Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We arrived on Thursday evening around 11 pm. Ruby did GREAT on the plane with the exception of about the last hour. She had a supreme melt down due to being completely over tired and up waaaay past her bedtime. We were sitting directly behind the curtain dividing us from the fancy pants in First Class so they got to experience her cries right up close. All I could do was laugh because nothing seemed to be working. Luckily, this darling flight attendent (Holla Daniel!) who had bright white teeth and curly black hair, was very good with children all he had to do was look at Ruby and she stopped crying. He even made her a little shaker with two cups, some tape and some stir sticks. Of course, as soon as he walked away, Ruby was off again. I took her for a walk down the aisle to the other end of the cabin and with the change of scenery she calmed down enough to completely pass out for the rest of the flight.
On our first day, we went to the beach in Santa Monica and walked around, had a coffee and rode the Carousel. Ruby did not enjoy the ride so much and kept trying to jump off the horse. However, she did give the horse lots of kisses when we got off and she loved watching the merry-go-round from afar. After our siesta we went to the Santa Monica Promenade and walked around, seeing the sights and people watching. Ruby looved the music and all of the bright lights.
Ruby tries to blow bubbles with Malena (but really she was eating the soap)
Ruby giving Maynard some lovin'
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Watts enjoys some snacks Ruby has snack all over her face. Sticky.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Sharing an ice cream cone at delicious Molly Moon Ice Cream
I read somewhere on the 'internets" about making fingerpaints with vanilla pudding. Good thing I used something edible because the first thing Ruby did was taste it. Unfortunately, it tasted too good and all she did was eat it and did very little actual painting...other than her face and belly that is. Still, it was a fun activity!
We got pedicures! Well, I got a manicure and the girls got pedicures. They had gone in earlier in the week with Auntie Danielle who got them manicures so we went back for the pedicures. Ruby even got star treatment with a pedicure (hot pink polish!) of her own. Ooh La la! Fancy Nancy's got nothing on us!
Oh yeah, and we got some cupcakes too. Decadent!
Estelle got to hang with her pal from the 2nd grade, Kaitlyn and Sienna went to visit her preschool teacher Shelly. Unfortunately, we weren't able to connect with her friend Ryan but next year we will! We also had a lot of down time, just hanging in the yard, reading, crafting and playing cards. The girls were both amazing and helpful and just plain enjoyable to be around.
Now, we've got Laura, Shawn and Sir Watts in town so we'll have some more updates soon!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
And here are a couple of pictures way out of order but cute just the same:
Ruby and Uncle Christopher:Ruby and Aunt Sunny Sage Ruby and Grandma Genie reading together Oh and more to come, more to come! There are so many pictures that I didn't get that I wish I had. Sigh..isn't that always the way!
It was super hot over there in SE Idaho so later that afternoon we headed over to the mall (gasp!) where they have a little playground in air conditioning. Delightful! Here are the kiddos in their matching carseats. How cute is that? Amy and I spent the whole day together, catching up and watching Ruby and Jack play. Ruby was pretty tired still from her journey the day before so she was more clingy than normal. She was also very intent on what she was doing. At one point, Jack tried to give her a hug and she gave him the backhanded shove. Busy busy girl, too busy for hugs. Don't worry Jack, she does the same thing to me! It was so fun watching them play! Then, I headed over to my parents' house and caught up with everyone there. When Estelle and Sienna got there, it was like the scene in Gone With the Wind where Scarlett is surrounded by suitors....only in this case it was Ruby surrounded by adoring cousins. Even Uncle Cooper got in on the action! Ruby and I slept in the back bedroom and Ruby insisted on playing the chimes in the hallway every time. We also went out for Indian food one evening and she grubbed it up! Who knew the girl would like curry?
More to come! Stay tuned......