Kelly, Matt, Ace & Rusty

Kelly, Matt, Ace & Rusty
I love my family. My husband and my two little boys are the most important things in my life. I love them with all mny heart, how can I not they are so cute!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In Laws! Who needs them? I DO AND I LOVE THEM

I just wanted to write a thank you to my all my in-laws! I know it has been a while since I have posted a blog, but it has taken me a while to figure out what to say, okay I have also been procrastinating! But I do want to say "Thank you" to my wonderful mother in law for always coming to visit. I cant express how much I appreciate all the time that you spend with us and our kids. I am so glad that Ace and Rusty get to see you often and they love you so much and this is very important to Matt and I. You are always willing to watch the kids while I am working or when I just need a break. I know you were and are a wonderful mother to your kids and you are a wonderful grandmother to Ace and Rusty! Thank you for loving us as much as you do.

And Bart thank you for loaning Carrie to us all those times and for working so hard and then packing up the same night and driving 10 hours to see us and your grandkids. We do appreciate this even though we do not tell you enough. Let me just tell you all how amazing my father in law is! Matt and I have been trying to put our yard in for 2 years and we decided to rent a tiller and start over Easter, well Bart flew out Friday night and Sat morning he was out with Matt getting my yard all done, he rented a trencher and bought pipe for our yard and put all our sprinklers in, then after it rained on them and they were all exhausted they spent Easter Sunday with us and he flew home to Colorado to start a whole new week of work! Thank you for all your help we love you!

I also want to say thank you to Jordan and Caroline who come out all the time and help me with the kids, thanks Jordan for helping with my yard over Easter, we couldnt have done it without you. Dan (my reliable hardworking brother in law) Thank you for always motivating the family and jumping right in to help. Lora is alwasy here to help me with the kids and color my hair (that I appreciate more than anyone knows) Frank and Kayla....always good for a good time, I love hanging out and talking with you guys and I know I can always call you when I need someone to help me with the kids or anything really! Cort you are making us all proud doing God's work in Arica! I love you all so much. I couldnt ask for better in laws you all mean so much to me and it does mean alot that on your vacation here to hang out you always manage to find some work to do around my house for me. You are all the best!

PS remember I still have a basement once the yard is in..... Just kidding

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My sisters!

Nothing better than having a great family. Me, Lora and Kayla at our cousins wedding in Beaver this weekend.
These are 2 of my three sister-in-laws. I love them to death, we always have so much fun and laugh the entire time we are together! We played cards games this weekend and spent a lot of quality time together as sisters! It was a blast, Kayla shared an adjoining room with us this weekend and her a Frank were a big help with the kids. Lora is always helping too, but lucky me she was 2 rooms down, so she couldnt bring them back as fast. Just kidding I love my kids, but I love the breaks too!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Beyond the Jelly Beans.......Finding Faith in Christ

I think it is easy to get caught up in the fun exciting part of Easter, hiding the baskets, finding the baskets, finding Easter eggs all over the yard, eating way more candy than any one person should ever eat in a day! While all of these are enjoyable, it is easy to overlook what is "Beyond the Jelly Beans"
This Easter we started the morning off by watching a movie recommended to us by Lora and Dan. Finding Faith in Christ! It was nice to start off our morning remembering Jesus Christ and the sacrafices he made for us. To spend some time together as a family and watching this amazing DVD. (If any of you havent seen this whether you are a church member or not) I do recommend it. It reminded me that this day is not about candy and egg hunts but about someone much larger in life than all of this.....Jesus Christ.
Thank you Lora and Dan for starting this tradition that I believe we should continue every year, and since Lora and Dan will prob come to our house each year it looks like it may be their tradition as well. So thanks again for encouraging us to see "Beyond the Jelly Beans"

Easter Sunday Adventure

Ace found his Easter basket in the front room. It had puzzles and the Stuart Little Collection DVD's, a kite and some dinosaurs and of course some candy, but it also had fruit cups something healthy!
Every year we go to Grandma Scoffields for an Easter eggs hunt and then lunch! We wouldnt miss it for the world, this is the first year Ace really knows what he is doing. I am sure with a few more years under his belt, he will be an amazing egg finder just like his dad!

