Archive | September, 2013

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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Tummy Time Times Two

7 Sep

Ruby loves to share tummy time with Joe–she is such a sweet big sister (with some pretty serious bed head)!

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I loved all of these pictures too much to choose just one…or two…or three:

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Mountaineer

6 Sep

This morning we went to the park with some of our friends and had a blast! The weather could not have been more perfect and the company was just as lovely.

The kids all climbed up a pretty impressive, slippery, rocky hill and then were (deservedly) pleased with themselves. I love these pictures of our little climbers:

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Ruby and Selah having a serious conversation while Joe tries to chime in too:

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Joe napping in the stroller:

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Both kids actually napped on the couch for about an hour today, which was like a little slice of heaven for me:

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Busy Thursday

5 Sep

I originally titled this post “Busy Wednesday” until Matty informed me that it is, in fact, Thursday. I guess that’s one of the perils of being a stay-at-home mom!

Today I took the kids to the commissary for my first solo shopping trip with them. Joe was a perfect angel snuggled in the sling the whole time. Ruby was pretty good; she kept herself occupied eating a little head of broccoli.

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Later we went over to my friend Rachel’s house for a visit. Here is Ruby with her arms up in the stroller as we walk down the hill–I think she misses roller coasters.

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Rachel’s daughter Selah was so sweet with Joe:

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Ruby also got her toenails painted today:

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This may be my new favorite picture of my two guys last night:

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Sort-of Sitting

4 Sep

Joe really likes to sit upright, so I figured we would give Ruby’s red bumbo seat a try. I think he’s still a tad little, but he did enjoy it:

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These two are so cute together. I love how Joe is gazing adoringly at Ruby in this picture:

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Joe’s First Shoes

2 Sep

Of course they had to be Vans, bought on super sale at the Jersey Shore Outlets today.

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Water Babies

2 Sep

Yesterday the pool was finally warm enough to take Joe in and he loved it!

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