Archive | September, 2013

New Earrings

28 Sep

Ruby lost one of her earring backs in Virginia Beach last week so we decided to get her some new earrings today . It was difficult getting a picture of her with her pearls; you can barely see them in this picture, where she is telling me she wants to come with us to Oktoberfest (Ruby stayed with our sitter, Brenda, and Matty, Joe, and I had a great time).

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Here Ruby is ready to go shopping earlier:

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Sister-brother bonding time:

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Rolling and Sitting

27 Sep

Our little Joebear hit a big milestone today. I put him down for tummy time and then turned away for a minute. When I turned back around Joe was on his back! Despite many attempts to get him to repeat this feat over the course of the day, Ruby and I failed. He is also very close to rolling over back- to-front.

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Joe has been sitting so well in his red seat I decided to see how he would fare sitting all by himself. He actually did pretty well, if only for a minute or two.

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“Look Mommy, we’re best fwiends!”

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Order in the Chaos

26 Sep

My small group met today at our house. We studied Genesis 1, when God created order from chaos. As we discussed how to apply the passage to our daily lives Ruby disappeared upstairs. She was quiet and I was enjoying myself so I just let her be.

Big mistake.

Apparently she had decided to teach me my own lesson. When I finally ventured upstairs this is what I found:

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(that is my makeup in the sink)

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What you can’t see is that the little trash can is full of powder and water and there is POOP IN THE BATHTUB! When I asked Ruby what she had done she said “I just make this big mess!” Thank God my wonderful friends were here to help; I was able to laugh a little instead of collapsing in a puddle of frustrated tears.

The children gave me a little gift later on when they both napped for about 30 minutes. Instead of being productive I watched “More Business of Being Born” on Netflix–heavenly.

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Joseph Three Months

25 Sep

Joe is exactly three months old today–unbelievable.

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Matty arrived home from work a little early today so we all went to the park. Joe loves watching his big sister play.

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Flashback: Elizabeth & Danny

25 Sep

I deleted most of the pictures from my phone today to make room for the newest iPhone software upgrade (and more pictures !) and stumbled across a few pictures I neglected to post when I did my big catch-up day in August. We were super excited to hang out with my best friend since childhood, Elizabeth, and her wonderful husband Danny a few months ago. Of course both kids loved them.

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Indecisive

23 Sep

Sometimes it is so very hard for me to choose between two pictures that are almost identical, like these:

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or these:

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And then every once in a while I get it right the first time:

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Happy Joe

22 Sep

Joe fell asleep in the swing at the church nursery today–something that Baby Ruby would have never done.

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He’s happy with Jenna…

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…and likes the walker that Rebecca bought for Megan in 2002.

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Ben and Ruby decided to get in on the walker action, but Joe wasn’t sure they would fit:

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