Archive | February, 2013

Ice Cream

28 Feb

Ruby takes after her Popsie (Matty’s Dad) with her love of ice cream, specifically Breyers Natural Vanilla.




Winkle Winkle

25 Feb

Matty had a lovely visit with Matt and Rachel in Brisbane this past weekend while I was on a church retreat in Pennsylvania. My parents watched Ruby and she had a wonderful time in VA Beach. I was so happy to see her yesterday and she was delighted to see Matty this morning (his flight got in way after her bedtime last night). It is so nice to have our little family together again.

Ruby loves music and I am trying to work on a few songs with her. Today she started (barely) singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” As you can see, we have some work to do, but she is still cute!

A Scratch and a Haircut

21 Feb

Ruby and I had a wonderful dinner with my college friend Colleen and her family last night at their beautiful home in Suffolk. Colleen and her husband TJ’s son, Ryan, is a year old (and adorable!) so their house is very baby-proofed, but Ruby managed to get a huge scratch/bruise/bump on her head by running around like a maniac and crashing into furniture. Kids will be kids. You can see the scratch underneath the hair on her forehead above her left eye.

The other day I went with my Mom and got my first haircut since I chopped all my hair off over the summer. If I keep this haircut pace my next one will be when our new Baby is a few months />


19 Feb

Ruby loved helping Mama make delicious paleo pancakes this morning.



Ruby’s Friend

18 Feb

Ruby wasn’t feeling very well today–maybe she is just missing her Daddy.

A little visit from my parents’ horrid cat, Cafoknap, who Ruby is obsessed with, made her feel better.


Mama’s Knee and Ricky’s Birthday

17 Feb

Matty is en route to Australia for work in Sydney this week and a quick trip to visit Matt and Rachel in Brisbane next weekend, so Ruby and I came down to VA Beach for a week with family. We’ve had this planned for awhile, but on Friday my mom hurt her knee very badly. She is recovering really well and isn’t letting her knee get in the way of Ruby time. Yesterday they read together…
…and today Ruby got a ride down the chairlift at church, which she found super exciting (really!).

Today was Ricky’s ninth birthday and we got to celebrate with him. After a delicious dinner and cake,

Ruby’s cousins taught her “ring around the rosy.”




23 Months + Handydowns

15 Feb

Ruby is exactly 23 months today–I can’t believe she’ll be two years old in a month!  I should probably start planning her birthday party…

She is so funny and delightful, with new words and phrases every day.  Today she pulled Matty’s coffee cup that he uses at work out of his backpack and said “Daddy coffee cup.”  How does she know that?  I almost never drink coffee, and she rarely sees Matty drink it, and I never remember referring to coffee cups before.  Kids really are like little sponges, which I need to remember when tempted to use my Sailor words.

Ruby’s silly favorite thing from the past few days is a brown bear ceramic piggy bank that belonged to me when I was little.  We had it perched on a shelf in her room and she was very insistent that she wanted it.  After cuddling the bear and playing with him for a few days she finally managed to break a big chunk out of him this afternoon, so he will be retired back to his shelf.  This morning though, he kept her company when she was snuggling in our bed.Image

It was a lovely, mild day today she we decided to walk to Del Ray to meet some of our friends for an early supper.  I brought out an adorable jacket that belonged to Ruby’s cousins Megan and then Jenna.  Ruby was SO excited to wear “Megan coat.”