Tuesday, November 29, 2011

To cut or not to cut

So the big debate around our house right now is whether or not to cut James' hair. I love his long, beautiful, baby curls hair and basically Brian can't stand any of it. I'll admit it's mullet-like and gets crazy in the back after he has slept, but when its all washed and clean and combed I think its just gorgeous! And I never want to cut it. I think once he gets that first buzz he will no longer be Baby James, but he will have that boyish, toddler look. Maybe I just don't want to let go. So please lets hear some feedback. Team Christina or Team Brian?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturdays at the Nelson's

This is how we enjoy our Saturdays at the Nelson house. Nothing too exciting but we have lots of fun! We may be boring, but we love to just lounge around together as a family. Whoops, no pictures of Brian, but he was the one taking the pictures.

Let's get a zoom-in on that one. Gotta love that crack! Brian said that if someday James is a CEO or running for president these pictures could come back to haunt him---but I'll take my chances.

 And of course he's watching Tangled

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Messy Eater

Lately, James has been asserting his independence. One thing he likes to do on his own is feed himself. He's gotten pretty good, and by that I mean he gets food into his mouth.

But he also gets it everywhere else! And that always makes me a little nervous. A little snippet about me is that I hate messiness and have to have near perfect--if not completely perfect--tidiness and cleanliness. This at times (okay almost all the time) drives my husband crazy. But I think deep down he is grateful for it.

Another thing about me, is that I always wanted to be a mom. I was never scared or nervous about being a mom and caring for a baby or kids except for ONE thing. And that one thing is the mess that they would make---whether it was on themselves or in my house or even car. I remember seeing this Brawny paper towel commercial (or one just like it) when I was pregnant and I got physically anxious and nervous about having a baby. Don't worry, I got over it and I am adjusting to my cute little boy and all his messes! (I haven't adjusted to Brian's messes yet, he should know better...)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 I've always loved the fall and Halloween season (but not dressing up as I've mentioned before) and James seemed to quite like the holiday as well!  Brian made me dress up a little for our church's trunk-or-treat so I managed to put on a BYU football jersey. And James was a monkey! (I really wanted Brian and me to go as Gaius Baltar and Caprica 6 in her red dress from Battlestar Galactica. Brian said it was too nerdy to do it and wouldn't let us! But I thought it would have been great and the few people out there that know what I'm talking about would have loved it!)

And I must add---look at my amazingly healthy retinas! They reflected so red in these pictures!

James didn't understand that it was candy, but he liked having people give him things. And he loved seeing all the other kids out and about. He got especially excited when the kids came to us and rang our doorbell. He would run to the door and impatiently wait for me to follow and open the door. 

P.S. And James totally ran into the wall and wiped out flat on his back because he couldn't see in his costume. It was so funny (and sad) and it would have become a Youtube hit if we had gotten it on camera!