Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ruthie at 14 Months

Ruthie has grown up so much just in this last month. She has really started walking a lot and is fearless. She just gets up and walks as fast as she can, and when she falls she gets right back up and gets going again. 

She is full weaned and starting to like milk. She drinks a cup of 3/4 milk and 1/4 juice every morning to wake up and then drinks a few cups of juice and water during the day. She is also eating only table food. No more baby food or baby cereal for this girl. She has become a big girl. She really loves sweet green peas. Matt and I hate them. Seriously, neither of us will eat them so I don't know where she gets that from. However, she will eat a whole can in one sitting if I let her. She really does love food!
She has 14 teeth still and the 15 and 16 are still pushing through, but nothing just yet.

She blows kisses to everyone. A few weeks ago, we were walking around downtown and she would clap to the music and then when we passed people she would blow kisses and wave to people as she passed. When she is not sleepy, she is a friend to everyone. She truly embodies her name. (Ruth means companion/friend).
Ruthie has also learned what shhhh means and will say it to the dogs when they are loud. She also will be quiet (at least for a few seconds) when you say it to her. She also puts her finger to her mouth as she says shhh. So cute!

She moved to 18 month clothes. The pjs that have feet in them are too long and some of the dresses are too long, but most of her stuff fits pretty good. She is just too big for the 12 month. Guess we are just in a weird stage.
She has also learned uh-oh and it is so very cute. Whenever she or one of us drops something she is quick to say uh-oh over and over again probably up to 10 or so times. I'm sure you would all think it is just as cute as we do!

Ruthie is now getting time-outs since she has decided that her new favorite toy is the dog bowls. She makes a huge mess, but also it just isn't sanitary. Hopefully, she will eventually get it, but just not yet. We just keep going with discipline in hopes that she will get it. Any advice?
Wow, I feel like we now have a little girl instead of a baby. She is just learning so much and babbles all the time. I can't wait until she knows how to express herself in words instead of just babbling and crying along with some awesome facial expressions. We are so happy to be her parents. She is just so great!

Monday, March 5, 2012

We Are Alive

We moved to Brunswick a week and 2 days ago. So far so good.
We have unpacked almost all the boxes and have just a few more to go and then onto hanging things on the wall.
We are loving being so close to stores especially TARGET! It is faster and easier to get to Target than Walmart. It is so great.
Matt worked his first Sunday this past weekend. It was successful. There were 15 middle schoolers and 5 high schoolers. Amazing!
Since moving here we have gotten a new couch, new recliner, and new washing machine (new to us). We are loving having a place that is almost 3x's the size of what we were living in. If you go to my facebook page you can see some mobile uploads that I made. More good pictures to come once things are hung and the place is a little more together. 
Ruthie starting walking on February 14, but since getting to Brunswick she has taken off! She can walk at least 5 feet and usually 7 or 8 feet at one time. It is amazing. We also discovered yesterday (Sunday March 4th) that Ruthie can suck liquid through a straw! Just earlier this week she was able to do that, but she did it on Sunday. It is amazing to me how fast she picks up on things and how fast she learns. She is also pretty excited about the word "uh-oh". She says it over and over and over..... over again. She loves that word. It is her first word that others can tell she is saying. Ruthie is also loving the nursery at our new church. She feels so at home that she even takes food from other kids when they aren't watching. The nursery workers said that Ruthie waits until a kid gets up from their snack at the table to go get something and will take a few goldfish or other snack and then steps away when the kid returns. They does the same thing to another kid a few minutes later. I guess we need to start working on not taking from our friends!
I am hoping to post videos soon of Ruthie blowing kisses, walking, pushing her walking toy, and saying uh-oh. So check back soon, b/c you will want to see that.
As for Matt and me, we are loving it here. We do miss Wilmore! We really love it here though and can't wait to see what the future holds.