Sunday, November 29, 2009

My little boy is growing up!!

So I was looking at old pictures the other day and could not believe my eyes. I stumbled upon this little picture of Russell. It was taken just over a year ago, when we first moved to here, Fall of '08. Look at his chubby little face!

When we moved here, I definately did not think that Russ was chubby at all, and he wasn't really compared to a lot of other kids his age, but just look at him now!

Doesn't he look like a little boy now instead of an infant? He has thinned out and grown soooo much! And pretty soon he is going to be a big brother. He will be such a good big brother. He follows me around during the day talking to his baby sister and showing her things. He tells her that he is going to help change her diaper and teach her how to do this and that. He also shows her tricks and gets really mad when I don't turn my belly in that direction so that she can "see."

I just love my little boy, and I'm so happy to be giving him a sibling to play with.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

And the answer is..........


See the resemblence?

At first I thought it was Barbara Bush because the almond ears look a little like earrings to me.

Oh, and Travis wants everyone to know that Russell read his first word today completely unprompted. Apparently he was walking with Russ down the church hallway when suddenly Russ stopped and pointed to a bulletin board and said, "BYU." Travis looked, and Russell was indeed pointing to the word BYU on some paper. I immediately thought that he just recognized the logo, but Travis claims that it was not the regular BYU logo and just the name typed in regular print. Anyway, Travis is obviously soooooo proud and excited that BYU is so ingrained into our child.

Go cougs.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and Other Fun...

We have been planning this costume for months now!!!

Spooky kid, huh? He wanted to be a ghost. We made this costume out of an old sheet and some cheese cloth.

Our friends at our Halloween party.

Glamour girl shot!! I had so much fun wearing the fake eyelashes!

What a sweetheart. Just can't keep that thumb out of his mouth. Smeared his makeup.

We also had a little preschool Halloween party at my house. My friends and I are doing a joy school together. Sooooo fun. Got to keep my teaching skills up!!!

Making gourd people is quickly becoming one of my favorite little family traditions that we do each fall. I was introduced to this by my sister-in-law, and it is so much fun. You should try it!

Gourd people 2009!!! Mine is that feminine little beauty on the left. The middle one is Russy's. He was insistant that his be a guy tackling another guy. (All that football stuff is really sticking in his head.) And Travis's...well, what do you think?

Alright everyone.
Who did Travis try to depict in his adooooorrrrable little gourd person...
A. Barbara Bush
B. Marjorie Pay Hinckley
C. Robert Moulton (his dad)
Leave a guess in the comment section if you want.