Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Wonderland

 It has been snowing here since Saturday and its foretasted to snow more!
 On Sunday we took advantage of the Mendenhall Lake being frozen and walked out on it with some friends Nate, Annie and Jackson.
 It was beautiful so beautiful and kind of warm feeling.  There were scattered clouds and every once in a while the sun and some blue sky would peek through.
 Our friends brought a little baby sled and let Ruby try it out.  Dan pulled her fast, slow, down hills, over bumpy ice and anything else he could find.  Ruby didn't really have much reaction to the sled ride. 

 Dan licked the icebergs frozen in the lake
 and posed for some cute photo's of him and Ruby!

 Ruby on the frozen lake!
 Ruby and her bestie Jackson!
 Today was another day filled with snow, oh how I love snow!

 Lucky for us we live in a beautiful place with lots of trails so you can take full advantage of the beauty!

 I love this place!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

week 52

 we made it!  this will be the end of Ruby's weekly photos.  its bitter sweet for me, i will miss having the same staged weekly photo of Ruby but since she has been able to crawl they are such a pain to take.  Half the time she is just screaming and crying at me because I am requesting her to stay in one spot for a couple minutes.  I will still continue to take monthly photos of her until she is two or so!
Ruby is so obsessed with socks.  she simply loves them and will crawl around the house all day with them in her hand never letting them go.  She'll even try to take them with us when we leave the house.  With that being said surprisingly all her socks still have matches she has yet to loose one of her socks.  Within the last month her vocabulary has blossomed a lot.  She can say (in her way) pretty, what, that, dog, Jack (dogs name), and of course Mama and Dada (even though we kinda like Papa more).  She also will say, "whats that" and point at things.  She amazes me everyday and my love grows for her everyday.  I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for us!
all 52 weeks of her first year!
That is all, goodnight!
(I put Ruby's birthday party photos in the post below)


 Ruby's birthday celebration was fun though I didn't give myself enough time to prepare the food I was serving.  The first half of her party I was in the kitchen stuffing and rolling fresh rolls.  At least they turned out delicious.
 I made her a little crown out of an empty toilet paper roll and felt then glued a clip on the bottom of it.  Surprisingly she didn't obsess over taking it out of her hair too much.
 In stead of making her a sugary cake I made her some delicious blueberry muffins.
 We printed out a giant Ruby face and taped them to sticks for everyone.  Ruby thought they were pretty awesome!

 she loved that muffin

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Birthday bash!

We had a fun celebration for Ruby's first year of life, at home with family and friends, today!  
More pictures to come along with the wrap up of her weekly pictures!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Ruby!

Happy Birthday sweet girl.  
I can not believe it has been a year since I welcomed you into this world.  I thank God for blessing us with you every. single. day.  You have brought so much joy to our lives!  
We love you sweetheart.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Motherhood is a calling

I can across this incredibly inspiring article about motherhood, defiantly worth a read.

Friday, January 13, 2012

week 51

 This little lady will be one WHOLE year old next week.....crazy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

week 50

 Sweet baby girl, your growing up too fast.
 standing, crawling, pointing, chatting, eating, bathing,
 laughing, grunting, clapping, waving,
hugging and kissing are a few of your favorite things.  
I love you to pieces!