Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry merry!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! We had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas... Christmas Eve was took a stroll in San Jose's Christmas in the Park - they decorate hundreds of trees, have Christmas music playing, and other fun moving (kinda creepy) elves and trains and little stations set up that Ruby was mesmerized by! At 9AM, we had the park to ourselves. Afterwards we needed to warm up so pastries and coffee were in order. Ruby was a huge fan. Obvi.

Christmas day was a tradition in the making... it was our first Christmas with our own little family so we needed to start out with a bang. Homemade cinnamon rolls? Of course. They were SO good. And SO bad for you. Good thing Christmas only comes around once a year! Ruby got some pretty sweet gifts from aunties and uncles and Nonna and Papa but I think the favorite of the day is her new baby doll stroller. She pushes that thing everywhere. That, and her Plasma Car (demonstration below...).

Experiencing Christmas through Ruby's eyes is a joy in itself - the lights, the music, the food... everything is exciting again. And I think it'll just get better from here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

happy tuesday!

My parents are leaving for Paris tomorrow... that is worth a picture.

Have a great rest of your week!

Friday, December 9, 2011


We went to go see Santa today...

It didn't go well.

We even prepped her for a few days. "Ruby! You're going to see SANTA!" "What does Santa say, Ruby? Ho ho ho!" And she'll say "HOOOOO!" when we ask her. But even with all the prep work, she still wanted nothing to do with the man in red.

Monday, December 5, 2011

NINETEEN months!

Ruby is closer to 2 years than 1 year old now... and I'm diggin it. She's so vocal and active and her imagination is so fun to watch develop. We have an ottoman in our living room that has some fleur de lis/flower embroidered stuff on it (trust me - it's not as tacky as it sounds...) and one day I watched her take this closed bottle of lotion and pretend to water the flowers and then she reached down, "picked" one of the flowers, and pretended to eat it... and then continued to do this numerous times and then started to offer me samplings of her garden. It was amazing. She's super into airplanes right now. When she hears one overhead she points to the sky and yells some word that kinda sounds like telephone, but it's the same word every time, so it's definitely her word for airplane. Right now the whole family is under the weather - and she hasn't been the happiest - but oh does she snuggle when she's sick. We love that little Bird!