Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gumbo Limbo

Last week my sister in law Kristin had her best friend from college in town and they invited me to go to Gumbo Limbo with them.

Founded in 1984, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a unique cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton. Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres of protected barrier island not only provides refuge to many varieties of plants and animals - some rare or endangered - but represents a commitment to protect our natural resources.

They have a sea turtle conservation but the tanks were being rebuilt thus no turtles when we were there...but we did check out the butterfly garden and the look out point over the ocean and forest.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

1st Birthday Party

The twins were spoiled this year and got 2 birthday parties! When Beckham got pneumonia we had to push back the birthday party but because my parents were already in town we had cupcakes! The next week we had the real party with more friends and family. We really appreciate all the love and support we have been given by all our friends. Our twins are so lucky to have such great people to grow up around. Mommy planned your party and it was a gray and yellow themed party.

'Happy Birthday to you...'

Beckham, you did not like the cupcake. Brooklyn, you LOVED we can see.

4 generations

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


We made it! You kiddos are one year old! This year has been such a whirlwind of events and we have enjoyed seeing you both grow so much. We love your personalities. You both love to give hugs to crawl up to mom and dad and give us kisses. The best is you play with one another and laugh. We love that you have an instant playmate. When you want mom or dad you continue to say our names until we pay attention. Milk is your new friend and you love it. You both are still learning how to drink from a straw and you both are in love with cheerios. This past month we went to Orlando and you had fun at Islands of Adventure. That was your first hotel stay and you did great. Books are so fascinating to you and you enjoy flipping the pages the most. Walking is in your future! You enjoy holding onto mom and dad's hands while you take steps. When we go to the park you love swinging on the swings and putting leaves in your mouth when you are on the playground. We had your 1st big birthday party and all your grandparents and great grandparents were there. You are loved so much and your smiles are so contagious. We LOVE you!


Likes to hold your hands and walk
Started to 'talk'
Got pneumonia
Went to first McDonald's convention and to universal
Doesn't like cupcakes
Likes to roll a ball back and forth to you
Loves his forward facing car seat
Drinking whole milk 
Says Dada and Mama
Does so well in the car
Loves to give you hugs and kisses
Eats a handful of cheerios in one minute
Took 3 steps

 12 month stats:

25 lbs

30.75 inches long

75% in weight and 95% in height


4 teeth 
Says bubble, book, Dada, Mama, no and bottle
Likes to Rock on rocking horse
Gives hi fives
Likes cupcakes
Went to her first McDonald's convention and to universal
Likes to yell
Likes to tackle Beckham
Likes to climb stairs
Pushes Beckham on push car
Drinking whole milk
Loves to give you hugs and kisses
Learned to play with her tongue

 12 month stats:

20 lbs

29.75 inches long

25% in weight and 50% in height

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

McDonald's Convention 2012

Last week we had the opportunity to go to the McDonald's Convention held every 2 years in Orlando. It was a lot of fun minus Beckham getting pneumonia the last day and Clark having to stay with Beckham in the hospital while I went home with Brooklyn....he is okay now! McDonald's rents out a Disney park for a night and this year it was Islands of Adventure! Harry Potter was so fun! My parents and brother came down the night that McDonald's holds a big concert so they could babysit the kids while Clark and I enjoyed ourselves. Seal, Kelly Clarkson, Reuben, and Keith Urban entertained us all night. It was a blast considering I was up by the stage!

Brooklyn and Grandpa Nelson

Beckham and Nana Nelson

McDonald's Theme this year

Enjoying the night!

My brother Josh and me!




Keith! Did I tell you I got a guitar pick? :)

All the performers!

Walking the convention floor the last day!

Mike and Clark doing daddy duty.

Islands of Adventure kid carousel ride!


The kids passed out all night! Sweet!

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