Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stand By Me

                          Uh huh, yep that's little o' me standing like a big boy.

                        I am still a little shakey so you better stay close by...

                                     as I'm liable to fall...ahem..right, Daddy?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweet Child o' Mine

                                                                An enigma, this one is.

                                             Just when you think you've got her all figured out,

                                                                    she does a 360.

                                  One thing for sure, she is the best little sister one could ever have.

                            The kind that volunteers to be the prince, just so you can be the princess.

                                                                   She's a sweetie

                                                                this child of mine.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


                               Ava has got to be the best toy ever "made" for Gus, no doubt his favorite!

                                "You laugh and laughing, fall apart. Laugh and laughing, fall apart."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two of Us

gus- 5 months old

ava- 6 months old

Now that Gus has lost his hair, he is looking more and more like his sister, Ava. Good thing Ava has her ears pierced because it could have been difficult to decipher who is who in past photos.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Eyes of the World

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Little Sister

I can't believe that it's already been almost 3 years since this was blogged about:

(ava 3.5 years)

This must be a 3.5 year stage because now Ruby has discovered her many hidden talents too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back

and big kissable cheecks

oh my, I just love those thighs!

all the way down to those sausage-like toes

He was blessed with so much crazy hair

well..up until last week when it all fell out.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dude Looks Like A Lady

"Laugh it up, sisters. But don't you realize that in a short few years, I will be bigger and stronger than you.."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Heavy Things

    Why yes, that is Ava carrying Gus on her shoulders all by herself next to some dangerous steps....why do you ask?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This girl cracks me up! Lately she has been wanting to be the center of attention and always wants to put on some sort of show for me. Perhaps she is suffering a little bit from middle child syndrome? In any rate, I would love to keep her at this age forever, she is just so scrumptious!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ill Communication

This little story first appeared on facebook on Valentine's Day and is what actually got me thinking about going back to blogging to spare my facebook friends of my silly shenanigans...

Psst...lean in a little closer, I have something to ask you.

Will you please, please be my Valentine?

No?? You just stomped my heart into two.

Then I shall kick you in the teeth. Did I ever tell you that your breath smells like cat food?

What? What's that you say? You WILL be my Valentine!
Oops, my bad. *insert foot into mouth*

You have made me one happy guy!!

Howz about we kiss and make up?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Imma Be

4 weeks old

2 months old

3 months old

4 months old

5 months old today!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beautiful Boy

I remember in the hospital just after I had Ruby that I immediately wanted another baby. Ian wasn't so sure especially after 4 months of going through the colicky stage with dear Ruby.
So I gave up on the idea of having a third and tried to quiet the mind but I just felt we had one more life to give.
Fast forward 2.5 years (about the time one forgets the hard baby times and relishes in the fun toddlerhood) we had found out Ian's sister was expecting their second child in a few months.My baby pangs were sharp and I told Ian that I wanted to try for a third and that I knew if we got pregnant that it would be a boy. I was sure of it. Two months later, I was pregnant. The girls were very excited and both of them wanted a brother. Ruby always insisted that I was carrying a boy and never thought otherwise.
I was so sure too and went ahead and bought a ton of boy clothes one month before we had an ultrasound.  My intuition was correct and I was indeed bringing a boy into the family.

      Gus Irving Bruins was born October 7th,2010 at a mere 9 lbs 6 oz and 22inches long!

Smiling upon hearing that we were headed home.

             Sleepy head

     Our Peace Loving Guy

          A wish come true.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


It's been over a year since I last blogged and what a year it has been! I took a much needed break but in the last couple of weeks I have been feeling the push to come back and record our daily happenings here in our little family world. The girls like coming onto the blog and enjoy reading the stories and watching the videos posted about them. So I decided the it was high time I got back to some sort of regular posting.

Here are few pictures of the girls from the past year:

Now that is just a small sampling on what has been going on but some other "events" deserve a post all their own.... like this one: