Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Oops... Family Fun Facts

So it turns out that I have been tagged by someone else, and I just never saw the TWO times she tagged me. So here is the first one, it is fun family facts:

Scott Dea Nelson
*Born Sept. 11, 1979 in Logan, Utah- thought his birthday (9-11) was so cool until Sept. 11 2001)
*Raised in Chandler Arizona
*His whole family were members and baptized but they never went to church. Scott was aksed to be the secretary in the Deacon's quorum when he was 12. He accepted and from then on went to church by himself for 7 years until he left on his mission. He graduated with 4 years of seminary and almost got his Eagle Scout. While on his mission his parents and two siblings became active again. His Dad is now a Bishop in Queen's Creek, Arizona. His Mom has served as RS president and is currently serving in Nursery. His youngest brother is currently serving his mission in Seattle, Washington.
*Went to Ukraine on his mission and speaks fluent Ukrainian (not Russian).
*Won the fastest walker champion in Salt Lake County out of his age group when he was nine.
*Broke into the church in Chandler every day after high school to play basketball with his friends
*Took video editing in High School and did live video announcements in the morning for his school.
*Is the best husband and father ever!
*Was the Branch President for 6 months while on his mission.

Christine Janel (Young) Nelson

*Born November 22, 1982
* Had birthday 4 times on Thanksgiving
*Given mother's maiden name Young, biological father's last name is Elsebusch, Mom and rest of fam is Neville.
*Lived with Mom at Grandparent's home for 4 years.
*Married James in a dress matching Mom's.
*Has played the Clarinet for 14 years
*Helped marching band to win a spot in the Jan. 1, 2000 Rose Parade
*Never broken anything, but sprained and/or twisted everything
*Referred to as a "rubber head" by a hand specialist doctor in the military (Because my ligaments are so loose, I bend, don't break).
*Has been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia (16yrs.), Depression (17yrs.), Bell's Palsy, Anxiety, Insomnia (18yrs.), ADD (21 yrs.)
*Still a pretty happy person (as long as I take my meds ;)).
* Has gone to two different elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools
* Lived in 5 different states (CA, ND, NE, NV, TX), 9 cities and 2 countries (USA, Germany)
*Oldest of Three, Youngest of Three, Oldest of Two, Middle of Six, and Only child of one marriage (SS Desiree, HB Jon, HB David, Me, SB Josh, SS Crystal)
*Raised with two younger brothers
* At one point had eight living Grandmother's

Ethan Scott Nelson
*Born March 4, 2004
*Constipated his whole life
*Made eye contact with people from day 1
*First grandbaby on Mom's side, second on Dad's
*Smiled at 3 weeks old
*Diagnosed as teething at 7 weeks
*Died of SIDS on June 5, 2004

Nathan Dea Nelson
*Born April 29, 2005
*Born 5 weeks early due to erratic heart beat, spent 5 days in NICU without any problems
*Weighed 4lbs 6oz. at birth
*Was on an Apnea monitor for 2 months because of older brother and being born early
*Started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks
*Helped to heal a lot of hearts
*Very happy baby
*Very serious when we leave the house
*Will sit next to strangers (mostly mom's) at the park and start flirting with them
*Makes friends very easily
*Has never had a problem going to Nursery at church
*Throws a ball like nothin' else (watch out!)

Caden James Nelson
*Born July 11, 2007
*Initials are CJN just like mom (Christine Janel Nelson) and grandma (Carol Jean Neville)
*Constipation troubles just like Ethan that are still not quite figure out
*LOVES his older brother, and cries if he leaves the room
*Little, tiny like his other siblings (10% in everything)

I tag Caroline, Ashley, Amy and Tovi if you haven't done this one yet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poo-poo in the potty train

I have decided to write a little bit about my potty training experience with Nathan so far.

Potty training puts the child at your beck and call... and they figure this out pretty quickly! The problem is, that you can't not take them to the bathroom when they say they have to go. Then of course they can push out a tiny little trickle every time. So when I am feeding Caden his bottle, cereal, putting him to bed, washing dishes, doing laundry, typing emails, writing blogs, or even using the restroom myself these are the times my two year old has to go poo-poo on the potty train (cute little saying, but oh how I hate those words now). So I drop everything, and take him to the potty, just so ten minutes later he can interrupt some other important task (like trying to change a nine month olds poopy diaper while he is trying desperately to roll away, or play with his very dirty "diaper toy") to take him yet again.

