Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ruby's First Sippy Cup...... I mean Christmas

Ruby got a sippy cup from Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas.  So we gave it to her this morning with a little water in it to try out.  She's never had plain water before, and she's never had held a sippy cup.  We definitely think she likes it :-)  She's a natural :-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!



Yet another fantastic thing from Toad’s Treasures.  I got this Christmas card made Smile

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ruby’s first Christmas present…in her whole life!

Uncle Jesse and Auntie Cornelia visited yesterday and brought Ruby the Little People Nativity scene!!!  Admittedly, Mommy had coveted this toy…tee hee and so it came out of the box right away…no waiting for Christmas here..

She loves it!!!   Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!! 





Friday, December 10, 2010

My pattern is up!

Update:  Available for download on Ravelry here

I'm very excited to have my first pattern published...and my model was just the cutest most perfect girl ever.

You can see pictures of her on the pattern page if you click on "more images".

Here's a link!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Snowmageddon 2010

The city is officially closed!  For reals!


Thankfully the University is closed again today…so Harold doesn’t have to go to work…which is nice…especially since our water heater stopped working and there is supposed to be a repair person coming this morning…I hate being here by myself with Ruby to deal with repair people….I always prefer Harold is home when I let strangers into the house Smile

Saturday, December 04, 2010



Just had to include a cute Rubster pic.016

So, Our poor puppies have been a little neglected in the grooming…and now that winter is here we again have to find a way to deal with the snow getting packed into the hair on their legs …burrrr


You would think that leaving their hair longer…would keep them warmer…right??? Nope…just gives the snow a way to hang on and freeze them even once they’re inside The only way to get it off is to run the whole darned dog under warm water…ummmm every time they pee?  Not going to happen….   006

So we took them to a groomer today…I asked for this cut…and they did an awesome job (Barkingdales on Adelaide… love love love!)…  it’s exactly what we need right now so that they don’t get their hair pulled…the snow doesn’t pack their legs…and the don’t get knots in their hair…buttt…..I wasn’t totally prepared for this.  puppy cuts 001

I couldn’t tell them apart when I got back home this afternoon…it took me awhile and I still have to look for awhile…honestly…right now I tell them apart by the coat I have on them…lololpuppy cuts 002

So…yeah…they left as poor little Yorkies in need of a grooming….puppy cuts 003

And they came back as……CHIHUAHUAS!!!!puppy cuts 008

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

She looks cozy….doesn’t she?

So, I really have to confess that I have coveted those cute cute little carseat cozy thingies with the zips up the side.  I went looking at them….the one’s I saw were $90.   Maybe there are more affordable ones somewhere else…but anyways…I didn’t buy one.   All the cool kids have them though!
Not long after I was looking at them I was reading the blogs I frequent…and guess what I saw!  This pattern! 
And here’s what I made
I used a big chunk on fleece that I actually bought over 5 years ago from the remnants pile…didn’t do anything with and ended up using as a blanket,  and I used the flannel that I got on sale at fabricland before Ruby was born for $1.99 a yard!  So, this cost less than $10 including the purchase of the pattern! 
It’s a pdf pattern, so you just download it and print in on your printer and tape the sheets together, no waiting.  It was really easy to follow (even for a beginner like me…although I did make a mistake…it’s not like there wasn’t a very clear instruction with a big photo right there…but…I somehow ignored, so yes, clear instructions with pictures showing you what to do at every step and really clear explanations. 
Love it love it…. see how cozy she looks SmileI put it in her stroller yesterday and it was wonderful in there too!

Edit:  Oh look!  Now's she's famous!  :-)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The first bite...

Ruby got to try a little sweet potato yesterday (Sat) was her first food...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A video is worth a thousand pictures...

Harold and I had always talked about getting a video camera before Ruby was born....but they seemed so expensive (turns out they've come down a lot in price) and I really want something bigger than a camera.  So, a Ravelry friend sent a link to her Vlog  (video blog) of her little one ...and I loved I thought, hey, our nearly 5 year old camera has some basic video function...why not give it a here is our almost a minute of video from this actually turned out better than I expected :-)
Now, here's hoping that I can get it uploaded and haven't typed this all for nothing :-) 
Warning: If you don't want to hear my attempt at singing while I have a nasty cold...then keep those speakers OFF!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Our little ladybug…. we didn’t take her out…but she had fun hanging out with a sweet brown puppy, and the cutest little cow you’ve ever seen in your whole life! 


Saturday, October 30, 2010

My other love

Sorry this post is not about Little Pickle…this post is about my other love…no…not H either…this post is about chocolate.
These were so good I had to post about them…but…I couldn’t do that without a picture…and well…this was all that was left.
Go here, make these….trust me….they’re ooey…goooey…good…
(oh..but I had to cook mine an extra 10 minutes or so…unusual for my oven…perhaps I had really wet zucchini?…..  )
We’re making this recipe for dinner tonight…I’ll report back  Smile  Happy Eating.

