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Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 25, 2006, 01:18:32 PM
A child makes life worth living … and I thought it would be nice if you, guys, could post the pictures of your children…  I know Leslie and Bruce have had a new baby recently, would be great to look at these bundles of joy!

Here is mine :D :
Title: children
Post by: dostogirl on January 25, 2006, 01:27:41 PM
Very cute :D  Is that a boy or a girl?
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 25, 2006, 01:30:20 PM
lol... a boy, Daniel.
Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 25, 2006, 01:34:58 PM
Uh-oh - I see my bandwidth and storage limits taking a beating with this topic. :hairraising:

Oh well - here is our little one.

[just joking about the bandwidth and storage - please post away]
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 25, 2006, 01:51:55 PM
Dan, you have a gorgeous little lady!
Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 25, 2006, 01:54:21 PM
Quote from: mischief
Dan, you have a gorgeous little lady!


Yeah - I think she takes after ME - what do you think??

Handsome son you have, by the way. Excellent choice of names too!

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: Leslie on January 25, 2006, 01:55:58 PM
Taken last week -

 
Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 25, 2006, 01:59:09 PM
Wow, Leslie - it seems like just the other day the baby was born!

Course, it seems that way for Katrina too - but I could swear that kid of yours was born only a week or two ago. Are you SURE that's the right kid?

:dude:

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 25, 2006, 02:01:03 PM
Quote from: Dan
Dan, you have a gorgeous little lady!

Yeah - I think she takes after ME - what do you think??

Handsome son you have, by the way. Excellent choice of names too!

- Dan[/quote]

 

LOL about the name! yep, all Daniels are great! take it as a complimet! :D 

you should hear our middle name - Tolstoy... the last name is significant too.

My first thought was that she looks like you...

Leslie, my son already is in love with your baby-girl...

Title: children
Post by: Leslie on January 25, 2006, 02:05:42 PM
Taken 2 weeks ago -
Title: children
Post by: Leslie on January 25, 2006, 02:32:54 PM
Dan,

Tamara is 7 months old.  She is weaned now and growing fast.  I go away on business for a week and she has changed!

Katerina is beautiful :)  and she looks like you.

Mischief,

Daniel looks mischievous ;)

Tamara already likes cuddling boys.....



 

 

Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 25, 2006, 02:36:14 PM
Guys - I was ONLY joking about her looking like me. I hope not!

She takes after her mom in most ways - and Olya is terrific with her. She's 2-1/2 now and she speaks Russian and English alike - knows both alphabets - and is adorable - but she really doesn't look like me (heavens NO).

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on January 25, 2006, 03:15:56 PM
Mischief wrote: A child makes life worth living … and I thought it would be nice if you, guys, could post the pictures of your children… 

Mischief,

I couldn't agree more! This is a picture of my son Kalvin. He's 8 (boy, how time flies) taken at Donetsk Airport after 28.5 hours of travel Dec.26th 2005. It was the first time he has ever seen snow, so of course we had to have a snowball fight..... Especially after I got hit in the back of the head with a snowball!:) It was an amazing and humbling experience for him to go to Ukraine! He got meet is future step mom and sister. Together we were able to celebrate the holidays with her family and Ukrainian traditions! He will never forget it.

Anyway, congratulations to all the parents! I love being a father!!!!
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 25, 2006, 03:26:24 PM
Leslie, your daughter is beautiful!

Dan, my husband used to say: "I hope, my son won't look like me!" but now he shines like a golden coin if anyone says tha Daniel took after him... :cool:

bernard, Kalvin isso cute, very happy boy!


Title: children
Post by: ConnerVT on January 25, 2006, 05:01:49 PM
My son Pasha (top) climbing the walls at his grandparents house, just before his 7th birthday.  His cousin was his partner in crime and constant playing partner this past summer.
Title: children
Post by: jb on January 25, 2006, 05:08:57 PM
Here are my two boys(?) Alex on the left, Dima on the right   Actually, we are hoping for grand babies soon,  these boys need to  get busy.
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on January 26, 2006, 07:31:31 AM
Here is our Sergei. 5 1/2 now. First day of school and very cool in the sunglasses
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 26, 2006, 11:05:25 AM
Conner, Pasha is obviously handful and very cute...

Catzenmouse, Sergei is just adorable!

jb, your boys are the men... but i bet you still see them as your little guys..
Title: children
Post by: START2 on January 26, 2006, 04:57:16 PM
Here's our guy. Ihor (Igor).  9yrs. and more energy than a locomotive.
Title: children
Post by: Jet on January 26, 2006, 10:11:01 PM
This is our Kolya, who just turned 7 today :cool:
Title: children
Post by: KenW on January 27, 2006, 08:03:57 AM
Boy, been a while since I have visited here...

Anyways, couldn't resist posting pics, you know how it is :D

Natalia Joy Williams, age 15 months.
Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 27, 2006, 08:19:01 AM
BEAUTIFUL little girl Ken.

Congrats!

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: ccarten on January 27, 2006, 08:29:31 AM
I thought I would jump in on this one, my first post too.  My wife Tanya and I have been married since Sept 2001 and we had a baby girl (Rachel Galyna) in June 2005.
Title: children
Post by: Admin on January 27, 2006, 08:34:24 AM
Clay,

Yet ANOTHER beautiful little lady.

Congrats to you too.

Need to get together sometime.

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: mischief on January 27, 2006, 08:39:48 AM
wow, two gorgeous ladies here just of our size (3 actually including Leslie's daughter)... Daniel (13months) is sitting here and touching the pictures on the screen with his dirty little fingers...  Ken and Carten, why do you live so far? :(
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on January 27, 2006, 08:51:47 AM
Welcome KenW and CCarten! Congrats on your parenthood! Children are a bundle of joy. :) I keep being told to wait until he is a teenager to see if I feel the sameway but somehow I don't think he could ever do anything to make me feel differently!!!

bbernard
Title: children
Post by: Elen on January 27, 2006, 12:04:58 PM
(http://photos.streamphoto.ru/d/7/4/5fd53706cd748c0f510e90e3deb3a47d.jpg)

Sorry guys but somehow I have not a wish to post her "older" photos here :D
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on January 27, 2006, 12:14:29 PM
She's a real beauty Elen!

In looking through these pictures all I can say is: We sure do have some wonderful kids don't we?!?

Ken
Title: children
Post by: BillyB on January 27, 2006, 12:16:37 PM
Elen13,

I always knew you were very protective of your daughter. :angel:
Title: children
Post by: START2 on January 28, 2006, 07:35:25 PM
Have to say we all have some beautiful children. Never had the opp to raise a girl so I envy those of you that get to scare the begeebees out of those eventual 16 yr old boys that come knockin on your door.  That's our future were raising up. Keep them safe  and remember to instill in them that there is right and wrong. Our values become their values. Give them the opportunity to know God and how to honor Him.
Title: children
Post by: TigerPaws on January 28, 2006, 07:55:07 PM
This is our little one Anastasia at 3-1/2


Title: children
Post by: Leslie on February 25, 2006, 12:37:07 PM
Hey I know this is an old thread but my daughter keeps changing -

 
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on February 25, 2006, 06:25:31 PM
She is a stunner Leslie. Those eyes will melt hearts all over the world!
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on February 26, 2006, 02:49:30 AM
All I can say Leslie...is its a good thing she takes after your wife in the looks department!!!;)

Just Yankin' your chain, she's a cutie!!! I'm jealous!!!:)

All of you are very lucky & very fortunate. Treasure them always!!!!

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner

Title: children
Post by: Bruno on February 26, 2006, 04:29:04 AM
Quote from: Rvrwind
Just Yankin' your chain, she's a cutie!!! I'm jealous!!!:)


Nothing and nobody stop you to make one yourself ! So, at work Richard ;)
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on February 26, 2006, 05:06:48 PM
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Nothing and nobody stop you to make one yourself ! So, at work Richard ;)

I wish that were true Bruno, unfortunately it is not & we can never have children, at least not my children. It is the one bump in our relationship & the one I feared & thought we had settled before we married. Unfortunately she sees all these pictures & her hormones start giving way to common sense & the reality of our situation.

Tis' someting I must deal with someday I know but at present we are at a stalemate. The problem also arises that she did not inform her Mother of this fact & everytime she visits or calls she wants to know when we are going to give her a Grandchild. Very sticky situation.:(

Our only option is Artificial Insemination & that is from what we have learned very unreliable here & much more costly than I can afford. So we are stuck with the situation as is & hopefully her hormones will stop shouting at her in the next couple of years & things will settle down. That or I'll wind up at the same hitchin' post as Jack, which is also a possibility.

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner
Title: children
Post by: Wild Orchid* on February 26, 2006, 05:19:32 PM
My girlfriend had to go through IVF treatment in MOscow, I believe it cost her 2 K per try, she had to give up after 3 attempts, but she was on russian income. If you are in Tver' may be you could consider visit to Moscow.
Title: children
Post by: Vaughn on February 26, 2006, 05:40:57 PM
It's been a long while since either of us had a new baby around the household, but here's our Russian 17 year old baby, Lenara:

(http://www.geocities.com/vaughn613/porchgirl.jpg)
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on February 27, 2006, 03:52:39 AM
Wild Orchid...We did look into that but at 2K per try it is out of our league at present. I do live in Tver but I also live on a Russian income. I am not rich & have unlimited resources like others hereabouts & my wife deffinitely did not marry me for my money. Maybein the futureshould things workout but right now, no chance.

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner
Title: children
Post by: Leslie on February 27, 2006, 05:14:59 AM
Ken Richard and Bruno,

Thanks for the kind comments.  Tamara is a mixture.  My eye color her mum's eye shape.  My bad temper, her mum's long legs ;)

At times she is a little angel. At others (like ALL of last night!) -  a fractious banshee :shock:

It's like rafting you have to go with the flow....

Vaughn Lenara is beautiful!  How are you coping with the boys??? :P

Richard

IVF is no easy option.  Some of my friends have been forced this way (A consequence of starting a family late in life)  It is an emotional roller coaster with NO guarantee of success.  In your situation adoption might be an easier option.  I will not say more on a public forum.  Good Luck which ever choice you make.

 

 
Title: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on February 27, 2006, 05:45:15 AM
The photo's of the children (even the almost adult 17 year old) are very cute. Leslie, I hope your daughter is not always as grumpy as you can be. Maybe it is only the way you type and you are a good guy like all the other Brit's I have met.
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on February 27, 2006, 05:45:59 AM
Quote from: Vaughn
It's been a long while since either of us had a new baby around the household, but here's our Russian 17 year old baby, Lenara:

What we don't see (off to the left and out of camera range) is Vaughn cleaning his shotgun with his foot on the latest boyfriends head! :D

Ken
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on February 28, 2006, 02:39:48 AM
Thanks Leslie...I have no problem with adoption at all & would be more than willing to take on a homeless waif. Unfortunately my wife doesn't feel the same. As she is perfectly capable of bearing a child she wants her own. It is deffinitely a sticky situation. So far it hasn't been even close to a deal breaker but that is not to say that that trend will continue. For now I just grin & bear it & hope for the best.

And yes I can well imagine the emotional rollercoaster of the IVF process & with no guarrantees & repeat visits I can just see the costs skyrocketing. If I was a rich man I would be willing to go for it, but being as I ain't, it makes things difficult.

Maybe I need to take up a collection!!!:shock:;)

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner
Title: children
Post by: ConnerVT on February 28, 2006, 08:22:23 AM
Quote from: Rvrwind
Maybe I need to take up a collection!!!

Now, what exactly are we collecting?...  :shock:

Nevermind...  :P
Title: children
Post by: mischief on February 28, 2006, 10:04:16 AM
Quote from: Leslie
At times she is a little angel. At others (like ALL of last night!) -  a fractious banshee 
 

LoL... Leslie, I know what you mean!!!  She is sooo cute though! My son couldn't take his eyes of her...  any plans to visit NYC sometime in the future? ;)

Here is my little "brat" :)...
Title: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on February 28, 2006, 10:15:35 AM
Vaughn,

My stepson is 15 and is 6' tall 158 pounds. He looks about 17.  Your daughter looks perfect for him. 

Actually, he is still at the shy stage so he would probably not say much if they would ever meet. Right now he is still into video games and soccer.
Title: children
Post by: Daknack on February 28, 2006, 03:03:19 PM
Ill wait till she turns 18.:shock:  VAVOOM!  Im a bad man...
Title: children
Post by: Vaughn on February 28, 2006, 06:53:17 PM
Thanks for all the compliments about Lenara. It's been a pleasure to help raise her the past 3 years as she's extremely low-maintenance, and an honor student. She's had trouble making many American friends, and usually her night out will be with a more than a dozen Russian/Armenian/Moldovan kids of both genders - they fill an entire row at the moviehouse, and several tables at Chi-Chi's afterwards. Many of these kids looked forward to becoming teenagers in the FSU - and for one reason or another, wound up in North Carolina - where, apparently, there are no venues for them to dance - they organize their own parties and dance to reggaeton.

