Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Recap

Thanks giving was so much fun.  There is nothing better than food, family, and play!  This year we headed down to St. George for a fun filled Nelson Thanksgiving.  Some of the highlights were going shooting, rollerskating at the Veyo roller rink, visiting Pine Valley, and of course lots of yummy food.  Jason and I made mashed potatoes for the first time ever and they were delicious.  I was so proud!
Here are some pics of our adventures.
 3 of the 6 Nelson brothers.  

Oh Hey handsome...( :

 Learning to shoot skeets.  Jason threw it a little too far left ha..

The Nelson girls!  

 So much excitement, Liam needed lots of naps.  I love this pic because you can see his cute two teeth so well!  He sure does love his thumb.

We got to visit Great Grandpa Putnam in Pine Valley.  It is he first time I have ever been and it was one of the most beautiful places in Utah in my opinion.  I loved it.

 On our pine valley walk Cole wanted to push Liam in his stroller.  Such a great little cousin!  

We stopped by Jason's child hood home in Veyo and on the basketball court the family's hand prints are still there.  This is Jason's foot and hand print from when he was 4 years old.

 Visiting Great Grandpa Nelson In Veyo, Ut.
 4 Generations
  I think Liam likes Great Grandpa's hat.

Roller skating is a big deal in the Nelson family.  Great Grandpa Nelson owned two roller rinks in St. George so all the family does it and there kids.  It was fun to see how good all the Aunts and Uncles were. They have there own roller skates and everything. 
Even Liam got a turn at the rink.  Uncle Launie took him around, but I think he was a little nervous. 
 View from the Ridge!  Thanks Grandpa P for letting us stay there, it's always a blast!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My handsome 6 Month Old!

Six months have flown by so fast!  My sweet little baby boy has gotten so big but definitely just as cute!  I just wish time would slow down just a little bit!!!
 The last couple months we have been introducing new foods.  It always ends up super messy and pretty much all the food ends up on Liam instead of in him!  So far the only things he likes are fruits, and sweet potatoes.  If I give him vegetables he just lets them sit in his mouth and won't close it or swallow.  Eventually he spits them out.  My friend and I made a bunch of baby food and froze them in ice cube trays but he doesn't seem to like the defrosted food.  I have had a lot more success with the store bought baby food.  Anyone else have that happen?

 Liam fell asleep playing the other day so I just covered him up and let him sleep there.  When i went to check on him this is what I found.  So Cute!
 Ha Liam looking good in his Carmelo sweat suit!  It's kind of an inside joke in our family.  Carmelo is the only NBA player I can remember because he is named after a delicious candy bar!  haha

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Pt. with the cousins

This post is a little over due but a few weeks ago we visited the Thanksgiving point barnyard with Grandma, Aunt Emily, and Cousins Halle and Eli!  Ever since Liam was born I find myself thinking of things to do with him even though he is too young and has zero interest.  I can't help it, I am just so excited for him to see the world and learn!  So I take him and describe things and he drools and spits up everywhere.  Overall we have a good time!  

 There is cousin Halle is in the background riding a horse.

"Excuse me mom but there is a goat in my face... please back away.. slowly!" 

He is a pretty photogenic goat though don't you think?   

And I just LOVE this baby goat!  I think Liam does too...they are new best buds!

 Or maybe this guy is his new best bud?  He has a very soft nose and lips!  But I think he is only our friend for the food..That's it he is out of the friend circle!

  Until....Halle found him and made him her new best friend!  Be careful Halle he will only use you and then throw your friendship away like it meant absolutely nothing! 

 Here is Aunt Emily, and Cousin Eli enjoying the show.  Well, I guess I shouldn't say enjoying because if Eli even slightly smells the animals he dry heaves and pukes...Poor little guy!

And the poser is back of course for more food.  Such a moocher!

Grandma also found a new best friend!  
Grandma: "oh let me kiss your nose!"
Horse that I named Al: "excuse me lady? do I know you?"

 Grandma: "Oh here is some food, and turn this way so I can get a picture!"
Al: "well...I guess if there is food involved." 
  Grandma: "oops!"
All: "Seriously?"
Grandma: "oh well doesn't mean we can't still grab a picture. Smile!"
Al: "But..But.. my food!" 
 Grandma: "ha jk here is some more!  Eat up horsey!"
Al: "num..num..num.." 
  Grandma: "goodbye pretty horsey, I love you, mwah!"
Al: "goodbye strange lady."

 Mom: "Well Liam how was your first time at the barnyard?"
 (see above expression)
Mom: "ha good to know, we will see how it goes next time!"

Friday, November 2, 2012

Me and my shower cap

When I was a little girl I had long, long, thick hair.  It was to the point that I could sit on it, and it seemed to be the number one way to describe me.  "girl with the long hair."  Anyway it took forever to dry and I hated having my mom brush it so I always wore it in a braid and when I would bath I wore a shower cap.  I never thought much about it because my mom wore them too and I just assumed everyone did.  
Well, when I got older I started having sleepovers and going to dance, and cheer camps and had a shocking realization that absolutely none of my friends wore shower caps.  I was floored.  I never really talked to them about it but for years I thought about it.  I could not comprehend how they prevented their hair from getting wet.   I didn't know if they washed their hair every day or they just re-did the parts that got wet.  I mean I wash my hair when it gets dirty but not every single day!  It would be so dry and brittle it would all break off!  To be honest I still don't get it.  
Things got even more complicated when I got married.  It didn't take long for my sweetie to ask, "what the heck is on your head?"  Me: "a shower cap."  Sweetie: "I thought those were for Grandma's." Me: "That's rude, how am I supposed to keep my hair dry?"  and for weeks Jason would just stare at my head when I had it on. I think he was thinking a mixture of thoughts such as 
"wow I picked an interesting girl/
at least she's confident in herself/
try not to laugh/
at least she looks cute with it on." 
 The good news is three years later he has accepted my shower cap and brings me home the complimentary ones they leave for you in hotel rooms.  
The best part is without fail every time I have to go buy a new shower cap there is always, let me restate that for emphasis ALWAYS a 70+ year old women looking at them with me!  Does it deter me?  Absolutely not!  To this day I hate doing my hair and if that little piece of plastic prevents that than I will proudly wear it for the rest of my life!  
Maybe one day I'll present you with a picture. ( ;