So...because this is all so old it isn't that fun to write about anymore. I have decided I will post these pics and some Christmas pics later---for the sake of having a record of them---but not a whole huge story about every detail of what is happening like I usually write. After these two posts I will feel "caught up" and able to write about the here and now.
Ruby Jane is one entire year old!!! I know it is hard to believe---hard for us to believe anyway because she is our baby, and by now I am usually at least 6 months pregnant, so this birthday sort of crept up on us. The above is a picture of her on her actual birthday--Saturday, December 6th--and she was meeting Santa for the first time at a charity event at our friends house. Ruby must not have gotten the memo that Santa is a jolly man with treats and presents because she surely wouldn't be crying if she had known what he had to offer. The pictures in this post are out of their true sequence but I thought I needed to lead with the terrified picture.
This was immediately after I placed her in Santa's lap. The fear hasn't fully set in.
This is before I even gave Ruby to Santa. Abbie is explaining that she would like a real Cinderella crown for Christmas and Ruby is giving Santa the stare down.
Tate desperately needed the "1" candle in his cupcake. We tried to give him the "2" so that Ruby could have the "1" but no dice.
This is her loot. We usually have a rule that the child with the birthday gets the same number of presents as the age they are turning but it looks really lame to only get one present so Jessie and I picked out a few extras. The favorite was definitely the "singing snail" as Abbie calls it. Ruby loves to squeeze that little glow worm and make her face light up as she plays lullaby's. I think that Ruby would also have loved the pink cell phone and keys if Abbie had ever given her a chance to play with them.
Jessie and I made the cute cupcake onesie for the birthday girl that day. The tutu was Abbie's from her second birthday.