Friday, October 19, 2007

3 Months Old (Yesterday!)

Ruthie is 3 months old!!! I can't believe how fast time flies!! She is growing so quickly and is such a precious joy from the Lord! Here are a few things she accomplished/ we discovered while she was 2 months old:

* When she's tired the rim of her eyes gets very red

* She loves when you play with her hair, and she is still playing and twirling her own hair. It is the cutest thing to watch. She especially likes to do it while she's nursing. :)

* She went on her first and second field trip! We have tagged along with the homeschool group from our church and we went to Outback and had a tour (which she slept through the entire tour) and we went on atrolley ride Which she loved!

* Could she be teething? She is chewing on her hands NON STOP and drooling everywhere

* She lifts her legs and kicks like she's riding a bicycle. She also raps her feet around your arm and holds on with her monkey toes! See the picture below... TOO CUTE!

* She scoots across floor on back by pushing up with her feet and when she's having tummy time she scoots around the floor on her tummy by pulling up on her knees. She may not lift her head all the time, but she sure does get around!!

* She had her first bottle (of breast milk) I pumped (for 2 days) and only got 3 ounces- and I am a fountain if you know what I mean. But, I had to have a bottle for daddy to give to her while I was doing a Pampered Chef show.

* She started rubbing her eyes when she's tired

* She rolled over!! (But I think the couch helped her a bit) so I counting it, but she isn't doing this consistently. However, she is rolling up onto her side consistently. :)

* She still does NOT like to nap in her crib. Go figure- she can take 2 hour long naps if we're shopping or out somewhere or if she's in her car seat or bouncy seat. But, she'll only nap for about 20-30 minutes in her crib. She is still sleeping through the night at least 6 hours and most of the time gets more. A few times she's slept for 10-11 hours!! :) She had a very happy mommy!!

* She found her hands- if they aren't in her mouth then she's reaching for toys or playing with them. She likes to hold them together as if she's praying!!

* Still LOVES fans and lights. In fact she likes to do back bends over your arm to see things on the ceiling and look at things upside down!

* She had a growth spurt right on the money at the end of 2 months almost to the day of turning 3 months! She wanted to eat every 1 1/2... more than when she was a newborn!

* She has found her tongue. This might be in relation to the "Is she teething" comment. She constantly sticks out her tongue, licks her lips, sucks on her arm, and otherwise plays with her tongue!!

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!! :)

I can hold my head up... when I want to!! :)

Her First Bottle!

See her feet!

Here I am holding my hands and playing with my tongue!! :) Both of these are my new favorite things! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Walk On the Wild Side

This last weekend was so beautiful I had to spend it outside!! So, Tony and I were trying to figure out where we could take Ruthie that she would enjoy. We thought of the Zoo, but that was not in our budget this week. We were racking our brains. I mean, we live in Sunny Florida there HAS to be somewhere inexpensive that is OUTSIDE!!! It was then that it hit us, well Tony, like a tun of bricks.
He says to me: I know where we're going...

I say: Oh, where?

He Says: Don't we have Busch Gardens passes?

I say: DUHHHH!!! Of course that is the perfect place!! (And yes, we have 2 year Busch Gardens passes!!- The day will cost $0)

We haven't used them since I was pregnant (Couldn't ride the rides!) So we kinda forgot about it. So, Saturday morning we packed the car (you'd think we were going to be gone for 5 days by the amount of items we brought!) and we were off for our big adventure.

We had so much fun!! See the pictures below!

A Giraffe we saw while going through the animal attractions!

A family picture while riding the train through Africa!! (Doesn't she look thrilled?)

Ruthie and Daddy- she really did love the train ride. She was looking at EVERYTHING and loved the wind in her face!

A close up!

Daddy and Ruthie

Mommy and Ruthie- Don't you love the bajorn? It's a life saver (Thanks Dad!)

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh MY! :) (No bears- we did see zebras, rinos, and gorillas!)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Going on a Trolley!

We went on a trolley ride today through Historical Ybor city, ate lunch at a park, rode the trolley to an ice cream store and then came home!! It was a wonderful day! Ruthie enjoyed the sky and the clouds, slept on the trolley, and I had yummy ice cream!!! What a Friday!! :)

Mommy and Ruthie on the Trolley!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I have found the best accessory for every outfit !!!! It's so great because it's easy, comfortable, you never forget to put it on, goes with anything!!! oh, I forgot to mention inexpensive...

my new accessory is.... BABY DROOL!!!!!!! :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

By any other name....

Tag You're IT!!! Here's another Meme for you to enjoy and participate in if you'd like!!! Thanks to Abigail for the idea!! :)
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Link Accord

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Chocolate Trinity Oreo

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),
Pink dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, hospital where you were born)
Lynn Holy Cross

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Green Latte

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
John William

9.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)
Jean Bruce

10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Bingingham Boston

11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Fall Tulip

12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Banana Pantsy

13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Muffin Maple

14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Scrapbook Thunder Tour


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Marital Meme

Saw this Meme onAlana'sblog and thought it looked like fun. Play along if you'd like. Be sure to leave me a comment if you do.

1. Who is your man? Tony

2. How long have you been together? Married 1 year & 7 months

3. How long did you date? Dated a year and engaged a year

4. How old is your man? 39

5. Who eats more? He does, yet still I gain more. How unfair is that?

6. Who said "I love you" first? He did! But I was quick to reply "I love you, too" (I was waiting for that first "I love you". I wasn't going to say it first, it wouldn't be right, and I'm pretty stubborn so I held out!

7. Who is taller? Tony

8. Who sings better? I do

9. Who is smarter? He is.

10. Whose temper is worse? Tony's

11. Who does the laundry? I do, but Tony hangs up all our clothes!

12. Who takes out the garbage? Tony always does!

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do

14. Who pays the bills? We pay bills together. He writes the checks and I record it on our budget and do the online banking

15. Who is better with the computer? Neither one of us is that good!

16. Who mows the lawn? Tony- and he pulls the weeds and trims the bushes!

17. Who cooks dinner? I do, unless we're grilling out and then he does- although he can whip up some mean grub when he feels like it!

18. Who drives when you are together? Tony

19. Who pays when you go out? Tony

20. Who is most stubborn? Me (see number 6!)

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Tony

22. Whose parents do you see the most? We see both sides equally. We're lucky that our parents (minus my dad who lives in Ft. Laud) live within 10 minutes of our house!

23. Who kissed who first? Tony, although we only kissed on the cheek until 5 months AFTER we were engaged!

24. Who asked who out? Our first date was a set up by our good friends Tara and Elliot!! Although, Tony was the only one who didn't know it was a set up!! We call those NON-Dates. We went on several months of NON-Dates until he FINALLY declared us an item in July! At that point, he was already ready to marry me!! :)

25. Who proposed? Tony - Got down on one knee and everything! Even arranged to have it video taped in a way that didn't make me suspicious!

26. Who is more sensitive? I think we both are very sensitive

27. Who has more friends? We're pretty even on that one- most of our friends are just that OUR friends!

28. Who has more siblings? TONY!!! He has 4 other siblings (an older brother and twin sister and a younger sister and brother!) I only have one younger brother!

29. Who wears the pants in the family? Tony definitely does, especially in the big things. In the smaller things he lets me take care of