Because my first wife could not bear children, we decided to adopt, and ended up with two healthy daughters, 4 years apart. Adoption's not for everyone - we had to think long and hard about all aspects. In 1983 we visited an orphanage in the Houston area - that visit sealed it - we did not see how we could survive without blessing ourselves with one of these children. Even back then, I liked things Russian, so we named our first daughter Lara, who's now almost 20. She's half English, and half Norwegian, and as it turns out she looks alot like my 3 sisters. Lara and I are as close as a father and daughter can be. Here's my firstborn, my Lara....

(http://www.geocities.com/vaughn613/Lara03.jpg)

 
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on February 28, 2006, 08:24:39 PM
Quote from: Vaughn
Thanks for all the compliments about Lenara. It's been a pleasure to help raise her the past 3 years as she's extremely low-maintenance, and an honor student. She's had trouble making many American friends, and usually her night out will be with a more than a dozen Russian/Armenian/Moldovan kids of both genders - they fill an entire row at the moviehouse, and several tables at Chi-Chi's afterwards. Many of these kids looked forward to becoming teenagers in the FSU - and for one reason or another, wound up in North Carolina - where, apparently, there are no venues for them to dance - they organize their own parties and dance to reggaeton.

Because my first wife could not bear children, we decided to adopt, and ended up with two healthy daughters, 4 years apart. Adoption's not for everyone - we had to think long and hard about all aspects. In 1983 we visited an orphanage in the Houston area - that visit sealed it - we did not see how we could survive without blessing ourselves with one of these children. Even back then, I liked things Russian, so we named our first daughter Lara, who's now almost 20. She's half English, and half Norwegian, and as it turns out she looks alot like my 3 sisters. Lara and I are as close as a father and daughter can be. Here's my firstborn, my Lara....


 

Vaughn,

You are a good man!!!! I am sure your daughters couldn't have asked for anyone better than you to be their father figure... Good for you!  :clapping:

bbernard 
Title: children
Post by: Vaughn on February 28, 2006, 08:56:25 PM
Thank you, bbernard, for the words of praise. Now I'll just tuck those into my pocket as I head off to bed.....so many men here have been blessed with good wives and adorable children.

   as I mentioned in my PM that's a very lovely lady in your avatar!!
Title: children
Post by: DonAz on February 28, 2006, 09:46:11 PM
This is probably the best thread I've seen on any RW message board.

I think this is what it is all about, Happy families and beautiful children. I especially like seeing the photos of the little one.  i do not have any little ones at the moment but Yulia and i are working on it :D But I do have two sons from my previous marriage. Being the proud Papa that I am, I wanted in to include my " monkeys".  The guy in the middle is not me, he is the hunting guide. I took the photo.

 

DonAz
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on February 28, 2006, 09:57:47 PM
Quote from: DonAz
This is probably the best thread I've seen on any RW message board.

I think this is what it is all about, Happy families and beautiful children. I especially like seeing the photos of the little one.  i do not have any little ones at the moment but Yulia and i are working on it :D But I do have two sons from my previous marriage. Being the proud Papa that I am, I wanted in to include my " monkeys".  The guy in the middle is not me, he is the hunting guide. I took the photo.

 

DonAz

Don,

For me and obviously many others in this community, it does boil down to happy families! I too think this is one of the best threads I have read...

bbernard 
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on February 28, 2006, 09:59:28 PM
My son Kalvin and future step-daughter, Milena together in Mariupol, UA.
Title: children
Post by: mischief on February 28, 2006, 10:10:21 PM
DonAz, your monkeys are great! Look like real hunters! Hope to see your new little one any time soon!

Vaughn, your girls are lucky to have a father like you! Lara is a very beautiful girl... so is Lenara...
Title: children
Post by: mischief on February 28, 2006, 10:15:10 PM
bbernard, your son took after you... you can tell right away that he is your son... Milena is very cute... how old is she?
Title: children
Post by: bbernard on March 01, 2006, 06:32:47 AM
Thank you mischief! Milena is going to be 2 years old this month...

bbernard
Title: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on March 01, 2006, 07:57:06 AM
All the children are very cute and I have one question.

Is it really possible for a child from the FSU to be an honor roll student with a language barrier?

I have a reason for asking this based on my step son's experiences in the US. I don't think some teachers have the time or motivation to try to teach someone who is not completely passive andmalleable. Maybe I am wrong.

If the kid isn't getting it it is either a communication problem or the teacher not being willing to rethink their teaching method for the child. The ESL teachers I am sure are trying but the teachers in regular non ESL classes seem not to have the time.
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on March 01, 2006, 08:38:26 AM
SoC,

 Admittedly our experience is different as Sergei is only in kindergarten this year but his teacher has told us already that he's at the top of his class in math and social studies. She also told us that his English is better than many of the kids who were born here.

 With your boy being a teenager some of the issues could well be caused by this. I'd advise to talk to the teacher(s) and/or guidance councilor about this as soon as you can.

Ken
Title: children
Post by: Daknack on March 01, 2006, 10:04:42 AM
As a teacher, by high school we have figured out one thing:  The Kids that are going to do well, are going to do well because they put forth the effore (regardless of intelligence), and those that do poorly are going to do poorly either through a combination of lack of effort and parental non-involvment (and when I mean non involment I dont mean showing up at the school and bitching, I mean helping the kid with homework and making sure they are doing whats needed), or being quite literally retarded (or dyslexic or something as that happens occasionally.  There are two theories on this, the Bush Administration theory of no child left behind, and my theory of leave dumbasses in remedial classes (aka behind).  Our education system is utterly devestated (due to liberals mostly) because they are trying to make everyone equal when there is NO ONE equal.  Most teachers teach to the middle intelligence kids in the class meaning that the intelligent kids are bored, unchalleneged and utterly unmotivated (its why our country is in a massive crash and burn educationally), and the dumb kids are not getting the attention they need either (chances are their parents only care enough to annoy the school but not enough to get off their asses and turn off the TV to teach Jr. how to read).  Sorry enough of my rant.
Title: children
Post by: mischief on March 01, 2006, 11:48:23 AM
Quote from: Daknack
 Our education system is utterly devestated (due to liberals mostly) because they are trying to make everyone equal when there is NO ONE equal.
 Couldn't agree more...
Title: children
Post by: Jack on March 01, 2006, 02:48:58 PM
Ahhh, seeing pictures of these cute kid's sure bring back such pleasant memories. My three children are all grown and on their own now. Had my first child, a son, when I was 19, my baby Rachel is soon to be 21. After thirty two years of raising children it's time to now spoil the grand kids and what's so cool about grand kid's is you can send them home when your thru playing with them.
 
But I do have one dependent female (Sasha) and male (Maximus) living with me and when I arrive home daily I am attacked.
Title: children
Post by: Wild Orchid* on March 01, 2006, 03:47:55 PM
[user=130]Son of Clyde[/user] wrote:
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Is it really possible for a child from the FSU to be an honor roll student with a language barrier?

I have a reason for asking this based on my step son's experiences in the US. I don't think some teachers have the time or motivation to try to teach someone who is not completely passive andmalleable. Maybe I am wrong.

If the kid isn't getting it it is either a communication problem or the teacher not being willing to rethink their teaching method for the child. The ESL teachers I am sure are trying but the teachers in regular non ESL classes seem not to have the time.
Yes, it is possible. How was your step-son doing back home? May be your expectations of him are too high? Not every sudent in US is an honor student, it goes for locals as well.
Title: children
Post by: Vaughn on March 01, 2006, 07:07:03 PM
SoC wrote:
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The ESL teachers I am sure are trying but the teachers in regular non ESL classes seem not to have the time.

I hear you, son of Clyde - we had difficulties like this during the first year, with regular courses (non-ESL) posing greater challenges with language for which Lenara was not prepared. I urged her to read, read, read, even books that may have been below her age-level. It helped immensely. Often she'll author rough drafts, and I'll make grammatical corrections - but (here's the key) I coach her on the corrections rather than simply let her turn in the corrected versions. She's not been adequately challenged here in math and science, so she's excelling in those areas - but anything requiring free thought, critique or interpretation of meaning - we get together and I tutor her. I have no doubt that Maryland academic standards are far higher than where we reside - and your son is still weathering the initial adjustment - don't expect miracle report cards just yet - but he will catch on in short order. Stay involved consistently, without being the pain-in-the-ass Papa that we're usually perceived to be. Three teenagers in our household is a force stronger than gravity - and all females, to boot. Well, this is the assigment for which I dutifully volunteered, no complaints, but I do need an occasional cobweb-shaker stroll down the lane....

There are many gaps to fill in. Lenara will use a word like "eloquent" properly, and then a moment later will ask me what a "barrel" is. So it's as if she's learing the advanced American language without the elementary foundation that homegrown children tend to have in their arsenal.

 
Title: children
Post by: Daknack on March 01, 2006, 08:50:58 PM
Maryland academic standards are very low.  65% of all high school students state wide (not just the city) failed a basic English test.  As a nation our standards are so low it is sickening.  Math and Science are the subjects hardest hit with poor academics as we are at LEAST 3 years behind where most other nations are in terms of advancement.  Sure the numbers LOOK good, but its all falsified to keep the $$$ rolling in to schools.  So many schools offer tests, retests, make up work, extra credit, that by the time a respectable grade comes back, it is virtually worthless because you dont have to know anything to aquire it.  I have professors that literally give the questions and answers to tests and quizzes because the kids refuse to study, or put forth an iota of effort.  The colleges arent even allowing people to fail anymore except in some extreme circumstances and its damn sad that many of us are "educated" idiots.
Title: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on March 02, 2006, 07:45:06 AM
I learned far more once I was out of the school system. I only did poorly in one college class, probably because it was over my head at the time. I would take classes just to see how challenging they were and I discovered that Spanish was not for me. It is much easier to learn languages with someone to help you that you can practice with. I think with some help I may be able to learn Russian because I hear it spoken daily at my house. I feel very sorry for many students in Baltimore. Daknack, you are right on the money on this one. There is very little encouragement from the teachers unless you are a very gifted student.
Title: children
Post by: planner on March 04, 2006, 09:30:09 AM
My wife and her son have been here two years.  Son of Clyde asked about the language barrier and grades.  Our now 17 year old did not do well in the first semester due to the language barrier, spring semester.  The ESL teacher is good and he was and is committed to learning the language and being an integrated citizen.  They both don't want to live in the past and put a lot of effort into learning the language.  They also had about a year of private tutoring before arriving.  This year he is a 4.0 student and was student of the month last month.  Kids pick up a new language quickly, especially if they are smart and motivated.

It's time to move on to children photos.  Katrina is 9 months old.  I really like all the photos in this section.  Children photos are great.  They sure get cute after the first few months. 
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on March 04, 2006, 09:36:23 AM
Planner,

 What a sweetie! Congrats on your son's performance in school too.

Ken
Title: children
Post by: mischief on March 04, 2006, 04:49:23 PM
Planner, Katrina is sooo cuuuute!  My son is still "talking" about her!
Title: children
Post by: wasson65 on March 18, 2006, 10:01:48 PM
Here is me with Lily's son Kirill last September - he turned three in August.

At my last visit in February, in front of all the family, he said (in russian, of course) "I go with mom to America!"

We took him with us to the hotel.  When we got there, he asked her "Are we in America yet?"

LOL!!

We get along great!  I have 3 boys and one girl from a previous marriage, so it's nothing new to me.  I took along blocks and cars, and we played together.  At my second visit, when he saw me again, he ran right up to me, and I picked him up and we hugged each other tightly.

Can't wait until they're here, should be in July sometime.

Tim


Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on March 21, 2006, 05:56:55 AM
Tim,

 That is one handsome little man! Congradulations on a beautiful family!!:D

Ken 
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on March 28, 2006, 01:19:54 AM
For those who would wish their child to have a constructive & productive childhood, LMAO.:D

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4288323179 (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4288323179)

Couldn't figure out how to get the pic to show up so ya gotta use the link, sorry.:noidea:

Rvr-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner

Title: children
Post by: Admin on March 28, 2006, 06:42:58 AM
Quote from: Rvrwind
For those who would wish their child to have a constructive & productive childhood, LMAO.:D

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4288323179 (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4288323179)

Couldn't figure out how to get the pic to show up so ya gotta use the link, sorry.:noidea:

Rvr-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner



Richard,

If the pic is more than 800 pixels wide, then it posts as a link instead of an inline photo. You can resize them, if you care to - and catzenmouse *sometimes* offers tutorials for those of us (like me) who are graphics-challenged.

