Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We left cookies out for Santa and even a hot cinnamon roll. Connor was very concerned about leaving a treat out for Rudolph too. (cause he feels bad that the reindeer weren't nice to Rudolph. Such a soft hearted boy)
So, Merry Christmas to everyone! We are so grateful for this holiday to remember the Savior and to show more kindness to each other. I'm looking forward to a new year!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Mmmm...Jingle Mouse brought some yummy kisses to share! It looks like he might have sampled a couple himself! (who can blame him?)
Also, I sewed more little bags. This time they are for my sweet little senior nursery class. Each child got their own fabric and I ironed on the first initial of their name. Inside they each got a box of crayons, some Hershey kisses, and a giant home made Rice Krispy treat with a note thanking them for a fun year. I hope they like them!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Jingle Mouse got out the dry erase markers and wrote a reminder to the family on the bathroom mirror...3 days til Christmas! (so be good!)
Oh, and Spencer just informed me that he is gathering evidence....he knows that I ordered his Monopoly game...that is supposed to be delivered from Santa. sigh. My kids are too smart and Spencer is far too logical.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
It's the end of the world and we know it, and I feel fine....I have that song totally stuck in my head...thanks to the Mayans and their prediction that it is the end of the world. I REALLY hope it's not because I've worked really hard to make this an awesome Christmas for the kids this year...and... I'm not ready to meet my maker quite yet. I have some serious work to do on myself before that can take place. So...I'm hoping that tomorrow is not the end.
It seems that our kids are getting more and more complex as they get older. They are all definitely more moody! We are seeing more and more interesting traits come out with Spencer. His OCD has gotten more pronounced, and I'm pretty sure that if we ever decided to put a label on his behaviors, we would hear Aspergers. Joseph is super hormonal and his temper flies. And Connor is suddenly very overly sensitive to everything. An example for Connor...last night he watched "The Tigger Movie" for the first time. He said it brought tears to his eyes. Today he was depressed and in tears all day because Tigger never found his real family. As you can see in the picture below, Connor spent all day trying to make our Tigger happy and feel a part of our family. So, even though my children drive me absolute bonkers sometimes, I'm proud of their tender hearts and I love them with all mine.
In Jingle Mouse news...it looks like he found a friend to play Battleship with today!
Jingle Mouse was playing with the world globe! There's a note on top that says Santa lives here...and a note pointing to Washington that says, In 5 days, Santa will be here! Five days! Wahoo!
In Facebook news...i deactivated my account for a while. I needed a break, and there are so many strange people that I waste my time and let get to me. So, for a while, I will take that break and focus on my family.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In other news...Connor decided to be like Ebenezer Scrooge and have bed curtains...so Elizabeth helped him hang them and he now sleeps in his new Scrooge bed.
Also, Joseph went to joint Mutual on Tuesday. It was his first white elephant party. We didn't have anything to send, so we made a chocoholic emergency kit. Joseph said the girls liked it, and a girl took it home. He got a totally cool Harry Potter game. He had lots of fun.
Jingle Mouse decided to help get the wood burning stove all ready for a fire! Out here, where it is always cold and always very humid/wet...people burn fires in their homes year round. We haven't spent the money on getting big loads of wood yet, but are seriously thinking of getting some soon, cause power in an old, leaky house is expensive!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Church today was pretty cool. Although, I was totally bummed a bit too. See, I spent all Saturday night cutting out a bajillion little pieces of nativity scenes. My plan was that each child in my class would color and assemble their own nativity scene...then take them home and tell the Christmas story to their families. It was going to be awesome! But...i had to go to a special meeting for teachers and parents of the youth, so I didn't get to do my lesson properly and my children went home with a less than cool bag of paper pictures.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Jingle Mouse appears to love egg nog as much as we do! He's in the fridge, wearing a little scarf, drinking egg nog out of Elizabeth's tiny tea cup.
***side note concerning Lizbet...today she ate an entire personal frozen pizza and half the plate of goodies that the neighbors brought over! I do here so declare Little Miss...CURED! Woot woot!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The past few days our house has seen more than its fair share of grumpy kids...and teasing kids...and hormonal 12 year olds...SO...Jingle had no choice but to report to Santa about all this negativity. Santa was very disappointed and sent a note back with Jingle Mouse for the kids to read. It basically says to please find your Christmas spirit, dont forget the true meaning of Christmas, and be kind to each other. We will see if it has an impact or not.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I have been fighting with Blogger all evening, trying to get the pictures to line up and be evenly space etc., but I'll be darned if they will go where I want them to. So...I apologize for the slightly haphazard way they are posted. Luckily the kids are all so cute that I'm sure nobody will notice. ;-)
|The Nelson kids 2012!|
|I will have to do a side by side comparison of last years and this years picture.|
|Joseph- 12 years old|
|How did my child get so old??|
|So proud of the young man he is becoming.|
|Spencer- 10 years old|
|It started to rain and got rain on Spencer's glasses...he was a trooper!|
|Of course Spencer had to wear a tie.|
|Connor- 8 years old|
|Connor requested this hair style...I usually leave some on the forehead, |
but, this is more like Daddy's
|I love the tree stump in our front yard!|
|I told her to smile pretty, so she growled at me! haha!|
|Elizabeth- 3 years old|
|Here she said, "I show my teef."|
|She's learning how to pose!|
|I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture! She's such a ham!|