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!
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.
These pictures were taken last August, soon after Ruthanna turned a year old. We wanted to get a summery/fall scene for our Christmas cards and take something before Andrew left for the ship. Finally after several pictures we got one that worked....still fun to look back at all the other ones though and see what we were choosing from.