Archive | March, 2013

Well hello there third trimester

18 Mar

As of yesterday I am officially in my third trimester! Woohoo! The next three months are going to be super busy so the time should fly by, just like the first two trimesters have.

Matty took this picture of me tonight before I went to the Alexandria Commission for Women’s Salute to Women Awards Banquet. My Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club was a major sponsor of the banquet and one of our members received an award. I am pretty sure that out of the hundreds of people who attended we were the only Republicans, which ended up being nice because former Governor Jim Gilmore sat at our table. My family actually campaigned to elect him Attorney General back in 1993, along with George Allen for Governor and Michael Farris for Lieutenant Governor. That was my first foray into politics, and it was fun to talk to Jim 20 years later. He gave me a pin as thanks for my work back then, at the age of eleven.

For a quick Ruby fix here is our darling girl at Target today, eating the cherry Chapstick that she fished out of my purse. I am letting her because she is being quiet and well-behaved. Ah parenthood.


Happy 2nd Birthday Ruby!

15 Mar

Our sweet Ruby turned two today. I cannot believe how quickly time is flying. She is so smart and just delightful. Every day she amazes us with new words and phrases, and her sentence structure is really improving. Ruby enjoys her friends and loves babies–she actually always wants me to hold the babies, which I think is a very good thing.

We are loving watching Ruby grow up and are so excited to experience this next year with her!



14 Mar

Ruby’s second birthday is tomorrow so I baked some red velvet cupcakes to share with her friends today.


It is hard to believe that two years ago today I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and induced, assuming we would have a baby by the morning. Well it was a very long night and whole other day before we finally got to meet our precious angel. Ruby is such a sweetie–today when some of our friends were leaving she yelled “bye! Thanks coming guys!”


11 Mar

Here is Ruby on our stairs today with her puppy Patch, whom she wanted to take to the store.



Walking with Pooh

8 Mar

Ruby and I walked over to her friend Selah’s house today and Ruby wanted to take Winnie the Pooh in her “baby walk.”

I tried to get a good picture of the girls playing, but this is the best one I got–they are both in constant motion!


Snuggles with Daddy

7 Mar

Somebody’s ready for bed…

…I don’t think it’s Ruby.

Bubble Bath

6 Mar

Lately Ruby has been asking to take bubble baths. She asks all day long, but we generally like to bathe her right before bedtime. Today Matty got her some special bubbles and she had a particularly nice soak.