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Jun 27

ruthie’s nine month checkup

My baby turned 9 months on the 17th. How did that happen? And with the turning of the calendar came another routine checkup. Here are just a few things I want to remember about this sweet stage.

weight: 18.14lb (50%)

length: 27.25in (35%ish)

IMG_8546 IMG_8548Our little lady just cut her four top teeth this last week! So along with the bottom two teeth, she is up to a whopping six teeth total. She is scooting all around, and rocking on all fours, but no “official” crawling yet. On Sunday (June 23) she pulled herself up for the first time! She rocks (dances) every time music comes on.IMG_8550She also learned how to wave in the last two weeks. It’s so cute to see her waving at Grandma and Grandpa on Skype or at daddy when he walks in the door after work. She give occasional “kisses” that completely cover you in drool, but we don’t mind. She still loves her mama, and does not like strangers, or the church nursery.IMG_8555Jobie can make her laugh harder then anyone else. She ADORES him! They play so well together. Job loves to give her kisses and to get her toys or a paci. He has to watch out because she can get his hair and get it good! She also is starting to notice when he takes a toy from her and isn’t exactly fond of the idea. We are working on that with both parties involved. IMG_8572Ruthie loves her food! She’s eating what we are eating, and has been for probably at least two months now (I am not a big fan of purees, only because they are so much more work). She loves to feed herself and wants to be eating every time we are eating. She makes this cute little grunting noise until she gets a bite. IMG_8573I still can’t believe I was half way through my pregnancy with Ruthie when Job was this age. She still seems like such a little girl. I am so thankful for my sweet girlie and the ability to just enjoy her in every new stage. She is such a delight with a smile that can light up a room. I am one blessed mama.

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Jun 26

the great adventures of mr. underpants

I feel the need to attempt to explain these pictures, but I am having a hard time finding where to start. It was very muggy outside. My kids were being crazy. They needed to have some fun. So naturally, we got the undies out to play with. The undies have yet to make their big debut into daily use for this little man, but for now, they make great hats for all. Yes, even mommy had a pair on her head. But thankfully, no pictures were taken of that sight!

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Naturally, you play a hybrid game of golf/baseball while wearing your underpants helmet! IMG_8319 IMG_8320 IMG_8334Look at those alligator tears. Like me, both of my children have huge tears that can soak a shirt in about 10 seconds. It’s so funny to me how much our kids look like me when they cry, but maybe that’s because nobody really knows what daddy looks like when he’s crying.

 

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Jun 24

please stand up

We have had a great weekend filled with lots of fun and lots of hard work. I have been baking away testing out some new recipes to share with y’all. Ian had the camera out taking some pictures of all the action. And after all the hard work, he got some rare pictures of me with sweet Ruthie. (Somehow I am never in the pictures with my kids, maybe that’s because I am usually the one taking the pictures.) In the first two she was talking with Grandma and Grandpa over Skype, showing off her waving abilities. In the following ones we were just getting some cuddles while playing on the floor.

We also celebrated Ruthie’s first time standing up on her own! Only a short while after these pictures, out of nowhere she just decided to pull her self up! Those little moments come and go so quickly but they are so special. Though the progress of our children starts out on such a small scale, we want to celebrate along the whole journey. Standing up is one step closer to changing the world.

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Jun 21

baby got teeth

Our little Ruthie is 9 months! How is my baby 9 months old already?!?! She is getting all four top teeth right now. She is a champ. There is hardly any complaining coming from that girlie over the FOUR teeth coming in at once! Here are a few pictures of her showing off her new pearly whites.

Look at that tooth!

Look at that tooth!

I love her little scrunch face!

I love her little scrunch face!

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Man, I love this girlie!

Man, I love this girlie!

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Just keeping it real. I went to take care of that yucky nose, and this is how it ended

Just keeping it real. I went to take care of that yucky nose, and this is how it ended.

 

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Jun 21

kefir, here we come…

Since the new year, we as a family, have been trying to eat much healthier. As you will notice with many of my recipes I am trying to replace processed foods with lots more whole foods. We have really enjoyed this process. We still love us some cake from time to time, but it’s all things in moderation, right. We aren’t eating better because we are afraid of the doctor, or processed foods, or GMO’s, but simply, we enjoy it and feel much better doing so. So in an effort to give something new a try…

Yesterday I started my VERY FIRST batch of home “brewed” kefir. I am so excited to try the first of my fruits tomorrow. I wanted to give you a little taste of what may be to come. If all goes well, I plan on posting a recipe to make your own kefir at home. Stay tuned…

Just mixing up the grains and the sugars. Getting ready to add the water.

Just mixing up the grains and the sugars. Getting ready to add the water.

the beginning of the brewing process

the beginning of the brewing process

look at all those probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.

look at all those probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.

"Oooo, yummy"

“Oooo, yummy”

Jobie loves to help me in the kitchen!

Jobie loves to help me in the kitchen!

got a batch brewing and a batch being flavored and getting some yummy carbonation.

got a batch brewing and a batch being flavored and getting some yummy carbonation.

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Jun 19

father’s day 2013 recap

Sunday was a great day filled with lots of feasting, meat, and cute smiling face. We ate many of my husbands favorite foods – MEAT – hot dogs, hamburgers, and ribs, followed by a super yummy mustache cake. We all got naps in too, even if mine was only about 20 minutes. Hope y’all had a great day celebrating the fathers in you your lives. I am one blessed and happy  woman!

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I think someone enjoyed his cake… It took awhile to get all of that frosting out of his nose.

 

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Jun 16

happy father’s day

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To my Father-in-law, Thank you so much for being such a great dad. Ian has learned so much from you! He is the man he is today because of you and your sacrifice, love, discipline, prayer, and respect. I know the reason he is so patient and tender with me is because he grew up seeing that in your home. Thanks for raising a man that I wanted to marry. I am so thankful for you and the impact you have had on our little family.

To my dad, Thanks for loving me, serving me, providing for me, and helping me find the best husband (and father for my own children). It was really hard finding someone I respected as much as you, thanks for leaving such large shoes to fill! You have been such a great dad and I have loved watching you grow over the years. It’s also been fun watching you in this new role as Grandpa. I am so glad my kids get to grow up with you as their “Papa”. Thanks for your years of sacrifice and love.

To my amazing husband, I can not thank you enough for being so patient with me in all of my short comings. You are such an example of Christ’s sacrifice for the Church, you work hard proving for us, and you do such a great job leading our family and lovingly guiding me along the way. You are all I could ask for in a husband, friend, and father to our kids. Thank you for laying down your life daily for ours. I love you, baby!

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Jun 14

kissie face

So about two months ago Job learned how to do the kissie face. It’s our new favorite. Here are a few pictures of him showing us the “kissie face”. These are sure to make it in his graduation slide show. ;)IMG_6183 IMG_6184 IMG_6185 IMG_6186 IMG_6191 IMG_6192

PS- I know most of these are totally blurry and out of focus, but they were just too cute not to post. I guess I have to practice getting focused pictures with wiggly subjects. :)

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