Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Got Milk?

Got Milk? We do.... 4 different kinds for the 4 members of our family:

Whole for Kiera
Skim for Steve
Breast milk for Lydia
Soymilk for me.

I cut out dairy products as of 2 weeks ago in an effort to reduce Lydia's fussiness. Now THAT is love : )

Monday, September 29, 2008

After my poll question on what you eat for a snack at night I just have to say that I'm glad that there are other cereal-eaters out there. I love to eat it at night but Steve always eats chip and salsa. Cereal is healthy (fortified with vitamins and minerals) and tastes great. Gotta love it!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Treasure Hunting

I love treasure hunting. It runs in my blood-- so does my dad and my grandpa. I've gone to boony-land southern Utah many times in search of arrowheads. It is a family tradition to just go camp in the middle of nowhere and look for arrowheads all day long for about a week every year. I love it.

Once I went to a tree-hugger camp and we were planting trees next to the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. As we were digging the holes we were finding really old bottles, china, and artifacts. I've taken my family back there twice to dig up more stuff (the trees are now dead-- go figure). There is a certain thrill that goes through me to find something cool.

I also love hunting for good deals. Yesterday I was 'hunting' ebay and bidding on clothing for my children. I ended up getting tons of great deals like the red shoes above for 50 cents (and $1.00 shipping). I just love hunting for and finding great deals!
Watch out... I'm on the hunt.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Moby Wrap and Snuzzler

My name is Cambrie Nelson, and I approve of these baby products. (I sure wish I would have had them with my first child!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cold Turkey

Well folks, this is it. We are getting rid of Kiera's beloved "budgie" (blankie) cold-turkey style. Her attachment to it has become a bit too much. She can now only have it at bedtime. Wish us luck...we need it!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A day (yesterday) in the my life with a toddler

1. Taking her to a petting zoo and having her be more excited about the colors of her fishy crackers than seeing the animals.
2. Cleaning up lotion of the carpet.
3. The elation of having her tinkle in the potty for the first time (probably a fluke).
4. Finding her with an open bottle of BBQ sauce and it all over her and the floor (how did she get that anyway?)
5. Finding my sleeping infant wailing because my toddler reached in her bed and was pulling her hair.
6. Her saying "YO You" (I love you) for the first time to me (sweet!)
7. Finding Kiera pouring a bottle of water over my cell phone.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Every child builds forts at some time. Kiera's daddy just introduced her to the art a bit early in life.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

For the love of Elmo

Why is it that all toddlers love Elmo so much? Kiera loved Elmo without ever having seen him on TV (we had a toy and a book with Seasame Street characters and she singled him out to love). Is it because he is red and furry? My friend said it was just because his name is easy for toddlers to say. Who knows..... but Kiera is infatuated. Yesterday I took Kiera to the 99 cent store and I found an Elmo purse so I showed it to Kiera and put it in the shopping cart. I was looking at something else for a minute and when I turned around I discovered about 15 Elmo purses in our shopping cart and Kiera getting more to put in. Kiera loves Elmo : )

Friday, September 12, 2008

Here comes finals weeks again. Lydia has been helping daddy study.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sunbathing ladies

Lydia has been working on her California sun tan lately and I guess Kiera is getting jelous of her newly bronzed skin because whenever Lydia is sunbathing Kiera has to lay down right next to her baby sister and sunbathe too.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Our family spent the morning walking door to door in our community in behalf of Proposition 8 here in California. I wasn't able to spend very long doing it since Lydia and Kiera were not very cooperative, but I sacrificed my husband for the morning and he kept going after we went home.
Proposition 8 is Pro-family and pro-marriage and I believe that it is very important that it passes. It would make the law define marriage as between a man and a woman. It doesn't take away any of the rights of homosexuals (like hospital visitation rights). I was amazed when I heard of some of the consequences of it not passing. Such things as people being able to sue churches that did not allow same sex marriages, schools that don't provide housing for gay couples no longer being tax-exempt, and our children being taught in schools that marriage is a union of any 2 people.
I think that it is critical to get prop 8 to pass. I encourage all Cali residents to vote yes on 8!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I went and got Lydia's pictures taken today. It was SOOO much easier than getting Kiera's newborn pictures done. Note to self: never try to get a newborn to be awake and happy for pictures-- they are cute when they are sleeping and it is much easier.