Ruslan 2.5


A glimpse into the world of Ruslan at 2-1/2 years old.

He narrates life, describing what he is doing and everything that is happening around him – Mommy driving, Wyatt crying, Ruslan screaming, etc. I fear another child who talks continuously. Since he likes to talk so much I ask him to repeat long words and . . . → Read More: Ruslan 2.5

Ruslan at 18-months


Super cute, a bundle of activity, happy most of the time and so much fun – everything you could possibly want at this age.

Ruslan loves to sleep – at night he is so happy to be carried to bed and snuggles down in his crib for the night without a fuss.  If . . . → Read More: Ruslan at 18-months

Happy Birthday Ruslan!

One year ago and today.  And some of my favorites from each of the last 12 . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday Ruslan!

More Adventures in Backwards Crawling

Not only is Ruslan still having fun with crawling backwards, he is getting really fast.  Once he gets the hang of moving forward, he is going to be getting into everything.  While I am sitting there playing with them, Ruslan hangs out and plays with the toys.  As soon as I leave the room . . . → Read More: More Adventures in Backwards Crawling

Ruslan Crawling

Ruslan is getting really good at crawling…unfortunately he only crawls backward.  He crawls as far as he can until he gets stuck somewhere, like here when he crawled under the . . . → Read More: Ruslan Crawling

My Morning Baby

Ruslan is exceedingly happy when he wakes in the morning. I am awakened each morning by the sounds of him screeching, babbling, cooing and blowing bubbles. Although I prefer this to being jolted awake by crying, I wish it weren’t so early. He would happily play in his crib if I left him there, . . . → Read More: My Morning Baby

A Few of My Favorite Things by Ruslan

#1 – My thumb – it is with me everywhere I go. I prefer my left thumb, but if Mommy has trapped that thumb in my shirt sleeve while trying to change my clothes, then I will use the right thumb. To get my thumb in my mouth, I press the palm of my . . . → Read More: A Few of My Favorite Things by Ruslan


Ruslan has figured out how to get his hand in his mouth whenever he wants, so he spends a good bit of the day doing just that. In the last picture, the one where he is looking away from me…watching tv. He is fascinated with the tv whenever it is on – in this . . . → Read More: Ruslan