Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Random Nelson Stuff...

I know, I have been slacking majorly in the blogging world. We have been a busy little family and a lot has been happening. As you know from my previous post my bank was taken over and for about 8-9 days we were unsure if I was going to have a job. I was offered a permanent position with the name bank, Plaza Bank! It has been stressful getting use to the new bank's concept and just the new things going on at the bank in general, but it has slowed down a bit and for that I am very grateful as well as my family! So here are just some random things that have been going on......

Family Dinners with Cindy and Tommy My co-worker and "work mommy" get dinner comps at the Main Street Cafe downtown. We will meet up with them after work and eat our little hearts out! The kids love it and the food is pretty good! We have been doing this for quite a few months now. This is where Ethan discovered that he loves chicken wings!
Work Picnic
My old work had a family picnic at a pretty cool park on the other side of town. They had some awesome slides, ponds and water area. Ethan and Katelee loved it, Ethan ran around like a crazy guy the whole time and Katelee would run, get wet and then run back and give me or Chris a hug. Such a sweet girl! The kids were worn out after we got home and so were mom and dad!

What happens when you leave a three year old alone for too long....
I sent Ethan to the den the other day because he was being mean. He was quite so I naively thought he was just sitting on the couch being a good boy. After about ten minutes I went up to talk with him and this is what I found! Oh the joy that swelled within my heart! It is amazing home much destruction one kid can do in a short amount of time. And so quietly too!

Our Crazy Cowboy Ethan
This kid LOVES his cowboy boots more than any other shoes he owns. He would wear boots every day if we let him! He knows that we let him wear boots if he is wearing pants but on this particular day it was so hot and he wanted to wear boots so bad that we just gave in to him wearing boots with shorts! Isn't he a stud, hand in pocket and all!

Fun in Boulder City

One Saturday we had nothing going on in the afternoon so after naps we headed over to Boulder City for some Bar-b-Que festival and car show they were having. It was almost over when we got there, but there was still a band playing and food being served. We found a nice grass spot and let the kids run around for a while. Ethan loved the open grass and Katelee for some weird reason loved the bars. She thought it was so much fun to stick her head through the bars and look at us! This day was a great family day. We were able to spend so much time together and just hang out with no real plans and no agenda!

Memorial Day Ball game
On Memorial Day we took the kids to a 51's baseball game. It was hot but fun. One of the ushers told us to move into the shade because the kids got so read in the face! We didn't argue and moved right on over! We meet my co-worker there and enjoyed a nice afternoon game at the park!

Fourth of July Fun(or Third of July)
Ethan with our bag of fireworks
Ethan doing his first sparkler
Nice outfit wouldn't you say??
On the third of July Ethan and I were in the Boulder City parade then we went over to Jerry Wiese's house for a bar-b-que and then home so Katelee could get down. Ethan, Mommy and Daddy stayed up till after dark to do some fireworks and Ethan loved it! It's amazing how short the fireworks are these days, seems like when I was a kid they lasted forever! But needless to say, Ethan had a blast!

This Crazy Girl
Katelee was able to get some new 'real' cowboy boots from Aunt Lisa while she was down in town. Ethan got some too, but these were Katelee's first ever boots! That night she cried when we took them off her and so she got to wear them with her pjs. She is also modeling Ethan's new belt. Anything this girl sees her brother do, she must do it as well! Such a character!
Katelee's newest trick is taking her pants and diaper off. Normally we defeat her by keeping her in a onsie ALL the time. Well one night lets just say we forgot to do that and when we went in to see the kids before bed this is what we found! Oh how I love this girl. She always keeps us on our toes and wondering what she is going to come up with next! (doesn't she have a nice tush?)
And this is our little poser! She loves to cross her legs. I swear she did that in my stomach all the time and it makes me giggle. She will be sitting in church and cross her legs, sleeping at night and cross her legs or just reading a book, she'll cross her legs! I love this picture because that is the natural smile of my little lady. She is a happy girl (most of the time) and her smile is infectious! She does still stare at people but when you ask her where sweet Katelee is she will beam and show all her teeth! How happy we are that Katelee is our little girl and came to earth with such a crazy, wonderful and ever changing personality!

The Nelson's latest News.....
Did I mention that I'm pregnant???
Yep we are expecting baby number three sometime in February!
And that is the end for now......


Ashlee Merback said...

Yeah for baby Nelson #3. We love Nelson kiddos! February 23rd (my b-day) is a great day to be born and if it's a girl the name Ashlee Nelson has a little ring to it :-)

Maynor Moments said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! Your kids are just too cute and LOVE the boots!!

Keever Family said...

That is funny about Katelee taking her diaper off at night, because Caitlin has been doing that too! I started putting big girl underwear on over her diapers. It seems to have stopped her for a little bit! Congratulations on baby 3! I can't wait to see you guys! And Connor and Caitlin will love running around with Katelee and Ethan!

Get Hooked said...

WHAT????!!!?!!!???!!!! Holy Moly Secret keeper! Congrats... I can't remember anything you said in the post except that super cute picture of you with a tiny little belly. So excited for you. I'll give a little plug for the 5th. (your favorite cousin) or the 26th (her son's birthday) Oh my goodness, I'm so excited for you. How super scary it must have been going through the whole bank drama. ADD TO THE STRESS!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!

Steph said...

Hi Hilary!
You don't know me, so this may seem like a strange note, but I felt compelled to leave it after finding your ITP entries in a google search. My little guy AJ was diagnosed with ITP back in July and we spent a night at a children's hospital for IVIG. Reading your story made me cry because it is so much like our own (complete with the worry that people would think we were beating our little man because he was so bruised up.) A.J.'s platelets were also at 3,000 prior to his infusion. I've never been so scared in my life.
Anyway, I just wanted you to know how reassuring it was to me to see how well your family is doing now and how life does go on! Blessings to you!

Heidi said...

Congrats sweetie!! I am so excited for you guys!!

tiffunny said...

Congrats! How much longer does Chris have in school? Are you still going to work after this one? So many questions! I don't see you often enough obviously.