Friday, September 23, 2011
Of course she wouldn't look at the camera, but it's true. Ruby's going to be a big sister! We are super excited and yet some days when I'm running around after Red and completely exhausted I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into. I'm due April 8 and the Doc guessed another girl this week, but it's still early to confirm it. Either way, we're just praying for a healthy baby and no bedrest like last time. Twelve weeks on bedrest with a toddler would be way worse than last time so say a prayer for me!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
|Excited to go to school!|
|She would not put on her back-pack because she wanted the name sticker off her cup!|
|Once we got to the church she wanted her bag on|
|Telling Bibby all about school|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Summer is coming to an end this weekend and even though we had fun this summer, I'm ready for fall! Bring on the cool weather, fall fairs and skinny jeans (and of course, football!). In our house, football picture day marks the end of summer. The picture always makes us laugh because they are so staged but its a good way to ensure that we have a family picture at least once a year and its fun to look back at how we've changed over just 7 years. I had to wake Ruby up bright and early so she was determined not to smile-instead she looks asian. We're proud of our Coach and "Go Longhorns!".
My cousin asked me to send her a recipe this week for a cookbook that her work is putting together. She works for an oncologist so it will be a fundraisor for cancer research which is great and dear to both of us. I was searching for the perfect recipe to submit in memory of Mama Jackie and today I found it. I was looking in one of her old cookbooks which she heavily supplemented with hand written recipes and newspaper clippings. I came across this recipe card that she must have filled out for someone else since the top line says "From the kitchen of Mama Jackie". She started making this dish a few years ago for a family gathering and we all loved it, especially my sister. I'm pretty sure she made up the name just to make us laugh, but it stuck. So here's Mama Jackie's Summer Surprise. Make it this weekend for your Labor Day festivities before all the fruit of the summer is gone!
|I love her extra tips on the back! My mom started adding mango to the mix and its delish! Enjoy!|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Yesterday Rubes took a 4 hour nap. She rocks! But after dinner that meant she had lots of energy to expend. First we went to the playground. Then we hit up the sprinkler. And she must have worn herself out because this morning she slept until 10:30!! Yeah, she rocks!
|Grandaddy taught her how to drink water from the hose this weekend|
|Taking a break|
|Love that smile and those rolls!|
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A few weeks ago, our friend Justin of 375 Photography took Ruby's pictures. I've turned out not to be the mom that gets professional pictures at perfect intervals. My sister did pics at 5 mos, my mom took Ruby to the cheezy place at the mall around 7 months because I never took her for 6 months and then Justin did family photos around 10 months. So to keep things consistent, this time we went with 15 1/2 months.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
My mom made Ruby's little dress the night before. It didn't quite fit, but it was super cute! And those are her new boots from Uncle Tim and Aunt Amy.
|Our sweet family|
|Are these not the cutest 3 cowboys you've ever seen?|
|Ruby's friend Ethan|
|Ruby and her Aunt K-K|
|Aunt Ra-Ra and Uncle Mikey|
|My sweet baby girl. I can't believe she's 1 (and now almost 16 months old!). She's changed so much just in the last few months. She's a walking, talking silly little girl!|
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
-Find a soft cooler bag that will fit in the bottom of the stroller.
-Make you and I a turkey(or whatever you want) sandwich.
-Make Ruby a PBJ-like half the PB and J that you put on last time.
-Put some chips in a zip lock for you and me
-Cookies in a bag for you, me and MJ
-2 cokes for you and me
-Plenty of goldfish in her little cup
-A fruit cup
-Any other snacks that we have that she likes
-And a cup that won’t leak with milk in it-the thermos is probably best
-No straws, no glass-Zoo rules!
-Also can you take the tray off the stroller? I think she’ll ride better if she can see. Or we can take the umbrella, except that the cooler won’t fit. But there may be lockers. Whatever you think.
-Also-we can probably consolidate her diaper bag into her little owl back pack. Diapers, wipes, pacis, boogie wipes. Either pink hat or braves hat.
-Maybe a water cup. Change of clothes.
-And we’ll need the camera. Man, her stuff weighs more than her chucky bootie!
This is his reply which made me laugh at loud:
How bout instead of all of these instructions we eat a hot dog at the zoo. Ok great. See you in the morning!!
I will commend him and say that when I got up this morning after just 4 hours of sleep, I was expecting to fork over an hours worth of pay on hot dogs at the zoo. But to my surprise, the cooler was packed, the diaper bag was consolidated and and the stroller was ready. Yay! Go Daddy!
By the way-I think its weird that they serve hot dogs and hamburgers at the zoo anyway. Seems like a vegetarian menu would be more appropriate but no one asked me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Nope, not moving yet. Still in the parents basement. But we are moving from one gold shoe to the next. Sunday morning after I got Ruby dressed, I put on her gold shoes that she had worn just days ago. And either she had a major growth spurt overnight or I'm a really terrible mother for cramming her foot into itty bitty shoes. The new ones are a little big still, but aren't they awesome? How could I pass up an infant, gold, gladiator sandal that was on sale and said couture on the box? I couldn't.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
For now, I'm posting pictures of girls night. Last night six of us got together for a much needed and much enjoyed girls night. These are 5 friends that I've known for most of my life and even though we don't see each other often, when we do, we have so much fun catching up!
We picked a dish off of Pioneer Woman's website and split up the ingredients for everyone to bring and then made dinner together. It was so much fun! The recipe had a long list of ingredients with lots of prep work so it was a great dish to make together.
And it made so much food! Thanks girls for a great evening! Lets do it again soon!