Ace was getting the hang of looking for the eggs in trees and in the flower beds and all over Grandma Scoffields yard, there are lots of places to hide eggs here!

It was such a beautiful day and there were hundreds of eggs all over the yard, thank goodness they are not all filled with candy, what a sugar high Ace would have. Most of them are filled with nickles and dimes, he found $11.97 to add to his piggy bank.

Ace found so many eggs we had to dump his basket twice into a walmart bag so he could carry his basket around.

Easter at the Wilcox Home

We always go to my moms for Easter. The Easter bunny brought Rusty a cute floor entertainer!

He was sound asleep and couldnt even appreciate it!

My mom and my sister tried to wake him up......But it wasnt working.

Major (my brothers dog) we call him our Nephew tried to wake him up.......still no luck!

So we let him sleep there until he was ready to wake up and play with his Grandma Wilcox!

My dad was outside playing with Ace's Easter surprise. These are cute letters that they can take apart and spell words and Ace loves it and it is a learning toy too!

This one is for you Uncle Dan

I couldnt figure out why Ace always had his tools under his race car track in his room. I never saw him playing under there but his tools and toolbox were always there! Why is that? Well one day I caught him playing under there and asked Ace "What are you doing" he replied "Fixing the car" It is then that I realized that all those times that Uncle Dan watches Ace he is doing something mechanical outside. I remember him always working on Loras car last summer, this must be where we gets it. How cute!

He has his hammer and drill and screwdriver under his car table in his room, he throws them under there and then lays on his back and pulls himself under the table, just like you would if you were working on a car!

My baby Ace is the cutest ever!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Baby Rustys First 2 Months Flying By

Baby Rusty is now 2 months old and he just went in for his check up today. Dr. Allred said everything looks great! He is doing all the things he should be doing at his age. He is 13.3# (90th Percentile) he is 23 1/4 inches long (80th Percentile) and his head is only 30th Percentile. But that doesnt mean he wont be a genius, it just means all those shirts that I could never get over Ace's big fat head will fit Rusty! All is well, but he is so tired now he has been sleeping since we got home 4 hours ago. I would to if I had to get 5 shots and 1 oral immunization! At least they combined some of the vaccines and he only had to get 3 injections and 1 oral. He still didnt like it. But he only cried for a minute.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Who knew Clinton City has such Cute Residents?

We have been promising Ace we could go feed the ducks for the last few days and since it was such a beautiful day today....we went!
Matt and Ace had fun feeding all these ducks, they were so cute and loud!

Ace was telling them to go in the water his next piece of bread was going in there! He thinks they listen, how funny!

My cute baby Ace, look how grown up he looks....Feeding the ducks all by himself.

Our New Friends!

Ace was so cute getting all his bread together we have been saving for the ducks. He put it all in a big ziploc bag and off he went to get in the car.

These are our new friends we met at the Clinton Park. It was such a beautiful day, there are tons of ducks over there and it is nice and open. It is a really and relaxing place, we should come here more often.
Matt took Ace down close to the water so Ace could feed the ducks and the geese.

I posted this picture because I think it is cute with Ace and Matt and the ducks and the mountains look great in the background.

An Unfriendly Encounter at the Park!

I am not sure how many of you read my mother im laws blog in addition to my blog, but if you would take a minute and go to her site.... and look at the post done on November 25th 2008. My Father in law took Ace to the Layton Park to feed the ducks and they got a little close and grabbed Ace's finger! Ace has still not forgotten. Thats why this video I took today is really funny!

