Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas '06

Emily's very first Christmas where she meets Great Grandma for the first time and explores the world's largest stocking. Much fun is had by all.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Emily Week 13 - The Pictures Just Keep on Coming!

Emily has been a very busy girl in the last few weeks - meeting her Aunt Gemma, trimming the Russells' Christmas trees, enjoying a yankee swap, cuddling with some stuffed animals, and having fun in the bath. Enjoy our latest pictures!

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Emily Week 11

Emily is now 11 weeks old! She's smiling up a storm, making new noises, and enjoying some time with lots of family.

Enjoy the latest Emily pictures!

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Thanksgiving 2006

Enjoy our pictures from Turkey Day 2006! Emily enjoyed her first Thanksgiving, but I think she'll like it even better next year when she can eat some turkey.

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Pre-Thanksgiving at the Rasoulpours'

Before actual Thanksgiving, Reza and Teresa hosted a trial run and invited all of us Russells. We also celebrated our nephew's first birthday, although his older brother seemed to have more fun opening the presents than Conner did. Happy Birthday Conner!

Check out some pictures from the day.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Emily's First Halloween and More!

It's been a busy few weeks! Check out Emily's adventures, getting her first kid's menu, hanging out with lots of family, sleeping through a PartyLite's party (although she did approve of the candles Mom purchased), and of course experiencing her first Halloween! She may have slept through Trick or Treating, but we made sure to take her picture with the pumpkins via baby monitor.

Enjoy the latest set of pictures!

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Emily's Fifth Week

Emily is now 5 weeks old! See pictures from the past week.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Emily's Fourth Week

More fun with Emily! Check out pictures.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Emily's Third Week

More pictures of Miss Emily. This is going to be a recurring theme.

Lots of Firsts in the First Two Weeks

First bath, first walk, first time in a "billy bed" . . . . Check out Emily's first two weeks home from the hospital. She's so cute!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Does this hat make my head look small?

Here we are preparing Emily for the big trip home. We are lucky that the hospital let us go since Emily's head is clearly not nearly big enough for her hat. We promised we'd keep an eye on that.

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Also, just to embarrass Emily in the years to come, here is her old man introducing her.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

It's a GIRL!!!

I'm trying to come up with something clever to say but more elegant words escape me.

The wonderful and amazing Emily Jane Russell was born on September 10th at 2:40pm tipping the scales at 6 lbs 5 oz.

Here are some pictures of Emily and some of our family carefully selected to show how beautiful my wife is even after giving birth. Click on the picture to see lots of other pictures.

Mother and baby are both doing very well. Father survived the ordeal with minimal bruising although he smells like a yak since he's wearing the same socks he was wearing 36 hours ago.

Thanks for all your love and support. Here's a bonus video of Emily for those who have taken the time to read this far.

John, Sara and Emily

PS So, did you win the baby pool?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

How to make having a baby even more like a carnival

Come one, come all to the Russell Baby Pool. Guess all sorts of things about the new baby and win prizes... sort of. Play anyway, it'll be fun.

Go to the Russell Baby Pool website and enter the game name RussellCountdown. Have fun!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Cozumel July 2006

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Pictures from our trip to Cozumel.

Cisco Suprise Baby Shower

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Our friends at work threw us a surprise baby shower! Check out the pictures.

Friday, April 07, 2006

First baby picture

Most wonderful thing ever
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Here's the first ultrasound picture of the newest baby Russell. We'll try to get the lighting better next time. And don't bother asking, we didn't find out if its a boy or a girl. We'll all just have to wait until September.