- Dan
Title: children
Post by: RacerX on March 28, 2006, 08:38:18 AM
how about this

(Dan: in FireFox I only see the link, but in Mozilla it shows the entire graphic??)
Title: children
Post by: Rvrwind on March 28, 2006, 11:50:47 AM
That Works, train them to dust mop the floor while you potty train them, LOL. The Japanese never cease to amaze me!!! Very intuitive folks!!!

Thanks Racer. Actually I could resize it no problem, but nowhere did anything say it had to be 800 pixels or under or I woulda known & then done it. I just thought perhaps I screwed up something, LOL.

Anyway rush down to your local 7-11 & get your Baby Mop today!!!!:D:D

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner
Title: children
Post by: catzenmouse on March 28, 2006, 12:04:04 PM
I think we need a version with a couple of tanks on the back. One for soapy water and one for rinse. Might as well get them mopping the kitchen floor too while they are at it! :D
Title: children
Post by: Admin on March 28, 2006, 12:57:08 PM
Quote from: Rvrwind
That Works, train them to dust mop the floor while you potty train them, LOL. The Japanese never cease to amaze me!!!Very intuitive folks!!!

Thanks Racer. ActuallyI could resize it no problem, but nowhere did anything say it had to be 800 pixels or under or I woulda known & then done it. I just thought perhaps I screwed up something, LOL.

Anyway rush down to your local 7-11 & get your Baby Mop today!!!!:D:D

RVR-Canadian Cowboy/Agency Owner


Yeah - you have to refer to the Administrivia section to find the details - here -- http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/forum1/73.html

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on April 28, 2006, 08:38:04 AM
I made this topic a 'Sticky' as I agree with one of the members who said that it is this sort of topic which illustrates why we are all in the 'game.'

I attended a concert the other day in which the main singer made an appeal - and his basic comment was "It's all about the babies!"

This topic shows quite a number of our "babies" - whether adults or not - and how prominent and important they are in our lives.

In all my travels around the world, the one abiding and universal desire expressed by everyone is - they want to build a world that is better for their children than the one they had.

I hope the members continue to contribute to this topic with photos and stories of their loved ones.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Leslie on April 28, 2006, 02:03:28 PM
Tearaway Toma is now 10 months old. 

She does not need a special suit to polish the hardwood floors.  Just an old pair of dungarees.  It is 20 metres from the front to the back of the house, just a couple of minutes crawl for the rugrat sprinter !

This photo is in the same car seat.  One of the few ways of keeping her still.
Title: Re: children
Post by: BC on April 28, 2006, 02:26:49 PM
Ours at 2.5.. I can be stressed out to the max.. ready to explode and a hug from this little fellow cures all..
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on April 28, 2006, 08:16:42 PM
I can be stressed out to the max.. ready to explode and a hug from this little fellow cures all..
I can believe that! And this little fellow is sooo cute!
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on April 28, 2006, 08:23:22 PM
Tamara is a gorgeous little girl, Leslie!
Here is my funny little guy...
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on April 30, 2006, 02:15:00 PM
We sure do make good kids here at RWD!  ;D

Here is a pic of Sergei and Ihor (Darryl (Start2) and Valentyna's boy) a couple of weeks ago in Tennessee.

Title: Re: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on April 30, 2006, 08:32:56 PM
Oops, the pic didn't post.  ???
Title: Re: children
Post by: Leslie on May 01, 2006, 08:17:02 AM
Mischief,

Daniel has grown !  The second picture is so full of life.

BC,

Kiddy power is amazing!  It is 5.00 am.  Toma is screaming at the top of her lung.  She is impatient and bad tempered - just like her dad who is entertaining thoughts of cooking her!  Then she grins and blows a raspberry at me and I melt....

Ken,

Great photo.  For me growing kids is one of the main reasons for marriage.
Title: Re: children
Post by: viking on May 01, 2006, 09:59:01 AM
Take a look at the photo on the left. This what happens after a few years. The expense of diapers is replaced by prom dresses and 'hey dad, I need a car'. The baby talk is replaced by homework essays on some subject you might remember from years ago, and the 2AM feedings is replaced by where is she it's 1AM? But if you did a good job in parenting, man o man, is it ever worthwhile. I would not have it any other way.

I used to have a T shirt that said in the front "D.A.D. Dads aganist Diapers". In the back it said "It not just a job, it's a doody". LOL.

 (note to newer parents..yes, they do grow up VERY quickly. So enjoy every moment) (second note..that smile is from one very proud dad)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on May 01, 2006, 10:51:41 AM
My little ones got BIG and the young ones won't stop growing! ;) But we really wouldn't have it any other way....grandkids 11 to 28...oldest two are a Capt in the Air Force (Intelligence) and a 5'2" butt-kicking Marine! Been to Iraq twice, a chest full of medals with purple heart.

I am able to tell all of you, charish every moment, good and bad....they never will come again, and soon that "Baby" will be going out the door with a smile ....waving goodby.

Mamma D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on May 16, 2006, 12:12:46 PM
Mamma D, I am very curious, are you a Russian woman transplanted to the US? I seem to remember you might have mentioned that your son is involved or married to a Russian Woman. It is refreshing to hear feedback from you because you are female and of a different generation than many of the guys who post here.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on May 16, 2006, 12:25:04 PM
Mamma D, I am very curious, are you a Russian woman transplanted to the US? I seem to remember you might have mentioned that your son is involved or married to a Russian Woman. It is refreshing to hear feedback from you because you are female and of a different generation than many of the guys who post here.

I'll jump in. Mamma D has been posting for years on the old St. Johns list. She is an AW married to an AM for MANY years - and with a son who married a RW and brought over her son. You will almost NEVER hear her refer to them as anything other than her "daughter" and "grandson." The pride with which she speaks of her family is remarkable - and I have enjoyed Mamma D's perspective and wit for years.

I am very grateful she has elected to offer her perspectives and experience with us here at RWD. She is a gem.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on May 16, 2006, 03:03:57 PM
Indeed I am an American Women with a husbantd of 57 years....Yea same man.... Ain't he good lookin'?

I have two natural born sons.... and many more "of the heart" and proud of them all! :).

Papa was a career Air Force Sargent.....We moved many times and lived and made friends all over the world. I saw Europe right after the World war II.. bombed and burned.....and the people picking up the pieces of not only their lives, but of their counties too. I felt the pride of an American and volunteered at the childrens Hospital in Manchester.UK

My son has asked if I would like to re-visit. NO way, the people I knew and loved, are all gone now and my memories are in tact. The horror of war and hate, the joy of good friends and seeing them move ahead, they are my reality.

I know, that if we do not find a way to make piece, and insert some tolerance into our lives .... we will only create pain and sorrow.

The young ones... the children that come here and become American Russians ... are the hope of the future in bridging our two cultures and moving toward better thing.

Do not be afraid to love these kids.. and give them the best future you can....This is my message, do not be afraid....

  http://www.llerrah.com/dreams.htm
Title: Re: children
Post by: jb on May 16, 2006, 04:12:58 PM
Momma D and I have exchanged a couple of PMs regarding these kids; her "grandkids", and "my kids", I say "my kids" because I couldn't be more proud of them if they were my own. I'm sure she feels the same way.  These young people are as much a part of the family as any blood relative, and we are damned lucky to have them with us.
Title: Re: children
Post by: DonAz on May 23, 2006, 09:04:45 AM
Ours at 2.5.. I can be stressed out to the max.. ready to explode and a hug from this little fellow cures all..


BC~ when I saw the photos of your son it shocked me. Your son is the spitting image of my older boy when he was a little guy. When my son was little he could get anything from me with his big brown eyes and cherub grin.
I sure do miss not having little ones anymore.

DonAz
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doug S on August 01, 2006, 04:46:49 PM
Lana Salem, just turned 18 mos. Mother Olga, 28, from Krivoy Rog Ukraine (just as pretty and just as sweet). Some of the old-timers may recall my series of articles about the pregnancy.

 
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on August 01, 2006, 05:03:48 PM
I sure do miss not having little ones anymore.

DonAz

Uh, Don..... I think there may be something you could do about that.... I mean, if you are REALLY missing them.

Careful though, LP reminds me that he calls them "two-legged tumors".

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on August 01, 2006, 05:05:04 PM
Lana Salem, just turned 18 mos. Mother Olga, 28, from Krivoy Rog Ukraine (just as pretty and just as sweet). Some of the old-timers may recall my series of articles about the pregnancy.


Doug,

I missed your posts about Olga's pregancy, but that daughter of yours is truly beautiful.

Must take after your wife.

j/k

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: KenC on August 01, 2006, 05:10:46 PM
Doug,
What a beautiful daughter you have!
KenC
Title: Re: children
Post by: Wild Orchid* on August 02, 2006, 09:47:44 PM
Uh, Don..... I think there may be something you could do about that.... I mean, if you are REALLY missing them.

Careful though, LP reminds me that he calls them "two-legged tumors".

- Dan
Teenagers are the punishment for having sex some odd years ago. Iím at that stage.  ;DLooks like I have to get his (my sonís) permission for using MY car.  :-\
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on August 03, 2006, 05:57:34 AM
Teenagers are the punishment for having sex some odd years ago. Iím at that stage.  ;DLooks like I have to get his (my sonís) permission for using MY car.  :-\

The one I like best is: "Teenagers are the reason why some animals eat their young!"

Doug,

 Totally agree with the other thoughts here. That is one heart breaker in the making you have there!

Ken

P. S. Post a link to Olga's business in the Member to Member Exchange or the Top Sites if you haven't already.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on August 03, 2006, 10:00:34 AM
Give them to me at birth, to about seven years old.......What a joy they are  :)
First, sweet bundles to enjoy rocking at nap and bedtime, and then as toddlers... still rocking, adding stories from books and beginning to learn to count, and read small books....taking walks and examining nature, the wonder of flowers and tree bark, and the changing of colors in the fall. Watching Mrs. Robin build her nest, and then watching for signs of the little ones....so many new things... :) introducing music into young lives...watching mamma Squirrel teach her babies to walk a telephone line and get upside down....not once, but twice!

The remorse of sending them off to school... and later when you know you did your job well... let them try their wings, but keep an eye on them....they are not sufficient unto themselves.  :o

Bring them back about 14 and .... what a joy they are... Still learning, with the ability to discuss it, and share what they are learning.!  They are now friends, real individuals that can socialize and enjoy a relationship that is growing and deepening.

Have you ever been to the tide pools with a group of teens? or tried to skate on those new roller blades? wow, what a day that was! Or Square danced with a teen square... and brought home more kids than you took....or come home to an empty fridg.  :-\  Only to find you cupboards bulging and fridge in the same condition the next day. Been invited to dinner and a movie, so they could test their manners before they really went on a date.......

Or hauled Judo kids to tournament over 4 states? What a great bunch they were...Been involved in 4H activities? And swelled with pride from watching those skinny kids bring home ribbons they had earned, and supervised killing jars, because other moms were fearful of the chemicals....and having one kid win a full scholarship for entomology....He took National championship ribbons in Chicago that year.....

I would come in from work to so many suprises... once a full course dinner with candles no less! It seemed in those years kids cycled through my hose at regular intervals....

After my sons left home, one the service and the other away to collage, I still had kids. I knew fist.. who was having a baby, who was getting engaged and usually was first to see the ring....They kept me informed!

And I was a working mom.....who lovevs them all ages....birth to 56 just now!   :kissing: :noidea: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doug S on August 03, 2006, 12:28:34 PM
Ken, Ken & Dan.

Thanks for the compliments on the kid. It should be no surprise, as that is what Olga's Mom's gypsy palm-reader predicted - "an extremely beautiful leetel geerl that gypsies will try to steal."

Olga thought for sure it would be a boy, and we both dismissed the palm-reader as old Ukrainian Baba caca, but now we are both believers and I've got Mom running company stock names and lotto numbers by her.

I am constantly on guard for the gypsies. And I've thoroughly briefed our Black Lab on gypsies - showed him some National Geographic photos of gypsies and instructed him to get up off his bed and start barking if he sees any wagons pull up to the house, people wearing bright clothes and scarves, Cher, etc.

Moderator Ken, I've put up the GoEastNow links as you suggested, although "member to member exchange" sounds like some kind of scary gay thing. (I have heard rumors to that effect about this web site on other boards.)

Dan, it was a series of 21 articles I wrote about two years ago, before the baby came (when I had more time). Each article was about a page long and dove-tailed into the next one sequentially, telling a story about what its like being married to a young Russian woman from an isolated (still Communist) city in Ukraine. The pregnancy and child are an underlying and constant theme, as are the cultural differences surrounding them and the marriage. I put the articles up on a number of Internet discussion boards and they were pretty popular. I started putting them up on this board right before I left it whenever that was. But only got only maybe two or three of them up here before we ran into a problem. You may recall. I will consider putting them up again if we can prevent that same problem from recurring. Probably best to take that discussion off-line. Write or call if you think there is potential. Maybe I will finish the story. (The articles stopped short of the birth, because the baby actually came before I could finish writing, and after that I did not have a free minute or hand until recently. A lot of people wrote to me asking me to finish the story, but I never got around to it.)

