Archive | October, 2013

Nummies for Baby

25 Oct

Yesterday while I was nursing Joe Ruby told me that her baby needed to eat too.

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Joe’s Four Month Check-Up

23 Oct

Joe will be four months old on Friday and had his check-up today. He is still a big boy but not off the charts anymore: 17 lbs (90th percentile) and 26 in long (87th percentile). His PCM says he is just perfect and very advanced developmentally. Joe handled his shots like a champ, only crying for about 30 seconds.

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Play Day

23 Oct

Yesterday Ruby and Joe had two fun play dates. In the morning my friends Sharon and Laura and Laura’s kids Owen and Emmy came over and we all went to the park. Future classmates (USNA 2035) Emmy and Joe watched the older kids play:

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Owen and Ruby (USNA 2033) got along really nicely–doesn’t Owen have a gorgeous smile?

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In the evening some of my friends from small group got together and the kids made their own pizzas for dinner:

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Strollerwalk

22 Oct

Ruby calls strollers “strollerwalks.” Yesterday Ruby wanted to push Joey in her doll stroller. His chubby little legs didn’t quite fit through the leg holes but we made it work.

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No More Strings!

18 Oct

Ruby got her stitches (she called them her strings) out today–hooray! She was very brave and is happy to have them out.

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This afternoon we all drove out to Harrisonburg for our church retreat. Here is Joe lounging on Ruby’s bed while I packed:

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Because of some traffic and an accident we didn’t get into town until almost 9 tonight, and wanted to get some dinner. We were totally *those parents* with babies in a bar late at night, but the kids behaved beautifully despite some nasty looks from fellow patrons.

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Joe Crying and Ruby Reading

17 Oct

Joe is a pretty happy baby so most of you have never seen his sad face.

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Doesn’t it just break your heart?

I hate to leave a anyone with that image of Joe, so here is our sweet boy in his natural state:

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Ruby decided to read “Go Dog Go” to me tonight.

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Pesky

16 Oct

The kids and I had a busy day today: Target, the doctor to get Ruby’s stitches out (they weren’t ready yet so we are going back on Friday), two trips to the Tricare office, and the commissary. Both Ruby and Joe were very well-behaved–hooray!

Here is Ruby ready to see the doctor:

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She drew a picture while I was talking to the Tricare rep. This is how Ruby holds a pen:

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Joe is already acting like a pesky little brother at times, especially when he pulls Ruby’s hair:

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