Saturday, January 24, 2009

Powderhorn 365

I don't know why I haven't posted this before, but it occurred to me that people coming to my flickr site might be confused at the influx of non-knitting pictures. (Although there is about nothing more boring than knitting photos, so maybe nobody's been visiting and therefore not confused)

Anyway, I'm involved in a fun little project called Powderhorn 365. There is a group of us that will be taking a photo a day for a year of our lovely neighborhood. I like photography, but not enough that I can honestly be called an enthusiast, so this project is good for me. Once a week, I get to tromp around our neighborhood looking for a good shot. It makes me get out and get some exercise too. Yesterday I came across some wild turkeys. Turkeys, you hear?! I dragged Ruby out of the car, boldly declaring that we were "hunting turkeys". We ran across the street into someone's backyard to take photos, and then back across and into the alley to take some more. Some dude yelled from his car that he wished he had his camera too.

The funny thing is, last night Ruby was doing this strange stalking walk, kind of going sideways, bent over a little, on her tiptoes, with a huge grin, and told us she was hunting turkeys.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hungry About

Ruby is starting to tell me when she feels like eating something instead of merely responding to my offers of food.

Last night, she was sitting on the potty and talking to me (we have the best conversations on the potty), and suddenly she said, "Cheeeeese. Ruby want some cheese. Ruby hungry. Hungry about the cheese. Ruby hungry about the cheese!"

This morning, she said she was hungry about the fig newmans too.

The funniest thing about it is how she often sticks her chin out, raises her eyebrows way up, and says it really deliberately through her teeth.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Today we spent the whole day indoors. I usually try to make a point of leaving the house at least once a day, but today, it was just really great to chill at home. Ruby was in a great mood all day, and puttered around the house, entertaining herself and us.

Playing with playdough and rolling them into little snakes, she held them to her eyes and said, "Playdough nocklers." (Binoculars)

We did the farm puzzle together for the 332nd time. Well, I don't know the exact number, but I kid you not, that child does that puzzle 20 times a day.

We read animal guide books at great length and listened to owl sounds online.

We watched cardinals at the birdfeeder.

She ran around the house about 25 times until her face got all red. The she jumped up and down. Then she rolled around on the ground saying, "Ruby rolling on the ground!". Then jumped up and down some more, an activity made much more exciting by jumping while holding the farm puzzle so that all the pieces would go flying.

We ate lots of pasta, I knit a lot, and Jonner updated our computers. It was a good day.

Monday, January 05, 2009


As I came up the front steps, Ruby and Jonathon were looking at me through the window. Ruby said to Jonner, "Mama getting blue stuffs. Blue hat on, blue sweater, blue..." (I had a blue coffee mug in my hand)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

At lunch

In an awkward high chair moment, Ruby tipped over and banged her head. I held her as she screamed, "Mee-ulk! Mee-ulk!" I didn't feel like nursing her, so I asked, "Would you like cow's milk in a glass?" And she said, "No. Mama's milk in the boob."