5/20/10

A Mixture of Sunshine and Freshly Mowed Grass

Ruby and I spent some time on our favorite outdoor quilt while the boys played on the tree swing. I did a little photo shoot on the automatic 'sports' setting to capture all the candid shots I could.

I caught Ruby admiring my curls...

...I mean trying to pull them out.

I told her she'd have her own hair some day...

And I hope it's curly like mine...

...but even if it's not...

...the boys won't be able to resist that face.

And now for Ruby's new trick.

I give you...the plank pose!

And a rest before she attempts...

...a modified downward dog pose!

In the meantime, we've got quite the circus going on mid-yard. Sebastian asks Brett to push him up to the stratosphere and like any dad would, Brett complies. My next project may need to be a pit full of balls to land in or a huge trampoline that he can bounce off of before he's launched into the pit of balls.

Or we can all just sit safely on the quilt and take pictures of each other.


Somehow I don't think he'll buy into that.

xoxo,
Rachel

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46 comments:

Meg said...

When looking at these pictures..I got a thought in my mind.. Do you think Ruby will have your curly hair? Because they're beautiful :)

jo_annie said...

Absolutely beautiful kids!!!

Jamie said...

Rachel, these pictures are PRECIOUS!!! So great! My fave is the one above where you said the boys won't be able to resist that face and you're looking at her in the background. Soooo wonderful! Happiness! xo

Amber said...

Rachel your hair is so beautiful! I love it!! And those pictures of Ruby are adorable. I see a yoga instructor in the making!
Have a great weekend!

hollysarah said...

omg baby yoga!! So cute.
Those pictures are adorable!

vannyyy said...

Sounds like so much fun! Ruby is adorable!!1<3

Melissa said...

very cute!

Anne. said...

OMG. The yoga poses are too cute for words! <333

lili est folle said...

oh my!! this photoshot is just soo cute!!! what a precious moment!! ;p

Michelle (michabella) said...

Looks sooo fun! Ruby is sooo cute! She's a yoga princess! Love your curls <333

margot said...

confirmed. you're the coolest mom ever. these pics are so cute!

Carrie Rosalind said...

SUCH great pircutes! I love them all! You are such a cool mom! :)

Meg said...

aww these are adorable! i bet she'll have your curly locks :)

Kate said...

I love these photos and you are so funny with the comments about her new tricks- love it. enjoy that precious baby.

{eleise} said...

ADORABLE!!!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

ball pit...what an awesome idea! I have a hyper almost-3-yo and he would LOVE a kiddie pool full of those!
PS-plank pose? That is one limber baby!!! :)
Sarah M

Mommyswanson said...

That is one adorable baby girl!! Of course her big brother is quite the cutie too!!! That cute curly hair of yours is gonna start graying soon if your little man has anything to say about it with his acrobatic moves on the swing!!

Laura

Melissa said...

she's adorable and trying so hard to get up it's cute

tabitha jane said...

she's a regular yogi! so sweet!

Sal said...

aww...i love the face Ruby pulled! so adorable!

Heather said...

Love the "yoga" pics. XD

Leigh-Ann said...

best pictures of you!! LOVVVVELY :) Your kids are so sweet Rach, and Ruby looks adorable in her dress and *necklace* :)
xo

Eeffie said...

These pictures are so beautiful! Your kids look so sweet! And so do you. Beautiful hair!

Feather said...

you have such a cute blog! this post made me smile...words to candid fun. what a darling reel of pictures. i bet she has curls...

mylittleadventures said...

the plank & downward dog made me laugh out loud! super cute.. thanks for making my afternoon :P

happy friday!

Caroline said...

Ruby doing yoga poses is ADORABLE!!! It really does look like she's concentrating with all her might to get those poses.

:]

Michelle said...

he he. Oh my word. : ) This is the cutest post EVER!! Little Ruby is such a darling, and your day looks like it was so sweet. :) I vote for the ball pit! (And curly hair for miss Ruby). Have a lovely weekend!

Haley said...

You're so photogenic! LOVE those pics! How fun, to play outside as a family!:)

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

These are gorgeous photos!
What kind of camera do you use?

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nicole said...

such a beautiful family. & a beautiful day outside!

Big Yellow Dog said...

What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon!

Jessica said...

Just came across your blog, you have such a beautiful family! :)

jooleedoh said...

these are the cutest pictures! ruby is sosososo adorable. and i love the captions too. hehe

Kara said...

A) You're so beautiful!
B) Ruby is so beautiful!

Good lord!!

AshleyAnn said...

I really, really, really like this post.

Jaimie said...

this post makes me really happy.

Just Sweet Love said...

these pictures are amazing! makes my heart feel SO warm!! :)

Poor Pitiful Pearl said...

woah... that is a serious plank pose... for real. a natural yogi...love it

fridica said...

She looks like a baby doll I used to have when I was little in the plank pose photo! So nice to see you enjoying the sunshine and having fun :)

CM said...

Your children are so cute! Lucky lucky. :)

xo,
Cara-Mia
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pinksuedeshoe said...

Those are so cute, I love her little tiny skiff of hair and those faces are to die for. I sometimes wish I could capture every single one of my baby's faces to keep forever. Love these pics!

Angie said...

CUTE! She is the cutest thing ever. Especially with her yoga poses. :)

Andrea!!! said...

Go Ruby Go!!! I'm so glad to see another adorable sans hair. I showed Ella your pics, but the only yoga pose she's interested in is modified bow (on her tummy, all limbs in the air).

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

Oh my goodness -- Ruby -- sooo cute :] love her poses and that you were able to capture them!

Ariel Cupcakes said...

ruby's little blue tunic is so sweet! did you make that? if so, what fabric did you use? it's so pretty! <3

Elaine E said...

> i have super curly hair which tends to get frizzy - and your curls always look glossy and so pretty! do you mind sharing what products you use on your hair? :D