Here is our family blog about Katie, Stephen, Parker, Paige, and Sarah.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

trip and gingerbread houses

My friend Katie and I went to California this weekend for the OC swap meet. It was so much fun. It was an all day activity. We walked around and around looking at all the shops and found some pretty good deals. Then we went on an auto ferry. I have never been on one before and it was a little weird feeling the car rock back and forth with the waves. Next we went to an art festival and saw a glass blower make a fish. Very cool. Then we went to the beach and later that night went to the mall. Yes, I know what your thinking. Was that really all in one day? Yes, yes it was. We had so much fun and will definitely have to do it again.

We made our traditional gingerbread houses. Parker had a blast doing it this year. Every time we handed him a piece of candy he would try to put it in his mouth and we would have to stop him and show him he could put it on the house. Every time. It was like he wanted to lick every piece before putting it on.

Here is mine.



Friday, December 5, 2008

Dr updates

We just got back from Parker's 15 month checkup. Here are his stats:
weight= 25.02 (50%)
Height= 33 1/2 (97%)
Head= 19 1/2 (95%)
He had to get shots today also. He was such a trooper. He didn't cry at all. He whimpered a little when each of the needles went in, but no crying. The nurse said he was her best patient of the day. I am such a proud mom.

I went to the doctor on Wednesday for my sore throat that I have had for three weeks. Turns out that I have tonsillitis. So the doctor gave me some antibiotics and amazingly enough, thinks I will live.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We got to go and visit Steve's family for Thanksgiving. Parker loves seeing his cousins and being able to play with them. We are lucky that they live close enough so we can see them often.

We went and got a Christmas tree last night and got to decorate it for family night. We made gingerbread cookies and hung them low on the tree because Parker likes to take them off and eat them. We also got to put up all of the Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New review

April, Steve and I went to go see Twilight again because I just couldn't believe the reviews that it was getting. I thought it was so bad and yet it was getting pretty good reviews. This time we went at a decent hour instead of going at midnight. Well we ended up really liking it. I must have been so tired last time that I just wasn't really getting the whole movie. It was like I was seeing it but not really hearing it. So I now really liked it and would recommend it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

For all you Twilighters....

Have you heard about this! I don't know if I am happy or upset by this. Take a look.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight the movie...Really!!

OK so I went to the midnight showing of Twilight last night and I must say that I had my expectations way too high. I did not like it. I mean it was really bad. I wont say anything more than that for anyone who hasn't seen it but I think you should be warned that it is not as good as the book. I had a pre-twilight party at my house before we went to the movie. I made white chocolate fondue and then dyed it red to make it look like it was blood. It was our "vegetarian" food. And then we had apples and held them like the book cover of Twilight. It was a lot of fun and probably the best part of the night. We ended up having 10 of us go together. Thanks for coming guys!

There were 9 showings of Twilight at our theater alone last night. I couldn't believe that there were so many people out that late.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Carving pumpkins and memories

I thought I would post a picture of us carving pumpkins and also of a movie of Parker last year carving his pumpkin. It is really cute, a must watch! It is crazy to see how much he has grown!

That was the first time Parker ever laughed. He was just over 2 months old.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Twilight is Evil!!!!

Do you see this? -------------------------------->

My wife is way too obsessed. Hopefully the frenzy for this movie will calm down in a few weeks. Thanks a lot Amber!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or treat... well just the treat please

We took Parker trick or treating last night with April, Roderick, Emma and Katie J. We had so much fun taking the kids around. Since Emma is only 6 weeks old Parker got to hold her pail after a while. He would go up with Emma and hold out both of the buckets and people would put their candy in them. After a few houses the buckets got really heavy, because people thought they were so cute and gave them WAY to much candy. Parker's bucket got too heavy for him and it started to drag on the ground. He would not let anyone help him carry it or help him walk or just hold his hand. He thinks he is so grown up.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun at the Nelsons

Steve graduated on Friday with a degree in game and simulation programming. I am so proud of you! Now he will be on the job hunt looking for a job in the video game industry.

We also had our ward's Halloween party. It was a lot of fun. We dressed up as characters from Phineas and Ferb the cartoon show. Parker was Perry the Platypus, Steve was Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and I was Candace. We had so much fun having everyone there with us. Parker was so excited once he figured out that people were putting candy in his pail.
Steve and my mom were the ones to make Parker's costume and did such a great job.

Here are the characters we dressed up as.