Thursday, November 6, 2008

ALMOST forgot....

I thought I had posted about our trip to Omaha, and I haven't! We went to Omaha and spent time with Chad, Brenda and Charli (friends from NE). We took the kids to the pumpkin patch and an indoor waterpark hotel, which they loved! We had a great time and it was a great trip!! Last year we did the Omaha Zoo and so we plan to keep this a yearly tradition! Here are a few pictures....Enjoy!!

Landon and I

Miss Charli!!! Looks so innocent :)

Daddy and Landon

Eric/Landon & Chad/Charli on their ride


That's all I can say. It's been over a month since I last updated so I am slacking big time. No excuses really, just been lazy!

All is going well. We had a great time carving our pumpkin for Halloween and went trick or treating with Chase and Skyler in Madrid on beggars night. It was Landon's first time and he really enjoyed it!! I wanted to post some pictures of Landon in his new Husker outfit that Brenda, Chad and Charli bought for him.....he looks so cute in it! He and his Daddy really are two peas in a pod. Landon looks more and more like Eric everyday.

We're excited to FINALLY be getting the new carpet for the house I've been wanting for a few years now. It took us a while to just buckle down and go pick it out but we did. It should be installed in a few weeks....yeah!!

While I can't believe it's November, I am anxious for the Holiday season. I'll be celebrating my 30th birthday next week (yuck)! I love the cooler weather, crisp air and the leaves on the ground. I don't, however, look forward to the snow that I hear could be showing itself for the first time TONIGHT! Better be just a "dusting" like they say!

Tigger and Mom

Carving the pumpkin

Love to be here every morning.....

More of the pumpkin...

Stuffing his face...HUSKER POWER! :)

Thanks for the outfit Brenda! We love it!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

GREAT weekend!

What a weekend! I had my friend Reesha's birthday party Friday night and Saturday we went to my parents to see some family visiting from Texas. My cousin Kelly is a pilot and so he flew the family up in his plane. Eric, Kelly and I went up for a plane ride yesterday and had a ton of fun! I got to sit up front with Kelly at the controls--head set and all! We flew over my parents house a bit, over the Des Moines River then over to Ames to see the ISU football stadium.

Landon loved seeing the plane! I almost took him up--but wasn't sure how he'd react so left him on the ground with my sister. Maybe next time????

Enjoy the pictures!

SO big!

The girls celebrating Reesha's birthday

Skyler and Landon checkin out the plane

Skyler and Chase

Ready for the flight!

My parents house at birds eye view

ISU football staduim

My cousin Kelly (pilot) and me (co-pilot)!
Scary, I know!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ready for Fall!

I can't believe another summer is ending! Football season is here and the leaves are falling!

Wanted to post a few recent pics from late Summer, and also a few from our trip to St Louis a few weekends ago. Eric had to go to Columbia and St Louis for work so we left Landon with Grandma and Grandpa Hill and had a weekend was great! It was also our first weekend we were BOTH away from Landon together.....he is TWO! I think it was long overdue.

We have some fun things coming up we're looking forward to. We're heading to Omaha soon for a weekend to meet up with Chad, Brenda and Charli at CoCo Keys hotel with the indoor water park. We're also planning to hit up a pumpkin patch while out there so I know the kids are going to have a ball. Also coming up is the ISU vs Nebraska game!! GO CYCLONES!! (hey, I do this blog....not Eric) We'll have a day of tailgating for that while we ship off Landon again.

All is going well and Landon is a ton of fun these days. A pistol at times, but fun. He's very stubborn and independent, but he's two!!!!

Cardinals vs. Marlins game

On the Budweiser Tour-they give you free beer!

My sister....aKa Aunt Traci

Summer night at Aunt Traci's house chillin

Sunday, August 24, 2008

LONG overdue!

