Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Baby's 2!

Where does the time go?!! My sweetie pie is two! We love her so much. She is such a funny little girl- full of personality! She is such a good talker, gets smarter every day, and keeps our family laughing. I wish I could freeze time and enjoy this stage a little longer, but I say that about every stage my girls hit. Ruby is feisty, she's independent but clingy, she is dramatic, a comedian, curious, happy.  Our girl's a little bit of everything!

For her birthday, we kept it a little low-key since she was so overwhelmed by it all last year. Our little family went to see "Arthur Christmas", visit Santa, and have Chick-Fil-A during the day. Then Ruby got a good nap and had her favorite, pizza, for dinner. Family came over for a "Rapunzel" themed party. Ruby loved it! She had so much fun and I was glad she enjoyed it this year!

Birthday breakfast!

Pretty in pink!

She is so my girl.  This is the reaction we got every time she opened clothes! She loves clothes! Each time she opened an outfit, she'd say, "I try it on."

Me & my Rubycakes with her pretty purple cake.

I made her a book that is all about her, filled with pictures of her. It's a new favorite!

Daddy & his girl

What is this face about?!

She loves her new dolly. She's such a good mommy.

After a while, Ruby realized that Isabelle was faster at opening her presents, so she'd just hand her the gift and say, "open it Sissy."

Ruby and her favorite person, her sissy. Two of my favorite people too!

Of course she had help with the candles. She had no other choice.

Having a little more cake after all of the guests were gone.

Day after her birthday with all of her fun gifts! Isabelle couldn't wait for Ruby to take a nap so she could play with all of the new toys by herself! After each present was opened, Isabelle would say, "We're sharing, huh Mom?"
There are so many fun things that I want to remember about Ruby at this age. Here are a few.
* She can count to ten, and almost 20, just skipping a few numbers.
*She knows the alphabet.
*She's like a little sponge. She picks up so quickly on songs. She knows all of Isabelle's preschool songs, Christmas songs, Tangled songs and exact words to the movie, and Justin Bieber songs. This morning I heard her telling James, "bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish; how many pieces do you wish?" I didn't even know she'd ever heard that!
*She is Isabelle's little shadow. It drives Sissy crazy sometimes! Lately everything Isabelle says, Ruby copies it, but says it louder.
*She loves Santa and isn't even nervous to sit on his lap. She tells him what she wants every time.
*The doctor says she is the size of a 2 1/2 year old. Hard to believe she can be so big with so little that she seems to eat. She is 93% for height and 60% for weight. Must be the french fry and mac 'n cheese diet.
*She loves clothes. She wants to wear a pretty skirt every day, or her Halloween fairy costume or Belle costume. If I take her to her closet, she usually wants to wear her leopard tutu or a church dress. I pick something and she points to something else and says, "how bout this?"
*She is very helpful. The other day Isabelle was going potty and yelled "I'm done!" Ruby yelled, "ok, I come wipe you!"
*She is an artist and is always coloring. Doesn't matter how much paper she has, she always turns to coloring on herself!
*When she wants to make a statement lately, she adds the word "eber" (ever) at the end of her sentence. "I not wear shoes eber." "I watch TV eber!" It's pretty funny!
*She likes to be pretty and wants to wear makeup. She likes me to put mascara on her and tells me, "I got blue eyes Mommy."

I could go on and on! She is such a hilarious little one and we are so grateful to have her in our family! Love you Ruby!