Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On The Tenth Day Of Christmas…

The Russes gave to me…

Two brothers and two sisters.

Having four kids that were four and under all at home, was often more than we could handle. Luckily they do a great job of taking care of each other.

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They welcomed Alex (Chubby at the time) in to the fold well before he was even born.

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The first time Lila got to hold Alex she said, “He is way better than a doll.” Lila’s birthday was last month. At the time all of the kids had a really bad cough while they were recovering from the H1N1 flu. Today out of the blue she told us, “I love Alex so much that on my birthday, when I made my wish, I wanted to wish that I could fly. But I wished that Alex’s cough would get better instead, because I didn’t want him to die. I can just make my wish to fly next year.”

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Tami said...

My favorite picture is the one with Abby and Zack with Emily's belly. That is precious! I can tell your kids really do love their new baby brother!
Thanks for posting the pictures. I love seeing your kids. I miss them a lot.

Jan Haws said...

So sweet. I love those kids

Lisa said...

Lila is such a sweet girl.

Heidi said...

Lila is hilarious. I love how seriously she takes things. She's so sweet to wish for her brother's recovery. We miss you guys and her spunk.