- "Ruby Sings the Blues" by Niki Daley which, if you look closely at the cover, you can see that the parents of Ruby in the book look very similar to our Ruby's parents. Anyway, she enjoys that this Ruby is loud and will tell you that, in fact, that is her in the book.
- "Shades of People" by Shelley Rotner Ruby loves to look at and mimic the photographs of the children in this book. I liked it when I read it but underestimated how much she would like it. She also likes to compare her hands to the photo of all the hands at the end.
- And she's still obsessed with Koko the gorilla and pretty much ANY book that features a gorilla.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thank You For....
Ruby is starting to figure out different and better ways to say things. For example, sometimes, instead of shrieking like an unholy banshee from hell, she says, "Please can I have a turn?" In fact, she's really got a handle on the whole taking turns thing and willingly will give something up for someone else's "turn" and then politely asks again for her turn. Granted, it doesn't happen every time but it's a work in progress. She has also started saying, "Thank you for...." as in "Thank you for moving the black chair, Mommy," or "Thank you for loving me too, Mommy" (melt melt melt). Some other sayings Ruby has going on lately are, "That's a funny noise!" and "No, YOU do it!" when she doesn't want to do something I have asked her to do. I am trying to get it on video but she gets a really indignant look on her face and tells you, "That was rude!" if she doesn't like something you've done..like step on her toe. Oops. She's also got a fascination with potty humor which given her family ties will last well into her late 30's if not longer. What we're reading: