Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Happy Holidays!!

Well, it's that time of the year and it's almost my FIRST Christmas! I can hardly wait! Although, Mom put me in this crazy hat and took my picture.....check it out!!! On January 3rd, I'll be turning 6 months. I continue to grow and do new things each day to amaze Mom and Dad. Check back after Christmas to see what I scored from my family....hope they got me cool stuff!! HEHE.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Holiday season.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Some very old pants.....

Hi everyone. I wanted to show off my pants. These are VERY special pants because they once belonged to my Great Grandpa Hill when he was a baby. They are dated 1917! Can you believe they fit me? Mom was happy to see me in them so we wanted to share. After all, I am named after Grandpa Amel (Thomas) Hill!
Love to you all!

A weekend of FIRSTS!!!!

Hi everyone!
This weekend, I rolled over for the first time! At first, I wasn't quite sure about what had happened but wow, it was pretty fun! I also met Santa Saturday morning for the first time! That was fun. I sat on his lap and had my picture taken with him.....he was at the church so it was less crowded than the mall. Also, I had my first overnight stay with Grandpa and Grandma Hill. We had a lot of fun and I kept them guessing as to WHEN I might want to fall asleep :)
We had a nice time and they fed me well. Great Grandma Sheely was also there staying with them for the weekend so we hung out too.

Hope ya'll had a nice weekend!

Monday, November 27, 2006

My first trip to Nebraska

Is this Husker Red Grandpa? Just went on my first road trip to Lincoln to see Grandpa and Grandma Russell. I also met my cousins Owen and Devon for the first time along with Aunt Jenni and Uncle Logan. This is a picture of me and my Uncle Matt. He's cool although he's a Notre Dame fan and not a Husker or Cyclone. I can tell he's going to be teaching me lots of stuff as I get older. I did good on the ride out to NE, but the ride home is another story. Just to drive Mom nuts I decided I'd cry for about 2 hours. I didn't want anything, just felt like crying. I think I was just tired from the weekend but it was awesome meeting some of my family for the first time. Looking forward to Christmas with them!

Thanksgiving 2006

WOW, what a day! We ate, slept and watched football. It was nice spending the day with my Mom and Dad. As you can see above, I ate some sweet potatoes but let's be honest, they were not very good. The other pictures are Me on Grandpa Hill's lap (he likes to hold me like this), me and my Aunt Traci and me and Mom before our hike in the woods. Mom looks tired doesn't she?


Well, this is what I do now. I have so much fun at daycare during the day that I refuse to sleep. When I get home, I pretty much crash instantly. The picture above is Mom holding me and trying to wake me up to take a bath and get ready for bed. As you can see, I wasn't having it.

The picture above that is my new trick. I like to hold my OWN bottle. I'm almost 5 months old people, it's time. Don't mind my Mom's cleavage in that picture, she shows it off too much :).

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hi everyone!

Well, over the weekend I got to meet my Aunt Kristy and Aunt Judy for the first time. Boy, they are some crazy people! Spent a lot of time at the hospital over the weekend visiting Great Grandpa Red, as the call him, as he's sick and not getting any better. Mom went out over the weekend to celebrate her birthday so I stayed home and hung out with Dad. We watched LOTS of football. Did anyone catch the Bears game last night! WooHoo! Have a great week everyone.

Friday, November 3, 2006

My 4 Month appointment was today

Today, I had my 4 month check-up (I am actually 4 months today too). Here are my stats:
25 1/4 inches long and 18 lbs 1 ounce. HOLY MOLY! Remember, I was 20 inches long at birth at 9 lbs 6 oz which means I've nearly doubled my birth weight! My Dr. said that I was a "brut". I think she's right. I also found out that I have a double ear infection. DOUBLE WHAMMY! I'm now taking an antibiotic for the next 10 days to clear that up. Still fighting a cough but all in all, I am still pretty happy!!!! Mom and Dad are grateful for that too. Take care everyone! Check back soon for some new pictures of me too!!


Sunday, October 29, 2006


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It's my first time celebrating Halloween so mom made me wear these funny looking pajamas. I go on Friday November 3rd to the pediatrician to see how much I've grown! It's my 4 month check-up. I am ABOUT ready to roll over. I'm almost there but holding out to make Mom and Dad wait in suspense of this big milestone. I'll let you know when it happens though. Stay tuned ya'll!!!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Iam learning to do SO much.....

Meet Johnny. Johnny Jumparoo that is. I had so much fun in this yesterday that I didn't want to be taken out of it. Even though the Cyclones got a whoopin yesterday, I still wore my shirt.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I love my Exersaucer!

Hi Everyone! I got this cool new exersaucer from my Aunt Traci.....I love it! I am working on reaching all the fun toys around me and my feet can touch the ground so I am ready to start jumping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Now we're more up to date

Now we're getting to more recent pictures. Landon definitely has his Dad's big smile and gorgeous eyes. The only thing I can tell he's inherited from me (besides the wacky tummy) is the ability to be a good talker. Yup, he likes to talk and always has lots to say!

More Pictures.

Some Random Pictures from these last few months

Since I just began this blog, I have some catching up to do. I am just going to post some pictures and get this thing current. You can see how much he's grown!!!

Life with Landon is so much fun. Eric and I face new challenges each day but he makes parenting so worth it.

A very proud Dad holds his new son!!

The Day he was born...

From the beginning.............Landon Thomas Russell was born into our lives on July 3, 2006 at 6:39PM at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA. He weighed 9lbs 6oz and was 20 inches long. Landon was born via c-section by my OB Dr. Stephanie Morgan. What a day that was!!! This was by far the best day of my life (but I wouldn't have said that at the time).

Welcome to our site dedicated to Landon!

Welcome! This will be a work in progress but I hope to use this as our little place to house pictures of Landon for family and friends from a far to visit and see how he's growing. I plan to post pictures and updates on him.

As of today, Landon is 16 weeks old. His 4 month Dr. appt is coming up the first week of November and I look forward to seeing his growth. I bet he weighs 16-17lbs already. He's quite the eater. Right now, I am home with him as he's sick with some sort of bug. Darn daycare!

Please stop by and visit anytime! I'll do my best to keep this updated!

Take Care-