Sunday, December 28, 2008

Silly GOOSE!

As I was updating my blog Abigale decided she wanted to play in the box of my white elephant gift...
Here she is chilling with CosmoAnd showing off her nails to mommy!

New Happenings!

Well, I got to talk to my little brother Jacob on the phone on Christmas! I just love that boy so much! He is by far the closest sibling I have and I am so proud of him and the choices he is making in his life! This Christmas season has been so great! I got to talk to not only Jacob but Derrick and Shannon as well on Christmas and it was so good to hear from them! Shannon and Derrick are Spencers siblings on missions. Shannon is coming home May 28th and Derrick will be home in April of 2010. We are so proud of all of them!

On another note my sister Natalie just confirmed her pregnancy! I have thought that she was pregnant since the day I brought Lyla home from the hospital...but I wasn't sure! It is so exciting that there will be another Nielson grandchild in the family! She is due in late June! CONGRATS GUYS!

We are so thankful for our families and friends that we associate with! I never thought when I was younger that I would ever be as close to my family as I am now. I am so glad that they are so close and that our kids can share time together while they are young! I am also so thankful for my Father in Heaven that looks after my little family and for all the blessings we have. I don't know where I would be in life if I never realized how much my Father really loves me and wants the very best for me and my future. I am glad that I figured out my worth before it was to late. Heavenly Father loves us all and cannot wait to bless us if we just let him!


So, the Internet at our place is not working right now, so it has been a long time coming for an update! Sorry!

Abby's Birthday--Abigale had a ton of fun on her actual birthday. She kept asking for cake! Such a silly girl. Well, her aunt Alicia let Abby help make cookies and she just loved eating the dough.

Abigale went to her two year check up and did so well!! She is starting to like her pediatrician finally! She never likes getting weighed and measured so the nurse let her stand on the BIG GIRL scale and she just thought that was great! She weighs a whopping 21 pounds! What a chunk huh? She had to get two shots and when the nurse walked in with the tray she just started crying and saying ouchy, ouchy! Then while the nurse was giving her the shots she was crying and saying Thank You! What a nice girl!! She got an ice cream cone afterwards for being such a sweet girl at her appointment!

Here are the girls in their Christmas shirts! I was so mad cause I forgot my camera charger and so as soon as I turned it on it was like...low battery! So I only got this of them together!

PS...the girls hair looks red in this photo, but realize that it is the lamp they we sitting next to! Promise!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


We got Abby a potty for her birthday and she used it for the first time yesterday! She went pee pee on the potty!! We are so PROUD of her! She is getting to be such a BIG GIRL! We are excited to start this new adventure in her life.

Party Pictures!

Last Saturday we celebrated Tori and Abby's Birthdays together at my sister in law Nikki's house and at Kangaroo Zoo in Pleasant Grove. I couldn't have asked for a better turn out to the whole was way fun for all of the kids, especially the Birthday GIRLS!!!

Here are the cakes I made for the girls, you can't really tell from the photo but one is pink with purple accents and one is purple with pink accents!
Time for PRESENTS!!

Now CAKE!!!
Kangaroo Zoo fun...

We didn't get many good shots at Kangaroo Zoo cause there was so much action going on...but the kids had a blast!

This was a really good place to have a birthday party, and we didn't even have to worry about the fact that it was snowing the whole time! THANK YOU so much to all of the family that came. Abby loved being around all of the people she loves! Thank you for the presents as well, she enjoys them everyday.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Today is Tori and Abby's Birthday Party! SO exciting! I will post pictures after...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My funny bunny

Well here it is folks...

Abby is feeding the baby ABBY MILK. Too funny! I guess they learn alot more from examples than I could have ever imagined!


I cannot believe that Lyla is already 4 weeks old! It really feels like just yesterday that I had ABBY! Man, I was talking to Spence about it and these last 4 weeks have flown by! It must be because of the holiday season...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I can't help but dress Lyla up in all of the little outfits and get pictures before she gets too big to wear them!!

Gearing up for the Holidays...

