Monday, March 28, 2011

sick baby...

Sick baby at home today... and I'll be honest - I'M exhausted from taking care of the little one!! She was so tired and cranky all day and just wanted to cuddle... which is so wonderful... but exhausting at the same time. Send her some good thoughts... we're hoping for our chipper, smiley Ruby to return when she wakes up tomorrow...

PS - photo taken/edited in the app - I rarely use it, but feel free to follow me! username: audreydunlop

Sunday, March 20, 2011

two things...

1. Amazon is amazing. I was always a kinda girl until I discovered this Amazon Mom thing from - you get 15% off basic baby needs (diapers, wipes) by just signing up. No fees, no secret handshakes... just sign up. THEN, there's this "Subscribe and Save" thing where if you set up something to be delivered on a regular basis, you get an EXTRA 15% off. So I just put in an order for 2 packs of diapers to be delivered every month and because I'm an amazon mom and it's through their subscribe and save program, it's 30% off! Everytime! And then I set up a big refill pack of wipes to come once every 6 months and same thing - 30% off!! On top of that, it's free 2 day shipping and you can cancel or change your subscription any time you want to. I'm in love.

2. I know that was boring. Here's your reward:

I'm in love with this too... :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

You're a tiger!!

Or a cheetah. One of the two anyway. Sleepy PJ mornings with Ruby!

Sorry for the delay in posting. Ruby likes to be on the computer and slaps the keys as she looks at pictures of herself on the blog. Yesterday we realized our "t", "h", "c", and "v" keys weren't working. Hmmm... no more "typing" for Ruby. BUT, good news - we restarted the computer and all is well. But for awhile there we thought blogging would be terribly hard. Imagine:

Sorry for e delay in posing. Ruby likes o be on e ompuer and slaps e keys as se looks a piures of erself on e blog. Yeserday we realized our "", "", "", and "" keys weren' working.

It stresses me out just looking at it. Thankfully, all is as it should be. For now.

Friday, March 4, 2011

TEN months!

Double digits!! The next (and only other) time that will be significant is in 9 years and 2 months - cra cra! Well... taking her pictures on the big white chair without Josh around is not happening. She's officially a flight risk. This girl loves to move. Only one week ago she was so apprehensive about crawling and now she just won't stay still (unless she pauses for a cuddle with mama... LOVE!). As everyone has said, our lives have changed now that she's mobile. Not as much as they will once she can walk (I mean, it takes her a solid 3 minutes to get from the living room to the kitchen - she's not THAT fast). But she is pulling herself up on things which definitely spices things up and standing/walking with mom/dad's fingers is one of her favorite activities as of late. No more sitting on the couch for mom and dad! Fun new change: every morning when I go in to get her (after she's slept a solid 11 hours - Hallelujah!), she's sitting up in her crib and waves at me with her cute bed head and rosy cheeks. I'm tellin' ya... she's too precious.

I think this is a good representation of how she feels about taking her monthly photos now:

a little blurry from her wiggling and the face says it all - "COME! ON! MOM! I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE! LET ME GO CRAWL!"
... or this one....

"Hey mom, I got something for ya..." Is my little monkey flipping me the bird?? :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

just because...

sequence shots of adorableness...