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October 07, 2013

Pinterest Flop

This is an idea from Pinterest. Me and my mom thought it would be fun to make them then give them away to people. So we bought the caramels and melon balled the apples. Melted the caramel and then dipped them into the caramel.

After they dried this is how they turned out. Hahahaha. This is similar to what happened when we tried to make our own cake-pops, with out the cake pop maker. We unanimously decided not to give them away.

August 26, 2013

Monkey Leashes

I know we have all seen these Monkey Leashes for kids. I always think how ridiculous, I am never going to get that for my kids, they can learn to just stay by me. Well Spencer is going to be the kid that you see wearing on of these.
Story: Usually if I have to shower I either bring Spencer with me and lock him in my room or I shower while he is sleeping. Our shower is having to be re-cocked and so I have to shower down stairs or in the kids bathroom. I chose downstairs. This morning I had to get ready early so I get in the shower and leave Spencer out of the bathroom. I didn't want him to unwind the toilet paper or flush the toilet a million times. Half way into my shower I think to myself. Ugh, I should have locked the front door, because as of a week ago Spencer can open the front door and go outside and he loves going out there.  About 3 minutes later I hear a knock at the bathroom door. It was a grown up knock. Weird. So I say "HELLO?" and I here "Lesley" I turn off the water so I could hear better and ask "Who is there?" It was my friend April that lives a couple blocks away. She begins to tell me that she was taking her kids to preschool and saw Spencer outside, running down the street. AHHHHH!!! I was almost done so I hurry and rinse off and get out as fast as I can. She had to leave and had Carter lock the door behind her. I was so freaked out. I can't believe that happened and so so thankful that April happened to be there to bring him back. And that is why I will probably have to get one of these ridiculous Money Leashes.

Mother of the Year Award goes to me this year for sure!

August 23, 2013

Out in the Yard

One of the evenings it cooled off enough to send the boys outside to our lovely backyard. They had fun playing with the little tikes car.

  Poor Carter couldn't fit inside anymore so he was designated pusher.
 Spencer loves being outside getting dirty. Carter on the other hand loves to be outside but hates to get dirty.

On a side note, I am glad I sent them out there because Dave said he was more anxious to get landscaping in the backyard so they could play out there more. :)

August 06, 2013

Little Scholars Preschool

Carter started Preschool today. This is his last year. He is such a handsome boy and so smart. He loves to learn. He already can count up to 100 and a little beyond. He can also recognize the numbers 1-100, He knows the alphabet and can recognize the upper and lower case letters. He still needs practicing on writing a few of them. He knows all the shapes even ones like crescent, and octagon. 
 Here Carter is with the Preschool teachers, Mrs Kristin, Mrs Lisa, and Mrs Bianne. He is excited he says his teachers are nice and he likes them.


July 10, 2013

AZ Diamondbacks Vs CO Rockies Game

We went to the Arizona Diamondbacks game and took the kids. Of course we didn't stay the whole time because Spencer got too tired and Carter got bored. He kept saying that he had to go to the bathroom but when we got there he didn't really have to go. Funny boy. We had great seats, thanks to INTEL they were free. Baxter came to our section and Carter got a picture with him. Funny story: Carter kept playing on the stairs, running up and down, swinging on the railing and climbing up the "fence" (we were sitting right next to the pool so Carter had to keep looking over). Apparently he made friends with some guys in a row ahead of us or they just thought that he was cool cause he kept running up and down the stairs. When Baxter came to our section he was signing balls, shirts and paper. There was a line starting to form and I told Carter to hurry up and go down there so he could give him high five and get a picture with him. I overheard the guys in the row ahead of us say "Baxter better take a picture with our buddy in the green shirt or we're going to beat him up" (I think they were a little drunk) hahaha Then when Carter got there they started cheering for him hahaha. Carter is a stud! The picture is blurry because I was too close, was using my mom's phone and I had to hurry.   I only got one picture and this is how it turned out so, it will have to do.

