Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas '08

Another Christmas has come & gone... and this one was great!

Memphis is finally at the age where he really *believes* in it all! We baked gingerbread cookies on Xmas Eve and placed them under the tree for Santa, and he even left a few carrots outside for the reindeer! He got everything he asked for, and even uttered a few oh.my.god.'s while opening his presents. Priceless.

Ruby got a kick out of it as well! Although she mostly played with the wrapping paper and her big brother's new toys...

Seeing them in their new Christmas pj's, surronded by gifts & paper (& chaos!) made Jean-Claude and I so happy & proud. It's kind of hard to remember what Christmas was like before we had kids (and weren't kids ourselves anymore). I loved Christmas growing up, and I hope my kids will grow up loving it all just as much as I did!

I'm already looking forward to next Christmas - the kids will be older and there will a new baby added to the mix... NO! Not me... my sister's baby will be about 7 months by this time next year... can't wait! :)
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1st Steps!

And she's off!

The day after her 1st birthday, Ruby took her first few steps... but she has gained much confidence since then and is really starting to get the hang of it. It's amazing to see them walk to you, arms stretched out, for the first time. Melts your heart. :)

However, having been through this once before, I know that after walking comes running... and if I think she's good at getting into things now... there will be no stopping her!

2 toddlers = twice the fun!! ;)
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ruby's 1st Birthday & Some Exciting News


Ruby turned 1 yesterday! Where did the year go... I remember the day she was born like it WAS yesterday. She's getting to be such a big girl, and is almost walking - it won't be long until she's getting into all sorts of trouble! ;)

We had a nice, family get together on Saturday for her birthday - princess themed. She gots lots of nice presies, and really seemed to enjoy her day!

Yesterday, Amanda & Chris went for the "big" ultrasound and found out they are expecting a baby GIRL! I am thrilled. I would have been happy either way, but it's kinda neat that Ruby will have a girl cousin close in age - sort of like a "built-in best friend." Now I can shop gender-specifically and start planning her shower.... how much fun is that going to be!? :)

That's all my news for now!
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