Doug

   
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on August 03, 2006, 12:58:33 PM
Moderator Ken

Now there's a new title! Look out you trouble makers... there's a new sheriff in town!  ;D ::) :o

Ken
Title: Re: children
Post by: Leslie on August 03, 2006, 03:41:20 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the comments on my new avatar.  Toma is 13 months now and growing like a rag weed.  Here is another photo of her taken the same day in my sisters conservatory -

Title: Re: children
Post by: beattledog on August 13, 2006, 08:02:45 AM
the children are beautiful.

beattledog
Title: Re: children
Post by: dwfunk on December 12, 2006, 07:13:32 PM
For all the Daddy's out there with growing daughters, you can pre-screen who sees them:

Application for Permission to Date my Daughter  (http://davidandnataliafunk.org/Application4Permission2DateMyDaughter.pdf)

Also the purchase of a new shotgun and a new shovel is also advised.  Keeps any would-be suitors 'honest!'




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Title: Re: children
Post by: jb on December 12, 2006, 07:46:43 PM
I would have loved to have acquired a sweet little daughter in the process,,, but alas,,, all I got was a couple of hairy legged sons.  Fortunately they are smart enough and bright enough that I still get to have some bragging rights. 

It could be worse.
Title: Re: children
Post by: rs899 on December 19, 2006, 11:43:29 AM
I present 6 yr old Nicole.  Product of a UW/AM union (she's half Ukrainian with some Russian, half Italian).  Get busy, guys.

Rick

Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on January 07, 2007, 09:15:53 PM
Our little 'snowflake'.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Turboguy on January 07, 2007, 10:08:57 PM
She is a doll Dan,  I am sure she makes life special for you.
Title: Re: children
Post by: KenC on January 07, 2007, 10:36:26 PM
She is just beautiful, Dan.  She looks like you in the first photo and Olya in the second one.  My little "snowflake" turned 30 last week.  I spoke to her for along time about how precious she is to me reminiscing about her birth, the early years (like the stage your daughter is in now) and  how many times during her young life that she made me so proud to be her Dad.  By the end of the conversation, she was crying pretty hard and Dad was a bit misty eyed too.  Enjoy these years, Dan, because in a blink of an eye, she will be 30 like mine!
Thanks for sharing.
KenC
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on January 08, 2007, 04:58:22 AM
Rick and Dan,

 Stunning little beauties you have there! I can hear the hearts breaking already...  ;)

Ken

P. S. Shouldn't we be fighting about something...  ::)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on January 08, 2007, 07:23:29 AM
Very nice pictures Dan, beautiful girl.
Here is my handsome son and his mom.
I rarely post family pictures but I think I can sneak one in.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Cold Warrior on January 18, 2007, 02:50:53 PM
Speaking of children, do you guys favor giving Russian or English names to your kids? I'm thinking of a compromise of 1 Russian and English each on any future kids. ;D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on January 18, 2007, 02:59:37 PM
Speaking of children, do you guys favor giving Russian or English names to your kids? I'm thinking of a compromise of 1 Russian and English each on any future kids. ;D

We clearly settled on a Russian name (Ekaterina).

And Olya has done a PHENOMENAL job of teaching her Russian language (just as an aside). She moves fluidly back-and-forth between English and Russian - and even acts as interpreter for her older siblings. Pretty cute to watch.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Cold Warrior on January 18, 2007, 03:08:57 PM
We clearly settled on a Russian name (Ekaterina).

And Olya has done a PHENOMENAL job of teaching her Russian language (just as an aside). She moves fluidly back-and-forth between English and Russian - and even acts as interpreter for her older siblings. Pretty cute to watch.

- Dan

Congrats on your snowflake Dan, very pretty kid. I like the Russian names for girls, though I'm not too sure about Russian names for boys. Well done to your Olya for teaching your daughter Russian, demand for Russian speakers is rising in the business world esp. in the oil and mineral sectors. Being bilingual would definitely be a plus in the future job world apart from the kids being able to communicate with their grandparents and family back home.
Title: Re: children
Post by: dwfunk on January 18, 2007, 03:30:36 PM
We clearly settled on a Russian name (Ekaterina).

And Olya has done a PHENOMENAL job of teaching her Russian language (just as an aside). She moves fluidly back-and-forth between English and Russian - and even acts as interpreter for her older siblings. Pretty cute to watch.

- Dan 

I did some work on hand-held voice recognition devices and learned a lot working with the linguists.  Our brains pattern sounds that we hear beginning before birth and cease storing those patterns about 6 or 7 years of age.  Children that are not taught another language but that are exposed to it, i.e. hear it on a regular basis, are able to pick up that language extremely quickly and easily later as adults.

This early pattern imprinting is the reason that Japanese have such difficulty with the "L" in English.  They never hear the sound as youngsters, and the sound never patterns in the brain, hence it's difficult to match later.  Same thing happens to all of us.  Sounds that another language have that we don't hear and pattern when we were very young are difficult to re-create later on.

My oldest son and his wife have regularly spoke Spanish and English with their kids since birth and now my grand kids can carry on a conversation switching between English and Spanish several times in the same sentence!  And all without a discernible accent.

My dad didn't begin learning English until he entered school, 7 years old, 1st grade in northern Montana.  His speech is noticeably different from my aunts and uncles who are younger than he is.



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Title: Re: children
Post by: SANDRO43 on January 18, 2007, 03:51:26 PM
Sounds that another language have that we don't hear and pattern when we were very young are difficult to re-create later on.
Unless polygloxy is a family tradition, and maybe a musical ear, too.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on January 18, 2007, 08:54:04 PM
Dan,

Beautiful little princess.  I missed these photos while away.  You are justifiably proud.
Title: Re: children
Post by: jb on January 18, 2007, 09:47:26 PM
Dan,

If I ever get outta this awful place,,, I plan to run by Colorado for a quick visit before returning to the south land.  Maybe coffee???
Title: Re: children
Post by: Michelangelo on January 18, 2007, 10:07:35 PM
Have you checked the weather in Denver, JB?  Another awful place.   So you better head south!

Dan~ she is so beautiful.  Congrats!
Title: Re: children
Post by: witchdoctor on February 12, 2007, 05:37:05 PM
Ronnie and Richie and the ugly guy in the middle
Title: Re: children
Post by: BillyB on February 12, 2007, 06:56:53 PM
Welcome Witchdoctor,

Nice photo of you and the kids. You'll find a lot of your old forum buddies over here if you've been wondering where they went.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on February 12, 2007, 07:03:30 PM
Ronnie and Richie and the ugly guy in the middle

Hi Ron - cool photo. Handsome boys.

Welcome.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: AnastassiaAsh on April 23, 2007, 09:15:12 PM
Wow! this is really the sweetest thread!  :D

And here is my son, Andre Wasem, almost 6 y.o.

He is very smart if i may say so. So we have recently checked his I.Q. It is through the roof! :)  In math he has abilities of an 11 year old child.  :o And....he is the tallest 6 year old you would see, this is what people tell me.  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: KenC on April 23, 2007, 09:19:18 PM
Wow! this is really the sweetest thread!  :D

And here is my son, Andre Wasem, almost 6 y.o.

He is very smart if i may say so. So we have recently checked his I.Q. It is through the roof! :)  In math he has abilities of an 11 year old child.  :o And....he is the tallest 6 year old you would see, this is what people tell me.  :)
Anastassia,
And a handsome boy too!  You sould be proud!
KenC
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on April 23, 2007, 09:26:12 PM
Wow! this is really the sweetest thread!  :D

And here is my son, Andre Wasem, almost 6 y.o.

He is very smart if i may say so. So we have recently checked his I.Q. It is through the roof! :)  In math he has abilities of an 11 year old child.  :o And....he is the tallest 6 year old you would see, this is what people tell me.  :)

Very handsome boy Anastassia !

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: AnastassiaAsh on April 23, 2007, 09:42:14 PM
Thank you very much, guys! His features are still evolving too, but definitely dad's hair color and mom's structure.  :) But, can you believe I was as blond as him when i was a little girl?

Dan, your little daughter is just absolutely gorgeous, little blond princess! ...and an angel.  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: SANDRO43 on April 24, 2007, 05:25:52 AM
But, can you believe I was as blond as him when i was a little girl?
Yes, since I was, too (though not as a little GIRL ;) ;D).
Title: Re: children
Post by: Leslie on June 23, 2007, 01:37:21 PM
Little girls grow bigger every day

Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on June 23, 2007, 01:41:56 PM
Leslie,

 She gets more beautiful all the time! Hope all is going well with you all!

Ken
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on June 23, 2007, 01:44:32 PM
She's darling.  Can she say, "Pretty brown eyes"?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Sohkay on June 23, 2007, 03:11:43 PM
What a beautiful child!
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on June 23, 2007, 04:53:29 PM
Gator,

 I'll bet she can say "I've got papa wrapped around my little finger!"  :D

Here's a pic of our little "bug" from last month.

Ken

Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on June 23, 2007, 05:49:35 PM
Leslie-- Your daughter is very beautiful indeed.

Ken-- I bet you are missing that little boy of yours!

~Si
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on June 23, 2007, 05:56:03 PM
Tamara's expression melts my heart.

Sergei - classic young boy. Makes me
reminisce about the days of wagons and stitches.....

You're both blessed.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Sohkay on June 23, 2007, 05:56:33 PM
Ken,
Sergei is losing his baby look and growing into a handsome young lad. Have you talked to him on the phone since he's been in Russia? What does he think about being there?

Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on June 23, 2007, 06:54:47 PM
Simoni,

 Yes, I do miss him (and his mom too!), its way too quiet here!

Sohkay,

 Yes, I have and he is enjoying the attention there but he misses the cat and the playstation!  ;)

 We did manage to reschedule her return date and they will be coming back July 23rd instead of August 28th. She doesn't like it there as much as she used to and feels very out of place.

Ken
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on June 23, 2007, 07:02:21 PM
She doesn't like it there as much as she used to and feels very out of place.

Now that might prove to be a worthwhile topic. Last June as we posted our
coincidental TR's, Ken, you'll recall about how Elvira got a bit teary-eyed at how
"everyone had forgotten" about her when we were left standing on the sidewalk
alone, uninvited to continue the grad celebration....

But that's a whole 'nudder subject - anybody game?

This thread's about the kids.....  and I'd like to see more proud
mamas and papas posting photos.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on June 23, 2007, 07:30:53 PM
We did manage to reschedule her return date and they will be coming back July 23rd instead of August 28th.

Wow! That's a BIG improvement, Ken!  I know it changes your feelings about this summer a lot!

Marina feels the same.  She's tired of the "best city in the world" and told me today that we would only stay there a week and then go to the Black Sea.

A bit of a topic drift...so I'll say in terms of children...after her being away for 3 weeks...and our reunion at the black sea...I may be posting a pic in this section come next April or May, 2008  ;D  LOL

~Si
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on June 23, 2007, 11:17:41 PM

Well, it is official..... Our Basil will enter Stanford University in Palo Alto, California this fall....  :) At seventeen YO....! He graduated from our magnet school for International Baccalaureate honors classes 5th out of nearly 600 seniors.

He was accepted by no less than 7 very good schools!  :) He took Stanford because of the top notch Physics department.

He will, like all students at Stanford, enjoy dorm living!  ;) and I am wondering, what he will think of the winter under Palm trees.....

I am wondering, if dorm rooms are any bigger than I remember... and how all the planned supplies will fit!

Mercy, how excited we were when we arrived to discover who we would live with.....Well, my roommate beccame a pediatrician, married to an OB .....They brought out the last plane load of orphans from Saigon.....A very long time ago.... :)

Please,enjoy every moment with those little and bigger ones....They grow too fast and leave too soon.

Mamma D
Title: Re: children
Post by: jb on June 24, 2007, 12:30:57 AM
My compliments to young Basil.  Stanford is indeed a fine school.  You have every right to be proud of him.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on June 24, 2007, 01:46:54 AM
Your kids are so amazing such a beauties and absolute angels:)

I got my angel too

here is my nephew:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jet on June 24, 2007, 05:09:12 AM
Been a while since putting up any pics! Here's Kolya on his new bike just a few days after school let out for the summer :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on June 24, 2007, 05:48:09 AM
Been a while since putting up any pics! Here's Kolya on his new bike just a few days after school let out for the summer :D
Jet, that smile on Kola's face shows he is having fun. Hmmm.... is it because of the new bike or because school is out for summer?

