Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas 2010

 Santa made it to our house and it was truly a success.  I gave myself a gift this year.  I decided to allow myself to enjoy the moment rather than spend all of my time trying to document every second of what happened.  It is always such a struggle to know when to just stop, put down the camera, and enjoy my children being children and this year I decided that the first few moments would be documented in print and the rest as memories I will carry with me forever.

 We had the pleasure of having my cute sister and her adorable family with us for Christmas.  Alli and I couldn't help but laugh when we realized that we had unknowingly put all the boys in the same jammies. What are the odds that we would not only have bought the same ones but also put them on them the same night... we must be sisters or something :).
We also were able to have some good friends come over to join in the Chaos of Christmas morning with us and we also had my mom and dad with us via skype.  So it was a houseful.  So fun!

Cade loved everything he opened and wasn't afraid to share his excitement with all of us.  He is truly one of the most fun kids on Christmas morning.  So far the most played with gifts have been their Harry Potter wands and their remote control cars.


Beckam on the other hand had to be Convinced to open A.L.L. of his gifts.  He was so focused on all the candy that surrounded him that he had a hard time paying attention to anything else.  He was so worried that Cade would take his candy {and rightfully so} that he wanted to put it in his pockets to protect it.  Only problem, jammies don't have pockets.  That didn't stop Beck.  He shoved all his candy in his "pockets" anyway and carried it around in his pant leg all morning.  It was quite the sight to see him try and get it out.

Maddux was such a sweetie.  He wanted to just hang back and take it all in.  I can't blame the poor kid.... the Nielson boys can be rather overwhelming on a normal day let alone Christmas morning.
He was such a trooper.

And Miss Capri was an angel as always.  She slept most of the time and the boys took turns opening her gifts for her and then attempting to show her what she got.

Although I put down my camera and lived in the moment there was one that I just couldn't miss.  Jared and I have been so excited about having a backyard so we could get the boys a trampoline and it has been one of the best things we have ever bought.  The boys L.O.V.E. it.  They jump at all times of the day and night.

I love that I can look right through my kitchen window and watch them play, jump, and do whatever they can to get my attention.
It was truly a wonderful Christmas.  It was so nice to be surrounded by our family and to join in the excitement of childhood with them.  We feel so blessed.

Capri: 2 Months

...2 months...
10lbs 1 oz
22.5 inches
39cm head circumference

- you are the sweetest little thing ever.
-you are full of smiles.  you can always see your smiles coming before they show up.
- you average 4oz per feeding.
-you eat every 4 hours.  you are awake for 1.5 hours and then sleep for about 2.5.
-you cannot fall into a deep sleep unless you are wrapped up nice and tight.
-you always manage to pull your bows over your eyes when you are in the car seat.
-you spend a.lot. of time in the car but love it {thank heavens}
-you sleep for about 6 hours at night but made it to 9 hours once you hit 9 weeks.
-your brothers constantly smother you with kisses.
-you are a noisy sleeper.
-you have blue eyes. {crossing fingers they stay blue}
-you took your first vacation to California with mom and dad and were amazing!
-you did not like getting shots and let the whole doctors office know it but were totally fine as soon as they were over.
-you are so calming.
-you are finally fitting into 0-3 month clothes.
-we love you to pieces.