Thursday, September 03, 2015

Piano part 2

Bless all hearts whose children are learning to play the piano.
It's kind of annoying.
Claire is giving herself a refresher on her piano skills.
She and Jane took piano lessons years ago, but we had to put
 a stop to it when I had hunchie done and we moved to Arizona for half the year.
We just haven't had the time to pick it back up yet.
I am proud of her for taking the initiative and learning it again, but whew......

Wednesday, September 02, 2015


{Mr. Nielson and I are hosting a chat room again today 
(and every Wednesday) from 9 to noon MDT.  
Come talk about the Mormon faith and another questions you may have.  
These chats are private and anyone is welcome!
Lets chat HERE}

Since school has started Lottie and
 I have resumed our best friend buddy-ship.
We are doing everything together again.
Of course she is thrilled when "the kids" come home from 
school, but I think she loves all my attention our adventures.
For instance this past week 
we've painted, made treats, organized closets, picked flowers,
changed sheets, repaired and taped up some of our favorite storybook pages,
Yesterday we went through her clothes and got out her warm sweaters.
We talked about Halloween, and pumpkins, and why her summer sandals
don't fit her anymore.  We also talked extensively about her best friends;
 Ada, Margot, and Ruby. 
I came across this photo and died.  I totally remember this day like it
was yesterday.  Two years older now, toilet trained, more hair and larger
vocabulary, Lottie certainly has grown up.
We have since moved from this home and the new owners were nice
enough to let us in to the backyard where the beloved peach tree
 is again burdened with the gorgeous fruit.  
We recreated the first photo as best we could.
Time is flying by.  I really is.  Before I know it, I will 
be taking her first day of school photo.  (booooooo)

Also, I love how Lottie was wearing her cute yellow moccasins 
in 2013 and in 2015 she has since graduated to the new

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


H  A  P  P  Y      S  E  P  T  E  M  B  E  R
Did you know that Clane secretly wishes they were mermaids?
But then again, what young girl doesn't wish that?
  Jane and Claire are slightly obsessed with anything mermaid, 
(so naturally Lottie is too).
I even have one!  I love it, it's very magical and very sleek.
I keep thinking that about 25 years ago my 9 year old self would have 
flipped out for something this awesome, and so authentic!
For my boys I ordered shark fins, which they absolutely think 
are the coolest.  They are fun to use and easy to put on.
The Little Nies are desperately getting as much swimming in before
the change of season hits and the pool will close.

To order your fins, or learn more about them, go to: Fin Fun.
((I highly recommend these fins))
(my fin)
( is slightly under

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