Ruby has started standing on her own. Just briefly and she usually looks delighted while doing it. The first time happened last week. Christine and I were on the floor with her when she suddenly went from a crouch to standing, her arms up in the air like she'd just done a back flip off the balance beam and a huge grin on her face. She did this for several seconds and then plopped back down on her bum and resumed playing. I was so shocked I could hardly react and then I couldn't stop laughing. It was almost like she was showing off.
Last weekend, we attended Marcos' birthday party - a baseball theme, our favorite! Ruby loved playing with Blix, Otto and Marcos and discovered that Otto, too, likes to toss a ball around. Here are some pics from that party. Good for me, I actually remembered to take out my camera!Today we went over to Hank's house and had a little baby party (forgot my camera!). It is so much fun to get together with all of these mamas and let the kids play and compare notes. This is a good looking group of babies that I know! And I can't say enough about having a network of mama friends that I genuinely like! Now....if we can figure out a time when we can get away for a happy hour, I think we will all feel better! :-)