Tuesday, September 2

Second Grade

First day of school is probably my least favorite day in all the world.  I just hate that Ruby is gone all day, I miss her.  We all miss her.
I thought that as the years went on it would get easier, but it doesn't.
I still hate it every year.  I still dread the day from the start of August.
But I do know that we are making the right decision.
This year I feel the most comforted.  I know that Ruby is going to excel.  I know that this is good for her and for us.  I would rather her be home but I know she is where she is supposed to be.
Ruby is so smart and wonderful.  People are drawn to her and she is kind to everyone she meets.  I am so glad to see the girl that she is becoming.  Ruby loves her family and it makes me happy that she does.  She would rather be with us than anywhere else in the world.  I love her so much.  I am so glad she is my girl...
The boys didn't know what do without Ruby.  So we filled our day aimlessly  roaming Value Village and Michaels, we saved Target for tomorrow....
We also took some time to make some white bread and eat it with our home made raspberry jam.  Noni's request...

We picked Ruby up and headed out for frozen yogurt.  A tradition that I think we all love.  She told us about her day and we just enjoyed each others company.  

One school day down, too many more to go...
We love you Ruby Lou, the best second grader ever!!

Monday, March 24

Picture Scavenger Hunt

It was one of those days today.
Justin took my keys with him to work (by accident) so we were home bound all day and by the end of it we were all ready to get out of the house!
So in our desperation to find something fun to do we headed to my own personal home away from home- Target (of course)
We met my parents there and had a little dinner and then decided to head to target and have a little picture scavenger hunt.
We had made the list up before we left the house and for a moment thought we had left it in the cart, found out it was 'just- in' Justin's pocket (found it 'Just-in' time, which coincidentally is Justin's favorite kind of time), put 15 minutes on our timers split into teams (girls vs guys) and away we went.
It was really fun.
Ruby was so fun to run around with.  She loved it so much!  And she knew where to find most everything (a girl after my own heart)
 Something blue

 The word happy
 fit into a small space
 something with spiderman
 pose with a mannequin
something that costs $5

This was so fun!  We all had a blast!  A highly recommended fun time!


This girl of mine has had a loose upper tooth for an incredibly long time.  She was hesitant in getting it out- the last thing she wanted to feel was pain.  So day after day she would work on it.  Wiggle it a little bit here and there but she would not let anyone near it.

And then it finally looked like this.
 Hanging on by who knows what, and still it was a whole day before it actually came out!  Ruby would not let anyone touch it.  So finally I convinced her to let me tie a piece of floss to it and then I tied it to her wrist so that if she moved her arm it would pull on the tooth.  She freaked out.  So I untied it from her arm.  The floss was so long that it touched the floor even when tied to her tooth.  So when she went to walk away- she stepped on it and out popped her tooth.  She went from total fear to total relief and elation.  This girl is the best.
Here she is with new toothless grin.  I love this girl and her sweet face.  She's the best.


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