Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland at Grandma Nielsen's house....

It has been snowing almost all week here in Portland, Oregon. Me and the girls and Ryland flew in last Saturday (13th) and it has pretty much been snowing off and on since we arrived. School was canceled all week long for the kids here and church was canceled last week and will be canceled tomorrow also. So crazy! But definitely fun for us coming from Arizona where all we get is sun. Today (sat. 2oth) we have gotten 3-4 inches so far and they have forcasted 6-10. This is really unusual to get this much snow kinda fun. Jake will be flying in tommorrow night to join us...just hope his flight wont be canceled and that we will be able to go pick him up!

Having fun in the sled!

It's freezing!

Gotta jump on the tramp!

This was the first day it started snowing.. sun 14th.

All bundled up!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Poor Madison....

Madison broke her arm the sunday before thanksgiving (23rd). Skyler and her were at the table doing a craft that sunday night, Madison was standing on the kitchen chair and fell (we have one of those high tables which has definitely been a huge mistake from the beginning... this isn't the first time one of them has fallen...just haven't hurt themselves like this). We ended up in the emergency room that night and took her in to an orthopedic surgeon the next day thinking we were just going to put a cast on her. The doctor informed us that she needed to have surgery because she bent the bone instead of broke it. Her bones are still so soft because she is so the doctor wanted to bend the bone back to make sure it would heal straight. So, that same day we took Madison into the hospital where they put her to sleep and the doctor had her arm under an x-ray and bent the bone into place. She had a splint on for a week in case it swelled at all and then she got her pretty pink cast with sparkles!
Here is Madison waiting for surgery... she got a doggy which she had fun putting stickers all over it.
She got to go on a ride in a wagon when she got restless know how hospitals and doctors offices takes forever. She did really good though.
She got her pretty pink cast on this wednesday... yes with sparkles on it. As you can see she is still as happy as can be...and as active as usual. (thank you Lance and Aimme for the dress-up clothes and girls love it!)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here is some pics from the last month and a half. I've been slackin' again...

Here is Skyler's Super Girl B-day party

They got to decorate capes that I made them

Skyler got a doll house from mom and dad...

and roller skates which she loves from G&G Nielsen

ohh yeah...Ryland loves the doll house too!

he is starting to pull himself up to things

We went to the Zoo Halloween Day. We had a lot of fun!

We had a lot of fun at the ward party Halloween Night.
Ohh yeah If you can't tell me and Jake are dressed up to- we wore
Jake's old Baseball Uniforms.

Don't worry..Jake didn't secretly join the army...

He does look pretty Hot though huh?
For work the leadership team put on a Road Show for the managers that was military themed so they all got dressed up for it.

Jake got called to be the High Priest group leader in our Ward. We were pretty shocked since the High Priest group is primarily made up of age 70+. When Jake got called, the bishop asked him when he was going to go buy a that's what we did :) He looks nice huh? He has been doing an awesome job this last month since he has been called. I know that he will be able to touch the lives of those he serves.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Skyler!

Skyler turned 5 years old yesterday! Here is some fun pictures of her growing up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crawling and Sitting up at 6 months old!

Ryland is now crawling and sitting up on his own at 6 months. So crazy! I have a feeling if he mastered that so quickly he will be an early walker to! He just had his 6 month check-up, he weighed 18lbs. 12oz and was 27 inches which is both in the 75%

First sucker! He loved it! We finally got a high chair...since he is eating baby food a lot more now. So much nicer than his car seat that I have been using:)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mission Calls

My twin brothers Casey (left) and Cameron (right) just got their mission calls!! Casey is going to Lisbon, Portugal and Cameron is going to Antofagasta, Chile. they leave Jan. 28th. We are so excited for them and know that they have prepared themselves to serve the lord with all their hearts. We love you guys!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sooo Big!

Ryland just turned 6 months on the 3rd. I can't get enough of him. He is so cute! I can not believe how time flies. How can it already be October?

His first cookie! He loved it!

Time to get boy toys in the house?

Now the fun begins! He is starting to do better at eating baby food. Before he would just spit it at me...but now with most of it he does pretty good.

The other day he got in a sitting position by himself from being on his stomach. So crazy! Maybe I can't remember when thing like this usually happen but he wasn't even 6 month old when I took this just seem like he is doing stuff a lot sooner than the girls ever did.

Fun with the basket
Like father like son?
Ryland is getting so strong!'s so funny to watch him push up on his legs. Thunder thighs huh? Cute ones though!
Yep, Madison is asleep sitting up. She gets so tired in the afternoon because she gets up so early. Most days she doesn't take a nap but if I can get her to sit in one place long enough (like to watch a movie) she usually falls asleep.
The girls love to pretend and to dress up. We got this kitchen set at Goodwill for $7.99. Yep that's huh? Me and Jake definitely like to bargain shop :) Why pay full price when you can get a perfectly good one for cheaper? We also like craigslist...We just got a nice dresser for Rylands room on it.
So cute! She is so funny...She is starting to talk a lot and copy a lot of what Skyler does. The other day she goes "Skyler funny"