18 September, 2013

Elizabeth Gets a Mullet

Dear Ruby Catherine,
I know you are only 31/2 But heaven help me!  Was it really necessary to give your baby sister a mullet?  We have a big family event next week to celebrate Elizabeth's adoption.  Family and friends traveling thousands of miles, photographer lined up.. A mullet?  Really?  I know you saw me get my hair cut yesterday and it must have looked like a lot of fun.  It is a good thing that I adore you Ruby, because seriously, I DO NOT like the mullet.
Love, Mom
Ruby took the small braid twists I put in and cut the front ones off
near the scalp- leaving the back untouched.
Note my hand stretching out the remaining ringlets- 5 inches.

Some of the braided twists were cut off shorter than others.
Nice bald spot in this picture.

17 September, 2013

16 September, 2013

Dinner on the Deck~

Eric built me this  beautiful table and benches for our anniversary last month.  We like to  exchange handmade gifts.  This is definitely one of my favorites.   We enjoyed an outside dinner and family night tonight.  

10 September, 2013

Ruby Catherine- Summer 2013

I am doing a post for each of the kids for this summer.  Others to follow.

Ruby Catherine is full of adventure-  She is busy, bossy, and oh so confident.  She knows that she is important and she is not afraid to tell you.  I love this child beyond measure, and she keeps me on my toes every second.

RubyCat's Top 10 List of Lessons Summer 2013
10.  Laying down to eat is more comfortable.

9.   Want to watch Dora and eat fruit snacks?  Get Braids.

Does anyone else see a little mischief in her eye in this pic?
I think she was up to something when I snapped this shot.

8. Sharing is optional (also-  see #10 eating while lying down on floor).
7. Do shoes really have a right and left foot?  Really?- still working on this one.

6. When she is nice to her  big brother he is usually nice to her.
5. She is willing to go "Old School" as long as there is lots of sugar involved.
4.  Major Daddy's girl.  She ADORES him.  Enough said.
3. Butterflies rock.  She definitely has her own opinions and makes her own choices.
We learned a lot about butterflies this summer-
and as soon as she got the chance she had her face painted like a butterfly.

 2. Wearing pants to breakfast is optional. And wearing big girl underwear is awesome.
1. She will make a great firefighter or whatever she decides to be when she grows up.


Just finished Elizabeth's hair- first time in twists.  I sure love these happy sisters.   Lots of recoil in Lizzy's ringlets-  if you stretch them out they go down past her chin.  

01 September, 2013

Turtle River State Park- Labor Day Camping Trip

 We spent 5 days at Turtle River- we are really enjoying our little pop up camper..aka Sean the Sheep Camp.  We made lots of Smores, spent time with friends, and enjoyed some geo-caching.

Elizabeth  and Ruby like to be carried on walks.  :) 

So does Lalo.
Elizabeth and Lalo have a great time together.

Good times down by the river.   And lots of Frogs!

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