So the next thing I have tried is leaving the door open, light on and step stool right there so that he can go when ever he needs to. Here is what I have found: the toilet paper is one of the best toys ever (you have all seen the picture of the baby wrapped in tissue paper), washing hands is a much messier ordeal than it should be, he yells he's done way before he is really done, if he yells he's done and he really is and I don't come immediately he scoots off the toilet (leaving fun little streaks) and runs out of the bathroom and sits on the carpet, his chair, the couch etc. before I can catch him and reiterate in my loudest, sternest voice possible that, YOU DON'T GET UP FROM THE POTTY UNTIL I COME AND HELP YOU!"

Thus my life has been the past month. I hate potty training.


So, I just got Cade up from his morning nap and low and behold his two bootom teeth have popped through!!! I am so excited! I tried to snap a picture, but he wouldn't sit still, so this is as close as I got.

Teething, Pottytraining and Crawling

Please don't look to closely at the very messy house!

Oh boy, have we been busy! Let's see where do I start. I suppose with the potty training.

Nathan has been showing interest for about six months now, and we started by just letting him tell us when he wanted to go, but had him still where diapers. I was hoping he would just decide he didn't want to wear diapers anymore and would potty train himself. Guess what! That doesn't work. A good friend of mine told me that once the kid is ready it is really up to the parents to get it going. So I put him underwear and set my timer and every half hour to 45 minutes I would take him. We started that about a month ago (and switched him so he would sit on the potty backwards) and he is pretty close. We still have accidents every few days, and if we are out of the house I really have to watch him. But at home he just lets me know when he needs to go. I was so excited to get Nathan potty trained, but sometimes I wish I could go back to diapers, it really is so much easier!

Scott kept trying to put Nathan down, but Nathan was clinging to his shirt and wouldn't let him!

Caden is nine months old now! I can't believe he is almost a year old. He has been able to roll both ways and get into a sitting position from his tummy. He even pulled up to his knees. He has also scooted backwards, which he hates and makes him so unhappy. Yesterday he finally took his first little "steps" forward on hands and knees. I am so excited for him to quit whining at me to get him closer to his toys, although I know I will eat those words when he starts getting into things that he isn't suppose to.

Scott is working hard. He is currently the only senior on his team (there is a manager and two seniors over 10-15 processors on each team). It has been a good opportunity for him to work overtime, it has been just a little more overtime than either of us wanted. He is working 11 hour days and we miss him a lot, but he is doing so good. There are a couple of manager positions opening up that he has a chance for, but we will see.

I have been keeping busy with the kids and the house, but I also volunteered to help with our stake musical extravaganza. I was immediately asked to be the stage manager and was put to work. I also asked another girl to be a co-stage manager with me and we found ourselves put to work building sets, finding and sewing costumes, helping out with the singing, and doing just about everything except choreography. It has been so much fun to be back in the theater scene (I did theater for about a year during and after my senior year of high school). Our performances are this Friday and Saturday and I know I will be sad when it is over, but I am sooo ready for it to be over. It is a medley of Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It will be an awesome show, if you're in town you should definitely come and see it!
This is about how we all feel since Mom has been doing this play.


Okay, so I know I shouldn't be so excited about this, but I am. This is the first time I have been tagged. I know I've run across the ones where they say if you are reading this then you are tagged, but those don't count :)! I am not mad at anyone, just excited that my cousin Amy thought of me! So here it goes:

To complete this tag you must:
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people

Okay, nearest book is "Twilight"(I am rereading them before a book group).
"I purposefully lumped myself in with the youngsters, trying to make it clear I preferred Jacob."
I am tagging: Kat, Jazmin, Jill, Jami and Hillery

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

News To ME!

So, it has come to my attention that people are using blogging to become famous! I mean, I know that blogging has been around for a while, but I didn't realize that mom's were starting to get into so much, and getting book deals and so on. My first find was that of "Because I Said So" the mom with the funny ebay auction (see her link on the left). Then my Uncle Jon just sent me a link to his niece's blog (His wife's siblings daughter). She is hilarious! She has a huge following, and is so funny and honest. I am addicted. Check it out!

There is also this whole world of blogging carnivals. I don't blog near enough to do it every day, but it might be fun to do every once in a while. Her carnivals are:

It is so nice to be sorta, kinda, not really related to someone so creative! Enjoy!