Ruby’s House

Ooh! I’m so excited! I may be the only person in the world that gets happy over defective presents. But there you have it. I said in an earlier post that I got Ruby an easel for $29 at our local toy store. Well, we opened it up, and it’s missing a screw and has a dinged up corner. Kevin went to return it today, and the owner let him have it for $10! I’m so happy, cause I searched again all day today, and can’t find anything for much less than $40. Stay tuned on the 9th for pics and one happy artistic five-year-old.

Ruby got this for her birthday from her grandparents. Since I’m not known for my patience, I let her open it when it came. She had fun with it for a bit, but it’s kind of a one trick pony with the light up bristles. The snotty-textured paint is not great to work with.  It made it hard to paint, cause there is a  delay, and the brush is really chunky and the cord makes it hard to manage. Still, she did like how the colors came up like magic. In Ruby’s world, magic is  good. 

What was GREAT to work with, was the box it was mailed in. Ruby picked it up, said “it looks like a house mama” and it was off to the races. Here’s what she had by the end of the day. Not shown is the plastic 1/2 gallon ice cream container that we recycled quite nicely into a dog house/grooming station.

If you look closely, you’ll see why Angel was so interested…

The little red thing is a Pam lid doing double duty as the pink poodle’s food bowl. We don’t own a dog, so it’s filled with cat food!


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