July 09, 2013

Fourth of July

For the Fourth we celebrated with friends. We all pitched in and rented this water slide. The kids had a blast! Carter is at the top ready to slide down. We also had sandwiches, which I really like those long sub sandwiches that you have to cut and it feeds a ton of people. They are really good.
When it became dark we lit fireworks. Some of our friends had the "real" ones that shoot up high and then explode, the ones that they have at firework shows. I was holding Spencer and Carter started freaking out but then when I pointed out that Spencer was not scared then Carter was ok after that. When they would go off Spencer would rest his head on my chest, which I was soaking up. He is such a busy kid and I never get to cuddle with him. I loved it! I love this country that we live in and I am so thankful that I was born here and not in another country.

July 08, 2013

Disneyland 2013

Here we are on our way to "The Happiest Place on Earth"


Carter waited in line to see Woody for 20 minutes, he was so excited. As soon as he was 3 kids away Jesse came out and Woody left. He was disappointed but was better when they said Buzz was going to be out in the next 10 minutes, so of course we waited, we ended up being the 2nd one in line. He thought it was so cool to see Buzz and give him "high five"

We waited in the "Carsland" ride for 165 minutes. Dave and Carter got a little bored and didn't want to smile for the picture. The picture below shows the a fraction of the line. Crazy!

He we are on the ride about to have the ride of our life. Carter is so exited.
This is my favorite photo by the looks of my face the ride is super scary. In actuality it wasn't scary it was so fun! And super creative. Of course Disney did a great job, don't they always.
We spent most of the day in California Adventure. Around 3 pm we headed over to Disneyland. Here is Spencer playing at Innoventions. We checked it out while we waited for our Autopia FastPass. He liked it because he spent most the day in the stroller.

Here is Carter and Lesley on Autopia, Carter was a pretty good driver and he had a blast.
And of course I had to take Carter on Its a Small World. I love this ride it is so peaceful.
Spencer crashed in the stroller. He woke up right before "World of Color" just in time to put Carter in the stroller.
Because Carter fell asleep right before the water show and he would have been a lot heavier to carry while asleep all the way to the car.

Lesley and Spencer waiting for the "World of Color" I love my little Spencer.
"World of Color" is fantastic! Very entertaining! I love Disneyland, we all can't wait to go again. And of course to top off the best vacation a delightful chocolate caramel apple. This one is shaped as Mickey. All the workers at the store had no idea what I was talking about when I asked if they had a plain one. Weird.
A couple stories:
  • While carter and I were waiting for the Disney Junior Live on Stage show we got some ice cream. Carter didn't have time to finish his ice cream and they made him throw it away because they didn't allow food or drink in the theater. Carter was tired and it set him off he was crying. The worker there gave us a voucher for a free ice cream. Disneyland is all about making the experience grand!
  • We made our way to Disneyland and we decided to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. My dad talked Carter into it and Dave and I knew that he was not going to like it, it is kinda scary to a innocent 4 year old. We wait in line for 30 minutes and we get 2 minutes from getting on the ride and it breaks down. We ended up not riding it and Carter can keep his innocence about Pirates. Pirates can still be "Jake and the Neverland Pirates"
  • Dave got the highest score between all of us on Toy Story Mania. 172,000 the rest of us were below 100,000
  • Carter kept seeing a Disney shirt. He would say he wanted it, there it is again. We kept saying no. Finally at the end of the day right before Dave left he secretly bought it for him and gave him the shirt. Carter's face lite up and he was so happy. It made a special day even better. He even said thank you on his own.
  • The next day, we went to breakfast Carter would say are we going to Disneyland again. Then we went to the beach the next day, Carter asked again are we going to Disneyland. Even on the way home he asked again. He kept saying he wanted to go back. this was 2 weeks ago and he still asks can we go to Disneyland.

January 03, 2013


September 14, 2012

St. George

Over Labor Day weekend, and then some, Dave, Carter, Spencer and I drove to St. George to meet Grandma, Kaylinn, Mark and Cameron. We had a great time. We went swimming, hiking, shopping and did lots of relaxing and catching up. It was so therapeutic, we had a hot tub right out on the balcony. 
 Cameron and Spencer were so cute, just kicking, smiling and talking.
 Cameron is bigger than Spencer, longer and heavier. But you can tell they are cousins. They loved being by each other.
 We went to the temple grounds. I love the St. George temple.