Matt was enjoying tormenting this goose. He was a big goose too as you can see, earlier he was chasing some younger boys around because they got too close. Matt knew Ace was a little afraid of this goose but insisted on teasing both the goose and Ace.....Thats my Peterson Husband, all of you married to a Peterson boy know what I am talking about!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Family Night at the Rock!

Brandon took us Rock Climbling again for the second time. This time we also talked Mike my little brother into going with us. Hopefully next time my husband Matt and my brothers girlfriend Tasha can come, then the whole family will be complete, well at least all of us kids will be together doing something fun as a family!

Brandon wanted to climb the rock and since my sister was helping/belaying me (belaying is what is called when you are hanging on to the rope at the bottom making sure your partner doesnt fall) Mike took a quick lesson from the instructor there so he could belay Brandon. That way we could all four climb at the same time. **Brandon is on the left, the instructor is in the middle and Mike is on the right)

Mike learned really quick how to Belay and soon enough Brandon had climbed right up that wall in no time.....SHOW OFF!

There he is at the top, Mike still at the bottom!

Mike got his turn to climb, he went right up that same part of the rock Brandon had been climbling! I was so mad, but when he moved over to this side he started to struggle and it was harder,then I was satisfied. I am a mean sister!

Where does he go from here??? It is not as easy as it looks, I think he found that out today.

Rock Climbing Attempt #2

I was so excited to go rock climbing again with my sister and Brandon. I wanted to get to the top. There are 2 different walls there at the gym where we climb. This one I am in on was harder than the other one. My goal was to get to the hole up just above my head........

I didnt make it. I was so disappointed. I did get higher than I am in this picture, but I want to get up in that hole so I can take a cute picture! That is my goal for next time.

This is the other wall, the one Mike and Brandon went right up with out even thinking. It was harder for me, but I just kept climbing like my sister says move your feet up high and then stand up and it will just keep pushing you to the top. So I did!

And I made it! All the way to the top. I was so excited, it did not take very long at all to get up there, it actually took longer waiting for my brother to take my picture so I could prove I made it all the way up!

Bobbie climbed the rock again, the hard one! She is a SHOW OFF too! I'll get her next time, my picture will be much cuter in the hole in the rock looking out instead of a picture of my backside!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A night full of Farewells and Tears!

The long awaited finale of ER was on tonight. My sister and I watched the 1 hour tribute and the 2 hour season finale together, since we have been involved in the show for 15 years it was like saying goodbye to all our friends! We were in tears most of the night, Matt of course though this was hilarious that we get that emotional and involved in the shows we watch. This one of course was the ONE show that made its way into our hearts.

Our night was filled with laughter, of funny stories the cast experienced while filming. Memories of all our Drs that have left us in death (Lucy, Mark Green, Pratt, Galant ect...) Happiness of the returning Drs we have not seen, but missed in the last few years (Carrie Weaver, Susan Lewis, Elizabeth Corday, Benton ect..) Carter returned a few episodes ago, but to see him in action as a Dr taking control of the ER and doing what he loved was perfect. Carter brought life to the ER and it is then that I fell in love with the show (and him) and to know he has come back to where it all began for him is incredible. There was excitement of a new Dr. Rachel Green. Although we wont be able to see her in action knowing she was following in her father Mark Green's footsteps brings us peace that the ER is in good hands! And most of all our night was filled with tears, saying good bye to all our friends we have been used to seeing every week. It is the end of something great that can never been replaced, our Thursday nights will never be the same!
It is now that I say GOOD BYE to County Hospital one last time!!!!

Movie Night

Ace loves our dog Ruger, he always wants him to watch DVD's with him but Ruger wont stay in Ace's room so.........
Ace brings the DVD player to the dog, along with a baby blanket to cover them up. Can you see the portable DVD player (which is normally in Ace's room) he brought it out to the living room and set it by the stairs.

Ruger was thrilled, let me tell you.....Ace kept getting mad when he would get up and the blanket would fall off. What a good dog we have! And a cute little boy!