Thursday, November 4, 2010

9 MoNtHs!!!

So our little guy is 9 months old already!! Oh man it makes me sad! I mean happy,but he for sure isn't my little cuddle bug anymore!!!! Its crazy to me that we waited 4 years for him, and he is growing up so stinking fast!! He is such a smart little guy too!! Here are his 9 month stats:
length-29.75 inches! just shy of 95%

weight-20.5 lbs. just over 50%

head- 18.25 inches. just over 50%

So basically he is gonna be like his grandpa Nielsen and be a tall guy! this is good!! He has been walking around furniture and while holding mom or dads hand. He has 1 tooth, another one or two on the way, he has had his first haircut just a few weeks ago! He loves to dance, and play with his puppies as well as his daddy!And he brings so much happiness to our lives!! I cant believe only 3 more months til he is a year!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

playing catch up!!

So alot has happened at the Nielsen house since July! I will try to remember all of it, bare with me, I am gonna be really random. Also, my computer is being crazy and wont allow me to upload my pics except one of my vacation. kinda strange.

August came and went so fast, and it seems like we didn't get much of a summer at all! My sister Shannon and her cute kiddos were here for 5 weeks, and I miss them so much! we got to spend some time hanging out, but its never enough when we only see each other once or twice a year.

September came and went in a blur. Ridge learned to crawl !!! He didn't love it at first, it took him a few weeks to figure out how to go fast, but didn't take long! I was crazy busy with back to school time at work, but we had record weeks, so it was worth it! Ridge got a really nasty case of the stomach flu, and had to spend a night in the hospital. I have never been so scared! the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. he was projectile vomiting, and falling to sleep while standing up, and when we did a head scan he just laid there which it so out of character for our little man. The doctors were sure he had some sort of head injury or poisoning. The next morning he was fine other than being really swollen from the iv. The day after he was released Shawn and I both got it REALLY BAD, as did the babysitter and her whole family. The day we got Ridge home from the hospital, he learned to pull himself up to furniture, an was walking around the sofa in 1 day!! he is so smart!!

That following week, Shawn started school. He is doing his classes online through UVU, and then he goes to the airport 3 days a week to fly helicopters!! We are hoping to be done with school in about a year and a half to two years. After that Shawn wants to go to Alaska or somewhere in the Northwest to get more experience around mountains so he can eventually fly for Lifeflight. The first flight was a little sketchy, and he didn't know if his stomach was going to be able to handle it. (he is notorious for having motion sickness) But once he got the hang of controlling the movement, he LOVES it!!

I have just been working like crazy. I was able to go to Las Vegas last week for a Regional conference with Great Clips. It was a much needed break, and I was recharged for work! we stayed at a really amazing resort. Loews, just outside of Henderson. I missed my boys like crazy though!! I cant imagine having to be gone from my Ridgey-poo any longer, I almost cried when I got home and he gave me such a big hug!!!

We also put our house for Sale the end of September. We are hoping to downsize for a while until Shawn is done with school. We are going to eventually have to move when he finishes, so we figure if we sell now, it will be less stress for both of us. So if ya know anyone who is interested we are practically giving it away!! Its a 4 bed, 2 bath, Ranch. main floor laundry, 2 car garage, walk out basement, with half of the basement unfinished, so there is room for at least 1-2 more bedrooms and another bath. Great neighbor hood too!!!

Ridge has learned the motions to Itsy Bitsy spider, as well as a few signs. He knows "more please" "tired" "all done" and we are working on hungry and thirsty, as well as mommy and daddy.

Well I think that's about all, or at least all I can think of! Happy fall!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

FuN aT tHe BeAcH!!!

Saturday night we went with Kyle and Jonna to American Falls to have a little fun fishing and roast some hot dogs and mallows. Despite the guys efforts, fishing just wasn't in the cards for them between crazy boaters and the dogs. Jonna, Ridge and I enjoyed watching them attempt it and just enjoyed the nice summer air! All in all it was a good night, and I love spending time with Jonna even though we don't get to see each other very often.
Ridge LOVED the sand, (as you can see he even thought it was pretty tasty!)

This picture is from Thursday, the whole family went to see Uncle Karl in Sun Valley, and my camera died just after the first picture at the park..... dang it! at least we got one of Ridge and mommy on the swing!

Monday, June 14, 2010


So I don't know if all of you know this, but a few years ago I was on the cover of Idaho Bride magazine, as well as one of the advertisements, and my dress was on the cover again the following year. I have to admit it was pretty fun, and I was recognized all over the area. Well, I am pleased to announce that we have a new celebrity in our family! While Shawn was in Moab, a writer for JP magazine was quite impressed with Shawn's toy. All of the guys in the 4-wheel drive club were pretty excited for the issue to come out, and all of Shawns friends are teasing him about being the centerfold. Shawn was in the jeep, you just cant see him. I have to tell ya, the wagoner and I aren't the greatest of friends some days. (mainly because it looks so pretty in my driveway) But it is REALLY fun to play in. Anyway, While Shawn was in Moab they asked if they could do a little writeup on the wagoner, and put it in an issue. We thought it would just be a little pic with a little about it, but CHECK IT OUT!!! Way to go HONEY!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another two months!?!? Really??!

Wow, I cant believe I am that big of a slacker!!!! I have a lot to update this time, so much has happened! Ridge is now 4 months and 2 weeks! We had his checkup last week, and he is in the 80% for his length!!! 26 1/2 inches! he is 15.6 pounds, and in 6 months clothes already! He is so fun!! I have tons and tons of pictures, so I am just going to post them and give you a rundown of all of them. We had him blessed the first weekend of May, and Shawn did an amazing job, and Ridge was so good. I couldn't find an outfit like I wanted, so I went to The DI and found a women's XL sweater and made him a blessing outfit with no pattern!!! I think it turned out pretty dang good for just cutting and sewing as I went.( the picture of it on the couch its streched out, so it looks really long waisted, but it fit him pretty good.) He loves his saucer, he plays and plays for hours. He just started food this last week, and he loves carrots, yogurt, rice, but hates bananas....kinda strange. And today he rolled over!!! I didn't have my camera out, and was so bummed, and Shawn was pretty bummed that he missed it too. His hair is coming back pretty good finally, I was so sad when it all fell out, it was dark and wavy, and I was sure it wouldn't come back that way, but it looks like it might be, plus a few calics. anyways, I will quit rambling, and just post pics. Have fun, there's alot!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Im a slow poke!!

So I am finally getting around to updating! I am a little occupied lately, and I am back to work now too. I do love my job, but I hate leaving him!!! Our soon to be niece in law Sami watches him for about 20 hours a week. He loves going there..... ( he told me s0...) I just wish I didnt have to work.

He is getting so big! I took him in for his 2 month checkup and shots a week ago, and he was 11.5 lbs, and 24 inches long!! that puts him in the 50% for his weight and 80% for length!!! So big!! He also did awesome while getting his shots. He cried for just a sec, and then he was back to his usual happy self., and was talking to the nurse. He still has reflux really bad, but other than clearing is throat alot, it doesn't seem to faze him.

I actually took him in yesterday with a nasty cough, and its just because of his reflux, so I really hope he grows out of it soon. But he has gained 8oz in just over a week, so he is now 11lbs 13 oz. I guess I just want less laundry and I would love to be able to lay him down to sleep instead of having him sleep in his chair or the swing.

He is talking up a storm now days, and I love it!! He is so interactive, and just jabbers your ear off. It defiantly helps me get going in the mornings when he is so happy.

Here are some pretty cute pics of the last few weeks, and I am trying to upload a video, lets see if I can figure it out.

Im a slow poke!!