Friday, December 30, 2011

week 48 and week 49

 My little lady is a few short weeks away from her first birthday.  Thinking of that makes me really sad but really happy all at the same time.  This past year has gone by so terrible fast I feel like I didn't have time to revel in the newness of her life as much as I had wished too.  Being sick for the first three months of her life definitely put a strain on me enjoying her in the beginning.  Trying to think back to the days of a cuddly sweet newborn are hard to remember, already.  Don't get me wrong, I do love her new big girl skills and her cute personality that shines so bright but I feel sad about how quickly it has all come.  When I was pregnant I was given some great advice by an old customer.  They said to me, "always be in the present, don't hope for the future or the past, just enjoy what is happen right now."  I need to keep reminding myself of this wise advice or I might find myself next year wondering how I missed everything again. 
Right now Ruby..
is a crawling machine
points at everything and says, "but?" (translation: what)
attempts to repeat the words you say when telling her what she is pointing at
claps and waves all the time, she'll even stop nursing to clap!
thinks Jack (the dog) is the best thing ever
loves socks, she crawls around never letting them go
loves to eat eggs for breakfast
thinks its the greatest thing to throw her eggs on the floor for Jack to eat
gets excited when she see snow on the ground
hates getting in the cold car
gives whoever comes into her room upon waking a sweet long hug
is super gentle
is still not a hair puller
likes to swipe glasses off peoples faces
still wakes up twice a night.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9

May all your celebrations be filled with joy, Happy Birthday Jesus!

Friday, December 23, 2011


If you have not heard of Gungor check them out here.
Seriously refreshing you wont regret discovering their music!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

11 months and Christmas

 11 months, can you believe it?  Really it doesn't seem like she has been here all that long but at the same time I can't remember what life was like without her.  So many changes have happen this past year, I was just remembering how uncomfortably pregnant I was at this time last December.  Now I have a crawling, jibber jabbering, hot tempered little lady.  She really is the best thing God has ever blessed me with.
cutie pants

 This year we opted for a small Christmas tree that sits up on a shelf to prevent any catastrophes. 
wrapped gifts under my tree for the littlest local family members

Monday, December 19, 2011

best friends

I love how much Ruby and Jackson love each other.  A few nights ago we looked after Jackson for a few hours.  When he was dropped off Ruby was napping.  While she napped Jackson had fun exploring her toys and our house.  Ruby woke up so I went in, got her and brought her out to see Jackson.  They both got so super excited about each other.  Jackson did this cute little dance where she shook his head back and forth and held his arms up.  Oh it was the cutest thing ever.  After his dance he crawled over to her and gave a her big, wet kiss on her face and hugged her, it melted my heart!

instagram v. 9

Ruby had a check up she weighed 19 pounds and was 27.5 inches - Ruby's Christmas gift

Ruby's gift wrapped - folding clean diapers and watching the Help


after work snuggles - Ruby's Christmas dress that is too big, but was way too cute not to buy

Ruby making a mess where I just cleaned one up - the night we got engaged (March 10, 2008)

a week after we met (March 17, 2007) - I finally have a clearing on my side of the bed

started reading this book - Ruby watching the tub fill with water

crawling down the hall - I successfully cut some paper snowflakes

mmm, sandwich - Ruby's first fruit bar thing

crazy bed head - playing with her motorcycle engine

organizing - made the Fiddlehead dressing

the best tacos - a super cold windy walk

Ruby loved the cold, windy walk

random things - blanching broccoli for freezing

mmm, broccoli - lunch

Santa! - work

work - a breakfast scramble for lunch

cutie pants - gettin' my sew on

she found the tree! - first scrambled eggs

a vintage look-and-learn hymn book - coffee from a sweet friend

Thursday, December 15, 2011

week 46 and week 47

 week 46:
Ruby is getting around really well.  She has this "fast" crawl that is super cute, she doesn't really get anywhere fast she just moves her arms and legs fast.  Ruby also has some great gibber jabber, it consists of lots of whisper noises and some deep growling.  She also loves to point at things.

 week 47:
I have mixed feeling about stopping these pictures once she is one.  Ever since Ruby learned how to crawl taking these pictures has become such a chore.  She tries to crawl away and when I wrangle her back to the blanket she throws a fit.  Once she learns how to walk I know its game over.  I will miss these cute growth tracking photos.  Hopefully she will still let me take her monthly photo's without much protest.
 turning over to crawl away
 away she goes

some classic Ruby bed head!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift wrapping

 One thing I love about Christmas is wrapping gifts.  
Ruby's Christmas gift came in the mail today, to refrain from giving it to her early I wrapped it right away.  Since I like wrapping gifts so much I decided to take pictures of my process with Ruby's gift.
 I wrapped the box with postal wrap then I made some "bakers twine" with embroidery floss.
 To make the "bakers twine" I took equal lengths red and white embroidery floss, taped it to a bench and twisted until I was satisfied with the way it looked.  I then took the twine and wrapped it around the wrapped gift.  I didn't just want to tie it so I took an old button and threaded it with the twine then tied a bow.  
 To mark the gift I took a pipe cleaner, shaped it into an "R" for Ruby and wrapped yarn around it. 
I think I like it!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

instagram v. 8

There are lots of photo's today because I am a huge slacker at posting things.  Lately I have not been motivated to blog anything even if its just pictures.  Normally if I feel like I have to do something it makes me want to do it even less, so that is why nothings been going on here lately. 
the little tree on the shelf - Ruby in my hamper

food pouches are the best - pomegranate

waiting in the car for friends - these strawberries look good but man o man they were bitter

Ruby likes to knock over the stacks of DVDs now - wearing her papa's bib

I was stuck at home with a borrowed broken car for 4 days - Ruby likes to check out and eat the shoes

Ruby also likes to scatter all her toys around the living room and kitchen - Ruby loves homemade juice

cutie pants - our sewing machine in broken so I had to sew these pants by hand

slowly getting somewhere on my project - steeming butternut squash for Ruby

getting her bum changed - the hand sewn pants are finally done

at work which was the first time in 4 days I was able to leave my house - the finished pants on Ruby!

front of finished pants - Ruby's always got something crazy going on with her hair

Avocado on pizza is the best - playing with her food instead of eating it

one of Ruby's favorite toys - some pretty weather

Ruby when she was a couple days old - playing with the drum in the living room 

playing with the drum again - put some more twinkle lights up

an old toy of Dan's - playing with Sassy

Sassy fed Ruby her dinner - I got a couch/project on freecycle

Ruby sick - we watched Jackson for a few hours


checking out her bible - Ruby stole one of her aunties donut holes

lots of cuddling for this sick little girl - she loves to stand