Monday, October 1, 2007

baby, oh baby



Grandma Judy gave Ruby a Madame Alexander doll for her 1st birthday. Surprisingly, Ruby wasn't too interested in the doll at that point. So, I decided to put it back in the box and stow it away for a couple of months...(or at least until I felt like she was ready, and would actually be able to appreciate it). About a month ago, I cracked it out, and was able to watch her face light up as I handed it to her. Immediately, she knew exactly what it was, as she beamed "Baby"! Ever since that day, Ruby and baby have been inseparable. Baby goes to sleep at night with Ruby. Baby goes down for naps with Ruby. Baby eats when Ruby eats. Baby even gets to come to church with us on Sundays, (and actually assists in helping Ruby maintain some reverence).
Baby gets the very best care and plenty of love from her little mommy. The other day, after I wiped Ruby's nose, she turned around and wiped baby's nose. Ruby attacks her with kisses, and smothers her with hugs. I have even seen her use baby as a pillow! The cutest thing to me, is what Ruby says whenever she picks up her little doll..."Baby, oh Baby!"... she exclaims, swaying back and forth, baby pressed firmly against her chest.

Enough to make a mother's heart melt...

















18 comments:

ahe said...

She is oh so cute. Those pics are precious. Baby's are way cuter than trucks and dino's.

Brooke said...

She was adorable with that baby yesterday! Gotta love Madame Alexander!

Me and Them said...

i LOVE it!!

Danielle said...

She is so darling!!! With all that love she has from her mommy and daddy, it only makes sense that she has a ton of love to give - even to her baby dolly.

When she has a sibling, Ruby is going to love 'em up!

Kat & Steve said...

That is so sweet. I love the picture of Ruby sleeping and the baby is standing on her head. Cute, cute.

Laurel said...

That is a-freaking-dorable! Who says women aren't born nurturers and mothers?! So fun!

Camille Law said...

Nicole!! Ruby is so FABULOUS! She is so grown up and gorgeous! We have to get our girls together! They look like they would be 2 peas in a pod! Come visit us! We love you guys and miss you so much!

Blackner Family said...

What an incredible mom Ruby is!! It's good to know that she will be a wonderful big sister when the time comes for that!!

Dana Mania said...

Too cute for words! Alex has a baby and treats her just the same. Baby has actually come in handy when it is time to brush her teeth...because Baby needs to brush her teeth too...right?! My favorite thing is on the monitor, in the morning, I can hear Alex singing and whispering to Baby and I can just imagine her rocking and cuddling with her!
BLESS BABIES!

Julie said...

Nicole, please stop making me fall more and more in love with Ruby. I can't stand it!

diana rose said...

what a cute little mama!

Kira Joy said...

That is so precious! You are going to be so glad you took all these pics!

Jess and Matt said...

She is SO stinkin' cute! Ijust want to squeeze her and kiss her cute little face!

Amber and Dallas said...

So sweet! It's so fun to watch them go through different stages and grasp new concepts! What a cutie she is!

The Lee Family said...

That is sooo stinkin' cute! i jusdt love it! Evelynne has the same dress that Ruby is wearing! The pink one with the polka dots...we should dress them up the same one day!

The Schramm Family said...

Nicole & John, Ruby is so cute!!! I love reading your blog! we miss you guys! Love the schramms

Lindsey said...

Seriously. How did you learn how to take such amazing pictures? They're gorgeous, not to mention ruby is gorgeous too.

Judy said...

What beautiful pictures!!! Ruby looks like a little angel taking care of her baby.