Archive | September, 2013

Trampoline

22 Sep

One of Ruby’s favorite activities is to “jump on the twampoline wit my cousins.”

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Cousins!

21 Sep

We are thrilled to add another baby to our family! My sister Rachel and her husband Matt just had their first child, Noah Matthew. He is absolutely precious and we can’t wait to meet him in November. As Ruby says: “aw I dwove (love) that baby!”20130921-215039.jpg
My Matty is studying for his Command Qualification Exam this weekend so the kids and I came down to Norfolk to give him peace and quiet, which is a rare commodity around our house these days. Ruby and Joe have been having so much fun with their other cousins and PopPop; Mama is in Australia with Baby Noah and we all miss her.20130921-215447.jpg20130921-215457.jpg
Megan especially loves taking care of Joe and he just adores her:20130921-215544.jpg
We all went to a movie at the zoo last night, which was fun and chilly.20130921-215706.jpg20130921-215715.jpg20130921-215731.jpg
Today we walked to a nice, shady park on a little lake.20130921-215815.jpg20130921-215847.jpg

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Whole Foods

18 Sep

I haven’t posted the past several days because the storage on my phone was completely full (I have almost 3,000 pictures) and thus I have been unable to take any photos. Rather than face the daunting task of going through and deleting pictures, I got rid of a few apps to buy myself some time.

I took Ruby and Joe to While Foods today to pick up a few things for dinner and a cake I wanted to bake for my small group tomorrow. This article has been floating around my Facebook feed and I did find it to be a little true today.

Ruby loved sitting at the bar waiting for my coffee:

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Joe smiled and flirted with the lovely cashier:

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Later he kept me company while I baked:

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Quick Catch-up

14 Sep

Wednesday was Joe’s two-month check-up, which confirmed what we already knew: he is perfect. Joe now weighs 15 lbs 4 oz, so he is still a big boy! Here he is waiting for the doctor:

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Ruby wanted to measure him:

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That morning Ruby slept until 8:30 and I had to wake Joe up at 8:45 to get out the door in time!

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“Look at my pretty hairbow Mom!”

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Reading from Daddy’s Nook:

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Enjoying some beautiful weather yesterday while watching Ruby “surf”

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A Baby in a Basket

10 Sep

I have to carry Joseph and laundry up and down two flights of stairs so I just plop him right in the basket. Usually he enjoys himself more than yesterday.

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Ruby played outside:

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Happy Joe watched her:

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Today Ruby fell asleep in the “pooter chair”

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Tio in DC

8 Sep

Matty’s brother Dave, who Ruby calls Tio, got back from a trip aboard the Maersk Pittsburgh yesterday. He and his wife Natalie stopped by our house on their way down to a babymoon in Disney World and we decided to explore Eastern Market on this beautiful Sunday.

We parked next to a church with this interesting artwork out front:

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We ate a delicious brunch:

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Tio made Ruby a water slide at her beach:

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Joe Goes to Washington…

7 Sep

…actually the King Street Art Festival in Alexandria, but today was his first time campaigning!

Excited and ready to go:

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At our booth (he was a big hit):

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