Monday, October 11, 2010

Russell Update

Well, since I'm not doing monthly updates anymore, I feel like time has slipped away from me and I really haven't written about what Russell is up to now. So before any more time goes by, I want to write down what Russell is like at 15 1/2 months old.

With some random pictures.


This kid cracks us up daily. And you better believe he knows it. When he finds something that we laugh at, he does it over and over again with a proud grin on his face. So cute.

I definitely should have written about this a few weeks ago, but at the beach, Russell took his first solo steps! He has gotten much better since, although he still crawls a lot. He can't stand up unless he has something to pull up on, though. I think when he figures that out, he'll be off and running.

During a (very, very rare) non-moving moment:


Russell says only a few words consistently, and only when he wants to. Dog and daddy are favorites, as are yeah and okay. Occasionally he'll say Fuzzy (it comes out uhZEEEE), which is what we call his lovey that he sleeps with. And often he'll copy something that we say, but then never say it again.

Oh, and he's become a typical picky-eating toddler. You can give him something one day and he'll gobble it up, but the next day you give it to him, he looks at you like you're crazy. However, he does weigh 24 lbs 8 oz (50th percentile) and he still eats a lot - it's just a guessing game as to what he'll eat each day.

Random photo: crazy hair, waking up from an after-church nap:


So there's the update - a little snapshot of his life right now!


  1. I LOVE how all of your pictures turn out! What type of camera do you have and do you edit them in a photo editing program?

  2. Thanks Jenn! I use a Nikon D3000 and Adobe Lightroom to edit. But trust me, you can get great pictures with a very inexpensive camera if you know the right "tricks" - good lighting and good composition (aka camera angles!)

  3. Cute update on Russell! Thanks for taking the time to do it.

  4. Thank you! I have a Nikon D3000 too, but not Adobe Lightroom. That's probably why your pics look so good :)