The boys went at it, trying to prove who was best at heading the soccer ball...I don't know, doesn't look like any of them are really enjoying the contest! Notice the nice pink soccer ball they are using. Boy would they be in trouble if Shay found out, she is VERY possesive of that ball!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Shay took a spill at the last baseball game of the season, smacking her forehead on a rock and splitting it open. She is seriously putting her "Princess" status in jeopardy by having to have stiches put in. Lisa made sure the did the supper duper small ones to minimize the scar! They didn't slow her down at all, and 20 minutes later we were back at the game and she was running around like nothing happened. I guess having all brothers is good for something!
The boys finished up their seasons of baseball and lacrosse. Cole's team only lost one game all season and he was one of the main pitchers, striking out most of the batters he faced! Miles scored 6 goals this year, and is headed off to a big lacrosse tournament in a few weeks to up that ante. Gage was stellar on his team, garnering the "Best All Around Player" award for the year, since he was focused on every pitch and ready where ever the coach needed him (far cry from his at home mentality!) They all had a blast, and have simply moved their sports to the backyard for the next few months until another season starts.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
For his birthday, Cole had a BBQ in the backyard and then went to the pool with a bunch of his friends. He (i.e. Dad) got a new iPod touch for his birthday, along with more cash than the GNP of most small countries from all his friends and grandparents. Of course we garnished his money severely for room and board...gotta make a little extra cash somehow, right?!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
McCall came a visiting to see the new little Russon addition. She seems to always come around when we have a new baby, but she has assured me that it's the pleasure of my company that really brings her up, so I'm sure it's just a coincidence. We love having her here, she plays with the kiddies, makes dinner and cooks up more treats and cookies than we can eat in a month of Sundays. It's a rough job eating them all, but someone has to step up and do it. Of course now we'll have to find some other way to entice her up here to visit, not sure I can have another kid just for a plate of cookies!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The latest addition to the Russon clan finally has a name...Krew William. Someone astutely pointed out later that we have a full crew now, so it's fitting. He is doing well, and he and mom are recovering at home, while fending off many well-wishers and way too much food brought by friends.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, it's official, the Russon's now have 4 boys and 1 girl. Boy number 4 arrived today at 6:00 PM after deciding to just hang out for many hours and stump all efforts to prod him along. He came in at 7 pounds and 20 inches long. He has a little dark hair in a fringe around the back, but not much else. He's healthy and has all the right parts in all the right places. Lisa is recovering nicely too. Now the hard part, the name! We had a couple of good solid girls names lined up, which doesn't help us now, so we are back to the drawing board. Pictures, and hopefully name, to follow.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Miles party this year consisted of 17 of his "closest friends" going to the pool and proceeding to wreak havoc on the place. They all had a blast, including the rest of our kids who joined in. Unfortunately we couldn't talk Lisa into putting a swim suit on, since she is having the baby in 3 days. Can't understanding her reiticence. Below is Miles doing his Tarzan imitation, to the obvious delight of those waiting to swing behind him (or at least the female ones!)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lisa's birthday was mostly Shay opening the presents for her, wanting to blow out the candles and eating her cake. I think Lisa managed to get a little piece herself somewhere along the way. Luckily it was a very nice Spring Day, and it was also General Conference, so we got to be lazy, sleep in and hang around the house all day for her birthday, what more could you want?
Friday, March 27, 2009
Last hurrah before baby comes! We went up to Whistler for 3 days (and my birthday!) to do some Spring skiing and play around. Wasn't so much Spring as it was snowing and cold, so we actually had great skiing and plenty of snow. We definitely got some looks with the 4 kids running rampant, and the obviously pregnant Lisa. What, you don't see families of 5 much?! We had a blast and enjoyed the trip immensely.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Gage turned the big 5 today, and had about 13 of his friends over for the party. Nothing better than a house full of 5 and 6 year olds running around, yelling and tackling each other, or at least the boys were. The few girls that came were being good and quiet, by comparison. Gage got a cool robot cake, courtesy of Lisa's great cake-making skills, and ended up with lots of presents too.