Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Day Ruby Started to Smile Like a Celebrity with Botched Plastic Surgery

My baby girl has such an expressive face.

You can always tell right away what she's got going on.
Homegirl wears her heart on her sleeve.

Very recently she pulled this one out of the bag. It was quite intentional.

And it scared me a little.

I wasn't sure exactly what it meant or from whence it came.

I had hope that it was just a fluke....that perhaps her expression-maker was on the fritz.

But then she did it again...

And I'm still confused by it. She seems to think it is a perfectly acceptable and/or charming response to "Smile, Ruby!"

You ain't kidding.


***
If you are anywhere in the Northern Indiana area this weekend, you most certainly must check this out. Doctor's orders.

45 comments:

  1. What in the world?! Kids can be so frustrating sometimes. How can they forget how to smile?? She's just too cute...weird expression or not:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Shannan,
    She is so adorable!!!!
    So are you
    Take Care,
    Maria

    ReplyDelete
  3. I totally remember my younger sister going through the weirdo smile phase...drove my parents nuts!! Too funny.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is priceless! No expression could diminish the cute factor, though. What a hoot, that girl of yours.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the head in the hand... why do kids do this? And we see the 'normal' smile all the time! Just never when the camera's a clicking! what a cutie-patootie-!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do ya'll bump into a lot of botoxified ladies over there in Amish country??

    : }

    Julie M.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sooo adorable!//Nina.

    ReplyDelete
  8. My daughter went through an odd smile faze, too. It wasn't quite the botox look, but it was just this strange, fakey looking grin. It didn't last too long!

    ReplyDelete
  9. She so cute! Love the pics. Great expressions of love! ~lulu

    ReplyDelete
  10. Shannan she is ridiculously cute...ridiculously...I love those pictures of her and all her smiles!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a cutie pie!!!
    I am going to try and make it over to the grand opening!!!!
    I live super close:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Is she close to 4? Around 4 Jack started the "cheesy grin" phase. Sadly at 5.5 he still does the cheesy grin. He says "I don't know how to smile" and it is darn hard work getting a natural smile now. (I think it must be a fairly common occurance b/c the girl at the photo studio yesterday mentioned something about the cheese factor at this age.)

    ReplyDelete
  13. When my daughter was a litte younger than yours is now, she decided to mix it up by smiling with her tongue stuck out to the side. It made people laugh so of course she adopted this smile for about a year. All those pictures are in my "special" album I've put together for future boyfriends.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks like she's doing a little Heidi Montag. Nice.... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOL - that is hilarious -- you had me laughing. She is too cute! Where did she get that smile. Funny girl.

    ReplyDelete
  16. that's the infamous fakey cheese face!
    i think that happens to all kids about her age. that's why i never ask kids to smile, cause that's what you normally get.

    it's cute & funny in it's own special way though, right?:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh my gosh, I seriously laughed out loud. That little pic of her with the brown bow in her hair is priceless, and then I get to the pic of 'the look'....Shan, this MIGHT be around for a while. I had a second cousin that smiled funky like that in pictures for YEARS. Love it love it love it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a cutie! Have a sweet day!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Has she been studying Vogue? She is precious no matter how she smiles! Adorable photos!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a sweetheart! She's a typical girl with her poses and I love her hair!

    ReplyDelete
  21. She is absolutely beautiful!!!! I don' t know where that smile came from but it is just too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like Little Ol' Calvin's grimace, I mean smile! What a cutie...

    ~XOXO~

    ReplyDelete
  23. oh my is right, she is daw~ ling!! And why oh why do I live so far away??? I wanna go with you to that!! think of me if you go! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. My oldest makes crazy looking faces when I try and get her to smile for the camera too. I don't understand it either?

    ReplyDelete
  25. My girls have pulled that smile before. I think it means "hey, look at me - I'm really cute".

    ReplyDelete
  26. Now she is one cutie pie..especially with that twinkle in her eye. xo

    ReplyDelete
  27. well she is still a cutie, so I think she can pull it off for now! Those cheeks!

    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh I love the hilarious things they do for no reason at all...just, as you say, to pull something new out of the bag. They keep us guessing, don't they? My middle son, 4 yo, is full of surprises... sometimes good, sometimes completely whack.

    Thanks for the laugh!
    Tracie

    ReplyDelete
  29. i think her smile is totally cute!

    ReplyDelete
  30. She is such a cutie! And it is a cute lil smile. Oh how I wish I were in Indiana this weekend, that store looks like it has quite a few treasures!

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a precious, precious child! I love her smile, even if it has, well, evolved into a Hollywood Diva's smile. They never fail to entertain and enthrall us!

    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a hoot that Ruby is! My friend Carrie has a little one with a super expresive face also. You are always quite clear where you stand with her.

    ReplyDelete
  33. okay.....your children are so beautiful! i love the head in the hand shot. :) :)

    p.s. linked back to you re: the john golden print :) :) thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is too funny! :) I needed that laugh.

    ReplyDelete
  35. So funny! What a stinker and cutie oie!! :)
    Hope you are doing ok... Sending hugs and thinking about you all.
    Beth

    ReplyDelete
  36. She is so adorable!!! And that last pic is hilarious!

    ps. I saw that my sister responded back to your question about Silas or Silas's. I am so excited for you to bring your Silas home! What a beautiful family of 5!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Livi went through a phase where she forgot how to smile. It was like she was trying to hard. It always cracked me up. Her Uncle went through a similiar thing at around age 4. Silly smile or not that Ruby is a cutie.

    ReplyDelete
  38. oh.my.word.

    cheeks don't get anymore squeezable than that.

    she is beyond precious.

    ReplyDelete
  39. thinking of you and your family. hope you and your family arrive home safely. and Ruby is just tooo cute! that's called personality - shining brightly!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I LOVE RUBY! Not that I do not love Calvin. But Ruby is just a kid and that is all she really wants to be. I love it. She would have fit into our perfume making click!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Utterly, utterly priceless!!! I got such a giggle out of this post, no thanks to Ruby's expression and your written input. You really make me giggle. I love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Holy crap that's so stinkin funny!
    LOVE that exspression, not sure how to dicribe it, but Me thinks drama lessons may have a BIG payoff in the near future! Sign her up and cheer her on! You go Ruby, I see countless oscars in ypur future my dear! Can I have her autogragh?
    Good luck Mom,
    Tisha

    ReplyDelete