Both  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: CLB1973 on June 28, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
Little girls grow bigger every day



I envy you all : )
Title: Re: children
Post by: TigerPaws on July 01, 2007, 07:29:34 AM
Our daughter Anastasia just had her 5th birthday at a friends house here in Nassau as their daughter's 6th birthday was on the same day

Title: Re: children
Post by: luda on October 03, 2007, 12:50:29 AM
All kids are so precious... U even give them russian names, uh?
 Did u baptise them?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on October 07, 2007, 06:58:57 AM
My amazing nephew
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on October 07, 2007, 09:49:32 AM
:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on October 08, 2007, 04:38:47 PM
Jazzy, nice fotki!

Here's our liitle one, hardly a kid anymore, hamming it up
in St Petersburg five weeks ago....
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on October 08, 2007, 04:51:19 PM
Great pic, Vaughn!  Thanks for sharing :-)

You too, JC  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on October 08, 2007, 05:05:27 PM
Simoni,

  Excuse my procrastination re: your PM's. All in due time.

Anybody wanting an entertaining peek into the diary of life
with a RW should check out Simoni's excellent blog here at RWD.

Vaughn
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on October 08, 2007, 05:16:05 PM
Vaughn,

What was your not so little dyevushka's feelings about returning to her mother country?  Did it speak to her soul?

If all goes to plan I too will be taking a 16-yo back to her mother country 5 years after she left.  Her mama has had enough of Russia and does not want to return ever, but feels that her children will need the experience to understand their roots.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on October 08, 2007, 05:22:16 PM
All kids are so precious... U even give them russian names, uh?
 Did u baptise them?

In our case, Katya (Ekaterina) was "dedicated" in our church. This differs from baptism in that, in our faith, we believe to be baptised, a person must have reached the 'age of accountability' so that they may discern right from wrong. A young child is still learning about right/wrong, and of course, developing their own individual beliefs (albeit HEAVILY influenced by their parents and siblings). The dedication of an infant is more for the parents, friends and family as it represents a commitment to raise the child in a God-fearing and Christ-loving home. The baptism, which will come later, will be HER OWN decision to make a public expression of her faith and beliefs in Christ and commitment to follow His will for her life.

Now, to be clear, my wife and I are not Orthodox. Olya did not throw off any previous faith from Ukraine, only that when she arrived here in the US, we suffered some very difficult circumstances which allowed (forced) both of us to refocus our belief systems, and we centered on a Christian/Protestant faith. Neither of us are particularly dogmatic, though our faith is vibrant and quite alive. We have friends who range from evangelical Christians to Muslims to agnostics and atheists. Olya has often described her religious faith in Ukraine as one which believed that God was there for her - when she needed Him - but that she had, and felt, no obligation or need to "be there for Him." That has now changed, dramatically.

My amazing nephew

JC - what a handsome boy!

Jazzy, nice fotki!

Here's our liitle one, hardly a kid anymore, hamming it up
in St Petersburg five weeks ago....

Vaughn - she is cute beyond words. I imagine you are going to have your hands more than full in the not-so-distant future - if you don't already.


Anybody wanting an entertaining peek into the diary of life
with a RW should check out Simoni's excellent blog here at RWD.

Vaughn

I want to second that suggestion. Simoni has written a very fine blog and it deserves high praise. For those wishing to take a peek, visit this link -- http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/index.php?ind=blog&op=home&idu=2105

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: BillyB on October 08, 2007, 06:02:34 PM
Vaughn,

It's about time you print out a bunch of copies of the 10 Rules for dating your daughter. Give it to her so she can pass it out to the boys who are thinking about dating her.

Rule One:
If you pull into my driveway and honk, you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.

Rule Two:
You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose his compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four:
I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:
In order for us to get to know each other, you may think we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on his subject is "early."

Rule Six:
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven:
As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight:
The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my Daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided. Movies, which feature chainsaws, are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

Rule Nine:
Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a pot-bellied, balding, middle-aged, dim-witted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten:
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy outside of Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on October 08, 2007, 08:43:45 PM
What was your not so little dyevushka's feelings about returning to her mother country?  Did it speak to her soul?

Gator, in short, after nearly 90 days in Russia, she was more than ready to come home. In previous summers she
returned with a tiny bit of regret - thinking that life was fairly fun & easy there. Her Mom and I reminded her that
she was "on vacation" - that living and working there is quite a different thing. In her advanced age, she now
realizes all that without prompting - and was anxious to get back to work and school.

Vaughn - she is cute beyond words. I imagine you are going to have your hands more than full in the not-so-distant future - if you don't already.
It's about time you print out a bunch of copies of the 10 Rules for dating your daughter. Give it to her so she can pass it out to the boys who are thinking about dating her.

Two years ago some boy parked and honked the horn in front of our home. You should have seen his
face turn chalk white when Dad emerged to straighten his attitude out.

I'm happy to report she's in control without my having to impose rules. She's very independent and wants no
part of a serious relationship at this point in her life. A police officer buddy of mine, visiting his own MIL,
happened to run into Lenara on the arm of one of Yoshkar Ola's "glamour boys" - a kid with a degree, nice
looking and flamboyant. My buddy thought "Oh no - he's Mafia for sure" and counseled Lenara on my behalf.
The kid spent oodles of money and gave her lots of attention, yet she wasn't fazed one iota. Just another
date to her. Here's a few more photos from her summer, the first one with "the Kid"...

Perhaps out of the ordinary here, the 3rd photo is with her natural Dad, with whose family she maintains
a healthy relationship.
Title: Re: children...new kid on our block!
Post by: Mamma D on October 24, 2007, 10:00:35 AM
He is 12 weeks old weighs  3.5 pounds....More energy than the law allows.

I think the name will be Stinker!  :)

Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on October 24, 2007, 10:10:55 AM
Up date on our lad at Stanford...
He reports that he is living in a Spa......
Has given up the idea of a PhD. from MIT!
Wants to stay at Stanford forever!
He has to really study! And mom is not there to PUSH!

Now why does this not suprise an old kid that grew up  in the Golden State?

So many people living there now, and the wild fires are so much more damaging.
A big change from the 40's....
Title: Re: children
Post by: AnastassiaAsh on November 13, 2007, 06:59:46 AM
Just a little update here.

Andre sings and plays the piano with two hands, succeeds in math and computers (2 years ahead) as usual.  :D

These are my two boys: big one and a little one  ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Leslie on December 17, 2007, 03:42:46 AM
Tamara has become a little girl now  :)  Full time at the Montessori Nursery School from January 2008.  My she has grown quickly...
Title: Re: children
Post by: I/O on December 17, 2007, 04:18:50 AM
Leslie: With "Heartbreaker" eyes like that, you're gunna need two shotguns in a few years time, one cooling down whilst your are using the other one. >:( >:(

I/O
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 02:39:54 PM
Tamara has become a little girl now  :)  Full time at the Montessori Nursery School from January 2008.  My she has grown quickly...

Leslie,  Tamara is sooo cute!  It's amazing how quick they grow...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on January 19, 2008, 02:46:04 PM
Leslie,  Tamara is sooo cute!  It's amazing how quick they grow...

mischief,

Welcome back! How's everything with you and your son Daniel? Any more children on their way?

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 02:56:18 PM
Guys, I haven't been here for a long while... it's nice to know you all are doing well and it's a pleasure, as always, to see your wonderful children and spouses... I wish you all the very best!

Here is the latest picture of my family... yep, we got the second "monster"  :D...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on January 19, 2008, 03:02:02 PM
Guys, I haven't been here for a long while... it's nice to know you all are doing well and it's a pleasure, as always, to see your wonderful children and spouses... I wish you all the very best!

Here is the latest picture of my family... yep, we got the second "monster"  :D...

Wow! Congratulations!

What a BEAUTIFUL family.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 03:05:30 PM
mischief,

Welcome back! How's everything with you and your son Daniel? Any more children on their way?

- Dan

Hi Dan,

Thank you for welcoming! How are you and your family doing?  I'm fine, busy with the boys... it's very nice to hear from you!
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 03:15:34 PM
Wow! Congratulations!

What a BEAUTIFUL family.

- Dan

thank you!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on January 19, 2008, 03:18:42 PM
Hi Dan,

Thank you for welcoming! How are you and your family doing?  I'm fine, busy with the boys... it's very nice to hear from you!

Here are a couple photos from this past summer.

We are doing fine - and Katya is an incredible blessing.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: viking on January 19, 2008, 03:27:51 PM
Hi Mischief. How are you? Long time. Still in Queens? (or was it Brooklyn, I forgot  ::)). Happy to see the new addition and I hope all are doing well.
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 03:30:16 PM
Here are a couple photos from this past summer.

We are doing fine - and Katya is an incredible blessing.

- Dan

Dan,
Pictures are great! Very happy family!  Your girls, Katya and Olya, are beautiful!  Ok, you look very good too!  ;D
Title: Re: children
Post by: mischief on January 19, 2008, 03:32:37 PM
Hi Mischief. How are you? Long time. Still in Queens? (or was it Brooklyn, I forgot  ::)). Happy to see the new addition and I hope all are doing well.

Hi Gregory... yep, still in forest hills... how are things with you?  you should give me a call sometimes...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 20, 2008, 08:24:47 AM
Hey Dan :) your cute sweet daughter looks so much like you :)

Mischief :) your kids are adorable as well , so sweet and lapochki :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: viking on January 20, 2008, 09:16:32 AM
The thing about kids is how fast they grow. The first photo was taken years ago (sorry about the quality of the image, carrying it around in your wallet will do that) and the second seems like it was only a few weeks later.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 20, 2008, 10:22:33 AM
viking! your girls are so lovely and very beautiful :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: viking on January 20, 2008, 12:59:26 PM
Thanks Jazzy. May you be as fortunate in the future.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 20, 2008, 01:38:24 PM
 I hope so Viking , thank you :) Kids are so important and so vital they are amazing
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on May 23, 2008, 07:50:25 PM
They are my pride- Vladimir and Dmitry, my sons
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on May 23, 2008, 07:53:56 PM
They are my pride- Vladimir and Dmitry, my sons

Handsome boys.

How old are they?

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on May 23, 2008, 08:17:21 PM
28 and 14
Title: Re: children
Post by: BabaMasha on May 23, 2008, 11:42:10 PM
Wow!
Very pretty children!
God bless! :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on May 24, 2008, 04:27:23 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: children
Post by: Zhena on May 29, 2008, 12:15:50 AM
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6594/dscn0688oy0.th.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0688oy0.jpg)
Our little guy-5m.o. :-*
Title: Re: children
Post by: apple47 on May 29, 2008, 01:04:10 AM
    Our little ones.Now are !4,16.   Were 11,14 in this picture.

                                                       ...Larry
Title: Re: children
Post by: KenC on May 29, 2008, 08:29:43 AM
Doll,
Very handsome boys!
Zhena,
What a bundle of joy!
Apple,
Beautiful children.  The USA shirt is a nice touch too.
KenC
Title: Re: children
Post by: Zhena on May 29, 2008, 11:53:01 PM
Thanks Ken :)
He is a bundle for sure :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Son of Clyde on June 19, 2008, 03:31:14 PM
So many beautiful children. Dan, you have a beautiful daughter and beautiful wife. You look very much like my neighbor, Harold. Well, Harold did ok too. Last I heard he was a financial manager at a Toyota dealership in Texas.
Title: Re: children
Post by: barry on September 23, 2008, 10:17:58 PM

Is it really possible for a child from the FSU to be an honor roll student with a language barrier?

Yes, my daughter struggled the first couple of years while she was learning English. She started in the fourth grade and by the end of seventh grade the school sent a letter that she is no longer considered an English learner.  Starting with the seventh grade she has had a GPA of no lower than 4.0.  Of course this was about the time I was no longer able to help with homework :).  She finished her sophomore year with a 4.25 GPA with all honors classes.  Her junior year just started and she is eagerly waiting her first progress report to ensure she is still on track because the junior year numbers are what university admissions folks will look at when she pursues her degree.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on September 24, 2008, 09:01:48 AM
YES...YES.....AGAIN     YES! ! !

Basil came here at age eleven.....They put him in ESL Classes....one little Russian kid with all those Mexican kids....Result... one little Russian kid learns little English, but a fair amount of Mexican!


Next semester. my son insisted he be mainstreamed. He read Russian books online and did well in math (very well) since math is International....Teacher complained he always had his nose in a book....but did well in math and science! Mother teaching him all Russian studies he would be taking in Russia thanks to internet and suitcases of books)... Spending three hours at the piano...

Seventh grade, the Middle school has it's first Math competitive team... ( Russian two, Chinese one,Korean one and a couple of Mexican kids. Only one American kid!) They went to State and took second place..Thank You.

Next year added a Science team... same kids, plus a few more joined... Dick & Irena are the pushers....Teachers are getting interested, when the kids are competing and coming home in the top three!    Then they added debate..... Did you know that kids are able to think in two languages? They are all very good in English now, and tore the compitition up !

