Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's and Rocio's wedding

Who has time to write all about life on their blog? As of right now, not me ha. so here are pictures, with no writing. sorry to those of you who wish i would explain these pictures, but hopefully i will do better at that in the future. here are pics from valentines day and from when we went out to dinner after rocio and rod's sealing. ENJOY :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Videos for your enjoyment

Here are some awesome videos.

This first one is from a few months ago. Brooklyn enjoying her new "ride" haha.

Here is Brooklyn feeding Brian. So cute! Brian is so good with her. She absolutely loves him.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Life as we know it

Let me start out by saying, life is good. Then let me follow that comment with, life is hard. I am so happy to be a mother and to get to stay home to raise my two beautiful daughters. I am so glad that they are healthy and growing well, and that they are so dang cute! But, these past few weeks/months have been hard. Its not necessarily hard to take care of two babies, but it is just hard listening to two babies crying all the time and whining all the time, and on top of that it is even harder when you are getting VERY LITTLE SLEEP. I got spoiled with Brooklyn, she was sleeping through the night (8 straight hours) by two months old. But Summer, well, lets just say she isn't even close to that. But as I said in the begining, life is good. I am very blessed, and I am so grateful for a husband who is willing to help when I need it.
Time is flying by, and I have not been pulling my camera out nearly enough. I hope to start getting better at that. Here are a few pictures that I do have from the past few months.

My cute little girls in their matching dresses. Yes, I am one of those moms who puts her girls in matching clothes :)

Brooklyn loves Summer

Although Brooklyn often pokes, hits and steals the binky from Summer, she really does love her. And it is so cute to see her love on her baby sister.
Holding Summer

Brooklyn got a blanket and brought it over to Summer and then cuddled up to her. So sweet

A new thing Brooklyn does is bring her toys over to Summer and plays by/with her. It is so cute and gets me excited for when Summer is old enough to join in. I can't wait for when they can play together.

Me holding brooklyn, holding summer

Baby Blessing

Summer had her baby blessing at church on January 2nd. Sadly, this is the only picture we have of the day. But doesn't she look pretty in her dress, made by Grandma Maree?

Summer and James

Our friends Nick and Jessica Bird had their baby boy, James, exactly one week after Summer was born. They are best friends already! We do a lot of this with Jessica and James, like going mall-walking early in the morning. Brooklyn loves it, and often asks for "gec-ic-a" and "baby"

Summer and James on their matching blankets.

A more recent pic of the babes.


Christmas was great. We spent it up in Bountiful with family.

Brooklyn got this desk for Christmas. She seems like such a big girl when she sits at it and colors.
Grandma reading Brooklyn the book she got for Christmas.

Brooklyn wrapped as a present. You may ask why I did this... simply because I can muahaha
On Christmas Eve we went to see the lights on temple square. It was freezing!! but it was fun :)
Brooklyn freezing at temple square.

Just Brooklyn

Playing in the faucet. One of her favorite things to do.
All bundled up for a cold, winter walk.
Brooklyn knows how to use a stethescope! Here she is practicing on her baby doll.
She loves doritos! Just like her daddy!
Just Summer
Waving to the camera

Big 'ol cheesy smile. She is so smiley all the time! I love it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hospital Photos

So, Summer is now 5 weeks old! SO, SO, SO crazy! Time is flying by, and I'm begining to wonder how moms of more than one kid are able to keep up a blog. I feel like I have very little time for anything, and getting a camera out to take pictures seems almost impossible. We went to California for Lindsie's wedding and for Thanksgiving (and though I will post the few pictures I took, and ones that I steal off of my families facebook pages) I was hardly able to take any pictures at all. We brought our camera, but trying to take care of two little kids left me feeling completely unable to take nice pictures of the trip... oh well. I'm sure with time I'll feel like I can do more. Until then, you will all have to just accept fewer blog posts with fewer pictures. This post, however, is dedicated to the amazing pictures that were taken at the hospital! Bella Baby Photography has this genious idea where they come to the hospital and visit every baby born (if you give your approval of course) and they take amazing newborn pictures. Then they put them online for 2 weeks and you can order if you want, or just enjoy looking at them. Of course, after seeing how adorable they turned out, we ordered the CD haha. And I think it was totally worth it! Now we can order however many we want and we can order for the grandparents also! Enjoy the cuteness!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome baby Summer Nicole Nelson!!

7 lbs. 8 oz 19 in.
November 4th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Can you believe that that adorable little face is the face of my daughter?!?! I hardly can. I love that I have two little girls now. I feel so very blessed. Both mom and baby are doing great. We went into the hospital Thursday morning to get induced. Things started out slow, painstakingly slow. I thought for sure that the baby wouldn't come until the middle of the night, or maybe even the next morning. But then, suddenly, right after the epidural was given and before it had starting doing its magic, I dialated from a 4 to a 10 and started pushing! Needless to say, I felt EVERYTHING! But, with how fast everything went, and only 15 minutes of pushing, it really wasn't that bad. I definitely would prefer such a quick deliver while feeling the pain, than if I had had to be in labor for the rest of the day.
Summer has been a really good baby so far, though she has kept me up quite a bit at night. The hardest thing so far has been trying to help Brooklyn adjust, and keeping her from attacking the baby. When she came to the hospital the first day, she started crying so hard when she saw me holding Summer. It was very sad :( . Things have gotten better since then. She is interested in Summer, and most of the time she tries to be soft, but she does get mad and jealous. She has kicked Summer in the head (purposefully), has scratched her face MANY times, has hit her a few times, and has trampled her a few times. Plus she is CONSTANTLY stealing SUMMER's binky. Looks like my life now consists of changing poopy diapers and protecting Summer from Brooklyn haha Life is good :)
Enjoy the pics of our adorable baby girl!

Pure Sweetness