Today Ruby and I joined some friends from a Syracuse Homeschooling group at GC2- a huge indoor gymnastics center that the group rents out for a playdate a couple of times a month. We met up with Kristen, Judd and Libby, which Ruby was very excited about! Ruby was one of the youngest kids in the group at just 2, but that sure didn't stop her from joining in on the fun! The Cheese Pit was a big highlight of our time! It's a 5 1/2 foot pit with a trampoline floor filled with foam squares. I climbed in to help her at one point and thought I would never make it out, it was so hard to maneuver in there! The kiddos had a blast! Sorry for the blurry pictures.. . she couldn't stop wiggling, of course!
Lately Ruby has been asking to "sleep in the sling" the woven wrap I carried her in as a baby! The magic of the wrap is that it is so adjustable, I can carry a newborn or a busy, wiggling toddler. Ruby has actually taken two snuggly naps recently while I wore her in the sling. What a great way to show her that she is still my baby, and that even though it's Clay that is usually carried in my slings, we're still just as connected as ever!
Using this great tutorial, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170402.0 , I used one of Bob's old button down shirts to sew a new dress for Ruby to wear for Thanksgiving. It is still missing the bottom trim, but is otheriwse wearable. I may finish it with some pretty lace detail. It was super easy and would have only taken about 45 minutes if I hadn't been constantly interrupted by a nursing baby and busy toddler!! I can't wait to look through all the local consignment shops for more men's shirts to try this with!! I have plenty of little girls in my life that like to dress up!!
Grandma Reedy found an adorable Lion costume for Clay to tag along with Ruby (Dorothy), but unfortunately, it didn't fit! His fluffy cloth diapered bum makes a lot of things difficult to fit!! He was so cute in it, I had to post anyway!