September 13, 2012

Zion's National Park

Dave, Carter, Spencer, Grandma Diane, Uncle Mark, Aunt Kaylinn, Cameron and I took a drive to Zion's National Park. We parked our cars outside and took a bus in. The bus driver suggested we take this hike up to a "crying rock" he said since we had little ones it would work for us. He also said there was a slight incline. Slight was an understatement. The incline was probably a 45 degree angle. Not that it was that hard but it was not really meant for a stroller. The hike was seriously only 10 or 15 minutes and then we made it to the crying rock. The water was dripping off the cliff. Beautiful.
 This is after the slight incline hike.
 Next we took the bus to another hiking area. We didn't go very far until we came to a little waterfall and an area for playing in the water.

 It took awhile for Carter to get the courage to get in and play once he did he didn't want to stop.
 Here is Grandma with the 2 babies. The babies did great they pretty much slept the whole time.
Zion's is breath-taking. 

Friends Forever

Carter made little people out of Legos. He said that they are Carter and Spencer holding hands. Melts my heart to see how much Carter loves his brother. I hope they are the best of friends when they are older
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 When we were driving in the car Carter says to Spencer, "Spencer your my best friend." I just love my boys

Bowling

Grandma Diane came to visit us. We tried to go bowling on Monday but the place that we had free passes to was closed for maintenance. So we had to wait until Wednesday. Last time we went bowling I wished I had my camera to capture Carter bowling. This time I made sure to bring it.
 I just love the way Carter bowls, he is so funny. He does really good.

video

July 23, 2012

Spencer Jonathan Wright

Meet the new addition to the Wright Family.
Spencer Jonathan Wright
Sunday, July 15, 2012
@ 3:33 am
8 lbs 6 oz 21 inches

May 31, 2012

Cars Update

So ... Carter and Lesley are driving in the car and a very pristine corvette passes them. Carter has been in the mood lately of saying "I like that car. Can you buy it for me when I'm 5 years old?" This particular occasion was no different but Lesley decided to elaborate.

"That's a corvette, Carter. It's faster than a Mustang ..."
"Then I'll drive a Corvette, and Dad can drive a Mustang, and then I'll beat him."

I might be feeding this kid too much competition. Can't have my own flesh and blood show me up, now can I? It's the perfect justification. Lamborghini, here I come!

















At least my kid will continue to look up to me for all the cool things I have ... or in this case, look forward to me ... a long ways forward.

May 24, 2012

CARS

Carter can still play with his cars for hours. When daddy comes home he LOVES to play car games with him. It has gotten to the point (uh he is barely 3 and a half) where he asks if we can buy him that car as we are driving around town. He says "mommy I like that car, can I get that car" or "Mommy I like that Mustang, can I get that one". One time we were in the car and he says he wants a white Mustang and a black one. Then he says "Daddy you can drive the white one and I can drive the black one." He is 3 and  can point out the Mustangs. He can also point out our cars. He says "Look that's Mommy car, it looks the same." Sure enough it is the exact same car sometimes in a different color. I can't believe he cares enough about cars to already be able to point out the different cars.

May 23, 2012

Baby Items?

We are going to add another one to our family in about 8 weeks (plus or minus 1). Our first child is a boy and now this one is going to be a boy. We saved all of Carter's things for this very purpose so that we would not have to buy more baby stuff. It has been 3 years so I have forgotten all that we have and even what you NEED to have right away. Even if I wanted to go see what we have this is where our belongings are located. In the very corner. I am not about to ask or expect anyone to search for our baby item in this. Especially with it being over 100 degrees outside already.

                                 
 GAME: Find our stroller.
This one wont be too hard to get too. Can you see the infant car seat? I hope it will still be safe for him to ride in!
I so wanted to be in our own home before the baby comes but it looks like we wont, so we just have to make due with what we have: a cradle, 3 outfits, and burp clothes. That is all we NEED, right?
HAHAHAHAHA I really do find it comical and right now I really don't care. I am stress free and relaxed it will all work out in the end and what is life for, trials, right?