I was in Target with Ruthie the other day and she was spouting off delightfully wise phrases that I would imagine a hilarious grandma might say, when I made eye contact with an employee. She was NOT EVEN SMILING. I had to physically put my hand over my mouth to keep from asking her how is it she wasn't dying of cuteness rn?! I was smiling like a loon and just looking around expecting everyone else to be laying on the floor squealing with delight.
I guess some people are immune to Ruthie's squeaky little voice. Maybe just one person.
That is three. It is effing hilarious. Austin and I tell each other all the time that Ruthie is a beautiful genius (we are so very subtle with our praise). Think it will make her weird to constantly hear that growing up? Nevermind don't answer that, she is destined to be a little on the weird side.
You know what else three is? Three is the freaking terrible twos I've heard about for so long while smugly thinking to myself that I somehow escaped this mythical time period. A shrill whine has begun to encroach on her hilarious one liners, but they are still present and getting more and more specific and amusing. We often just have normal conversations because why not? I can ask her "hey think we should put some basil in this?" and she will give me an honest answer: "I think little born babies would be too small to go in the dishwasher".
Oh and the excited shriek I wrote about here is hanging around too (forever, I hope). If the mood is toddler-stable, it bubbles out at the mention of a juice box or popsicle, when we talk about her Mimis, at the mention of Sam the cat, and when we talk about our beach vacay planned for this summer.
Still loving dresses, and by loving I mean will wear absolutely nothing else. She sometimes changes dresses 5 times over the course of the day which you may have noticed if you follow my IG stories.
Ruthie's beautiful birthday cake (made by Mimi Gus) featured sugared violets that led to a lot of trying to eat things that grow in the yard. It also featured this frosting which is my new favorite (super fluffy and not-too-sweet).
And one more thing, a pizza crust recipe! I made 15 pizzas for the party and this is the best crust EVER!! It is super flavorful and bakes up fluffy with buttery crispy edges. The recipe is from the May issue of Martha Stewart Living.