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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.

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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?

May 01, 2012

Gotta Love It

Oh the 3 year old stage! I am convince that whoever nicknamed the "terrible twos" hadn't experienced the wonderful 3's yet. Carter insists on dressing himself. On Sundays since we don't usually go anywhere I just let him wear whatever, so I can have one day without a battle. I even took him with me and let him pick out some of his clothes so he would wear them. 

This Sunday was so funny. Dave just had to take a picture, which I am really glad he did. Plaid green shirt, on most days it is a really cute shirt. Then we have sweat-cut-off shorts that are maroon. To top it off he chose his black cleats with no socks. I just love it!

April 30, 2012

Soccer

Star player, he is gearing up for the world cup. We started Carter in soccer, he LOVES it. I wanted to save money so I signed him up for the cheapest. It ended up being just a practice type soccer thing, which turned out to be a great idea. They teach drills and team work. I think it will help him a ton when he is on an actual team. I think we will sign him up in the fall (they have one in the summer but it is just too unbearable). 
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Carter is really good at kicking, he has a power kick. So fun to watch!

April 29, 2012

The PHX Zoo

There are a short break in the hot weather so we decided to take advantage and take a trip to the zoo. It rained a tad for the first 5 or 10 minutes after that it was great. 
Take note on how Carter wears his sun glasses. When he was younger we bought these glasses and they were too big. So he learn that if he tipped them (which was great problem solving skills) so they would stay on. Now that he is older I think he is just used to tilting them. He is so funny.
 We got to ride on the Merry-go-round, Thanks to Heather's mom (I forgot her name). The kids loved it.
 So the best thing about free tickets is that you don't feel like you have to "get your money's worth". Which I love just going with the flow and not feeling like we have to see everything (we skipped half the zoo), especially when you go with 3 and 4 year olds they are just a content playing on the play ground. I think they enjoyed some of the animals but got bored quickly. Although, Carter really liked petting the goats (which I was super surprised cause he has been afraid of animals lately)
 We went with Heather and her twins, Beth and Ben, and their neighbor kid Maddox. And Heather's mom.
Luckily they brought a wagon, smart. Once Carter saw the other kids riding in it he was too good for the stroller that we brought. I guess that was good for me then it was easier to push :)
We had a good time, but probably will be the last time until fall. Since we are in the high 90's already.

April 28, 2012

Spring

My mom and Carter planted seeds and it has been fun to watch them grow.

This is Carter doing an Easter Egg hunt, he had a great time. He even wanted to do it multiple times. 
Another funny thing he would do was pick up an eggs and shake it. If the eggs didn't make noise he would put it back down. Lets just say he didn't get a lot of eggs. It was ok because we had another eggs hunt on Sunday. He just had tons of fun.
Lots of kids and tons of eggs.


We had a great Easter. The Sunday program was uplifting and I taught the 10 year olds about the Resurrection of Christ. Which I had to wing because my team teacher didn't show up or get a sub. I was not prepared but I think the Spirit helped me through it. Hopefully the kids were edified and learned something.
Then Derek, Demie, and Harlie came over for dinner. We had another egg hunt with Carter and Harlie. The kids had tons of candy thanks to Grandpa of course.

I am thankful for the Easter holiday and we can teach our children of the Savior and his Redeeming love for us.

March 15, 2012

Wrong Clothes?

I got these clothes a couple weeks ago. They sure don't fit Carter.That is because we are having a BABY BOY in July and the clothes are for him


PS I have had so many ultrasound and the little guy wont cooperate. We cannot get him to turn so we can get a good profile picture. He likes to lay face down.

March 14, 2012

"Train"

It is called the Light Rail here in Phoenix. Carter knows it as a train. Public transportation between cities and it looks like a train so a train it is.Carter got to ride on the Light Rail because he finally has been sleeping through the night and not waking us up. I know I promised him the city bus ride but the day we had planned to ride the city bus about 900 of the bus drivers were on strike. That meant that only a few buses were actually running. We went on the "train" instead. We parked the car, road the train to Tempe, and got off and ate lunch. We had an all day pass so we decided to head to downtown Phoenix. We got off there and walked around and came back. Carter had a good time. He got bored toward the end because it was crowded and we couldn't pick our seats so he couldn't really see out. Once everyone cleared out we switched seats so he could see out. That made him enjoy the ride more and he didn't want to get off. We had a good time.

March 11, 2012

Ostrich Festival

My dad won tickets from work to the Ostrich Festival, so Saturday we went. The tickets included unlimited rides so Carter took advantage. Carter even went on the big Ferris Wheel and loved it. The festival had some yummy food. We of course had to eat the Indian Fry Bread, the Dole Whip, and the Kettle Korn, all of which are a must. We had the privilege of watching ostriches race, such a hoot. People actually rode on the backs of them like in the horse races. The MC chose little kids from the audience to chase and try to catch emus, hilarious!!!!!! He also chose some kids to dance or walk like an ostrich, some kids did a fantastic job!
This little fun house with a slide he went on a dozen times.
Carter's cousin, Harlie, came with us. Harlie was a trooper and went on a ton of rides too.

This is Carter coming out of the slide.

January 28, 2012

City Bus

Carter has been waking up in the middle of the night EVERY NIGHT! For the past week and a half 2 or 3 times at night. I just don't know what to do. He gets up having to go to the bathroom, or because he is hungry, or he can't put his blanket on (which we have taught him and he can do it himself he just wants an excuse to wake up). We are so frustrated. I get up in the morning so exhausted and Dave already can't sleep. Do you wonder yet why I titled this post "city bus". Because Carter likes buses. Every time we see a bus, "that's a city bus" or "that's a school bus".

A friend of mine told me that to get her little boy to go #2 on the toilet she told him that she would take him for a ride on a city bus. That is where I got my idea to take Carter for a ride on a bus AS SOON AS he can sleep the whole night 4 nights in a row.

Thursday was the first night = success
Friday night= success
Saturday night= tonight so I don't know yet
Sunday= tomorrow 2 nights left hopefully he doesn't blow it

So far so good. It is working like a charm. If tonight goes well then we will be going on a city bus on Monday. I am actually excited too I have not been on a city bus either.

January 26, 2012

Goals

This is the first year that I have actually thought about goal, written them out and am conscious about them most everyday. It feels good. To actually have something to work towards.


All of my goals are focused all year long. So when October comes I am still working towards them.

I am still struggling at one of them, journal writing. My goal is to write once a week. Um, this is the first time I have done any sort of journaling (I do count blogging as writing in a journal). I need some time in my week where I can stop watching Grey's Anatomy or Revenge or Bachelor to write in my journal. Any suggestions on a good time to remember each week. I tried Sundays, but since I have to wake up at 6am when Carter is taking his nap on Sundays I do the same.