Meanwhile, Basil is still being tutored in Russian studies at home. And read 90 books in Russian and English and did reports on them....including "War and Peace". I still wonder about how that teacher reacted to that one.

Summer came and he wanted to take a summer class at the local Jr. Collage...." Can't be done,     but if he can pass the entrance exam maybe"  ...."OK what time?" 
He was there and took the test and did well. Took the Philosophy class and got an "A",   Instructor shakes his head and says..."Man, can that kid write"

Returns to old school in Russia and the kids don't know where he has been... but America? NO WAY.... But there is something different........

Then it came time to move into High School.... There is a school here, where the kids that plan to take The International Bacculuret Honors classes go. They are bussed, and this results in the fact that they lose out on after school things, like sports and club activities. So, the parents have to make up for this lose.

Basil has an American sister, that is also a High School Math teacher.... She is helpful in finding enrichment activities online.

Well, he is still studying Russian studies, Working on his music, ( took gold medals three years in his class of Classical Piano, with a Russian teacher) and holding a 4.+ average in American High school......

Spending summers at ... the  Jr. Collage and the Colorado School of Mines having moved up to Math classes and research teams........

He was accepted by 8 major universities in the Physics, Math and Science fields.. and Carnige-Mellon!  He chose Stanford and has just returned for his second year........ He will be 19 in November.

PROUD OF THIS KID... :)...You bet I am,  and of my other grandkids.... :)
The Math teacher is now a Capt. in the USAF....in intelligence, Her brother is a Marine recruiter ( twice to Iraq, and caught shapnel) The others are still too young to see where they are going....

As you know, we lost the one we raised, two years ago but she was a raising star.

But none of them has worked as hard to get where they are today, as my Russian born grandson.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on November 06, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
My sons and a daughter-in-law last summer
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on November 06, 2008, 04:30:06 PM
That's a good looking bunch Doll!

Here is our little monster from this fall's soccer league.
Title: Re: children
Post by: dobradavid on November 12, 2008, 03:23:50 PM
Uh-oh - I see my bandwidth and storage limits taking a beating with this topic. :hairraising:

Oh well - here is our little one.

[just joking about the bandwidth and storage - please post away]

That's one beautiful little girl  8)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on March 02, 2009, 03:27:06 PM
Fiona's fleeting smile caught on camera today:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3324018508_96e3672f10.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3323179257_dd01ecd41f.jpg)
Title: Re: children
Post by: catzenmouse on March 02, 2009, 07:56:10 PM
That is one amazing little treasure you've got there Blues Fairy!

Is Papa already wrapped around her little finger yet?  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 03, 2009, 06:29:51 AM
Our little Angel was born three days ago.  Mom and baby are home now   :)

Life is good  :) :) :)

Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 03, 2009, 02:54:25 PM
Congratulations, Simoni on your new born Angel  :)

Blues Fairy, Does Fiona look more like you? Such a beautiful girl  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on March 03, 2009, 04:56:49 PM
Fiona's fleeting smile caught on camera today:


Blues,

Fiona is adorable. Beautiful child!

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on March 03, 2009, 04:58:43 PM
Our little Angel was born three days ago.  Mom and baby are home now   :)

Life is good  :) :) :)


Si,

Gorgeous!

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Diplomacy on March 03, 2009, 06:16:07 PM
BF:

She has those large and beautiful Russian eyes.  Thanks for sharing, and hope you both are doing well. 
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on March 04, 2009, 07:06:09 AM
Blues Fairy and Simoni,

Your little girls are real dolls!!!

Getting all of your sleep?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 07:39:11 AM
Not much sleep around here.  Recovery time is when the little girl is asleep, which is between feedings.

The old dog, almost deaf, takes great interest in the little girl, staying by her in whatever room she is in.

The babies sharp loud high cries, unfortunately for dog, are in a range the dog can hear!  So as you can see, the dog sleeps when baby sleeps. ;D

Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on March 04, 2009, 07:51:04 AM
Not much sleep around here.  Recovery time is when the little girl is asleep, which is between feedings.

Power naps!

Quote
The old dog, almost deaf, takes great interest in the little girl, staying by her in whatever room she is in.


Your Blue Heeler is a wonderful family dog, standing guard beside her baby "sister."
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on March 04, 2009, 08:09:48 AM

These days will soon pass....and so will the coming months and years.

Saver them while they are here ... for the day will come much to soon when you will fervently wish you could hold .....Just one short moment in your hands.

These are truly gifts from God... Entrusted to us for a short while.

The goal is to have one a little bit  naughty....but not too naughty! An angel in training ... but still a child of this life.....and ours to ho;d and hug....

And one day they will leave with a smile and a wave.....and your heart will forever go with them. May they be strong mature adults contributing to society and their world.

One of the sweetest moments in life, is to rock a sleeping child and feel the warmth of love shared.....

Mamma D  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: pitbull on March 04, 2009, 10:02:49 AM
Not much sleep around here.  Recovery time is when the little girl is asleep, which is between feedings.



Simoni,

Congratulations, what a beautiful little girl!

What is her name?
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 11:04:20 AM
These days will soon pass....and so will the coming months and years.

Mamma D  :)


Yes, Mamma D... months and years. In Russia we have saying "Маленькие детки - маленькие бедки" that means "Little children - small troubles"  :) My son will be 17 in March. Even he has never gave me so much troubles and I know he has good friends, every time when he goes to a rock concert that usually finishes very late or fishing with his friends of course I worry.  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on March 04, 2009, 11:23:03 AM
Our little Angel was born three days ago.  Mom and baby are home now   :)

Life is good  :) :) :)


Congrats Simoni

Life will get worse now that the little princess is home... but you will still enjoy it.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 11:44:06 AM
Simoni,

Congratulations, what a beautiful little girl!

What is her name?

Thanks, pitbull.

Her name is Michelle.  MIL calls her Masha :-)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 11:45:17 AM
These days will soon pass....and so will the coming months and years.

Saver them while they are here ... for the day will come much to soon when you will fervently wish you could hold .....Just one short moment in your hands.

These are truly gifts from God... Entrusted to us for a short while.

The goal is to have one a little bit  naughty....but not too naughty! An angel in training ... but still a child of this life.....and ours to ho;d and hug....

And one day they will leave with a smile and a wave.....and your heart will forever go with them. May they be strong mature adults contributing to society and their world.

One of the sweetest moments in life, is to rock a sleeping child and feel the warmth of love shared.....

Mamma D  :)

Very wise words, Mamma D.  Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 11:47:00 AM
Congrats Simoni

Life will get worse now that the little princess is home... but you will still enjoy it.

Thanks, Shadow.  So far its not worse, just different. 

She is the boss though, that's for sure. LOL
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 11:50:56 AM
Si,
Gorgeous!
- Dan

Blues Fairy and Simoni,

Your little girls are real dolls!!!

Congratulations, Simoni on your new born Angel  :)

Thanks, Dan and Gator and Olga.  She is four days old now, and I am loving having her here with us.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on March 04, 2009, 11:56:48 AM
Simoni, wonderful news! Michelle is adorable!
Welcome to the new parents club. :)

Blues Fairy, Does Fiona look more like you? Such a beautiful girl  :)

Thanks!  Hard to tell yet; some angles look more like Daddy and some more like me. 
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 12:14:20 PM
She is four days old now, and I am loving having her here with us.


Oh, Simoni... four days old... they grow up so fast  :-[  :D Hope we will not miss a first smile of Angel  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 12:23:59 PM
Oh, Simoni... four days old... they grow up so fast  :-[  :D Hope we will not miss a first smile of Angel  :)

Just saw the first hint of a smile a few minutes ago, after nursing :-)

And she looks at me with a probing stare, wondering "where am I, and who is he?"  LOL

Simoni, wonderful news! Michelle is adorable!
Welcome to the new parents club. :)  


Thanks, BF!  We both have beautiful daughters.   Looks like most babies these days are girls!  For which I am very happy :-)))

Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 12:27:51 PM

Thanks!  Hard to tell yet; some angles look more like Daddy and some more like me. 


My son, when he was a little boy, looked more like me, now he looks more like his father.

There are two photos I attached. The first photo is a photo of my son when he was 1 y.o. and the second - me when I was 1  y.o.  :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Makkin on March 04, 2009, 12:32:08 PM
Simoni,

  My sincere congrats....What a wonderful gift...

Makkin
Title: Re: children
Post by: mark2353 on March 04, 2009, 12:35:40 PM
Congratulation to both of you, :) these little girls bring wonderful memories of my girl when she was few days old! Enjoy!
Mark :blowkiss:
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 12:37:27 PM
Just saw the first hint of a smile a few minutes ago, after nursing :-)

And she looks at me with a probing stare, wondering "where am I, and who is he?"  LOL


Most likely she knows who you are, but how much patience you have  ;) and she softly puzzlingly smiles looking at you  ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vinnvinny on March 04, 2009, 12:37:52 PM
Not much sleep around here.  Recovery time is when the little girl is asleep, which is between feedings.

I actually had 2 sets of twins within 3 years of each other (well not me but you know what I mean).  ::)

Recovery time Simoni, what's that all about then?  ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vinnvinny on March 04, 2009, 12:40:42 PM
Oh, congratulations Simoni .... to you both!  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 12:44:38 PM
I actually had 2 sets of twins within 3 years of each other (well not me but you know what I mean).  ::)


but you made strain every effort  :) Congratulations! Boys? Girls?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on March 04, 2009, 12:51:01 PM

My sincere congrats....What a wonderful gift...

Oh, congratulations Simoni .... to you both!  :D

Congratulation to both of you, :) these little girls bring wonderful memories of my girl when she was few days old! Enjoy!
Mark :blowkiss:

Mark, Vinny, Makkin...thanks!   My little angel is nursing now, so I have some computer time.  Poor mommie!


Title: Re: children
Post by: Vinnvinny on March 04, 2009, 01:00:49 PM
but you made strain every effort  :) Congratulations! Boys? Girls?

Well sort of .... it's called alcohol. :o   Boy/Girl then Girl/Girl.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Mamma D on March 04, 2009, 01:02:55 PM
Proud? You bet!
And so they grew to become Men......and fathers.
There are several more who were children of my heart....
 I have one grand daughter, who is a Capt in the Air Force and her brother is a 5'2" butt kicking Marine recruiter!

The other two are still in school, and Basil is at Stanford.

It is requested i not post his picture online......
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 01:04:03 PM
Well sort of .... it's called alcohol. :o  Boy/Girl then Girl/Girl.

Now you need to make one more effort for two boys  ;) for the balance. I hope you did not "zavyazal"  ;)  :D

Title: Re: children
Post by: LEGAL on March 04, 2009, 01:18:35 PM
  :offtopic: Vinnvinny Please that avatar has to go it creeps me out.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vinnvinny on March 04, 2009, 02:07:51 PM
  :offtopic: Vinnvinny Please that avatar has to go it creeps me out.

Ok.  :(
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on March 04, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
Vinnvinny,

I like your avatar with a thoughtful look  :) "Эх! житие мое!"  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: LEGAL on March 04, 2009, 05:46:30 PM
Ok.  :(

Bolshoye Spasibo
Title: Re: children
Post by: carlt99 on May 04, 2009, 04:37:13 PM
Austin Charles Thomas, born 16/04/09. Mum and baby both doing great!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on May 04, 2009, 04:50:02 PM
Very beautiful, Carit99!

Congrats :-)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on May 04, 2009, 05:19:36 PM
Austin Charles Thomas, born 16/04/09. Mum and baby both doing great!

carl,

That is a handsome young man!

Congrats to Mom and Dad!

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on May 04, 2009, 05:19:58 PM
Wow, adorable boy!  Warmest congratulations!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Misha on May 04, 2009, 06:59:58 PM
Austin Charles Thomas, born 16/04/09. Mum and baby both doing great!

Congratulations! What a lovely baby! All the best to you, mom and baby!

Misha
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on May 05, 2009, 02:36:29 AM
Very sweet lovely child :) congratulations :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on May 05, 2009, 06:24:40 AM
I really enjoy baby photos.  Fine looking baby boy!  He looks like a "screamer."  :D

Congratulations!
Title: Re: children
Post by: carlt99 on May 05, 2009, 12:11:58 PM
I really enjoy baby photos.  Fine looking baby boy!  He looks like a "screamer."  :D

Congratulations!

