It seems lately when I look at Ruby I see a little girl instead of a baby. It's weird, quite frankly. You don't realize when they are with you every day and then *boom*... she's big.
She is exploring, speaking Rubanese often, handing us books to read her that she'll actually sit still for, pointing to everything, LOVING facing forward in her big girl car seat, going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, spanking Clarence, wrapping her arms around to hug Clarence, loves to look out the windows because the window sills are exactly her height, adores wind, smacks and pops her lips together when she's being goofy, scrunches her shoulders up and smiles from ear to ear all the time, claps for herself, loves loves LOVES boys. Particularly age 7ish-15ish. She follows them everywhere at church, watches them as they walk by in the store. The other day at church she kept walking quite swiftly into the boys' bathroom and the little kids were carrying her out to me as she had a "what?" look on her face. Loves when her Daddy comes home...I mean LOVES it. Hands you everything. Obeys very well. Knows how to pitch a fit but is figuring it doesn't work. Darn. And fortunately they don't last long at all.
Is the greatest thing on planet earth, as far as we're concerned.