In honor of Ruby's 6 month birthday and the upcoming holidays, I made an attempt to get a good shot to use for Christmas cards. :)
Some photos were better than others.
Things got pretty intense.
I think these (above and below) may be the best smiles from Katie and Noah. (of course)
And sometimes Mom, Meme, and Grandpa just ask way too much of a person....
I have no idea how we are going to continue with the paper heart tradition.
It's quite difficult to get her to not follow/grab/want the heart.
The wagon we used was Katie's wagon. Ruby decided she would like to try pulling herself up on it.
Some sly looks...
and trying to pull herself up!
The one above totally cracks me up!
She is such a pretty girl, just like her brother and sister.
Ruby has been with us for 6 months! I can't believe it!
She is pulling herself along the floor in an army crawl. She is babbling a LOT making more intentional sounds. She has tried avocado (twice), peas (once) and cereal (once) and did not care for them at all. At the time of eating OR later in the night.
She loves her stacking toy, her brother and sister talking to her and making faces at her, playing with her sippy cup, and watching everything around her.
We are very thankful that Ruby is in our lives. This will be a blessed Thanksgiving indeed.
First of all, I never posted anything on Katie's ACTUAL birthday. It was definitely a good plan to have her party early, as we've been running non stop ever since!
I have attended three wedding showers (one that I hosted), gotten my dress fitted, (it looks great so far!), taken the kids to and from various activities and classes, folded 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, help fill, label, and rubberband 145 shoeboxes!! (Yay we exceeded our goal by 20 boxes!), taken Katie and myself for eye exams (with the other two in tow!), gotten my hair cut and highlighted, and I can't remember what else, but it is a BUSY month. My brother's wedding is December 3rd and there are wedding related activities and plans going on all the time as the date approaches. All four of us are in the wedding party, and Ruby is also having a dress to match Katie's dress. I am very excited for them. I've never been in a wedding at all (besides my own), so all the wedding events are new to me.
The next Saturday we have open is December 17th! ha! That is including December 10th when Corey has our church Christmas play that he and the kids are in.
In other news, Ruby is almost SIX MONTHS OLD!?!!!!
We tried cereal mixed with breastmilk a few days ago but she did not like it. We tried avocado again tonight and she didn't really seem to want much to do with it either. I thinned it out a little more this time to maybe combat some of the reflux affects that it seemed to have last time. Here are a few pictures.
She slept 10 hours straight the other night! Still a complete and total joy. We now have a 9 year old, a 7 year old, and a (almost) 6 month old. This will surely be a fun season of holidays!