Saturday, July 12, 2008


That's when I'll get caught up. I really will eventually. We went to visit Chip's Grandmother back on the 1st of this month. She had been in the hospital with pneumonia, and while she was there, she fell and broke her tail bone. So they moved her to a rehabilitation center. That's where we went to visit her.

Grandmother is 90 years young and has an amazing memory. But sometimes she isn't so clear on things, and for a minute she might not know who you are.

When we got to her room, Chip walked in first and when he said hello to her, she asked, "Who are you?" When he said, "Chip", she replied with, "My Chip?" It was so sweet. And she was so thrilled to see him as well as the rest of us.

Shortly after we arrived, there was a knock at the door. We got a double bonus visit, as it was Aunt Sue and Aunt Edna!

Sue had come to do Grandmother's hair. So we all went down to the little shop there in the center, and hung out while Grandmother got all prettied up.

Ruthi was a little restless, so Edna entertained her by rolling her around in Grandmother's wheelchair.

I took quite a few pictures. I don't have my photo editing program installed on my laptop yet, so ignore the red eyes and such. I put these in a slide show, but then I have a few special photos that will follow.

If you look very closely to that last picture, you might notice Ruthi looks just a little different. That's because....

Ruthi got her first haircut!

We had talked about having her hair trimmed to give her some bangs. Her hair was always falling into her eyes if she didn't have a bow in, and it was "aggabating" her. I had intended to ask my hair dresser to cut it the next time I go in.

But as we were sitting there waiting for Grandmother's hair to dry, Chip said, "Hey, maybe Sue could cut Ruthi's hair!" I looked as Sue and asked if she minded, and she was happy to do it.

Ruthi sat very still and did great until I made an "awww" noise (or something like that) and she turned to look at me. Oops! But it was fine.

Our little girl all of a sudden looked so much bigger!
Here are some pictures of her getting the cut, and the "after" photo.

(OK, for some reason, Blogger is not letting me upload the pictures, so I'm putting them in another slide show.)

And yes, I definitely saved her hair. (Thanks to Sue who handed to me - otherwise I might have forgotten - I was so caught up in Ruthi's new look!) Thank you Sue!!!!


  1. Awww, just as cute as ever! But you're right...she does look more like "a big girl" now, doesn't she?

  2. Your grandma and aunts look very young! And Ruthi's hair is darling!!

  3. WOW your grandma is a young thing! And, Miss Ruthi is so adorable...HUGS

  4. Jennifer, I'm behind on visiting, but I just had to comment on this post!

    I was completely taken with what a wonderful day you guys had. It sounds like a very simple day that will be a forever memory.


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