Edit:'s good ;-)  I added a wee bit of salt...and some extra cheese on top...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Diaper cover giveaway

Charis Designs is doing a give away.  I've never tried her diaper covers, but everyone raves about them... Imagine if I could win one!  That would make Ruby's bum very happy ;-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I can fly!

The picture angle is really weird..I’m crouched down taking it.…but H is holding her up over his head…she LOVES flying…especially when we all say “Super Ruby!!!”


Monday, October 18, 2010

Pink bunny you’re the one!

Looks like pink bunny is the winner.  So soft…and those ears feel nice on the cheekies. I didn’t think Little Pickle was going to end up with a “must have” snuggly thing…but I think she may have very suddenly become irreversibly attached to pink bunny.  It was nap time on Sunday and I went to take pink bunny and move her to the end of the crib…. soft wimper..then a cry… so I offered pink bunny back and she was immediately snuggled against Pickle’s face and she turned her head and closed her eyes….So cute….

Mommy and Daddy are happy with her choice… pink bunny is a hand knit gift…nothing says love like hand knits…and added bonus, while pink bunny could never be replaced, if necessary an imposter bunny could be fashioned relatively easily.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday visits

Grandma and Grandpa came for a visit this afternoon after church (we missed church today…but Gramma and Grampa made it to theirs). 


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Ruby was thankful for Sophie, and looking sweet in her Thanksgiving dress.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Made by mom

I just made Ruby her first dress from this pattern.  I hope it fits. If it does she can wear it for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night.  I love it!  I hope to make her a bunch more…and maybe some out of corduroy if I can find some on sale…and definitely some cozy flannel ones.  These dresses…with her woolie pants…and a cute shrug… I think I’ve found her winter wardrobe…oh dear.  I have a lot of work to do :-)  but it’s fun!
Good thing I love making stuff…because this little lady is tough to fit with clothing…. onsies are pretty much out for her for now…. To fit her length they fall off her shoulders…. she’s got a long torso.  So, hence the dress over pants, so when we pick her up the extra length will hopefully keep her cute little belly all warm and under cover….but really…. if it wasn’t for the warmth factor I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing a little more of that little belly..tee hee…. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This morning

She’s beautiful!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blog picture lapse!

Whoops…sort of fell behind there….wowzers….Ruby is 3 months old!  Oh…and her daddy turns 40 today!  Happy Birthday Daddy!


This picture was actually taken on the 10th…I still need to upload some more recent ones…

Friday, September 10, 2010

Random photos

So, the sad realization that I don’t have a single photo of my mom and I has lead me to subject my poor sweet baby to an impromptu self portrait photo session (as in holding the camera in one hand and taking bad photos with the other).  They might look silly…and Ruby looks either confused or less than impressed…hmmm perhaps shocked by the camera flash!  …but…  she will at least have a handful of pictures of us together.  Something I so so tearfully wish that I had with my mom.


“Whaaaat is going on here?”

014”Ack… mummy….squishing….me….too…..tight….ack…”

017 “Stop it,  enough with this….no…more…kisses!”021”Meh, might as well just give up… or we’ll have to do this all day”

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Family visit

Ruby got to meet her cousin Brooklynn and her Auntie Kim this weekend (Labour Day long weekend).  I love this picture of Brooklynn holding Ruby, since I keep thinking that Ruby looks more like Brooklynn did as a baby than anyone else… although… most would argue that Ruby is a little carbon copy of her daddy, the similarities are definitely there (except the cheeks…those are from mommy all the way).
004I was playing with black and white because I love the look and thought I might make a few of her scrapbook pages with black and white photos…whatcha think?005

A new favourite toy

Now that grabbing things is in full swing, and the attempt must be made to eat everything, this is the new favourite toy.  It’s perfect.  The black elastic everywhere is easy for little hands to get ahold of. The little knobbley things make a happy little “plink” sound when it’s tipped back and forth, and the round ends are super tasty!038 Now…just check out those tweety bird cheeks…they’re hard to capture on camera…since they only show up with a certain facial expression….but I just LOVE THEM!019

Thursday, September 02, 2010

A little late

It appears I’ve been tardy with uploading pictures of our sweet girl.  So here are a few to make up for my delay :-)  Ruby will tell you about all the pictures below…really she will…I’m not putting words in her mouth…


I have sleepy eyes, since picture time always seems to be during early morning play time.


Seriously mummy….stop flashing that thing in my eyes!


Morning bible study with Daddy.  I like to talk a lot while he’s reading.  This might be my favourite time of the day.


I’m totally rocking tummy time…look how strong my neck is…boy that blanket looks tasty… I wonder if I can get that in my mouth.