Friday, September 18, 2009

My Girl in Pictures

I think it is entirely possible that Ruby will one day be a gymnast. She is wet-noodle flexible and has the requisite dare-devil spirit. Oh, and she loves showing off for an audience.

I mean, seriously, does this photo even need an explanation? I wish I could take credit for the magnificent genetic code of this one. She's beautiful - even with dirty cheeks.

Now's as good a time as any to say it: Ruby is potty trained! (Remember how angsty I was getting about this a couple of months ago? Like all wise Mamas say, they do it when they are ready. Please remind me of this the next go-round.)

Ruby was recently gifted with a stash of hand-me-down Barbies. She calls them her "babies" and sometimes tries to feed them a bottle, which just cracks me up. In this shot, she had just put them all down for a nap in their giant crib.

I've been loving my little helper. She folded this laundry all by herself last week, lining it up neatly in a row. I was so impressed and resolved not to refold a single stitch.

She was oh-so-pleased with herself for stuffing Lucy into Calvin's hard hat. I still haven't fully pieced that one together, but it kept her happy during the critical pre-dinner hour.

I saved the most exciting thing for last: Ruby recognizes the letter "L". I have no idea why or how. I knew that she knows R, O, M and sometimes W, but I had no clue about L.

I wonder what she'll surprise us with next?

20 comments:

  1. both of your kids are precious!!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  2. She is such a beauty! I love the folding of the clothes...and even more that you didn't touch them. What a mommy!!!

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  3. What a cutie! Have a sweet weekend! x

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  4. That last picture with you and Ruby is so precious. I really could just suck on those cheeks of hers

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  5. She's so smart and such a cutie!

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  6. She is darling and seems so yummy! Wish I knew that little/big personality that comes in all of them!

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  7. Ah! She's the cutest. thing. ever! I love this age- the Little Helper/Mommy phase is the best!

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  8. what a cutie pie! I hope the barbie babies had a good rest.

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  9. I love little Ruby. Such a cutie. And I didn't know she was potty trained! Look at that! I knew she would get there soon. Yay Ruby! Don't worry, I'll remind you next time...just the same as you can remind me with Cam :) Also, I didn't know she was such a flexible gymnastic"y" type of girl...cool!

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  10. I loved her since the day I found out she was going to be all ours!! It is so neat to see how God is putting our family together. She is all Ruby and all Martin at the same time. Congrats. on the potty training! It just had to be Ruby's idea is all!

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  11. She is a little doll. Love her hair!!

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  12. Hillelah just said, "Who's that?" I said, "Ruby." She said, "I love Ruby."
    (I think part of being 3 is asking questions that you already know the answer to - atleast that's the way it is with the 3 year old over here!)

    Maybe Ruby could rub some of that potty training magic on Hillelah - she's COMPLETELY uninterested. Enjoy your diaper free days - they will return soon :)

    Precious in His sight! Ours for a time, His forever!

    ~Heather

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  13. Oh...that last picture of you and Ruby must be framed...NOW! It's adorable!
    XOX
    Joni

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  14. OMG! Don't you just want to eat those cheeks up? What a cutie!

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  15. oh my goodness she is such the cutie pie!!!

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  16. Ruby is adorable! Love the second picture. And the Barbies lined up for their nap is priceless! Too cute!

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