Russ, Shalae, & Kids

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Family pictures

November 2013: Alisse took some updated family pictures for us! These are some of our favorites:

We are missing Tayler in these pictures, who unfortunately decided to not be part of our family pictures this year.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

November 2013

November happenings:

Noah got some lego stuff for his birthday & has loved building stuff. He's really good at it. He did this one in just a few hours!

Abby cuddling with dad and her baby doll!

11/3/13: Abby turned 6 months old. She wore her cupcake shirt in honor of her half-birthday!

Russ, Suzanne & I ran the "Shun the Sun" race. Abby, Noah, Ellie, and Lance supported us!

Russ and I did the 5k and Suzanne did the 10k. Russ took second place in his age division!

Looking good for church!

Abby loves her blankee.

Abby always looks so cute bundled up and ready for her morning jog with mom!

Russ got me a baby seat for my bike for my birthday and Abby loves it!

 So funny to catch Abby "reading" her books...

We think that EVERYTHING Abby does is cute... like resting her chin on her hand!

Abby met Santa for the first time! She really didn't like him, despite the look on her face that says otherwise! She was looking at me and not Santa when the picture was snapped! :)

Noah ran in the 3rd grade turkey trot and completed 1.5 miles!

We did a little bit of Black Friday shopping late Thanksgiving night. I'm not sure if it counts since it was only 10pm, and the store we went to (Dick's) wasn't crowded at all (probably because the deals weren't that great). Noah hated it and Abby loved it... obviously!

Russ took the training wheels off of Sophie's bike and she got on it and took off! Just in time to participate in our family bike ride the next day.That smile on her face is the cutest!

 On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we did our annual Sherwood bike ride & football game at Freestone park...

Monday, November 11, 2013

October 2013

We stayed busy all month during October, as evidenced by pictures...

Dad & Abby watching Baby Einstein

Abby getting ready for a ride in our new jogging stroller!

Mom and Noah tried to scare Abby at the Halloween store... she didn't care too much about the pop-up spiders!

We received Abby's Halloween costume in the mail and tried it on her that day. I think she knew she looked cute!

During fall break, we went to Vertuccio Farms with Grandma Vicki, Alisse, and some cousins. Noah had lots of fun, but Abby wasn't too sure about the train ride...

This might be the cutest picture I've ever taken!

Noah received a few awards at this last pack meeting as a WOLF cub!

Abby's shoes... the cutest! Made by Aunt Christy.

Noah turned 9 on the 21st. He requested eggs for breakfast, and then made an egg sandwich.

He got to open (more like FIND) one present in the morning before going to school. He was so excited about his new bike!

Noah hasn't had a working bike in over a year, so he wasn't the only one excited about his present. We are all excited to start doing some more bike rides together.

Noah wanted Krispy Kreme doughnuts for his class treats so that's what we did. His class sang him a silly birthday song and his teacher made a big deal about his birthday :)

Instead of doing a party, I told Noah he could invite 4 friends to go do something after school on his birthday (because 4 was all I had room for in my car)! He chose to go to the new indoor batting cages. The boys enjoyed some shaved ice from Water-N-Ice before going in to the batting cages. It was a lot of fun!

Noah finished up his flag football season with the Steelers during October.

At the neighborhood trunk-or-treat:

Too cool!

We also celebrated Sophie's birthday in October! She turned 9 on the 29th and we got to celebrate on her actual birthday! She chose to eat dinner at Fuddruckers, so we did that and then came back home to open presents.

Her little stuffed animal was her favorite of all her birthday gifts. haha

Abby likes to think that she contributes to the pretty sounds dad makes when he plays his guitar!

Lucy, Abby, and Roxy at Grandma & Poppy's neighborhood Halloween party

We spent Halloween night at Grandma & Poppy's house, trick-or-treating and passing out candy.

It was fun to be with cousins on Halloween! Ellie was Dorothy; Davis was Peter Pan; Abby was a peacock; Noah was Cole (a ninjago warrior); and Lucy was Tinkerbell!

You can see Charlie is dressed up as a lion in this picture! He was part of his family's Wizard of Oz theme this year! haha

Davis made the cutest Peter Pan and seemed so big on Halloween.

I used Ellie's peacock mask and feathers from her old costume - to match my sweet little baby peacock, just for a picture!