Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just a few things...

Here is Ruthie sitting up in the tub. She is such a big girl.
She also enjoys bath time more now that she is able to sit up.
She loves her rubber ducky too! 

 Thanks to some Pinterest inspiration, I made a wreath for Halloween.
For Thanksgiving I will just change out the Halloween Decor for Thanksgiving Decor.  

I made some candy corn hair bows for Ruthie and Sophie to go with their candy corn dresses that Missy is making them. There will be pics of the girls in their dresses when we get a chance.  

I also made some flower hairbows- thank you Pinterest again.  

Finally, Ruthie was given a Colts/Peyton Manning jersey from Sarah's (Matt's sister) boyfriend's mom. (you got that?). How cute is she? 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

4 Years Of Marital Bliss

And it really has been bliss. We have lived in 4 different houses, 2 different states, each almost completed a seminary degree, has a beautiful baby girl, adopted the cutest puppy ever, and enjoyed life together. 
Tonight we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Malone's steak house. It was delicious. We both had steak and I tried the crab rangoon rolls and we both has the Lexington Salad, I had a baked potato and Matt had the fried mashed potatoes. All of it was the most delicious food we have had in a long time! We also got a free dessert b/c it was our anniversary. It was angle food cake on the outside and one layer of cherry chocolate ice cream as well as a layer of chocolate chunk ice cream with oreo cookie crust and a layer of oreo cookies between the ice cream layers. Oh and then whipped cream and chocolate and caramel covering it all! It was as amazing as it sounds and my favorite part was that it was FREE! All in all the dinner was probably the best anniversary dinner of the 4. 

Here we are at dinner- a little blurry, but we got it

Here's the Stout family celebrating
These last 4 years have been amazing and we have been blessed more than we could ever have imagined. Can't wait for what the future holds. I love you, Matt Stout! You are pretty great!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ruthie turns 8 months old

So Ruthie is now 8 months old. Every month I feel shocked that we have been a family of 3 for so long. Here are some pics we took yesterday. There were so many good ones and I had a hard time choosing so there are a lot here.

 Sneaky baby

 coming to momma
 so silly
 looking at Mags


 about to lick to chair

 So innocent

So sweet

 eating Cinderella

 Happy Happy Baby!

 looking at the mobile

 ok, i am about done mom
 loves to eat her fingers
 "What you doin?"


 looking for Maggie

 She woke up from her nap and went in to get her and she had sat up on her own.
This month was a big month for you, Little Miss Ruthie:
You went to the beach for the first time.
You learned to sit up with out any support and then how to go from laying down to sitting up.
You eat at least 2 jars of food and 2-4 tablespoons of cereal a day and still nursing 5 to7 times a day.
You have 6 teeth and are teething again. 
You have moved to 6-9 month clothes.
You can wave at people and sometimes you know why you are waving.
You can say da-da and ma-ma and we think you know who you are talking to when you say it.
Your personality is coming through even more as you can see in the pics above.
You are still loving your jumperoo, but the swing is not as fun. 
You love Maggie and want to play with her and know where she is all the time.
We have no idea how much you weigh or how long you are, but we know you are growing so much and are getting so big everyday!
You are rolling around so much and are also getting up on your knees and hands and preparing to crawl.
We can stand you up and you can hold on to the ottoman or coffee table all by yourself, you are wobbly, but you can stand for about 30 seconds.
We are so happy to be your mommy and daddy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Family Vacation September 2011 (and a few other things)

I found some pics on the camera I forgot were there: 
Ruthie enjoying nap time in her jumperoo

 Ruthie is preparing to crawl

I finally framed Ruthie's 2 month and 6 month pics. Also, notice the rose to the right that my sweet, dear husband brought home to me for no reason! He is pretty great!
Now onto the family vacation fun! Matt was invited to come to be the speaker for the Valdosta State Wesley Foundation September Sands Retreat. We went down a day early and spent sometime just the 3 of us. It was our first trip to the beach since our honeymoon and it was Ruthie's first time at the beach ever. We had so much fun!

Here is Matt and Ruthie walking on the beach
Here's Ruthie chillin' at dinner

Ruthie on the beach

We do have a few more pictures that Emily Harp took for us that I will post after I get them from her.