22 November 2011

three quarters of a year

ruby turned 8 months old on november 15th. not that she wasn't before, but she is so much fun now! she has a flirtatious smile that she gives people when she knows she's being funny, then buries her head in my shoulder. she fake coughs and looks around to see if anyone's noticed, too. she's becoming quite the jokester and i can only imagine what she will be like in another year.

so, here's a snapshot of ruby at 8 months:

she's still in size three diapers and i think she's around 18 lbs.

she finally, finally (finally!) rolled from her back to her stomach. once. and she was still laying on her arm when she did it and couldn't figure out how to pull it out from under her. it was pretty hilarious. but also so exciting! she's been trying to do that for months!

she can stand up if she's holding on to something with two hands. she stands up next to the tub and watches me fill it up each night. it's so sweet.

she's still babbling away a lot. and let me tell you, she is LOUD. i think it's pretty awesome. except for when she wakes up at 4:30 and starts up talking at the top of her lungs. i think she will be quite a chatty little girl.

in the last month, it seemed like ruby's spent the majority of her energy on figuring out how to get moving. she sits up on her own all the time and has started lunging forward to get where she wants to go. she pushes herself backwards when she's on her tummy. it is so much fun to watch her figure out how to do something she's been working so hard on. i'm so proud of her.

ruby's sleep is pretty good. she goes to sleep pretty easily each night and sleeps from about 7:30 - 6:00 and wakes up a couple times most nights. i think she's doing great and am loving all the snuggles.

she's still eating everything we put in front of her. and very recently she's started eating puffs and other solid snacks. she can definitely put away some food. her dad is proud. :)

ok, now for the good stuff. pictures! she is less and less happy each month to be laying down. she can sit up & darn it, she wants to! which i think is pretty sweet, so she's like that most of the time.

anyway, she rocks. we love the socks off you, rubinski!

07 November 2011

best. halloween. ever

okay, i'm a little late with this one. but i have been swamped in every area of my life. i manage to take pictures of everything that i want to blog. it's the actual blogging that takes more time and energy than i can usually muster up after i get ruby to bed and everything situated in the house each night. but tomorrow, i'm home with rubinski b/c T has to work and we can't put her in daycare the extra day. so that means, among many things, that i get to nap (!!!) tomorrow when ruby does. holla! what up?! yeah, you know you're jealous.

so, i must must must recap our halloween celebration. waaay back in august, i found this post at www.pinksuedeshoe.com and was immediately inspired. i knew immediately that i had to make this happen for ruby's first halloween costume. i, too, was obsessed with rainbow brite, as a child. one of my co-worker's wife is quite a talented seamstress, he showed her the link, and she said she'd be happy to make it for ruby. and i'm serious when i say she's very talented - she made the costume, without seeing/measuring/even peeking at ruby, and it fit like a glove. i lost myself in giggles the first time i put her in it (and every time after for that matter). she was a huge hit! everyone has said she was adorable and that it was one of the best costumes they'd ever seen for a little baby girl. i couldn't agree more. it was a great day, great memories, and as you'll now see, some great pictures!
i just love her little leggings. and the star antennas. and her fluff. :)

rainbow brite and her sidekick, twink

handing out candy to the masses!

this was during a quick costume run-through the day before halloween. we had to make sure everything fit just right. she doesn't look at all excited, does she?? :)
behold, the final painted pumpkin product!
and making ruby into a kung fu baby
(you know, the rainbow kung fu baby version)

other halloween festivities - painting her pumpkin. ruby loves to paint and she did a lovely job, if i do say so myself.
other halloween shenanigans included playing in a pile of rainbow
we had an absolutely awesome halloween. next year, ruby will be old enough to have some input into what she wants to dress up as, so i think i did a great job of taking full advantage of being able to put her in something ridiculously over the top when i had the chance. mission accomplished, eh?