Friday, March 26, 2010


Before Collin wakes up in the morning I have anywhere from 10-45 minutes to surf the web and drink my coffee. I'm a bit of a blog stalker and I come across some very amusing websites. Here are a few I have stumbled upon recently. I hope these sites give you as many laughs as they did me!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Grammy is 80!

We celebrated my Grammy's 80th birthday with a family lunch at Daily Grill and a lovely tea party for the ladies. Grammy didn't want anything big and fancy like Grandpa's 80th party. Here are a few pictures from the Daily Grill. Tea party pictures will be next :)

You know how they say you start to look like your spouse after so many years? I think it's true!

My Bros and I

Uncle KO, Mom, Auntie Bones, Uncle Paul, Grammy and Grandpa


Auds looks like Collin's mom in this picture.

Grammy playing with Collin and Uncle Josh

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

He will

eventually learn dirt doesn't taste good, right?

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Zoo

Yesterday was a great day! The weather could not have been more perfect for an outdoor adventure like the zoo. I haven't taken Collin to the zoo in a few months. This was the first trip where he actually realized there were animals, and he loved it. His little face was in awe staring at the elephants. He adores the monkeys and says "oohhh oohhh oohhh" when he sees them.

I have very fond memories of going to the zoo when I was a kid. However, there is one memory I wish I could forget. When I was about 4 years old I got to attend zoo camp. You go everyday for about a week to learn all about the animals and how they live in their environment. Our class got to venture inside of a tiger cage. I'll never forget the day... I was wearing my favorite sundress with white leather sandals. You know, the kind you get to wear on special occasions, like zoo camp:

When all of a sudden I stepped in tiger poop!
How could something like this happen? My favorite sandals!?! GROSS! It squeezed in between my toes. I almost puked. Needless to say, Collin will be wearing closed toed shoes for our zoo adventures. That's enough reminiscing, now back to the story at hand...
Collin is now just the right size to be able to look over the little wall and see the turtles. We have 2 turtles at home (although they are much smaller). Back in the good ol' days we got to ride on the turtles backs. I'm sure some lawsuit ruined that fun little piece of zoo fun :(

My cousin Lisa babysits a little boy named Clay and they joined us for the afternoon. The boys got along great. Collin loves hanging out with bigger kids.

Of course I did not buy this silly monkey visor, but it was funny enough for a picture.

Making memories

My little man is getting so big!

The last time we went to the zoo Collin was 6 months old.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rachel Dawn Nelson

Baby Rachel is here. Rod and Leslie had their baby on March 8th. She weighed 8 lbs 14 oz! Leslie was very pleased with her decision to have a c-section and with a baby that size, I don't blame her. Rachel is precious! She came out with chunky little rolls and didn't even look like a newborn. Her skin is beautiful, her ears are perfect and she looks like her big brother Hunter.

Happy Birthday Rachel

She kept wiggling her little toes out of the swaddle. It was so cute!

8 hours old

Collin loved baby Rachel's soft blankie.

But he isn't so sure about Rachel just quite yet.

I'm my happiest around adorable kids :)

Cameron wants a little girl so badly. I see us having all boys but I can only hope for him.

We are so happy for you Rod, Leslie and Hunter! Collin is excited to have a new cousin. Welcome to the world Rachel. We love you!