Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Weekend...

This past weekend, Ruthanna and I traveled to Eau Claire to see some basketball games.  While there we visited my sister-in-law Hannah and her family...also saw my cousins and the other Watertown people. 

 Three cousins-- Aiden, Ruthanna and Hailey
 Ruthanna and Hailey
Ruthanna, Hailey, Riley, Tysten, and Aiden

 Hannah and I with our August babies
 Hannah with Ruthanna
 Eating out at Fazoli's one night with my cousin Lori and her family--- Amy and Ruthanna sat by each other in their high chairs....
 Kayla on the move in basketball
 Jacob C and Ruthanna by the lunch stand
Kayla playing basketball...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Visitors for Ruthanna

Dean and Kathy Larson came through on their way to Austin last Thursday. While there, they had a little tea party with Ruthanna. 

Ruthanna serving the food

One last picture with them before they left--- hard to get Ruthanna to sit still for a picture!

Monday, March 3, 2014

February memories

 Reading books with Grandma
 A kiss from George before he left for Minnesota

 The minnows were a success. My dad had bought some to go fishing with and one night he showed them to Ruthanna. Every night after that she would bang on the basement door so they could play with them some more. She'd get a big smile on her face when they'd head down to get them. The first one she grabbed she tried to feed to my dad!

 Ruthanna posing for the camera!

 My little girl and I
Finishing dinner

Sunday, February 23, 2014

18 months!

Ruthanna had her 18 month checkup last week at the clinic.  She is a healthy toddler who weighs 25 pounds and is 34.5 inches tall.  Now she doesn't go back until she's 2 years old.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Picture Post

Andrew left for the ship last week-- same ship as last trip-  The Houston- going from Houston Texas to Philadelphia carrying oil. 
Around here, Ruthanna gets lots of foot messages.  She will come and hold her foot up and take her sock off indicating she wants one.
One last nap together-- the night before Andrew left last week
Skyping with Andrew.  Andrew plays games with her and sings songs on the computer and Ruthanna will put her head just a few inches from his to be nice and close.  Sometimes she'll be in the other room and he'll be on Skype calling her name and she'll come running and sit down close to the computer.
When the timer goes off, Ruthanna takes the oven mit and stands by the oven door ready to help take whatever out.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My favorite muffins....

....are the ones that Ruthanna is begging to make.  She gets the bowl out and grabs the measuring cups ready to start baking.

 The oven light must be on so she can watch them bake away in there....she checks on them often and waits for that timer to go off!

 Hooray! They are done!