Well I made a VERY last minute decision to pack the kids up in the car and meet Chill's parents up the canyon to find a Christmas Tree. Chill had to work so I wasn't planning on going, but when Carson found out where grandma and grandpa were he wanted to go. I knew we would have such a great time and was starting to feel bad that we were missing out so I dressed everyone, grabbed the snow clothes and a few snacks and off were went. I knew I made the right decision when Carson said, "We are off on an adventure, this is a great adventure!" We made it to the top of the mountain and found everybody and we ended up have a great time. I am SO glad we went because Carson loved every minute of it. He helped grandpa Doug keep the fire going all afternoon, rode on the snowmobile and the sled, and roasted marshmallows. What could be better? Bailey did pretty well under the circumstances. She was a trooper. It was pretty chilly and she did not like being all bundled up. She could barely move (it was pretty cute though)! Once I took off all the snow clothes and let her just sit in the car and eat a sucker, life was good! I took off on a hike with Chill's aunt Lynda and we found a good tree...it was a little tall, but I thought it would work great so we cut it down and luckily right then Uncle John came by and hooked the tree to the snowmobile. There was NO way we were going to drag that thing back! It was a great day. Beautiful weather and lots of fun!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Well Thanksgiving this year was small but great. It was our year to be with my family. Someday I know all the siblings will be on the same schedule and we can all be together and eat delicious food. Until that day we have do deal with only having a few of us. So this year it was Mom, Dad, Min, Matt, me, Carson, Bailey, and Chill (who made it about 30 minutes late! Dang work!) Mom did fantastic job with dinner. Seriously so so tasty. I attempted to make the rolls this year and they turned out alright. I need a little more practice and then I think we will be in business. Life is good and couldn't be better when you are surrounded by people you love. I have much to be grateful for. As for pictures, I didn't take very many but oh well!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I would have to say that our Halloween was busy. I mean now that I look back it wasn't that bad, but when you are in the middle of it, it feels busy. I guess pulling together costumes and such makes it feel a little crazy. It is so fun because Carson is way into Halloween now. (maybe a little too into it...he has an OPINION and a big one at that). So after talking with my sister Nat I decided I would have Bailey be Wonder Woman and have Carson be some superhero. He has a few different costumes so I figured he would be happy. Nat made a DARLING tutu for Bailey and she just looked so darn cute. Well a few weeks before Halloween Carson decided he wanted to be Dash from the Incredibles. Alright fine is all I said thinking I could talk him back into the Superhero thing. I thought maybe we could all dress up as the incredibles for the Trunk or Treat and that would make him happy. Well I was wrong. The day before Carson's preschool halloween party he made it clear he was going to be Dash. I told him he needed to be a superhero with Bailey and he stopped, looked at me and with a stern voice said, "DASH IS A SUPERHERO!" Ummm....how do I argue that one. So off we went to Target and low and behold there was ONE Dash costume that would fit him...sort of but it would work. I decided that moment that this was not about me anymore. I didn't get to decided and I should just let him decide. He was so happy and so excited that it was all worth it. So we did Preschool Party Thursday, Primary Halloween Party Friday, Trunk or Treat Saturday, and Dentist and Trick or Treating Monday. Who takes their kid to the dentist on Halloween...I do ha ha! I thought it would be fun because they could dress up...and it was fun so there! Bailey switched between her Wonder Woman and her Jack Jack and Carson was just DASH and boy was he happy! The only thing was when he saw Chill and I trying on our costumes, he decided he wanted a homemade Dash uniform (as Carson calls it) as well. Luckily I already had most of the stuff for his which was good. I know I know I really gave into him didn't I. I just wanted him to be happy. Don't think I can keep this up every year, but for now it worked. Carson told everyone his hair was slicked back from running so fast. He also decided that Min my sister needed to be Violet and her boyfriend, Matt, would be Syndrome. Unfortunatlye they were not able to dress up with us, but Carson still calls them by their Incredible names, as he does the rest of us. So for now we are no longer the Wilcox family, but the Parr Family! Chill actually made it to a few of these events which was a miracle. He made it just in time to throw on his costume for the Trunk or Treat and also for Trick or Treating. That never happens, but we were sure glad he made it!