it has been a pretty busy few days around here. it started up with ruby turning 2 years old last friday, march 15th. the day flew by, as we were preparing for her big toy story party on saturday & she was also quickly coming down with a nasty cold. since respiratory problems are so prevalent in people diagnosed with SMA, our pediatrician takes any cough ruby has seriously & pretty much treats it right away. so, in addition to running party errands on friday, we also made a quick stop to the doctors office & then the pharmacy to pick up antibiotics before heading to T's sister's & fiancé's apartment building to set up for the par-tay. it was so helpful to be able to set up the party decorations, at least partly, the night before the party.
the party went down on saturday (after yet more errand running, of course!) & it was a great success! it was PACKED. we had around 40 people at the party, including about 12 kids from babies through elementary school. many of our close friends came & it was fantastic to see so many people who love ruby come out to celebrate. it was a quick & crazy party. some of the pictures i have aren't the best because the apartment was so bright (& beautiful!) & I didn't edit them, so hopefully you can make them out okay. ruby got a TON of gifts & it currently looks like toy story exploded in our living took. we had (delicious!) baskin robbins ice cream crunch cake and some snacky-type food. everything turned out & looked great! and I have to give (many, many) thanks to T, Lu, Lisa, & my mom who helped SO much with setting it all up. and also to several of our friends who lent us tables and chairs so we didn't have to sit (& eat!) on the floor. :) last year, after ruby's rainbow party, i said I'd go easy on the big parties in the coming years, but i just don't see that happening anymore. i love planning them & it's a wonderful excuse to celebrate ruby & all she brings to our lives.
ruby also had her two year check up on monday. it went great & she barely cried. yay! she is still on her usual growth curve (10% for weight, 25% for height). no shots either, which was fantastic! basically, it was just a check-in & all is well. the biggest change is she can ride front-facing in her car seat now & use toothpaste with fluoride. like I said, nothing too crazy. but after the last few months we've had, no news is good news for us.
and lastly, ruby moved on up to the next classroom at daycare - the early preschool classroom. I was a little nervous but made sure to put on a happy, positive face for ruby. and she did great! no tears when i dropped her off & when i called to check on her in the afternoon, her teacher said she was having no problems with the transition & she's enjoying getting to know ruby.
so, lots of stuff going on & all of it GOOD. and we like good news. here are some pictures i took the last few days of all the fun we've had.