Ruby giving Kierin mimos (loves)
Ruby's other uncle was also in town from Houston. Ruby quite enjoyed hanging with Uncle Jay aka Jaybird and even got him to give her some snuggle time one evening. Since it was a 3 hour time difference from here in Seattle, we didn't try to adjust Ruby to the new time zone and just kind of winged it. Hence her naps and bedtimes (and waking up times!) were quite a bit later than they would be here. She did great with the adjustments and didn't have any problem getting to sleep, even in a somewhat unfamiliar setting. In fact, one night we were all sitting around chatting and carrying on and Ruby came by and started giving everyone kisses and then said, "Night night!" and began heading upstairs all by herself. She was ready for bed and she wasn't waiting for her slow mama to get on the stick! Unfortunately, she didn't continue doing this after we got home. Oh well.
Ruby and JaybirdAfter all of our adventures and good times, we piled onto the airplane and headed back home. It was a late flight, about 100 degrees on the plane and Ruby and I were both sick so it was a rough kind of flight. Thankfully, we got a ride from our sweet neighbors and made it home with all of our luggage and got to pile right into bed when we got home.
Ruby and I went shopping with Aunt Shirley one morning and we made her try on this hat. Rodeo Queen!
It was really a lovely trip and we are really grateful to everyone for making it so. Ruby has so many wonderful, smart, funny, loving and amazing people in her life!