Sunday, June 3, 2012

It has been a long time since we have posted last! Our kids have grown up a lot these past six months. Ruby is almost 8 months old, has three teeth, and is a pretty fast little crawler. Sam continues to entertain us with his quirky sense of humor. Sam is a little sponge when it comes to knowledge. He learns things so quickly! He loves to share his knowledge with people around him; so if you see him, be prepared to learn about Abraham Lincoln, the Revolutionary war, etc. We are all doing great! More pictures to come. I will be better at posting updates! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Two smiling children sitting on Santa's lap? Yeah, it happened! Sam is so excited for Christmas this year. He can't wait for Santa to visit. Whenever he is asked what he would like for Christmas, his reply is always the same: "The biggest dinosaur ever!" After much searching, Santa will be able to acquiesce this request (thank you Target sale)!

Sam has been playing T-ball, and L O V E S it. Every Saturday morning we drag ourselves out of bed way too early so that we can take Sam to his T-ball practice, and then to his game. We usually have to wake up Princess Ruby from her peaceful slumber in order to make it to baseball on time, and I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a long road ahead of taking little sister along to various sporting events of Sam's.

Ruby is such a doll! I can't believe how blessed we are with such a sweet tempered baby! She is so sweet and happy ALL of the time. She wakes up only once at night to eat, and she goes right to sleep afterwards. She has never cried at night, and she rarely cries during the day. We are so grateful for this beautiful little baby! She just had her two month check-up, and she is about in the 80th percentile across the board. She is ~23 inches long and 11.4 lbs. It is so fun to see her smile and start to laugh.

Sam adores his little sister. He asks to hold her all the time, and tries to be so gentle with her. He kisses her forehead about a thousand times a day! We are so thankful for our two beautiful children.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baby Blessing

Sweet little Ruby was blessed today in church, and some of the Rasmussen clan came into town to be there for it.

We have been driving in the car a lot lately on various outings with the Rasmussen's, and it has made for some interesting adventures with Ruby and Sam. Here are some funny things I want to remember:

(Ruby bursts out crying)
Me: Sam, why is Ruby crying?
Sam: Um...because I poked her eyeball.

(Another bout of crying from Ruby)
Sam: Mommy, Ruby is feeling sad.
Me: (Looking back to see Sam's hand in her carseat) Sam, are you rubbing her head?
Sam: (Smiling sweetly) I'm plugging her.

Sam tries really hard to be a sweet brother, and he cracks me up with his 3-year old logic.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lots of Pictures!

Ruby Jean Rasmussen

(pictures by Beth Wild Photography)

Ruby is two weeks and and two days old today. She is such a sweet baby, and has been a wonderful addition to our family. Sam adores his little sister, and gives her kisses every chance he can. We were worried about how he would react to a new baby, but he has been perfect. He always asks to hold her, and constantly declares his love for his little sister.
We have received lots of help from our Mom and Mother-in-law, as well as friends and neighbors, and we have really appreciated it. Life is starting to settle down, and we are trying to get back to a routine. We are happily enjoying every moment of this newborn phase.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beautiful Ruby

Our darling daughter, Ruby, was born at 4:56am October 11th. Everything went well, and we are so blessed to have her in our family. Aaron helped with the delivery and it was a really neat experience for him to do that. Our bundle of joy was 7 lbs and 12 oz, and 20.5 inches long. She has the prettiest strawberry blond hair. Sam is so excited to be a big brother, and he is so sweet and gentle with her. We love our children!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birthday Extravaganza

Happy Birthday to our little Man! Sam turned 3 years old yesterday.

We had a big party with all of our friends, and it was a blast.
Here is Sam blowing out candles:

Peanut butter/chocolate cupcakes

Okay, this is one of my favorite pictures of Sam. Check out his stance as he prepares to hit the baseball pinata...he is serious about baseball!

Opening presents

Sam has always been great at smiling on command when we take pictures of him, but last night, he discovered that it was way more fun to make a silly face instead of smiling. So try as we might, most of the pictures were like this:

And this

Aaron snapped one of me and the birthday boy, and I begged Sam to smile nicely instead of making a silly face. This is the best one we were able to get. Imagine what the others looked like!

We love our Sam. He is such a fun and happy boy, and we are lucky to be his parents.