Archive | January, 2013

22 Months

15 Jan

Ruby is 22 months today–this last month has really flown by! She has been really fussy and contrary lately, but also sweet and funny when she’s in a good mood.

She wanted to wear my rain boots today but didn’t stand still long enough for me to move back and get a good picture. You can just see them coming up to her hips.


Little Artist

15 Jan

Ruby got a great easel for Christmas from her Gigi and Greatpa (Matty’s grandparents). It didn’t fit in the car when we came home from Christmas so we picked it up this weekend. Ruby is really enjoying expanding her artistic skills!




Reading with Mom-Mom

13 Jan

We are up in NJ for a friend’s christening and yesterday spent a nice day relaxing with family.




11 Jan

I joined a small group at our church (Restoration Anglican in Arlington) in September, and one of the women, Rachel, happens to live right around the corner from us. She and I have been getting together and I am so enjoying her friendship. Ruby just loves her three kids, including Selah (9 months older than Ruby):

and sweet baby Silas:


Tuesday Morning

9 Jan



Choo-choo Train!

6 Jan

Today, from somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain, I pulled out the memory that Cabin John Park in Rockville, MD has a little train that kids can ride. Ruby loves trains and I thought that this could be a fun family outing for us. So off we went to the park on a beautiful sunny day.

Ruby took a nice long nap during the drive and when we got there her first words were “choo-choo train!” We parked and walked up the path to the little station only to discover that the train is on hiatus through the winter. Ruby was DEVASTATED.

She quickly got over her sadness and we all had fun on the playground:




While Ruby was playing a lovely Persian grandmother told me about a little train in a nearby mall, so we headed over there when we were done at the park and Ruby got her train ride.



5 Jan

Ruby is just so darn cute when she laughs!




3 Jan

Ruby usually kicks off her blankets when we go for walks so I got a special stroller blanket for her. It is more like a mini sleeping bag that hooks into the stroller, and Ruby loved it today on our walk. She and Mickey were snug as bugs in a rug.


Happy New Year!

1 Jan

We had a great last day of 2012 and first day of 2013 and hope you did too. On New Year’s Eve Adam, Ruby, and I went to the Pentagon to have lunch with Matty. Ruby especially had fun running around the courtyard, which is where my Dad officially proposed to my Mom, many moons ago. Mom was sitting on a bench when Dad gave her the ring, so Ruby wanted a picture on one of the many benches.

Later in the day Ruby’s Auntie Rebecca, Uncle Ronny, and cousins came to visit and we all walked around Old Town and enjoyed the Christmas decorations before heading home to ring in the New Year with champagne and pickled herring.