Sunday, June 7, 2015

Oh, that Ruby!

Most of you know that we have Alaina overnight every other week, when it's my weekend off.  You may also remember that we've tried to have Ruby come too, but she's been going through a scared stage and doesn't like that idea.
She's been seeming better lately, so this past weekend we thought it was time to try again.
Laura and Aaron brought the girls over and we did a little playing.

 After some initial hesitation she seemed to be doing ok.


Alaina was having a great time, and insisted on giving Grandpa a wagon ride.


But when it was time for her Dad and Mom to leave, Ruby wasn't having anything to do with it!
She has quite a scream (Laura says it's a banshee wail!) and she wasn't going to stop.
So in the end, she went back home, and Alaina stayed.  We had a good time, but we sure hope Miss Ruby gets over this soon!

24 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Aw....she's cute even when she cries..(or wails)...lol....

Justabeachkat said...

The girls are getting so big! Adorable.
Hugs,
Kat

Doris said...

Our grand Brinley (3) will not stay overnight anywhere Mommy is not. Someday :)
Cute kids, by the way !

Connie said...

She will look to see this picture one day. She is adorable even when see screaming. ha ha

Mildred said...

They are both so precious. I hope it won't be long until Ruby will spend the night, too. They will have fun together at your house.

Simply Linda said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Blessings

Bethany Carson said...

Oooh, poor baby! (and poor grandparents!) Love Alaina's smile though!

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh, poor little girl! I hope that she will come to learn that it will be OK to stay with you and that her Mom and Dad will come back to get her. Perhaps as she gets a little older and realises that Aliana is there she will be OK. I hope so for you all. xx

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh bless her! I'm sure she will soon realize that she's missing out on a fun sleepover.

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Aw poor little one, well at least she had some fun times with you before she left. The Banshee squeal I can relate to...lol. My neighbor is a threenager...and has a voice of a opera singer. She's a delight, but wow can she scream, it's all drama all the time, we giggle when we hear it.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Jen

Carrie B. said...

She is such a Dolly. It's too bad that she still struggles,but with such fun grandparents I'm sure she'll get over it no time. Did Alaina have these struggles when she was really little? God bless the grandparents! Such special folks. ;)
xoxo

Linda E said...

I love seeing both of your little grand-girls. They are just adorable. Ruby will be fine...just takes her a little more time than the usual. Blessings.

Jennifer said...

Aww, poor thing. She is still so young, I'm sure she'll come around to the idea eventually. The girls are looking so much alike!

Kerin said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!
Look at that face!
She is a sweetie, and I'm sure before you know it, she'll be over this stage and staying with you.

~K.

Jenny said...

Oh dear. I know the banshee wail only too well! TG carried Dagny to her mother's car after church last evening, opened the back right passenger door, and deposited D into her carseat. A few beats passed and then you would have thought he'd put her into a tank of pinching lobsters. The howling! I quickly took her back out and consoled her but we never could figure out what made her freak out. Like Ruby, Dag wants to be with her mother -- as in, IN her mother's arms! It's so funny to see Ruby wailing while Alaina already has Grampa in the wagon and is taking him for a ride, haaahaaha! She lives so large. I love it. xoxo

Cherdecor said...

I know too well about the Banshee Wail! Ben was born with it. It lasted for three years. I guess it was detachment anxiety. I had him to the doctor more times than I could count. I don't know who needed the doctor more.....me or him! Watching him today, I think that he was probably very sensitive and that which about drove me bananas is what has propelled him to success today. So, there is hope! Ruby is probably a genius!

Patsy said...

How sad , but it just happens to some. Hoping it will get better for her soon.

Deb said...

When they are little like that, it seems that only mom and dad will do. She'll outgrow it before long. Have a great week.

Laura said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! Yes, Cherdecor - we keep saying Ruby is going to do great things with her life because she knows what she wants and doesn't stop until she gets it.

Someday we'll have to record the banshee wail so everyone can hear it. It really could shatter glass I think! Or at least eardrums... :)

Terri D said...

Ahhh...poor Ruby. Give her a few more months. Alaina sure does enjoy her time with grandma and grandpa!! She is so cute!

Brooke said...

poor girl!
my nephew (7) stayed with my parents for the first time without his mom and dad OR his sister. he got homesick but made it work for a couple days.

Anita Johnson said...

We are going through exactly the same thing! Our 3 and a half year old grandson loves us , his little sister? Not so much. I can distract her for a bit, but she looks for mom. This too shall pass, right! Still fun to be with ! Your grandkids are beautiful!

LL Cool Joe said...

Aww poor Ruby, and poor you too! I'm sure as she gets older she'll be happy to stay over. Some kids are just more clingy than others.

Dianna said...

Awww...more sweet Ruby! In time, Nana, she will decide she can do this! Love it that Alaina wanted to give Grandpa a ride in the wagon!