Archive | July, 2012


20 Jul

We drove down to VA Beach today and Ruby has been having a great time, playing with PopPop:

Skyping with Auntie Rachel:

and eating nectarines with her fellow paleo kids:



18 Jul

Another cheesy smile from Ruby; she now smiles on command.ImageImage


18 Jul

Lately Ruby has adopted the super cheesy picture grin, which I think is adorable.  As soon as I pull out the camera she stands there and scrunches up her whole face, which means that her pictures could get pretty repetitive.  

Our sweet angel seems to have inherited my (nonexistent) gracefulness–her left knee is all scraped up and her right knee has a huge bruise!

My friends Diane and Lizz from my Navy days came over for dinner tonight and we had a wonderful time catching up.  We stayed up pretty late, which is why I didn’t get my post out last night.  Normally I would have just written a little something before I went to bed but it is a bit more of a process when everything is not self-contained on my iPhone.  I am enjoying getting to know Matty’s camera though, and really like writing on our nice computer rather than typing with just my index finger on my phone.


16 Jul

Ruby and I had a super fun day with my friend Jane and her great kids at Fairfax Corner.  The best part?  An awesome interactive fountain that the kids all played in.  I am trying to get used to Matty’s camera but was pretty unsuccessful at getting any great pics at the fountain.  Luckily Jane told me about a photography seminar that I plan on attending in August.  Later in the day I got a couple of cute shots, including one of Ruby helping us clean up.

Ruby, Owen, and Henry running around the fountain area

The fountains at full blast–so much fun!

16 Months!

15 Jul

Wow!  It is hard to believe that our baby girl is already 16 months old.  We spent the day going to church and then exploring DC.  It was so hot that we stopped at Target on our way home and got Ruby a baby pool, which she loves.

Ruby and Mommy at the fountain in front of the National Archives.

Ruby and Daddy

We found some flowers that match Ruby’s dress

Sweet new pool


15 Jul

I forgot to post yesterday, but here is a cute pic of Ruby that Matty took.  Having my iPhone camera OOC is making my blogging a bit more difficult, but it is a goos excuse for me to finally learn how to use the good camera.



13 Jul

Today when I walked into Ruby’s room to put her down for a nap she had a surprise visitor in her crib!  I also took a picture so you can see how cute her haircut turned out.ImageImageImage


12 Jul

Ruby got her first haircut today. Gone are her lone bang and little curl at the nape of her neck. Her is the before picture–my camera stopped working but tomorrow I will get an after pic!



11 Jul

Ruby loved skypeing with her Auntie Elise today while Cafoknap lounged on her chair.





10 Jul

Matty and I started the Paleo diet a few weeks ago and one of our favorite treats is coconut milk ice cream. Ruby loves it too!