here.  It has a huge patio/porch/deck thing off the lower story in the back.  We drove to the street behind the house to get a picture of the back but it was super over grown with trees.  When we lived there the back was clear with nothing obstructing the beautiful view.  
Just up the small hill from the house was my elementary school.  I loved that school and have so many pleasant memories from there.  It was awesome being able to walk around the campus and reminisce. 

The gate into the campus
The main school house complete with an old style bell!  Third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and art were in this building.  It had super high ceilings and creaky old wooden floors. 
The back of the main school house. 
This was where kindergarden, first grade and second grade met.  The ball court is between the main school house and this little one.
This is looking from outside the school gate down the hill towards our old house (you can see the house if you follow the sidewalk down)

 After exploring the school when went and drove around town, looking at old friends houses and playgrounds I use to play on.  This was city hall and behind it is three blocks of open grass with randoms trees, Amanda and I played here all the time. 
 This is the super tiny grocery store the town has, still the same from when I was living there.  
It was so cool going back there after 16 years.  I remembered it a little differently but I am sure its just from the small change that has happened over the years. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Arizona Sunset

 We drove up and over Grants Pass towards Old Tucson to watch the sunset last night.  It was gorgeous... 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

week 22

result of a short nap

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Tucson!

Its going to be even hotter...
Thankfully Ruby doesn't really seem to mind the heat much!
 sweet baby toes
Surprisingly beautifully flowers manage to grow and bloom even without rain.
 The three of us went up "A" mountain (its got a big A on it) last night in hopes of getting a gorgeous picture of the sunset, sadly after taking about five picture my battery died.  Luckily I brought the charger so we can try for a sunset picture again!
 South Tucson covered in smoke from the surrounding fires
Cactus, duh.
the little lady and I