Thanks all! We're really proud and happy. He's actually very quiet. Must go now and find some wood to touch!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on August 22, 2009, 11:44:35 AM
Favorite toy. :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3846059532_ed3d01df2f.jpg)
Title: Re: children
Post by: OlgaH on August 22, 2009, 12:12:56 PM
Favorite toy. :)


She is adorable.  It is obvious - mama's genes.  When are  you planning to record the first album? :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on August 22, 2009, 06:07:27 PM
She is adorable.  It is obvious - mama's genes.  When are  you planning to record the first album? :)

As soon as she learns to sing with lyrics. :)  But we'll definitely have to buy her a little guitar very soon. 
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on August 22, 2009, 08:16:45 PM
She's adorable, Blues.    Buy that little gal a ukulele with the high sweet C on a fifth string!

Just look at that expression - precious!
Title: Re: children
Post by: SANDRO43 on August 22, 2009, 09:09:38 PM
Beautiful baby, BF. A precocious talent :D?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on August 25, 2009, 01:50:24 PM
For those dinosaurs among us, there is the undeniable joy of grandchildren. Yesterday our
first grandson, Ayden Michael, celebrated his first birthday.
Title: Re: children
Post by: JR on September 03, 2009, 08:42:05 PM
Nothing stirs my heart like this little child...
Title: Re: children
Post by: dobradavid on September 29, 2009, 04:02:17 PM
A child makes life worth living Ö and I thought it would be nice if you, guys, could post the pictures of your childrenÖ  I know Leslie and Bruce have had a new baby recently, would be great to look at these bundles of joy!

Here is mine :D :


Here are ours - as you can see - they're headed for careers in transportation.  8)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on October 07, 2009, 02:58:40 PM
Katya's sixth birthday, with her Mom close by.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on October 07, 2009, 07:36:35 PM
NICE snapshot, Dan - you are twice blessed.

Title: Four years now, with something new to add to the excitement!
Post by: Simoni on October 08, 2009, 07:33:30 PM
October is a big month for us.  We celebrated four years together on October 5.

And later this month, our daughter will be eight months old.  That is 2/3 of a year old!

We had a baby sitter for the first time on Oct. 5, and enjoyed a nice dinner and movie.

Mama survived :-)

Here is our little girl at seven months:

http://home.rr.com/simonim



Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on October 08, 2009, 07:47:03 PM
Si, she's a cutie for sure! Can I forward these shots (or the link) to our mutual
friend Johnny out west? He'd love to see this happy followup...
Title: Re: Four years now, with something new to add to the excitement!
Post by: Admin on October 08, 2009, 07:47:20 PM
October is a big month for us.  We celebrated four years together on October 5.

And later this month, our daughter will be eight months old.  That is 2/3 of a year old!

We had a baby sitter for the first time on Oct. 5, and enjoyed a nice dinner and movie.

Mama survived :-)

Here is our little girl at seven months:

http://home.rr.com/simonim

Adorable little girl!

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on October 08, 2009, 07:52:35 PM
Si, she's a cutie for sure! Can I forward these shots (or the link) to our mutual
friend Johnny out west? He'd love to see this happy followup...

Yes, of course Vaughn :-)   It is a happy ending, isn't it?

THANKS!

~Si
Title: Re: Four years now, with something new to add to the excitement!
Post by: Simoni on October 08, 2009, 07:53:50 PM
Adorable little girl!

- Dan

Thanks, Dan.  I'll say the same thing about your little angel, Katya :-)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on October 08, 2009, 08:21:17 PM
"Beautiful baby" says Sabina.  And dressed up to the nines.

Time is flying.  We have got to see her.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on October 08, 2009, 08:38:17 PM
"Beautiful baby" says Sabina.  And dressed up to the nines.

Time is flying.  We have got to see her.

Thanks to Gator and Sabina for the kind words :-)  

We are flying away tomorrow for a week.  We'll need to plan to get together when we get back :-)

~Si
Title: Re: children
Post by: AnastassiaAsh on October 16, 2009, 06:53:26 PM
Dan, and who is 6 or maybe 16 on that photo?  ;) :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: dobradavid on December 22, 2009, 04:21:25 PM
I really enjoy baby photos.

I agree.  8)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on January 11, 2010, 02:59:32 PM
For those who love baby pics... here ShadowJr who is lucky not to look too much like his parents  ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: pitbull on January 11, 2010, 03:21:26 PM
For those who love baby pics... here ShadowJr who is lucky not to look too much like his parents  ;)

Shadow, he is adorable!

How old is the little guy?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on January 11, 2010, 03:22:20 PM
Shadow, he is adorable!

How old is the little guy?
He will be 11 months tomorrow.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on January 11, 2010, 04:53:41 PM
What a handsome devil. :)  Some serious teeth going on, I see!   
Happy 11 months, Ivan Shadowovich!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on January 15, 2010, 05:35:21 PM
Fiona is one year old. :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: SANDRO43 on January 15, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
You said you were getting her a guitar. A piano now :o? When a whole orchestra ;D?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on January 15, 2010, 07:28:51 PM
You said you were getting her a guitar. A piano now :o? When a whole orchestra ;D?

It's important to try everything while you're young.  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on January 16, 2010, 05:49:27 AM
Great pictures BF, our guy just plays the tamburine so far, but he does have interest in music so we might let him try some other things soon.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on November 01, 2010, 03:20:46 AM
We have an addition to the family as well our Antosha was born 25 October:) Amazing birth experience, we are very happy and can not believe our happiness is real:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: I/O on November 01, 2010, 04:18:54 AM
JC: A few more sleepless nights and you'll believe it's all real.  >:(
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on November 01, 2010, 04:37:36 AM
JC: A few more sleepless nights and you'll believe it's all real.  >:(

Oh yeah we already are "craving" each nigth:))) bless him ,he is only a week old though
Title: Re: children
Post by: Blues Fairy on December 26, 2010, 03:29:44 PM
Enjoying the global warming :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Boethius on December 26, 2010, 03:41:12 PM
Great photo, BF!  Love the coat.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Admin on December 28, 2010, 10:01:36 AM
Gorgeous daughter BF.

- Dan
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 13, 2011, 03:31:53 AM
We decided to show ourselves:)

(http://s04.radikal.ru/i177/1101/0a/847496066e3ct.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s04.radikal.ru/i177/1101/0a/847496066e3c.jpg.html)

(http://s007.radikal.ru/i301/1101/94/aab6d5155371t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s007.radikal.ru/i301/1101/94/aab6d5155371.jpg.html)


(http://s60.radikal.ru/i168/1101/6c/e03e81a999cdt.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s60.radikal.ru/i168/1101/6c/e03e81a999cd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: children
Post by: JR on January 13, 2011, 10:14:21 AM
Yay for you and yours Jazzy!!!! Children are such a treasure))) Enjoy every moment....each one only comes once.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 13, 2011, 10:50:10 AM
Thank you :) Yes it is a treasure and such special times:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on January 13, 2011, 02:15:14 PM
Great pictures Jazzy. For updates on our, check the topic or click on my website link. :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Boethius on January 14, 2011, 12:28:11 AM
Great photos!  Congratulations, Jazzyclassy.

Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 23, 2011, 12:19:36 PM
Thank you Shadow:) You got some lovely pics on your site:) Sweet kids:)

Thank you Boethius!:)

(http://s002.radikal.ru/i198/1101/bb/b3668e57c315.jpg)

And here we are coming up to 3 months, I think here we are 2 and a half months
Title: Re: children
Post by: Boethius on January 23, 2011, 02:19:07 PM
Great photo, Jazzy.  It looks like he has your eyes.

Oh, and BF, I noticed that about Fiona as well, and forgot to mention it.  She definitely has your eyes.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on January 23, 2011, 02:37:06 PM
Thanks:) I think he does have my eyes:) that is so sweet that somebody else noted it as well:) I think he looks a lot like me:)It is funny though my other half thinks he looks like him and I see him as little me:))) I guess we look at him through our own perspective:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on April 28, 2011, 01:54:34 PM
Little update:)

We are 6 months now

(http://s46.radikal.ru/i112/1104/a6/fd8ac2541655t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s46.radikal.ru/i112/1104/a6/fd8ac2541655.jpg.html)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on April 28, 2011, 04:08:29 PM
Jazzy,

From another thread I now understand your delight.  He is a fine wee one, precious indeed.   Enjoy the little prince, because as I mentioned I raised two boys, and they do get bigger.  They become young teenagers, watch the dreadful Jackass movie, and invent their own skits such as this one:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80518354/
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on April 29, 2011, 10:17:03 AM
Gator!

I know :P That is why I am enjoying him being little sweet cutie pie:) Hopefully he will be a calm teenager! :popcorn:
Title: Re: children
Post by: groovlstk on August 22, 2011, 07:46:30 PM
Thanks:) I think he does have my eyes:) that is so sweet that somebody else noted it as well:) I think he looks a lot like me:)It is funny though my other half thinks he looks like him and I see him as little me:))) I guess we look at him through our own perspective:)

He's absolutely gorgeous, Jazzy. And be glad you can each see a little of yourselves, in him. :) We have a two-month old and everyone we meet immediately comments that she looks exactly like dad. My wife is starting to roll her eyes whenever she hears it -- and it's no pleasure for me either, whenever someone says, "she looks just like you!" I can't help it but my mind immediately tries to imagine my daughter with a goatee and a little beer belly.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Boethius on August 23, 2011, 12:19:42 AM
If it is any consolation to her, groov, tell her they do change over time.  Eventually, they look like themselves. :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on August 23, 2011, 01:47:49 PM
Thank you Groovlstk !Agree eventually they look like themselves:)) of course. Though we always find something in him - oh look he is just like me, my husband would say or I say he does smile like me:) He does take a lot from my side of the family and we call him Angliiskiy kazachok:)
(http://s15.radikal.ru/i189/1108/47/a12ffdec0a19t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s15.radikal.ru/i189/1108/47/a12ffdec0a19.jpg.html)
Here Anton is 9,5 months
Title: Re: children
Post by: BC on August 25, 2011, 02:03:36 AM
Here Anton is 9,5 months

Bundle of joy 4 sure!

btw, good seeing you here again Jazzy!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on August 25, 2011, 01:33:55 PM
Thank you BC! That is very sweet of you :-*
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on October 27, 2011, 02:08:17 PM
I will place some pictures soon, got to check them on the camera.

Our oldest has started the first phase of school, giving his mother some more time. Teachers of this age are a bit lost as the guy does not have a lot of experience in colouring or drawing (and pretends not to understand what they say) but does know how to count in 3 languages. Apart from that he has an incredible memory managing to repeat a song by hearing it two or three times, or to tell what will happen if the TV program is a re-run.

The youngest is now only starting to say some clear words, but regularly manages to amaze us. Started walking at 14 months, but within three weeks already seemed like he never did anything else. He has the remarkable ability to analyse and copy almost anything from us. Starting with when we show him a diaper, he runs to the changing place and assumes position. Where we to teach his brother stacking cubes for some time, this guy started without us ever remembering to show. Seeing hid brother drink from a cup, he manages to imitate the move. He could open a door, if only he was tall enough to reach the handle... And above all he has quite some physical strength. In the fight for toys with his brother, he often manages to hold on so tight that even we as parents have trouble. If he wats to see something above his head, he can just put his hands on the edge and pull himself up, hanging on his arms only.

The teacher told our oldes was stubborn. I warned her that the youngest, who looks so quiet in comaprison, is probably worse. If he wishes to go somewhere (like climbing op 16 steps of the stairs) the only way to change his mind is to block the entrance. Then if after 30 minutes the entrance is open due to getting something, it takes him 10 seconds to reach it and do what he was planning...
Title: Re: children
Post by: HiTech on November 01, 2011, 10:33:03 AM
Jessica takes her first flight lesson.


Title: Re: children
Post by: Daveman on November 01, 2011, 11:36:18 AM
Jessica takes her first flight lesson.


Hah! Great shots!  Flying High again soon!   ;D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Chicagoguy on November 01, 2011, 12:25:42 PM
I have a question but I don't want to read all the previous posts and maybe find nothing.
My wife has a 27 year old daughter and I was wondering if anyone knows the visa wait from Russia for her. I saw yesterday from the Phillipines it was 23.5 years   :o
Title: Re: children
Post by: Zmejka on November 02, 2011, 01:22:52 PM
I have a question but I don't want to read all the previous posts and maybe find nothing.
My wife has a 27 year old daughter and I was wondering if anyone knows the visa wait from Russia for her. I saw yesterday from the Phillipines it was 23.5 years   :o
It depends on the Service Center where the petition would be filed. For example, in California SC it will be (in the right column petitions from that date are being in the process now)
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2127 september 2007
I-130Petition for Alien RelativePermanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 217 mei 2010
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 211 juni 2010
Other SC Processing Dates are to find here http://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do (http://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do)

After the approval of the I-130, petitions are being send it to the NVC where it will sit until the priority date is current
 
 This table http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/Cut-off_Dates_worldwide_online.pdf (http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/Cut-off_Dates_worldwide_online.pdf) shows priority dates  (the date that the petition is properly filed) world wide (Russia stands not apart mentined like China or Phillipines, so i guess it should be included in world wide).
First preference (F1): Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens (adult means 21 or older.)
Second Preference (2B):  Unmarried adult sons and daughters of permanent residents
Third Preference (F3): Married sons and daughters (any age) of U.S. citizens
So now visas are available for those who filed petitions before 15 February 2006 (first preference), before 1 May 2002 (third preference).
All waiting time sums up. Looks like 9-11 years if i'm not mistaken.
 
