Snapshots of Life Lately

The sun is shining and the snow is melting!  Can I get three cheers for that?
Hip, hip, hooray!  Hip, hip, hooray!  Hip, hip, hooray!
I've begun bundling the boys up and going for runs outside again.  Sunshine and fresh air never felt so good.
May the last few weeks of winter fly by.

Until then, enjoy a picture purge from happenings inside the Nelson home:

Levi "helping" me empty the dishwasher
Jed loves his Lightning McQueen (also known as "keen") coloring book.  Slowly but surely, not every color will be "bue" (blue).
Levi rocking a faux hawk and red sneakers.  Kill me; he's too cute!
Snoozing on the couch
bulldozer + cereal
tractor + mac 'n cheese
Are you noticing a pattern here?  
I love how Levi puts his arm around my neck, especially after a particularly rough night (for me, obviously).
It feels like a hug and I can't get enough!  By the way, Levi is also the world's best sloppy kisser.  I don't mind my cheeks and chin soaked in his slobber one bit; it's too sweet.
puzzles on the tablet
This boy loves his groceries!  The other night he ate an entire banana plus some veggies too.  Wow.
colorful jellies are the coolest window treatments
Levi lets us know he's happy with delightful little half-screams and squeals all day long
Jed at breakfast one morning.  I've always been in love with his smile.

And just before you go believing that life with two little boys is all rainbows and unicorns, it's really not.
Bron and I tease that Jed inherited each of our worst traits because Jed has really been pushing the limits of my patience these last few weeks.  The whiiiining, the fits, and the fact that Jed is so darn stubborn make me want to throttle him and drop him off on the street corner to leave behind forever.  But I don't.  I walk away for a breather.  Sometimes I yell.  Then I feel guilty.  Developing consistent patience and good mothering habits is terribly hard to do!  I think more little daily prayers are in order.
I can do this.  I can do this.  I can do this.


  1. I'm praying for you girl! I find it hard with just one 8 month old hahaha

  2. Hi :) thanks so much for your blog comment. I love seeing new faces pop up. Your boys are incredibly cute and I'm looking forward to reading your blog and catching up on your family. LOVE finding new blog friends, especially ones with kids so I can pick up some tips :) Have a great day!!

  3. I just love all of your pictures. You really do have an eye for it.

  4. They really are super cute! I love the pictures of them at roughly the same age, in the same outfits. And, btw- I am glad to hear I'm not the only one that struggles with being a mom sometimes! Don't get me wrong, I love both of my kids more than my own life, but seriously...a girl needs a break sometimes! And, I yell, and feel guilty too. So know, you are also not the only one.


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