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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ruby Ten Months

Over the last month it feels like Ruby has grown up so much. She is completely mobile and her personality is blossoming.  It has been so fun to watch her explore her world and discover so many new sights, touches and sounds.  Baby girl is always on the go.  She can go from laying to sitting, to crawling and any other combination.  We had to get the gate out for the stairs because she is all over the house.   If I'm being honest though, it kind of makes me sad.  I just want to sit and cuddle and rock her and she is already getting too squirmy and thinks she is too old for her mama's loves.
Earlier in the month Ruby had a well visit check with the doctor.  Since her ear infection a month earlier, she had gained 2 pounds.  She shot up to 75th percentile of weight and is still quite tall.  I wasn't at all surprised because currently it seems like she is hungry constantly.  She will usually eat several different items per meal and has been known to eat a full banana.  Maybe it's the new teeth that have made her want to be fed so much - she cut four teeth in about a week time period.  Luckily she was only mildly fussy so hopefully she wasn't too uncomfortable.  Ruby has several new tricks when eating.  She has been spitting/blowing raspberries for quite awhile but now she waits till her mouth is full, spews food everywhere and then squeals and laughs.  She also has started dropping anything she can just to get me to pick it up so she can drop it again.  She is so funny about it that I can hardly deny her the fun
Ruby is starting to pay more attention to stories and is interested is some of the more basic books that we have.  It is a little tough to read to both her and Luke together though because she grabs the book and he gets mad.  Overall the interaction between the two of them has become so fun to watch.  Luke often has to be reminded to be soft, but they laugh and play and chase each other.  They seem to already have their own way of communicating - I love that they will be friends and can hardly wait to see their relationship grow.
Happy ten months baby girl.

This look on her face cracks me up.

Check out that mouthful of teeth.

This mama loves her girl!

I seriously could take a picture like this almost every night,
She is the craziest sleeper, and piggie is always along for the adventure.


The babies stayed with Grandma and Grandpa
For a few days while we took the big kids to Jackson Hole
Everyone was ready for night night.

Ruby has spent plenty of time hanging out with her bestie Juniper

First fireworks...she was mesmerized.

Lovin the parade with Grandpa

Friday, August 1, 2014

July 2014

I'm more than a little sad to see this July end.  It has been a great one and now that all of the festivities, vacations, etc. are over, it feels like we are on a downhill slide to winter.  The days are already getting shorter, it's dark when I leave my house, and I really just want it to be summer forever.  Isn't there a quote about having fun in the summer so you have memories in the winter?  If there isn't, there should be, and our July will definitely hold a lot of great memories.  The 4th of July and Jackson Hole merited their own posts, but the rest of the month was pretty stellar.

Family selfies on the porch.

Luke's first haircut by daddy.

The haircut looked great.

Le Mis at the Scera Shell with my mom.
The evening was beautiful and it was a great performance.

Nothing better than when the babies visit me at work.
I'm sure Luke was happy to see me but
Mostly he just wanted to play in the pond.

Celebrated Boyd's 75th birthday,
Where else besides Cherry Hill?

Spent a morning at the Bean Museum
It was recently renovated, we were really impressed with the new exhibits.
The kids loved it.

Tim, carrying on the Whitesides tradition of
Homemade icecream on Sunday.

Stuck with tradition and ran my favorite 10k to start Pioneer Day
The Speedy Spaniard never disappoints

Everyone else slept in and joined the celebration at the parade.

To beat the heat we spent the rest of the day indoors,
Lunch, a movie, and shopping at the mall.

The sister cousins loved the celebrations.

We have spent lots of time outside so that 
Luke can ride his bike.

Surprise visit by Erik and Brycen,
Luke loves his big brother and sister

Tim and I went to the Tim McGraw concert,
A late celebration of our anniversary.

Mona Days fireworks, always worth the drive.
Both kids were fascinated and 
I was so content snuggling the babies and
Watching the celebration with my family.