5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

On her way to becoming a big girl

Earlier this week, Ruby and Kaylee helped me do some major cleaning up in the bathrooms. While we were at it, Ruby and I discussed how nasty the little potty was looking. It just wasn't cleaning up very well anymore. The poor chair has been through my 3 kids plus one other child! I think it had more than served it's duty.

We decided that Ruby was big enough that we really didn't need to keep the potty chair any more. All her business could be done on the big toilet. She proudly carried the potty chair out to the trash can and chucked it in. Later in the day, she watched as the garbage truck came and took it away.

Today we were getting ready for the kids to go get haircuts. Kaylee and Keithen have school pictures this week and Ruby needed a trim as well. As usual, Kaylee chose to just get hers trimmed up and keep all her length. Ruby, on the other hand, announced that she wanted her hair cut short. I had her confirm it for me before we left the house, on the way there and again before the stylist started cutting. She ended up with a very adorable little bob. I've been calling her "pixie girl" this afternoon. I think she looks older with her hair short.

Haircuts were followed by our usual lunch at Chic-fil-a and about an hour spent out of the heat in their indoor playground. I swear one kid in there was about twice my size...he had to be at least 12 years old if not older. He barely fit through the climbing tunnels and was dragging a backpack along with him. I was afraid this child was going to get stuck! (Think Augustus Gloop in the tubes above the chocolate river!) I don't know what he thought he was doing in a little kids play place. Thank goodness he didn't get stuck or I might have been forced to send him to the fudge room.

I'm waiting for Matt to arrive home with an armload of corn from Waterman's Farm Market so I can start dinner. Mmmmmm....fresh Indiana sweet corn!

Here are Ruby's "before"

and "after" pictures!


  • At 9:05 PM, August 05, 2006 , Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

    Aw she's as cute as ever lol. Yes Indiana sweet corn yummy need to get some more myself. lol And another zuchinni, I fried one up the other day and Kaylie even ate it which she never does.

  • At 10:02 PM, August 06, 2006 , Anonymous Brad Munson said...


    My youngest daughter is 11 now, and I miss these times. She (and her sister) seem so blase about this stuff now, and I've only recently come to reason how much fun **I* had 'way back wehn' (all of five years ago, if that.)

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  • At 10:50 AM, August 10, 2006 , Blogger Anne said...

    love the new haircut!! Lily needs that done stat!

  • At 10:36 AM, August 12, 2006 , Blogger thordora said...

    such CUTENESS!


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