Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday- the largest shopping day of the year! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in this family;-) They review the sale papers together. Russell insists on helping Dad shop for computer parts.

Thanksgiving Day Photo- 2006

Makin' a get away...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Our friend April has been visiting us for the last few days, and we took the opportunity to see Monteray. The weather was a beautiful 70F. Dan had to work but the three of us still decided to go:-) We ate at the Fish Hopper and Russell loved to be out and about.

Russell had a nice time as well. He was so content with the sourdough roll:-)

"Oh, Mom! This is so good!!!"

Enjoying the day together in Monteray!

Fun at the beach.

Russell's new carseat. He loves feeling the soft fabric. He had almost grown out of his other carseat as his head was almost to the top of it.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Russell likes to sit in the box for some reason!?

Dan took Russell with him when he went to vote. Russell marked the boxes, I suppose;-) He was given his own "I voted" sticker. Our local voting location was a neighbor's garage.

Regular practice time

Saturday, November 04, 2006

9 Months Old!

I remember when my friend Alysun posted about her daughter, Emmmaleigh, when Emma turned 9 months. It is the only time in life when you are as experience in the outside world as the 'inside' world!

Russell doesn't officially crawl but he gets around. On his tummy, he pushes himself backwards with his arms, and just lately, has pushed himself forward while laying on his back by pushing with his legs. He is standing longer on his legs while holding onto an object but doesn't pull himself up yet.

He has a healthy appetite and eats 4-5 ice-cubed sized meals three times a day. He eats chicken, salmon, brocolli, potatoes with leeks, brussel sprouts, carrots, yams, squash, green beans, peas, kiwi, bananas, apples, pears, and peaches (especially at Emma's house!). If it can be cook and/or pureed, he'll eat it!! We are beginning to work on his pincer movement so he can eat finger foods as well.

Thank-you to everyone who continues to pray for our little boy. We pray daily that someday he will be a godly young man:-)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

On Saturday, October 28th, Laura Peter and Kris Goetch were married. I was pleased to be a maid of honor alongside Alysun. Russell and I flew to Portland on Thursday and Dan followed the next day. He took care of Russell so well during the busy weekend and deserves the 'Father of the Year' award. Dan returned to SF on Sunday and Russell and I stayed with Alysun and her family at their home for a few extra days. It was a wonderful weekend, and I can honestly say that the wedding and reception were flawless. That is a first in wedding history!!!

Alysun, Laura, and I, with little Kassy. What an honor to stand next to the bride on this day!

Wedding party L-R: Jeff (groom's brother), Hillary, Laura (bride), Kris (groom), Alysun (maid of honor), Craig (friend of bride), Kassidy & Kyle (niece and nephew of bride).

The beginning of a new life together- the sweet couple.

Cutting the cake- very tasty!

Double trouble for Mom!

Family photo:-) (Socks don't stay on Russell's feet).

Alysun and husband, Jeff, with daughter Emmaleigh. She has seen a lot of cameras in her short lifetime.

Emma and Russell sharing a 'moment' together.