Sunday, December 29, 2013

Various and Sundry

Some other things we've been up to the past 3 months:

I've been really embracing the nerd shirt. It brings me much joy. My collection is skyrocketing, but this was the first:
 Eliza and Ruby are sweet friends.
 Ruby "with a bunny"

We took Eliza with us to the Discovery Museum at the Gateway in Salt Lake. The girls had an amazing time,.

 Waffle Love came to Springville!  I now follow them on Instagram so I can catch them when they come back again. SO GOOD.
 Daddy took a long lunch so he could watch Ruby at ballet class.

 We spend a lot of time with the Robbins family. It's awesome.

 Shopping with Mom is fun when there's a whole side room for kids. (Randomly at Partyland.)

 Jane is not sure about these princesses.
 Swimming class continues to be amazing.  Ruby loves it so much.
 Our YW Evening in Excellence was a HUGE deal this year, and it turned out to be amazing. I did the decorations with Nicole, who is super talented.

 For my birthday and Celia's birthday, Mom gave us tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance tour!  It was such an awesome show!  Getting there was rough but as soon as we sat down the rest of the night was spectacular.  We loved it and had such a good time! Our seats were SO AMAZINGLY GOOD.

 Ruby played Twister for the first time at her friend Lucy's Candyland birthday party.
 We took Trax to Salt Lake for the first time. Ruby loved riding the train!
 Ruby's first time in Primary! For the month of December they have the incoming Sunbeams join Primary for opening exercises before going back to Nursery.  Next week will be her first time as a Sunbeam. She's really excited! But she'll miss Mike and Morgan, her awesome Nursery leaders.
 Eliza and Ruby did a Christmas craft and were silly.

Ruby, uhh, discovered Brad Pitt. Whoops.
 We made these gingerbread cookies that, while ugly, were SO DELICIOUS.
 Everyone got sick with a terrible stomach flu in early December. So miserable.

Ruby is a fan of the Tardis. I'm a fan of hers.
 Ruby freaked out when she saw Olaf and a minion painted on the windows of SOS Pharmacy and insisted on taking a picture with them. (Oh my gosh speaking of Olaf, FROZEN IS SO GOOOOOOOD.)
 I saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug with Celia and my girls Julia and Brittany! It was the BEST NIGHT.  They are really mature or I am really immature because I just feel like we're buddies.  We saw the first Hobbit movie together too.  I liked this one WAY more.
Kyle and I have very different tastes in art.  One of the only artists we both admire happens to be my good friend and former roommate Elise.  She's actually a very successful artist--I'm so proud of her!  We have some of her early work from freshman year hanging in our dining room :)  But now we finally have a real Elise Wehle print that we bought from the Beehive Bazaar.  Check her out, she's amazing.
 Ruby has always had a maternal instinct, but she now cares for her baby girl "Joey" (I don't know where that name came from, but I love it) 24/7.  I love Joey.
 All through December, we periodically went through Ruby's toys with her and she picked out things to donate to make room for her Christmas gifts.  She was so good about it!  She still talks about the little girl who is happy because she has new toys that Ruby gave.  We filled up the Santa bag--I was very proud of her, and Kyle was very happy to have more storage space in her closet.

 Ruby's preschool class had a Christmas program for the parents.  Ruby was Mary in the nativity, super cute.  She also memorized a scripture and recited it for us.  It was amazing!  I was so proud of her and amazed that a 3 year old could do that.  It wasn't even a super short one!
 Ruby's presents from Eliza's Grandma Homa--she's so kind to us!
 As my hair gets longer, I am TRYING to learn how to do it.  This was me trying to curl it. I have a long way to go but I was excited it worked at all.
 Christy's surprise from my mom was this Frozen Castle that she REALLY wanted her girls to have for Christmas.  I bought it here and had it waiting for her when she and her girls got here on Friday for her brother-in-law's wedding.  She was super surprised and the girls LOVE it.  I feel bad for Ruby because now it's gone but she still wishes she could play with it!
 Ruby loves her cousins so much.  She has been moping ever since Lucy left for the Leininger reunion. She misses them already!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I can hardly wait for January's trip to CA. we'll have some fun play times then. thanks for all the posts!! I really should have spaced out my viewing over a couple of days.....