Saturday, October 30, 2010

So I waited a whole month to make Ruth's costume then spent 3 days making it so she could wear it for 5 minutes:) but she did look dang cute in it!!!!
....and she looks massive.
So we came up to DC to visit Mike's brother Rob and decided since we were close by we would stop in at the John Stewart/Steve Colbert Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Couldn't get that close and couldn't hear but had lots of fun reading the various signs.
Rob, Mike and cousin Hunter with his wife Lisa.
Thats the Capital Building in the background.
This sign solves everything.
I voted Rob's sign was the best. It's called "the emptiness of the ideas being expanded'
Their reasoning was legalizing pot would stop the drug problems at the Mexican/American border freeing police to focus on drunk drivers and child molesters.
All in all it was kinda disappointing but walking around with good company and eating yummy food made it all worth it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ruthie's New Fatty Stats

At 4 Months old:
Weight: 18 lbs 2 oz >97%
Length: 25 3/4 in. >95%
Head Circumference: 44 in > 97%

She gained 4 pounds since her last appointment.
In other words she's the size of a 6 month old:)

I can finally start on her Halloween Costume!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This is our version of Tummy Time.

My mind has obviously checked out. I think I've taken about a million pictures of Ruth and I still keep taking more!! I can't help myself she's so freakin cute. Also, since most of you are so far away I want to post every single one. But don't worry! I've set a limit for myself.........sort of.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fat Baby Bumbo

Mike's started his second wave of classes this semester. Time is just flying!!! Ruth has started draping her arm over her eye's like she just can't take anymore of life....poor thing. Being a babies so hard. And I'm trying out couponing. It's harder than I thought it would be but very rewarding.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Picture Books

You can't have Halloween with out pirates.
Key feature thats fun-they're Little Girl Pirates:)
The Night Pirates by Peter Harris Illustrated by Deborah Allwright

Fabulous!! "This is the tree, crooked and strong, that grew the apples, juicy and red, that went in the pie, warm and sweet, that Papa baked."
The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson Illustration by Jonathan Bean

Love the characters and art in Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. It's the first in a series of three, at least I'm calling it a series cause all three books involve the same characters. The other two are A Pipkin of Pepper and Delicious!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My friends Molly and Jeb Ingram just welcomed their baby girl (to be named later) into the world. Dang Dang cute!!!!
8 lbs 12 oz 21 inchs

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some of my favorite...

As Christmas approaches, yes if you know me well you aren't surprised that I'm already talking about it, I decided to post some of my favorite paintings of Christ.

For Unto Us a Child is Born by Simon Dewey

The Gentle Healer by Greg Olsen

O Jerusalem also by Greg Olsen

Be it Unto Me by Liz Lemon Swindle.

Is there a more unique fun name out there? Maybe. I met a Modern Dancer several years ago at the UofU who's name was Liberty Valentine:)
Don't you just love movies you can watch over and over again? Particularly the one's you watched as a kid and still enjoy as an adult. They were so entertaining that even though I didn't understand the references or the plot it was still a favorite. For instance My Fair Lady is one of those movies. Loved, loved, loved it when I was young. The music and the costumes were what hooked me and I think Audrey Hepburn was the first actress I thought was beautiful. I don't know a single girl that doesn't envy her in the white dress she wears to the ball. And now that I'm more "mature" I get an absolute kick out of Alfred P. Doolittle, Elisa's father. So stinken funny. And all the lines Rex Harrison (Professor Higgins) has that just went right over my head....anywho. I love movies like that.

On the flip side. Occasionally I'll watch a beloved movie from my kidhood and gasp at how naive I was. I must have been clueless. Like South Pacific which has somewhat scandalous (I'm exaggerating a little) parts in it.......the specific one's escape me now which kinda ruins my example but I know someone out there know what I'm talking about:)

Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm amazed that even though I spend all day with Ruth everyday I still love looking at pictures of her while she's sleeping and they make me smile.