Thursday, February 15, 2007

No News is Good News:-)

We don't have any new pictures to post since life has been quiet around here recently.

Russell 'walks' behind his toys but still leans on them for support. He also does quite well when he holds onto our fingers and walks around the house. He has become a picky eater but hopefully that will change as well as he grows older and can chew better. He still has two naps a day.

Dan keeps busy at work. He enjoys the short commute to work and we are thankful for that. It is a true blessing that I can stay home and Dan can support us. He meets occasionally with a couple other men for a care group and enjoys the guy-time with them. Russell and I always enjoy Dan's days off. I take advantage of the opportunity to get numerous errands done while the boys bond:-) We try and do something fun on his weeks off- like next week, meeting up with the Peters family.

Anyway, thought we'd post something...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Auntie April's birthday toy for Russell

My friend, April, sent Russell a wonderful present for his birthday. Russell was so thrilled and he has been saying 'wow'- (it is almost clearly spoken!)- and walks everywhere with it! Thank-you, April!!!
Link for video: View this video montage created at One True Media
Playing with Toy

Monday, February 05, 2007

Queen Mary 2

Today was Dan's day off from work, so we drove into the city to see the Queen Mary 2- one of the largest ocean liners in the world. It is partially through its' 80 day cruise around the world. An inside cabin is reportedly $20K but that is only $300/day for all transportation, hotel, and food- not bad;-) Next stop is Sydney, Austrailia.
The QM2 arrived in SF yesterday afternoon at 3pm with only 28ft to spare while it passed under the Golden Gate bridge. We visited the original Queen Mary ship which is now docked in Long Beach, California, when we were on our honeymoon- quite a marvelous history she had!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Russell's First Birthday

We tried to take a family photo but Russell decided to play shy and wanted to stay close to me for the rest of the party. He started to warm up to the other babies later on. There were six other moms and their children (all under 12 months) and one newly pregnant friend as well!

The giraffe cake (also could be called the 'Woodstock' cake for Snoopy fans). It was lemon and had lemon curd between the two layers. Much thanks to Dan for his patience with me on this project!

One of Russell friends, Abigail- a real blessing to her parents:-)