Monday, December 29, 2008
Here's Ruby and her dad going back up the hill after sledding down. This is on the closed street near our house. It was full of kids and grown ups sliding up and down on snowboards, sleds, innertubes and garbage can lids. You can see that Ruby is using a grout pan..'cause that's how we roll. The entire city was sold out of sleds so we made do with what we had. Turns out it worked perfectly! Here's our poor little garden gnome, Monty, all covered in snow..
And Ruby's first " 'no-man"! She was tired and mad that it was so hard to walk in the snow so she pretty much cried the whole time I was making the snowman. However, when I showed her this photo she got really excited about it. Turns out...she's a lot like me and can only enjoy the snow so much.
Friday, December 26, 2008
This counts as the best Christmas gift ever! Ruby is super excited to meet her new playmate!
A ginormous congratulations to her parents, Monica and Steve! We love you guys!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
So, last night, she is sitting on the couch reading her books as she is wont to do. She picks up Little Beauty and starts turning each page. Then, out of nowhere, when she gets to the sad gorilla page, she bursts into tears. Really, the saddest little face and most heartbreaking cry. I can't decide if she's saddened by Gorilla's face or if she's scared by it. She loves the other pictures but, now, every time she gets to that page she cries. The funny thing is that she would put the book down and then a minute later want to read it again and then cry as soon as she got to the page.
So, is it a tear-jerker or horror? Terms of Endearment or Pet Sematary? Old Yeller or Carrie? Where the Red Fern Grows or Cujo? Hmm...... Such a bummer because I really like this book!
UPDATE: Verdict is it's a tearjerker. Last night she was reading the book with Dustin and when they got to that page she said, "Hurt!" and closed the book and ran away. Poor monkey, she feels sad for the poor ape.
Monday, December 8, 2008
At any rate, we were fairly busy this weekend. I was feeling somewhat...disillusioned with the whole house thing so I tried to go OUT as much as possible. Sometimes I feel like all I do is sweep, clean, tidy, dismantle piles, do laundry etc yet it is never DONE. I might have mentioned that I would give up an arm to have a live-in housekeeper at one point during the weekend. So, I rebelled and I read a book while Ruby napped and sewed instead of mopping the kitchen. Take that housework! All I'm sayin is if you come over anytime soon it had better be to see me because my house is a hot mess.
But I leave you with some cute pictures of our girl: