Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Little Tough Guy

This was one of the first days that things had cooled off, now of course it's hot again, but it was fun to get him all dressed up in clothes he's never worn. I thought he was lookin pretty cute and sadly pretty grown up.

His first pair of shoes he's ever worn. These are little Nikes I found at a consignment sale. They still had tags on them and were only $2.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Caught in the Act

Carter is now crawling all over the place and getting into mischief.

I was disappointed because I missed the picture where Carter managed to shove half of his body into this little shelf.

Again, another great picture moment where I was a second late. Carter was standing next to his toy basket reaching in for a toy when he fell in head first with his two little feet straight up kicking. He's crying in this picture because he can't figure out why I'm not getting him out. Doesn't he know snapping pictures is way more important than rescuing babies?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hard Work!

We have been working pretty hard around here the last couple of weeks. With all our water and bug problems (will talk more about it later) we've been clearing out all the vegetation on the side of our house. The dirt you now see used to be a jungle of green. Matt took out three trees with his own hands and muscles and a little help from an axe. What a hunk!!

I got a new toy a couple weekends ago. It not only trims the grass but edges it too!! My other toy is what my little boy has given me from carrying him around, also shown in the picture. :)

So the latest on the house . . .

After flooding three times in one week about a month ago we have since gotten a wet basement person out to the house to give us an estimate of what needs to be done. And the diagnosis was that we need internal french drains. I had never heard of these until I moved to Pittsburgh so I will give a quick explanation to those in the dark like I was. What will happen is these guys will come to our house, jackhammer the perimeter of our house so that we have foot wide trenches all along the perimeter. Then they will install a sub-pump that will release the water that is in the inside of our walls and pump out any water that comes back into the walls/ house. That is a very basic explanation but hopefully enough so you understand. Then once they are done with their work we will then have Terminx come in and spray our termites and foundation ants that we've had since we moved in. Yes, I know what you are all thinking, our inspector must have been intoxicated or something to miss all these obvious signs that our house has problems. It seems to be one joy after the other, these are just the two biggest ones thus far. Our friends here have a theory that our house is built on an old Indian burial ground and thus is cursed. That sounds about right.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I've Been Tagged . . .

I have just been tagged several times so here it goes:

4 Jobs I've Had
Bank Teller
Assistant Bank Manager

4 Movies I Could Watch Over & Over
The NEW Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Best in Show
Out of Africa

4 Places I have Lived
Sandy, UT
London, England
Des Moines, IA
Pittsburgh, PA

4 Places I Have Vacationed
Niagara Falls

4 Favorite Dinners
Thai Curry
Prime Rib with strong horse radish sauce
Spicy buffalo wings
BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Pizza

4 Favorite Desserts
Hot Fudge Malts
Brownie's with Vanilla ice cream and hot fudge
Strawberry shortcake

4 websites I Visit Daily

4 Favorite Hobbies
Hanging out with Carter and Matt
Finding fun places to go with Carter
Girls Dessert Night Out

4 People I Tag
Bella Williamson
Brittany Merill
Lacy Lowry
Amanda Arrhenius

*If you've already been tagged you can ignore mine.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Name is Nielsen, Carter Nielsen.

Daddy getting Carter ready for his photo shoot.

Notice how Carter is too chunky for us to button the last button on his vest.

Totally GQ!