Sunday, March 30, 2008

House for Sale


The small white sign says, "If you want to buy my box house you have to get some workers to fix it. My name is Julius Isaac Russ from Spot Real Estate. That's all."

Already he is exhibiting his Junior Realtor training... He's disclosed that there is damage to the house and he's stating the house is being sold as-is.

The big problem is his subsequent real estate scam. He sold the house to his dad for three cents and then told him it would be ten dollars for a bill of sale. Hmm. I have no idea where he learned that!

Monday, March 24, 2008


He's on his way to being a GQ model! This is one of those rare times Julius has actually asked me to take a picture of him instead of me having to bribe (or threaten) him.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Two boys snuggling on the couch. Julius says, Mom, I love Tristan. He's cute." As are you, precious firstborn boy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Real Estate

Who needs indoor plumbing when you have an outhouse as nice as this one??

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Uh Oh Spaghetti-o!

While his mother is in the bathroom for 20 seconds to pee, the unattended Tristan dumps a pound of spaghetti on the floor.

[Editorial P.S. While I was cleaning this up, he dumped a Coke on himself. While I was cleaning up the Coke he ran to the bathroom, got the toilet plunger and ran to the bedroom and started banging it on the mirrored closet doors. By the time I got in there, he was standing in front of the mirror naked 'cept for his diaper -- admiring himself holding the plunger. Whew, I'm tired.]

Say Cheez(it)!

Early in life Tristan learns about the pleasures of the mighty Cheez-It.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Snowing Again

We're supposed to get 5-10 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. Wooo!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Hug a Duck Bunny

Tristan hugs a singing duck that's dressed like a bunny. He loves this thing!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mommy's Day Out

I'm having a great mom's day out. It consists of a photography workshop, browsing a bookstore and baked potato soup and sweet tea over a new book. (Admittedly, I am a nerd.)

Black and Blue

I whacked my thumb (too embarrassed to tell you how) and now it's all black and blue. Ouch!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Nose First

Tristan dives nose first into the ice cream cone. I made Grandma clean him up since all this was her idea.

First Ice Cream Cone

Tristan's first ice cream cone.