Sunday, February 1, 2009
Ruby turned two yesterday! TWO!! We kept it pretty low key. Had a few of the aunties and uncles over and some cake and that was it. She was really into opening her presents. Here she is opening her present from "Meemaw Tita" (grandma rita). She would oooh and awww and say, "Oh gosh!" with each one. Here she is in a poncho that her Auntie Christine crocheted for her. Adorable! When Auntie Monica and Uncle Steve arrived with Ari, she got REALLY excited. "Ari here!" she exclaimed and ran over to ogle her. When Ari needed some dinner, Ruby snuggled up with Auntie Monica to help out. She didn't quite get that Ari didn't really want the chupa chup at that point. Ha ha! And here's the princess resplendent in all her glory. She was so excited about the cake and visiting but she really didn't have any clue about her birthday and I think she was really freaked out about the whole singing thing and given how often we tell her to stay away from candles, she was wary of that part as well. All in all it was a good time. She got an ape, a monkey, a horse and an Ugli stuffed anima, some books, some clothes and kitchen stuff. She was thrilled and can't wait to celebrate next month with Jack! She's changed so much in the past year. Talking, pretend play -- she loves to put her baby to bed and cook in her kitchen-- and making her very definite opinions known. We are working on finding words for her to use rather than shrieking. Phew! Hard to believe that just two years ago she was a tiny, squishy little monkey who just wanted to sleep and eat. Today, I handed her a book while we were at the Goodwill and she opened it to the title page and was moving her finger along the words and saying random letters, "A. T. S. U." like she was reading. Too cute. Well, happy birthday my little noodle. We love you so much!!!!