Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Island Time

Written by Shannon Leigh

{St. Kitts, February 15, 2011}
Sometimes I wish I could be on island time.
Life seemed so much slower in St. Kitts.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ain't Too Proud Monday

Written by Shannon Leigh

Yes, this happened today.
Oh and just because they are funny and my daughter looks like E.T. with a mustache.
Ruby has been obsessed with putting things on her head lately.
Apparently she likes the arm hole of her daddy's shirt.
This girl makes us laugh 24/7.

Friday, August 19, 2011

SInce first grade folks

Written by Shannon Leigh

This is my BFF at her finest.
She's been making me pee my pants since first grade.
Gosh I love her.

(I never finished posting about our vacation in February and now I am really pining after some time in the Caribbean sun so be prepared for an onslaught of cruise posts... you're welcome).

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ruby Tuby (like Tooby)

Written by Shannon Leigh

When I started hanging around Matt's family many years ago I was super excited that they liked to go boating. I grew up boating and I always thoroughly enjoyed it.

However, I was informed very early on that the Anderson family (all boys mind you) doesn't go "boating" they go "skiing." My bad. They take their skiing very seriously.

They didn't even OWN a tube!

That is until now...

There's something about this little girl of ours that get's her pop to do crazy things.


And just to prove how h-o-t my lover was back in 2004...
{Matt barefooting June 19, 2004}

Back off ladies he's all mine:)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lessons in Chalk

Written by Shannon Leigh


So there was this glorious time in my life when Ruby was a baby.

She slept all day and all night. She didn't move at all. She didn't pull all of my tampons and q-tips out of the bathroom cabinet and scatter them throughout the house.
She didn't even play in the dog bowls 1700 times a day.
I didn't have to fight her when I changed her diaper and she didn't tug on my pants and scratch up my legs while I made dinner.
She would sit in her bouncy seat and coo and I would sit and rock her and nurse her because that's all she needed. Like I said, it was glorious!

I used to get lots of work down during the day. Being a photographer is serious business and I take it very seriously. I take pride in my timeliness and customer service ;)

Now Ruby is a toddler (17 months to be exact). She's really more like a woman-child (AHHH, stop growing so fast).
She requires ALOT attention.
She takes one (glorious) nap a day and gets into EVERYTHING.
She is getting her top molars (already has her bottom ones- 12 teeth in all) which hasn't been fun.
She likes to run around naked and knows how to take her diaper off if she doesn't have pants on.
She gives kisses like it's going out of style, she says a bajillion words and sentences, and dances like it's her last day on earth.
She climbs into the tub on her own. She climbs on ALL of the furniture. She leaves handprints and snot marks on everything, especially the glass doors and windows.
She stands at the back door and says "outside" all day long.

It really is glorious in a completely different way.
I don't get nearly as much done but I am thoroughly enjoying ever minute with our little girl.
Someday she will want nothing to do with me so I better soak it up while it lasts.

I am constantly trying to find fun things to do with her. The weather has FINALLY been cooperating and I don't feel suffocated the second I walk out.

So Ruby and I have been playing outside a LOT! Sidewalk chalk is one our favorites.
We practice the alphabet and our numbers (she likes to repeat 2, 3, 2, 3).
We even practice our shapes and colors. I can ask which one is the circle and she will point right to it.
Oh Ruby I hope you know how much I love you and your little tanned arms.
Here's to hoping we have lots more side walk chalk parties in our future.
Love you,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Girl & Her Pop

Written by Shannon Leigh

Our girl has 3 BFFs.
One is Bunny (or Buddy as she calls it).
Another is Izzy.
3rd is her Pop.


{On the River, July 16, 2011}

We believe that the feeling is mutual.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Fashionista

Written by Shannon Leigh

So my Project Runway buddies will get a serious kick out of this.

Yesterday an old episode of Project Runway was on tv, specifically the one where Chris made clothing out of human hair. (If you are a Project Runway buff like me you will distinctly remember the episode, but then how could you forget it?).

So Ruby and I were reading a book with the tv on in the background and I wasn't really paying attention. All the sudden I hear Ruby shout "MONKEY, MONKEY" while pointing at the tv. I looked up and saw a coat that Chris had crafted with human hair all around the collar.

HA, I laughed and laughed. It really DID look like a monkey.

Ahh, the innocence. I love that little girl.