I just want to post some recent pics. I am slacking big time. Landon is becoming quite the little man and talks and talks and talks! He's a joy! He recently spent some time at the Lincoln, NE zoo with his cousins Devon and Owen and his Grandma and Grandpa Russell. He loves playing outside and his new passion......TRAINS! He loves trains! He's especially into Thomas the Train. Well, I will stop rambling. Enjoy the pics!

Lincoln Zoo

At the lake

Hard at work!


Ah, look at those eyes.....

Playing trains w/cousin Chase

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finally updating!

Happy Summer, well almost! Saturday marks the official start of Summer and we can't wait! Landon LOVES being outside and if he could, would eat, sleep and live outside I think. He would rather be outside than eat dinner, which for those who know him is odd! He's really enjoying mowing with Dad, and helping out around the house. He is Mr. Helpful! He's growing like a weed and will be turning 2 in a few weeks (July 3rd to be exact)!!!! Where did my baby go? Now I have this kid who runs around the house entertaining me!!

We have had lots of things going on lately and last weekend we took him to Grimes Funtastic days where he rode the carousel TWICE and went down the big slide with Dad, FOUR TIMES! He loved it! This weekend, Uncle Brad and Katie are back, so pool time and a family and friend BBQ will be taking place.

Next weekend, we're so excited to be heading to Columbus, NE to see a dear friend of mine Brenda, her husband Chad and daughter Charli. We're going for a visit and to participate in the Relay for Life in which little Charli is going to be honored!! We could not be more excited to go see them and take part in this fun MEANINGFUL event. I think Brenda and I plan to hit the water park with the kiddo's too--so fun times ahead! I will take pictures!

Well, enough babbling. Enjoy the pics!!


Helping Dad mow

Is that Dad's Husker hat??? GROSS!

Sitting on Grandpa's front porch with Grandpa
and cousin Skyler on Father's Day

Coolin off in the sprinkler!

Monday, May 5, 2008

For Brenda!!!!

I've been a slacker! Today is my friend Brenda's Birthday and I forgot! I promised her I'd post some new pictures tonight to make up for it so these are for you Brenda!!!!! I can't believe I've gone over a month without updating.......sorry to ya'll! My brother has even been giving me grief about it.

Landon is doing great! Talking a ton, trying to work on the alphabet and numbers and his favorite things to do are play outside and read books. He's now ready for a big by bed too (since he can get out of his crib) so we're working on his NEW big boy bedroom! We just bought paint and have been working on the decor. Once we get started, I'll take some pics.

For now, enjoy these few!!!! HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!!!!

Eating at the table, no more highchair.


He loves playing in the sink and with water.

Also, loves to read and be read to!

YO! Brad! You like my Bama shirt???

Monday, March 24, 2008

LONG over-due

It's been a long time since I've posted, so not going to waste much time talking! Everyone is doing really well and Landon is growing so fast. He's Mr. Independent to say the least. He's saying so many fun things and has figured out that throwing fits puts him in the "naughty chair". Tonight alone, he was there 4 times. But, he's at that age! Wants to all! He's an absolute blast to be around and we can't believe that he's turning 2 in only a few short months.

Enjoy the pictures! HAPPY SPRING!!

Mommy and me....

FUNNY faces!

Sexy baby!!

Love to help clean :)

We have 5 Russell boys at one table....beware!

Brushing my teeth....nice hat Dad!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Skyler's 3rd Birthday Party

Hi! I wanted to post a few pictures from Skyler's Birthday party yesterday. She's 3 already! My sister did a Wizard of Oz theme (my whole famliy loves that movie) and the cake was BY FAR the hit of the party! I've attached a picture below for you to see. Landon had a great time playing (and trying to keep up) with all the kiddos.

After the Birthday party, we all took a quick nap before heading to a friends house to watch the Superbowl. We kept him up late and he did great!

Enjoy the pictures...........

Glenda-the GOOD witch cake (with poppy cupcakes)

The B-day Princess and her ruby red slippers!

Why does he always seem so thrilled???

Blowing out her 3 candles!!