Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kids Say The Darndest Things 2008

Here is this year’s poster. For you new readers check out last year’s installment of "Kids Say The Darndest Things" for an explanation. Most of the quotes are from Lila. (If they don't have a name they're from her). There are a few good ones from Abby & Zack, but they're just coming into their element. We are anticipating some real gems from them two in 2009.

To read the quotes you can zoom in and out on the image below. Just click the image (not the little box in the corner) with your mouse or roll your scroll wheel, or you can use the buttons at the bottom.

So what are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On the twelfth day of Christmas...

The Russes gave to me...

A visit from Santa!


Merry Christmas to all...

Monday, December 22, 2008

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

The Russes gave to me…


More than a 1000 words.

Here are some of our favorites photos for this year.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

On the tenth day of Christmas...

The Russes gave to me...

Best Friends!

Abby and Zack had their arms around each other a couple of days ago and Abby said "we're best friends!" to which Zacky replied "yeah, we're best friends!"

(these pictures are random ones from a few months ago)

It's great to be born with a best friend!

On the ninth day of Christmas...

The Russes gave to me…

Halloween. Finally.

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Bam Bam (flexing his muscles…)

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and a beautiful butterfly (flapping her wings)

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We’ve been planning on having Abby and Zack be Pebbles and Bam Bam since last Halloween because we thought that they would be perfect this year. I think we were right. It fit their little personalities PERFECTLY!!

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Lila said she wanted to be a butterfly and she never changed. She was thrilled with her costume!

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Except when it got a little late (and I realized that all she’d eaten for dinner was candy…)

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After she recovered she decided to show us all the many faces of Lila. (these are just a few!!)

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We also took the kids to the mall to go trick or treating and caused quite a stir. This picture happened when people stopped us to ask if they could take a picture of our kids (actually it was the 3rd person to stop us.) People were staring and pointing at the babies (and Lila kept grinning and flapping her “wings” like she was saying “look at me, I’m cute too!!”) More than one person told me that Abby & Zack had “the best costumes ever!”

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and yes, I am crazy and I did make them all. Thanks Tanya for the tutu tutorial!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

On the eighth day of Christmas...

The Russes gave to me...

A Christmas post, finally!
(The rest of this post was saved as a draft in February. We now present it to you unedited)

I was looking through our pictures tonight and realized that we never really posted our Christmas pictures (or sent out thank you notes... yikes, I'm behind!!) Anyway, I picked a couple of my favorites to share with you. Better late than never, right! Santa brought us a ball tent this year and it's been lots of fun. Not to mention it makes a great picture!!