Saturday, September 27, 2008
Ruby said her name today for the first time that I heard. Not sure if she quite gets that she's Ruby but it's a start. She also says "Kathy," "Otto" and "Ya Ya" (for Elyjah, her nanny's oldest son). When Magy (the most wonderful nanny ever) comes over, Ruby immediately asks "Where's Joel?" who is Magy's youngest son. She also says "Funny!" before cracking up about something. OH yes, the words are coming fast and furious.
I bought Ruby some cute little Hello Kitty undies and have been having her wear them around the house as a start to potty training. We are going slow and just taking it day by day but she is definitely noticing when she's going to the bathroom. Now it's just a matter of making the connection to the potty. We'll see. I'm really just winging it at this point. Ha!
Ok, that's the news for now. More soon!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Oh and here's a shot of Ruby reading about what people do all day: Last week, we went to the zoo with some of our neighborhood gal pals. Ruby looooved it. Everything was "oh wooow!" in kind of a breathless "I'm in complete awe" voice. She nearly climbed into the pen with the goats and when we got to the petting zoo, all bets were off. She literally ran from goat to goat petting them and shouting "Dog dog!" Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get photos since I was busy trying to keep her from poking the poor patient little goats in the eye or bum. Here are the three ladies checking out the ponies: In other news, Ruby got her first skinned knee yesterday while pushing her stroller down the sidewalk. She kind of wimpered but was so intent on getting that thing moving she didn't fuss much.
She also went to a birthday party with our neighbors and came home with a cute little ladybug on her cheek. She must of had fun because it took her 3.2 seconds to fall asleep for the WHOLE night for a change. Good times! I think she's getting a tooth too because right before I left for work on Saturday, she was SUPER fussy and kept grabbing her right side of her face. After a little tylenol, orajel and a bath she was much happier and maintained for the whole day. Poor little monkey!
Yesterday, I ran (RAN!) my first 5k. Ok, so I really only ran the first and third mile but still! For me, this is huge! Dustin and Ruby came to cheer me on. Maybe next year Ruby will run along with me instead of 'trowin a wobblah' on the sidelines like this year.
The other funny thing that happened (golly this post is disjointed) was yesterday at lunch. She'd been kind of grazing all morning so I didn't prep a big lunch. I just took some pb and added a little honey and gave her some crackers to dip. I was doing the dishes and heard her say "Yummy!" as she dug in. When I looked in on her I saw that she had tossed the crackers on the floor and was eating the peanutbutter honey mixture off of a BLUE CRAYON. Good grief!