Happy Birthday Samuel John!

Samuel John Russell was born on March 16th at 4:37pm making me an uncle (again) and promoting his parents to the title of real-parent1.

This is a picture of Sam being held by his older sister Emily, being held by her now much older father.

Alex, Conner and Allison were beside themselves with excitement. They colored feverishly in preparation for Sam's arrival and presented him with their works of art the day after he was born. Sam is playing the strong silent type, but we assume he appreciated the gesture if not the actual art.

John and Sara have tons of pictures of Sam's first days on their blog.

1 Bill Cosby says that people with one kid are not real parents, because they always know "who did it."