Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

Ruby sings her Veteran's Day song.  Happy Veteran's Day!


Friday, November 2, 2012

In Which Ruby Has an Adventure...


Ruby had a bit of an adventure this week and I couldn't be more proud of her.  Normally on Thursdays, Dara picks her up from the bus stop and takes her to soccer with Kayla.  However, soccer ended last week and neither Dara or I remember to let the daycare know.  ACK!!  I arrived at her daycare to discover that when the bus dropped her off and there was no one there to meet her, she just walked the block from her stop to the daycare and walked in the door and said, "Hi!"  This, of course, gave the teachers a HEART ATTACK!  I feel quite badly about this.  Ruby however, was unfazed.  The very first day we walked to her stop, I told her that if for whatever reason someone wasn't at the stop, she should go directly to school and that's just what she did!  What a girl! 

I asked her what she thought and she just said, "I just went to school. I ran for a bit just to get some exercise and then I walked and I was there."

I am so proud that she knew just what to do and did it!  Of course, we will be doing everything possible NOT to have this happen in the future but it seems that my girl is turning into a very independent, clever and capable young lady. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Fun!

Halloween this year was just plain fun.  Ruby was a vampire ballerina and Lucy was a ghost, both costumes I fashioned out of a myriad of things.  Ruby's inspiration was this book, Vampirina Ballerina, and I made her a headband from craft foam and some items from the craft store.  For Lucy, I made her a little white bonnet, cut up a pillow case and sewed a white boa onto it that I got at a thrift shop for one U.S. dollar.  Add a little make-up and they were a hit.
 
Lucy with her best BOO!
 
Both girls together
 
Ruby in full make up. She looks about 10 years older.
 
 
On Sunday, we did the traditional West Seattle trick or treat day.  All of our bestest friends were there and it was really fun.  Towards the end of the run, they all started whining for "real food" so we had to make a pit stop for some non-sugary snacks.
Here's part of the crew
 
And the three of us
 


On Halloween, the weather cooperated with us and it was neither cold nor windy nor rainy.  We got the whole neighborhood gang together plus Uncle Harlan, Auntie Dee and Auntie Kathy to visit the houses in the 'hood.  It was delightful.  At one point I asked Ruby if she was having fun.  "YES!" she replied and shouted, "BEST DAY EVER!" while running to the next house.  When we got home, we had some grown up treats (wine) while the kids tore into their candy.  Lucy, parked herself on the bean bag chair and ate her Nerds, one by one. 
 
All in all, a successful Halloween.  Yay!