Title: Re: children
Post by: groovlstk on November 09, 2011, 07:59:31 PM
Jessica takes her first flight lesson.

Great photos, HT. I'll bet your wife loves seeing the reaction of her friends and family back home when she shows them photos like those.

Our sweetheart hit five months this week:

Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on November 18, 2011, 05:05:23 PM
While all you guys are busy making beautiful children, Elvira and I are thrilled to have become grandparents to this little charmer....
Dakota Lyn, age 18 months.
 
 
 
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jazzyclassy on December 01, 2011, 04:00:31 AM
Oh such beautiful lovely children! They are all so cute and cuddly:)
Antosha 1 year old and 1 month
 
Title: Re: children
Post by: cranehand on January 28, 2012, 05:15:30 PM
The newest addition to our family 7 lb 15 oz baby girl born Jan 19 @ 7:32 pm :clapping:  Katrina Sophia and mom are doing great. We want to wish everyone here a healthy and prosperous new year.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Faux Pas on January 28, 2012, 07:35:27 PM
Congrats there Cranehead! That's a beautiful baby  :D Ya done good
Title: Re: children
Post by: TheTraveler on January 28, 2012, 11:01:25 PM
that's great news, cranehand!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Anotherkiwi on January 29, 2012, 01:28:56 AM
The newest addition to our family 7 lb 15 oz baby girl born Jan 19 @ 7:32 pm :clapping:  Katrina Sophia and mom are doing great. We want to wish everyone here a healthy and prosperous new year.

Another one!  Girls 8, Boys 0 in the last year - congratulations Cranehand, you guys have been drinking the same magic potions!
Title: Re: children...wife's grandson
Post by: tfcrew on March 28, 2012, 08:01:26 PM
Nicolas will be two in June.
He looks just like his babushka.
The cheeks...the smile.
You can hear the Q train in the background.
Brighton Beachers will know this park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObjQqplsuHk&feature=uploademail
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on May 20, 2012, 04:33:03 AM
Time moves on...at warp speed!

Title: Re: children
Post by: BC on May 20, 2012, 06:19:10 AM
Time moves on...at warp speed!

Lovely!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Vaughn on May 20, 2012, 06:45:32 AM
She's adorable, Si....   how blessed you are!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on May 20, 2012, 06:56:20 AM
Here is my younger son- swear in Air Force
(http://s018.radikal.ru/i506/1205/42/5f6769457a50.jpg) (http://www.radikal.ru)
Title: Re: children
Post by: David1963 on May 20, 2012, 08:07:03 AM
Here is my younger son- swear in Air Force
(http://s018.radikal.ru/i506/1205/42/5f6769457a50.jpg) (http://www.radikal.ru)
Congratulations!!
I recall you seemed to have your life together. 
Title: Re: children
Post by: Doll on May 20, 2012, 03:41:17 PM
Thanks! Yes- we are OK.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Simoni on May 20, 2012, 07:22:12 PM
Thanks, BC and Vaughn!


~ Si
Title: Re: children
Post by: Faux Pas on May 20, 2012, 07:45:10 PM
That's a good looking kid Doll. Congrats! How do you feel about his military service?
Title: Re: children
Post by: gabrielly on May 30, 2012, 01:04:55 AM
ooh...so pretty children!When I saw this picture,I started to think about my own children...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on August 28, 2012, 07:29:18 AM
Finally a pic of the junior Shadows... oldest one is now 3.5 years old, youngest is 2.
But people are starting to ask if they are twins...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Muzh on August 28, 2012, 07:37:06 AM
Cute kids. Enjoy them.

Now, if you blink they'll be shaving.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Anotherkiwi on August 29, 2012, 01:44:41 AM
Finally a pic of the junior Shadows... oldest one is now 3.5 years old, youngest is 2.
But people are starting to ask if they are twins...

Thanks Shadow.  Looking at the photo, I'm not surprised by the "twins" question, because you can't really see any difference in size from this angle.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on September 10, 2014, 08:16:03 PM
Olivia Nicole :) at a couple of days old.
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/aj277/kanopka/oliva232_zps7d25d4dd.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/aj277/media/kanopka/oliva232_zps7d25d4dd.jpg.html)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/aj277/kanopka/140909_003_zpsd9930c7b.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/aj277/media/kanopka/140909_003_zpsd9930c7b.jpg.html)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/aj277/kanopka/140907_001_zps3e492a10.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/aj277/media/kanopka/140907_001_zps3e492a10.jpg.html)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Drew on September 10, 2014, 08:36:52 PM
Good work.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Anotherkiwi on September 11, 2014, 04:30:16 AM
Well done!  Congratulations to you and your wife.  :clapping:
Title: Re: children
Post by: Aloe on September 11, 2014, 04:37:36 AM
Congrats AJ!! what a beautiful baby  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: ghost of moon goddess on September 11, 2014, 07:08:49 AM
Olivia Nicole :) at a couple of days old.


Congratulations!!!  :clapping:

She is so cute, sweet and tiny! And her first hair is absolutely envy-inducing.
BTW, who was her hairstylist for these adorable pictures ?  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on September 11, 2014, 08:09:48 AM
Congrats AJ!! what a beautiful baby  :D
Thanks aloe :)

good to see you back!
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on September 11, 2014, 08:12:31 AM
Congratulations!!!  :clapping:

She is so cute, sweet and tiny! And her first hair is absolutely envy-inducing.
BTW, who was her hairstylist for these adorable pictures ?  :D
thanks,she's our  olivechka bubechka
:)
On the hair we consulted and went with the *pixie* cut,,seemed to suit her face and wardrobe  ;D
Title: Re: children
Post by: GQBlues on September 11, 2014, 08:36:33 AM
Congratulations AJ!

Olivia Nicole. What a beautiful name! How'd you manage to convince wifey to not adopt an eastern name for the cute one?
Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on September 11, 2014, 09:32:05 AM
Contratulation Jumper, a wonderful addition to your family. Try to keep her away fom bikes for  few years  ;D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Muzh on September 11, 2014, 10:19:47 AM
What a beautiful little girl. Most probably the beauty genes came from mama.  ;D


Congratulations.


Love her and spoil her before she breaks your heart.
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on September 11, 2014, 11:05:55 AM
Congratulations AJ!

Olivia Nicole. What a beautiful name! How'd you manage to convince wifey to not adopt an eastern name for the cute one?
Thanks GQ,

We went over a lot of names..and actually my wife generally preferred western ones and they made up the bulk of her ideas and suggestions..
 We did not have a name picked out until we saw her ... we had about 5 front runners and decided she would *fit* one of those  when we saw her first. :)
as far as middle name Ira liked nicole as a name,in general..and it seemed to flow. :)
My wife felt she'd have enough diminutive/sweet Russian nicknames around the house to call her regardless..

Title: Re: children
Post by: Shadow on February 06, 2016, 03:43:38 PM
Long time since anyone updated this, there for here an update on how the ShadowJrs look nowadays. Growing fast...
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on June 04, 2016, 11:37:08 AM
Our little one growing up..
Title: Re: children
Post by: The Natural on June 04, 2016, 11:54:59 AM
Our children, that's what it's all about.
Very sweet girl you got there Jumper.
Title: Re: children
Post by: The Natural on June 04, 2016, 12:31:09 PM
Our Erik. He's 3 years and 3 months now.
Today when I told him we're getting a new bathtub (new bathroom in construction), he wanted to go out to the garage and see it. I pulled away a little plastic from the transportation box, so he could have a look. He wanted to look at the big bathtub several times and then he hugged me and said: "Takk, pappa" (thank you dad). That really melts a daddy's heart  :-*
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on June 04, 2016, 02:17:14 PM
Great story Natural :)  and very cool photos!

Here's a couple more of our little one as shes getting bigger
and I really just don't have time to participate here much any more :)


Title: Re: children
Post by: vwrw on June 04, 2016, 03:17:30 PM
Olivia is super cute!!!! :applaud:


Here is our 2 y. o little baby, Bella 8)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on June 04, 2016, 03:32:05 PM
VWRW - Thanks!

and LOL !!!!!!!!!
you had me clicking on that  fast , as I first thought Turbo and yourself had slipped
having  a little one  past us all  ;D

Very cute pup!
:)
Title: Re: children
Post by: pitbull on June 09, 2016, 05:59:14 AM
Great story Natural :)  and very cool photos!

Here's a couple more of our little one as shes getting bigger
and I really just don't have time to participate here much any more :)


Jumper, Natural - beautiful children! So great to see!!
Title: Re: children
Post by: pitbull on June 09, 2016, 06:02:52 AM
 We are very busy as well since we have a little boy now as well.


Alina just turned 7 and Aiden is 6 months :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Gator on June 09, 2016, 03:28:24 PM
Jumper, Natural, and Pitbull - Your children are beautiful and loved.  Look at those curls on Alina!!

VWRW, your little sweetie is in a category of its own. 
Title: Re: children
Post by: The Natural on June 10, 2016, 01:17:19 AM
We are very busy as well since we have a little boy now as well.


Alina just turned 7 and Aiden is 6 months :)


Good-looking and healthy looking kids you have Pitbull. Such a sweetheart with those curls  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on June 10, 2016, 03:35:47 PM
Pitbull, adorable children, thanks for sharing! :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Muzh on June 10, 2016, 04:18:58 PM
Beautiful pictures of beautiful children. Hug them, kiss them, spoil them before they grow up.


My little baby needs to shave pretty soon.
Title: Re: children
Post by: The Natural on June 11, 2016, 10:16:51 AM
Beautiful pictures of beautiful children. Hug them, kiss them, spoil them before they grow up.


My little baby needs to shave pretty soon.


Yes Muzh, it's very important to show affection towards our loved ones. I'm always trying to steal kisses and hugs from Erik. It depends on his mood if he accept it or not and sometimes he smiles and waves his finger and say "not kiss" only hugs  :P


Moderately worried that he will be spoiled though, with things, and in this department my wife is even more liberal than me when he's in the shop and wants something. Hope we will be able later on when he understand the cost of things, to teach him about the cruel reality of wants vs. means.


With your little one Muzh, teach him to use a razor  ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on August 02, 2017, 08:38:55 PM
Update photo.
Title: Re: children
Post by: BillyB on August 02, 2017, 08:53:29 PM

She's a cutie Jumper. I can tell momma is going to teach her well about styling hair and fashion. When are you going to get her into motocross racing?
Title: Re: children
Post by: msmob on August 03, 2017, 01:43:18 AM
Agreed - going to break hearts :)
Title: Re: children
Post by: pitbull on August 03, 2017, 06:41:56 AM
Jumper - thank you sharing! She is a little princess!


How is it different to raise a girl compared to a boy?


I am still in daily shock mode with my 1.5 y/0/ boy after dealing with a girl for 8 years  :D
Title: Re: children
Post by: Jumper on August 03, 2017, 08:21:54 AM
Thanks all.

Billyb, she's kind of a mix of tomboy princess, she picks all her own cloths to wear (diva about it), loves shoes (at 2 already obsessed with them ,and with  make up )won't let mom choose clothes, even the bantik(bow).lol
That pic is odd in that she picked tennis shoes,  very odd choice for her that day.
The flip side is she loves speed, fast rides at the fair, big slides, and yes motorcycles ,cars,atvs,firetrucks, concrete trucks, etc. She really likes excavators actually ,and keeps track of all the ones she sees, which is funny right?  Overall I hope she finds other interests than motorcycles though, too dangerous.

Pitbull, at this age,i think girls are easier.
Slightly more drama, but overall less rambunctious lol
I think that difficulty flips genders in the teen years. ;)
Title: Re: children
Post by: JayH on August 03, 2017, 08:39:54 AM
Very cute AJ !
Sounds like she has "that"streak in her!!
Still ,what are the odds of another lunatic in the same family!! ;D

Good to see ya posting again -- and offering too much common sense !!! :crackwhip:
Title: Re: children
Post by: BillyB on August 03, 2017, 10:32:59 AM
 It is funny that she likes excavators. She may grow out of this phase though. When I was a kid I wanted to save the world the way superman did. I realized my abilities were limited and limited still today as I  have a hard time saving guys from scammers.  If you're ever in the Seattle area and your daughter is still fond of excavators send me a message and I'll let her operate one 
Title: Re: children
Post by: BdHvA on December 30, 2017, 03:30:46 PM
They are cuties, but more important they appear both curious and clever.  :clapping: