The Carr Family

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Latest and Greatest!

Tonight was day 2 of having my kids be on a bedtime routine! I know, I know. Kelsi is 3....yes I'm a terrible mom. Jason and I would always go back and forth about bed time and dinner time for that matter. I just kind of took to easy road and let them be on my night owl schedule. And as of last night I put an end to that. I love staying up late, and sleeping in. And until yesterday, I had to enjoy quiet time around 11:30. But having Keaton really made me think I need to change. He is such a good boy. Always goes to bed (IN HIS BED) around 9 and sleeps until around 4. (Still nursing) And some credit has to go to my mom. She is always saying how better balanced they will be if they get on good bed time routine. So here ya go mom! :) We brushed teeth, said prayers (my favorite part!), read about 7 books and sang songs. Finally about 9:20 they were asleep. I really am suprised at how good I feel about myself. I really hope I keep this up. And I think when you make goals, telling lots of people about it will help make sure you stick to it!

Another note! I love this time of year! School is starting, its supposed to start cooling off, and the holidays are around the corner! This year will be extra fun because this Monday, my brother Jarred will be coming home from his mission. He has been serving in Mexico for the past two years. I'm so excited to see him! It will be so great having him home! I'm so excited my kids will get to have another great uncle in their lives. Jarred is the best teddy bear around! :)

Better go and enjoy my quiet time. I'm going to watch a movie I borrowed from my friend! Jason's already asleep... :( That will hopefully be another perk to this bedtime thing. He and I will get to hang out alone for an hour or two between all our meetings and work! Hopefully that will be an added encouragement!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to work...Back to reality...

In my last post I mentioned my dad got a job! So, he decided we needed to celebrate. Just he and I...He took me to DISNEYLAND and CA ADVENTURE! :) I had a BLAST!! :) It was the LONGEST day ever!! The kids and I spent the night at my parent's house Sunday Aug. 15. Then he and I woke up at 4 to get ready to leave. As I got up to nurse the baby, Kyler and Kelsi both woke up crying. They cried for a good while. Kenzie woke up and took Kelsi back to bed with her. I nursed Keaton again, then he passed out in the swing again. I felt so bad, I left Kyler still crying. But my mom texted me 10 mins later saying He had totally calmed down. Then about an hour later she said he was asleep and she was going to sleep too...the only one I was really worried about was Keaton. I had been pumping and freezing my milk every night when Keaton went to bed for the past few weeks. (My dad called as soon as he got the job offer and told me to prepare) Thankfully, Keaton ended up taking the bottle just fine! Love that baby boy!

Anyway, so dad and I were up at 4 and left at 5, and drove straight to Disneyland. We rode Space Mtn first. And then Pirates of the Carribian. Then Dad got reservations at the Blue Bayou for lunch. We ate the famous Monte Cristo sandwich. It was delicious and huge! We were both wishing we had just shared since neither of us could even finish! :) Then we went over to ride the Indiana Jones ride and then the Big Thunder Railroad. Next we headed over to California Adventure. We first rode Tower of Terror. My dad kept saying how shocked he was that there was no line. It was soooooo fun!!! Then we went over and rode Soarin' over CA...I LOVED this ride! So amazing you smell what's on the screen! :) Then we went to ride the big rollercoaster California Screamin! So fun! 60 mph! Then we waited in the longest line of the day Toy Story Mania! It was awesome! 3D Arcade got to shoot at stuff and rack up points. I kicked my dad's butt!! :) But he will point out, he had better accuracy! HAHA! We headed back to Disneyland and watched a parade. We grabbed an ice cream and decided to go and check in to our hotel. (about 5 pm at this point)It was a Marriot. It was so nice! :) We literally went to the bathroom, set down our bags, and filled my water bottle and were in the car and back at Disneyland! Since my dad is a smartie pants, everytime we rode a ride, he would fast pass our favorite ones. So when we got back, we ate a corndog...then went and rode all our favorites again! We watched the firworks and then went back to CA Adventure and watched the water show. Then we walked back to Disney, bought our souveniers and rode the Haunted Mansion. :)

Theme of the day? WALKING! Haha! Th next morning I could barely move! My feet, shins, calves, and butt were so sore! My dad is so tall..most of the day I would keep up with him. But every now and then he would get ahead of me. But I liked it. I was totally along for the ride. I had a great time! I love my dad so much! He's so good to me and really makes me feel special. I think we were ready to go home, because we were both up and showered before 9! HAHA! I really enjoyed the break from all my responsibilities, but Disney really made me miss my kids. I kept thinking how much Kelsi would love all the characters and princesses. Maybe in a few years. But next year, Jason and I are taking a trip for sure! Just the two of us!!!!!

Back to reality:

We drove home Tuesday Aug 17...KEATON IS 3 MONTHES OLD!! :) We got home around 3. My mom and I had the kids packed up and in my truck by 4:30...I found out on the ride home I had a Primary Presidency meeting this night at I stopped at Cafe Rio to get dinner... came home to a messy smelly house, ate and Jason droppped Keaton and I off at the church. When I got home from my meeting, I folded some laundry and fell asleep on the couch with Kyler. The next day, Kyler had woken up with a cold...and was a total whiner all day. I had to go to the bank, the laundrymat, and the grocery store. After work, Jason had to empty 3 dumpsters, come home, change, eat and then was out to an EQ meeting until well after 9...I was feeling completely overwhelmed. The house was still a wreck, and I was exhausted. I just found myself upset. I decided I could let this feeling over take me, or I could just take one thing at a time. I decided to say a prayer and read my scriptures. I felt totally comforted. I know if I continue to do things that are pleasing to our Heavenly Father, he will bless us. I am so blessed. I'm so thankful for my family. And a little Mickey Mouse doesn't hurt either! ;)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

So Excited!

Kelsi got into preschool! We are SO excited!! I dropped in Friday on a whim and put her name on the list. I was seriously the last person to sign up. I was so shocked when they called! :) And I love that she is just as thrilled as I am!

Anywho, it was Kyler's 2nd birthday Sunday. We had a great time! Lots of family and friends stopped by. He had the most adorable Caillou cake my dad made, and was showered with gifts. And ofcourse, the show stopper present was from Kyler's favorite Aunt and Uncle, Nick and Candice! They got him a mini 4 wheeler, that looks exactly like Jason's! Its so awesome!! :) He really had a great day. He was so cute leading everyone to the freezer to check out his cake. He's such a sweetheart!

Things have really been looking up for the family. Business has been booming this week and we are sure grateful we will be able to pay some extra bills this month. The only downside I can find in the situation, is Jason has to work really long hours. But to be honest, I really don't mind. :) I like having the kids on a normal routine. And the best news of all: MY DAD GOT A JOB!! Thank heavens! We have had some serious family fasts and I know I have been praying for this regularly! Its so hard to watch people you love struggle. I'm so very thankful its all working out. I just pray he has a good experience at this school. And I'm really excited the school is so close to my house. Maybe I will be able to see him more often! :)

One more thing. Our ward (the Winchester Ward) and the Morning Sun ward met last Sunday. They changed the boundaries of both wards, dissolved The Wichester Ward, and made a new ward: The Washington Avenue ward. We got a new bishopric and everyone was released of their calllings. I have to be honest. I am very sad this happened. I lost just about all my friends. I'm thankful for the ones who live close to me. And most of all, I know this happened for a reason. I will just have to wait and see what that reason was.