Abby got to dress up as the Christmas tree a couple of nights ago, thanks to the boys of West Ridge Academy. We were checking out the lights to see which strands still worked and Abby was in the way...
She certainly enjoyed herself and wasn't too keen to take the lights off to go to bed...what a silly goose.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Card

Well, as you can see I have put my holiday card as my header for the blog! I love it! Thanks again to my GREAT cousin Amanda for taking the photos and putting the card together for me!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Well, the holiday cards and birth announcements are out in the mail! I am glad cause I am usually known for now I don't have to worry about it anymore! I cannot believe how time flies with two kids running around! We are coming up on Abby's birthday party next weekend and then Christmas and New Years...WOW! The end of the year always flies by for me and now with a birthday in November and then one in December I am sure that the end of the year will always be hectic from here on out! Does anyone else feel this way?!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nielson side Family Photos

Today we went over to my cousin Amanda's house and she took our family photos for us! Amanda is so GREAT! She not only takes photos but she makes holiday cards as well!!! Check out her website ! My card is already made...but I have to send it in the mail! Once it is out I will post it on the blog, but until's not fair! I love the holidays! Well, check out some of the pics Amanda took...


Here are the girls in their matching pjs that Grammie bought for themSo for Thanksgiving this year, instead of going to Arizona, we went to Spencer's Aunts vacation home in Park City. It is a four bedroom house and it served quite well for my family to stay at over the weekend. Since Lyla was due around this holiday we didn't go to AZ like we would normally have done so my, dad, AJ, Nikki, Mayli, Tori, Trent, Natalie, Chad, Carson, Spence, Abby, Lyla, and I all stayed together! It was quite a treat. We had a lot of fun and the girls really enjoyed the close proximity to the outlet malls for Black Friday shopping! We got lots of goodies!! I am so greatful for my family and the oppertunity that I have to see them often. It is one thing I will definately miss once everyone gets jobs and moves away. Right now I savor it and am so grateful that Abby and Lyla get to see their cousins and build relationships with them!

Zoo Day!

Abby insisted on holding hands with "May May" and Sophie. So cute!
Wednesday during the winter is a free day at the Zoo! So we all went and took the kiddos while it is still somewhat warm. AJ, Nikki, Mayli, Tori, Natalie, Carson, Amanda, Sophie, Laynie, Spencer, Abby, Lyla, and I had such a great time! It was a little cold but we bundled up and survived! What a sweet deal! The kids sure do enjoy spending time together!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I caught my little Lyla smiling during a nap! So cute!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

1 week old!

Lyla Belle is one week old today! I can't believe how the time is already flying by! My cousin Amanda came over today and took the cutest pictures of Lyla so I can get some baby announcements sent out! I can't decide!! I think they are all adorable. Let me know which one you think is best out of these three... THANKS SO MUCH AMANDA!! They are great!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Well everyone Lyla was born on 11/13/08 at 11:02 pm. She weighed in at a whopping 5 lbs 14.5 oz. She is 20 inches long! What a cutie! She looks just like her proud big sister Abigale did when she was born except for her wavy blond hair! Waiting for Abigale to come to see her new sister!FIRST LOOK!So excited!

Look at all the blond hair! I can't wait for the cute bows!!!

Well as from my earlier post you read that I went to the hospital and was sent home...well I went to the hospital again right after writing that because I was having contractions every three minutes. We got everything checked and I had dilated to three cm and they sent me home AGAIN!!! They gave me some pain killers and sleeping pills and told me to go get rest and if when I woke up I still thought I was in labor to come back! HOW CRAZY! I went home, was upset...took my pills and only slept for an hour! We went back to the hospital at 6:30 pm and the doctor checked and said I was 5 1/2 cm and they FINALLY admitted me! After I got my epidural my contractions completely stopped! Good thing they had already broken my water cause I was sure they would have sent me home yet again. Finally after having much pitocin, around 10:45 I felt like I needed to push. After five sets of contractions and about ten minutes later my little Lyla was here! She is so sweet! We came home this morning at 10:00. Thank you to all that have wished us well and those who have come to see us! Both Lyla and I are doing great! I am so glad that she is here!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

To the Hospital...

