Today Ruby turns two years old and I am astounded that she is so young! Usually I am surprised that my kids are getting so old on their birthday's but Ruby seems as though she has been part of our family forever. This is one little girl who knows what she wants and is packed with personality! She wears princess dresses or princess nightgowns over her clothes everywhere we go. With the exception of church, which is where I draw the line, Ruby truly wears something she deems glamorous every single day. She uses phrases like, "ooh, la, la" and calls herself "pretty" and "gorgeous". Each morning when she wakes up (wearing pajamas with a princess dress over the top) I take her out of her crib and change her diaper at which time she heads straight for Abbie's jewelry box to accessorize. Once outfitted in several necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings, she is willing to come down and join the rest of us for breakfast.
I had thought Abbie was a girly girl back before Ruby came along but now I realize that Ruby is the definition of what it means to be "girly". She wants everything to sparkle and is very much the real life version of Nancy from the children's book Fancy Nancy. She sighs a lot for emphasis and will put her head on her shoulder to be coy or cute. She clasps her hands together like Snow White does when she is being beautiful and innocent. Basically she has life figured out and is going to manipulate us all.
Don't let this darling little exterior fool you, she can also scream with the best of 'em. She is my only child so far to become rigid and stiff as a board when I try and put her in her car seat, or to go completely limp while I try to safely hold her hands near busy roads or parking lots (one time resulting in a dislocated elbow and emergency trip to the pediatrician). Like I said earlier, she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it! Gotta love this girl!!
she wasn't quite sure what to do with the present, she loved it before she even opened it
the creepy baby that Ruby had loved at Toys R Us, she spent a really long time laughing with this doll at the store (the doll laughs and moves its arms)
Ruby has a look on her face that I'm sure I sometimes get while feeding my kids...hmm, well this'll keep the baby quiet
she has now opened a nightgown (which is what I requested from the grandparents because I knew she'd love them)... this is her saying "wear it! wear it!"
the perfect princess book from Gigi along with a special nightgown
this is just too much!
prince charming tries to give a kiss before leaving for the airport
Oh baby, I love you!
Mom, do you know that thing is on fire?
the flame finally went out, I did it! I did it!!
a princess with blonde hair, white gloves, and a pink dress...ooh, la, la (as Ruby would say)
should I be saving this?
yo, what up, no I am not too tough for pink hearts with sprinkles
these are delicious mom
they each got their own plate with a castle, coach, glass slipper, crown, magic wand, number 2, a princess or prince charming, a horse (for the coach), and some other miscellaneous shapes
shocked when i realized Tate had disappeared from his plate full of confections, I turned to see this (we got our Christmas tree last night and had just started putting lights and ball ornaments on it right before the party)