We have MOVED!!!

Over the last several months, our little family has undergone some changes and so has our blog! Complete with a new name! You can check us out now at The Princess and the Pork Chop!

(Credit goes to Mrs. Leigh for the adorable nickname!)


Coming Soon!!!

Check out our new blog on May 1st!!!


James and a Banana

Enjoy some photos of James eating his first real piece of banana. He wasn't so impressed (he only took a few bites/licks).


Circus Fun 3.27.10

So this past Saturday night, Gracie and I got to spend some time together while James stayed home with a friend from church. We got to go to the circus with my aunt Gail, Katylin, and my sister Kayla! When I ordered the tickets from ticketmaser, I totally felt like the tickets I bought were not too far from the stage, but a good distance off the floor.
Boy was I shocked to discover, upon our arrival to the Coliseum, that our "VIP POD" seats were DEAD FRONT ROW!! This was Gracie's second trip to the circus, but her first "big" circus, and we had a blast! Here are some pictures.


Random Dozen

Stolen from Amy...

1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet? I have a big chunky pair of black strappy shoes that I probably bought eight years ago or more...

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety? I bought two boxes of Samoas. The only Girl Scout cookies worth buying. And unlike Amy, I do not price my cookies. Eating them is much more fun!

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? If not, would you like to? No. But it might be fun!

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager? I didn't get into a lot of trouble until AFTER highschool. Which is a blur of alot of stupid mistakes, but that is all in the past!

5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see? It depends on what movies are Oscar-nominated...where is the list?

6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself? I tend to flinch when they take blood, so I ask them to hold my arm down until they stick me. And then I'm okay to watch the blood.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why? Sunday. I get to spend most of the day in God's house.

8. Do you miss anyone right now? My mom. Terribly.

9. Do hospitals make you queasy? Not at all.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card. Target or Children's Place.

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items? most of the time I buy generic, but certain name brands I tend to buy are certain cereals, toilet paper, and shampoo.

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels? Probably telling someone how I feel.


Fun Photos

James has two teeth. Because James has two teeth, he can tend to be fussy. What helps? Gerber biter biscuits. Just ask James. He'll tell you.

James also has to start learning to use a sippy cup, because his daycare will introduce one very soon. So in order to ease the transition, James received a NUK sippy cup - the spout is just like the nipples on his bottles. James seems to like it.

And award for silliest baby photo ever goes to Mr. James Edward Nelson!


Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath!

James discovered something besides his toys since he started sitting up in the bathtub! He figured out last night that he can splash the water!

Because of the problems I'm having with the herniated disc in my back, continuing to bathe him on the counter is easier. However, it leaves a huge mess of water when he gets excited and starts moving around! So we might have to work out alternative bathing methods..

Note: There is no baby nudity in this video, and the voice in the background is his big sister, "talking" to her toys in the big bathtub!