Friday, December 16, 2011

 With all of us being sick, I really slacked on Christmas cards. Plus I didn't really think about it until it was too late to order online. Bummer. So that means no Christmas card from the Nelepovitz Family this year. It doesn't mean we aren't thinking of you, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm over 18 weeks and baby is growing fast, he's about the size of a bell pepper now. I started feeling him move about a week or so ago and everyday it's happening more and more and getting stronger. I don't think anyone else can feel him move yet, but I'm super excited for the boys to feel him kick. Elio loves listening to my belly and giving baby kisses, and as soon as Nico sees that happening he wants in on the action too. It's pretty cute.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Our tree is decorated

 We had pictures with Santa. Nico cheered up after Santa offered him a candy cane.

And Kyle was in charge of the float for Rossi's this year for the lighted truck parade. It turned out great, so great that they won 2 first place trophies!

Monday, December 5, 2011

 We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We celebrated over at the ranch with a ton of family members, I think there were around 50 people including 18 kids! Needless to say we all had a great time.
 Here's most of the kids.

Elio and Lou went on there fist hunting trip, and they loved every second of it. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

15 Weeks!

Here's a couple pic's from the sonogram I had on Monday. We were lucky enough to have both of our boys, Richard, Marisa and Valerie there with us to share our joy.

Here's a little video of the heartbeat, and baby. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Yesterday we had our gender prediction sonogram, and we are having a boy!

 Since my last post, I've been feeling pretty crummy, I guess I spoke too soon about feeling good! I've been super tired and a little nauseous. I haven't been as sick as I felt with the other boys, but far more tired. I feel really lucky that the boys are such good sleepers and that they have been taking naps at the same time during the day.

I'm finally starting to feel better now, and I'm really looking forward to enjoying the rest of this pregnancy. We are so glad to know the gender and be able to pick out some names and start decorating the nursery.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We couldn't be more thrilled to announce we are going to have a new addition to our family.We had our first sonogram last week and it looks like we'll be due the first part of May 2012. So far I'm feeling much better than I did with both Elio and Nico. Super tired but no morning sickness.

Here's the latest pic of our little peanut

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The MOMS Club was in the Labor Day Parade again this year. We put a lot of time and effort into our float, and it turned out to be well worth it. We won 1st Place (in our category) for the third year in a row. The MOMS Club gets a big fat check for $300! Winning the parade helps the club get through the year, and since we are non-profit, at the end of the year any leftover money will be donated locally. 

This years theme was: Paul and Babe Ride the Skunk to Willits. We decorated the ranger (thanks Nonno!) like the steam engine. As you can see from the picture, our train was equipped with a smoke stack that has real smoke coming out of it, and it had real train sounds. All the little ones dressed up as engineers, and handed out candy .

One of the guys Kyle works with, had his horses in the parade. After the parade was over, he let Elio ride one. He had the biggest smile on his face, and  had so much fun!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Kyle!

Last weekend we celebrated Kyle's birthday by going camping. It was our first trip to the KOA in Willits. Both of us have heard great things about it, so we thought we'd give it a shot. My mom let us use her tent trailer, which made camping a bit easier with the boys. We had so much fun, they had a swimming pool, petting zoo, splishy splashy, miniature golf, fishing pond, disc golf,  a huge play structure, and lots more. Since it was an hour drive for us, it was perfect, we were able to go over after Kyle got off work, and come home and still have a majority of our day left. We had a fun and relaxing camping trip.

Meet Lou.

 She joined our family this weekend while we were camping. Lou is an 8 week old chocolate lab. She's so cute, and so much fun! Originally we though we wanted a yellow lab, and when we went there, we fell in love with her. He parents were really good looking chocolate labs, and her grandfather was an award winning chocolate lab. She's a pretty mellow and friendly puppy. So far she's adjusting nicely to the craziness around our house. 

Here's a few pic's from the weekend:

Friday, August 26, 2011

Some of you may have heard about our little fish. Nico is crazy in the water. He will jump into the water, and float face down until someone picks him up (sometimes he kicks his legs). Really it's kind of frightening. When we've been in public places, we've had concerned parents ask if he's ok. It's great that he has no fear of water, but scary at the same time.

Here's a little video of Nico at 18 months. He probably jumped into the pool like this 30 times, and I'm not kidding. As you can see, Elio loves the water but is a bit more cautious.

Also, in other big news at the Nele household, Elio can ride his bike without training wheels! Woohoo! He's been practicing just about every night and he's loving it. We're pretty impressed, especially since he is only 3 years and 3 months old.

Just in case you don't know how to ride a bike, here's a little lesson for you:

Here's Elio!

 Nico's trying to get in on the bike riding action too:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Beautiful Wedding

I'm feeling like we've been going nonstop this summer! Between family, friends, MOMS Club, vacations, weddings, babies, showers, Avon Walk, and working on the house (I'm sure there's lot's more!), we've been busy. I haven't hardly had time to blog, and I don't even have time to do many crafts for my crafting blog. So here I am doing a little blogging tonight to catch up. 
I can't say as I have a problem with being busy. We are never bored and it makes the days go by really fast. I know that when winter comes and we're not able to do so many outdoor activities, I'm going to be bummed, so we better enjoy it now!

Here's a few pic's from one of my best friends wedding. I've known Anna forever, actually we were born only a few hours apart. So many of my childhood memories have Anna in them. I couldn't be more happy for her, she picked an amazing guy, and they are so in love!

check out a few little things I made over at my other blog

Friday, August 5, 2011

Look who got himself dressed today...

 Isn't he cute!
I couldn't help but laugh a little (not in front of him of course) when he asked me to button his pants.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Fun

So far we've had a busy summer. 
Here's what we've been up to so far...

Feeding cousin Trent
Lots of swimming
We can't get enough of this little cutie!
Hanging out with Woody
E got a little scratch on his nose and insisted on a band aid, he wore it all day, even to town.
Playing...lot's of playing
We went for a ride through the whole golf course
We even got to hang out with Bennet and his little buddy
He loved EVERY minute of it
and some calfs

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One of our favorite things...
Check ups!
We love seeing how well the boys are doing 
and knowing that they are staying on track.

Elio-  31lbs and 50th percentile
39 inches and 85th percentile

Nico- 28.4 lbs and 75th percentile
34 1/2 inches and 99th percentile

They boys wont go back for check ups for a while. Elio's next one is when he turns 4, and Nico when he turns 2. Oh, they are growing up too fast.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I did it, I made it 39.3 miles!
It was a long two days, but it was really fun and inspiring. I was a little nervous doing the walk by myself, but I met some wonderful people along the way.
Last year I had four blisters by the end of the first day however this year I somehow lucked out and didn't get a single blister.

The boys dropped me off and met me at the finish line.

 So excited to start walking!
 If you click on this picture you can see how many walkers there were. I think there were a few thousand.

Almost there!
 I've never been happier to cross a finish line.
 I even got this wonderful surprise when I got back.

With everyone's support we raised over $4.2 million! 
Thank you to everyone who supported me!

This is such a wonderful cause, I hope to continue to walk for many more years.