...and home again! We went to the hospital last night at 8:30 after having contractions for two hours at about every four to five minutes. When we got there everything was going great, contractions coming every four minutes and strong! Then after about an hour they had me get up and walk around to see if we could get them to come faster and stronger. To my dismay the contractions still were coming but they weren't dilating my cervix so after being at the hospital for three and a half hours my midwife sent me home and told me to rest up because more than likely I would be having this baby soon. So disappointing! I am home and still contracting...I just have to wait it out. I guess Lyla wants mommy to have more time to sit and think about how different everything will be once she finally comes out! We will continue to keep you posted!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New car for the new baby

Spencer and I are now owners of a MINI VAN!! We bought a Honda Odyssey EX-L with Navigation and DVD! It is so nice! We needed a bigger car to handle our growing family. Spencer is a little sad because he says that now that he has a van it means that he isn't young anymore! What a silly guy! Well, I also went to the doctor today for my 37 week check up...I am dilating and 60% effaced, so my doctor says that with my past history it could be any day now! We are so excited for our little Lyla Belle to join the family officially! We will keep you all posted!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Happy Birthday to my little brother Jake! He is in Chile right now serving his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are so proud of the things he is doing with his life. I think Jake was the hardest brother to say goodbye to when he left for his mission. He is the closest to me in many aspects. I love him very much! Happy 20th!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Family Pictures

We went and got our family photos taken today by Abbey Kyhl. We don't have them back yet but I am hoping that we got a good turn out. Our session was cut a little short due to the fact that Abigale was completely done having her picture taken and didn't want to cooperate anymore. OH WELL! Abbey said that she got some good shots, so I am hoping that she was telling the truth and not just trying to make me feel better. As soon as I get them I will get some posted!

You should check out her website

Thursday, November 6, 2008


All dressed in her BYU get up. She found Spencer's BYU beanie and loved it!! It matches all of her other items for game day. I think it looks GREAT!

1st baby melt down

My poor Abby! She had her first real melt down concerning the baby today. We set the crib up and got everything all set with all the little baby clothes out and ready, and I had just thrown a new blanket over the side of the crib when Abby started to cry. She went over to the crib and said "baby get blankie." I told her that the baby doesn't get everything and that she has plenty of toys that she can play with, but all she wanted was the blanket for the baby and for mommy to hold her. It made me so sad, I don't want her to think that she is being replaced by Lyla. I think she just saw the crib and remembered that it used to be hers and she wanted to get in but Spence and I wouldn't let her and we told her that the crib was for baby Lyla and that she was a big girl now and she had her own big girl bed. Any ideas on how to deal with this?!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Well today Spencer, Abby, and I went and got our flu shots. It is recommended that when you are going to have a newborn in the house that everyone that is around them on a regular basis should get a flu shot to protect the new baby from getting sick. We all went together as to make it less traumatic for Abigale. Well, she still didn't like it!! Mommy got hers first and then Daddy and then Abby. She screamed so kills me! It is like this little scream that just sounds like she is in sooo much pain. After her shot she got a sticker from the nurse and said thank you and then she said bye and pranced out of the room like nothing had happened. So she at least did better than she normally does, which is scream at everyone she sees until she is in the car and then she whines the whole way home! Well, since we all were so brave in getting our shots we went and got swirl ice cream cones as a treat! (Even though it was snowing outside!) Spence and I both feel like wimps because our arms hurt SOOO bad! I hope Abby doesn't feel like we do! I gave her Tylenol before we took her. Hopefully it helped. Anyways, now that I am 36 weeks along we are finally getting all the last preparations done for our little Lyla Belle. I just hope she decides to join us soon!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Costume Pictures

Here are some pictures of Abby after I did her makeup. We put on Mascara, eye shadow, blush, and lipgloss. She loved it!!Here is Abby getting candy at the ward trunk or treat. She really enjoyed going around and finding the people in costumes that had the candy to give out. Although, the "scary old man" really did upset that person had to take off their mask before she would accept the candy from them!
After the trunk or treat we went back to Spencer's parents house and to my dismay this is what I saw...Abigale had gotten into her chocolate candy. I was quite shocked, it only took her like a minute to break out a reese's and eat the whole thing. Good thing we got a bib on her first.
Such a cutie! She was so tuckered out after all of the fun that she was out by eight! We had a great time on Halloween and hope that everyone else did as well.
As you might have seen in the pictures for Abby in her make up I am still very much pregnant! We are looking forward to this baby coming SOON!