The Carr Family

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Before I even get to Halloween let me tell of what happend the weekend prior.

So Friday night we ate dinner, showered the kids, PJ's were on, teeth brushed and the older kids were in bed. Jason and I were sitting on separate couches watching TV, and Keaton was on my lap just hanging out. All of a sudden I am COVERED in throw up! Jason jumped up in a panic and grabbed a towel. Keaton threw up two more times after that. I knew then and there we were in for a very long night! I peeled my clothes off and the baby's and we immediately got in the shower. Jason went outside and was hosing off the couch cushions, pillows, towels and our clothes. Just as I predicted the baby and I were up every hour at least twice throwing up all the way until 6:30 am. I was sure glad it was Saturday and I didn't have to do the preschool getting ready rush!

The rest of the day he was back to pretty much his normal self. Even eating lunch. So that night we decided to go to the trunk or treat at our church. Jason and the rest of the EQ presidency were in charge so he came home from work, showered and got dressed and was out the door. My parents went to the temple that night so my sister MacKenzie came over and came with me to the church. I was so glad she was there to help out with the kids since Jason was busy with the party. They served pot luck chili and cornbread. Ya, I despise pot lucks! Haha! I know I'm a brat but it really freaks me out. Plus its weird for me to look around and see so many strangers that show up for the food and candy! Anyway, the kids wouldn't eat anything and were growing impatient that they had to sit around for so long. So we took the kids outside to play some games. A little while later people started coming outside to start the trunk or treat. Kelsi cracked me up by telling me her favorite part was getting to tell the kids that we ran out of candy! Haha! And Kyler got an extra handful from a brother in my ward because he was apparently the first one to say Thank You!

After we went home I had to make everyone food! Then I put the kids to bed. I was on the couch folding laundry and catching up on my DVR, when I hear Kyler crying. I stayed put for a minute to let him kind of cry it out until I heard the horrible sound of him throwing up! Boy did I run fast!! He had gotten in Kelsi's bed and was throwing up in her bed. I first grabbed her and put her in his bed. Lucky girl had missed being puked on by a mere inch or two! I cleaned him up and stripped the bed and brought him out to the living room. He threw up again and it woke up Keaton. They were both crying at that point, and I hear Kelsi come in and tell me she just threw up. So I woke up Jason and he took the baby. Kelsi and Kyler kept me up ALL night long.

About 6 am, Jason woke up and he took over taking care of the kids so I could try to sleep. He let me sleep for about 2 hours before he came in and said he was now throwing up and needed me to come in and help him with the kids! He slept most of the day and got sick a bunch of times. Around 5 i couldnt take it any more and had to sleep! The baby and I got a 3 hour nap. I got up and made everyone dinner, that no one really ate, and then it was bedtime for the kids! Longest 2 days ever!

So the next day was Halloween and everyone was back to normal. We just hung out during the day and tried to clean the house and put everything back together. Its amazing how your house gets destroyed when everyone is home and sick! Anyway, that night we went to my Aunt and Uncle's house and had dinner and took the kids trick or treating! It was really fun!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Hubby!

You’re 40!! Holy cow! I hope you have a great day!
I love you babe! More than you’ll ever know! In fact:

40 Reasons why I LOVE Jason A. Carr!

1. You love me.
2. You love me the way I am.
3. You are THE BEST father!
4. You gave me 3 beautiful children!
5. Kelsi loves cottage cheese!
6. Kelsi loves spaghetti!
7. Our kids will know how to check and change their oil on their vehicles! 
8. You teach me something new every day!
9. You let me cry on you even if I get makeup on your shirt!
10. You take me to Café Rio!
11. You work your butt off for us!
12. You take me shopping!
13. You rub my back-when you’re awake enough to do so!
14. You hold my hand in the car!
15. You change poopy diapers!
16. You give me a girl’s night out every now and then!
17. You keep me warm at night!
18. You create awesome memories for our family!
19. You love U-Swirl! WOOT!
20. You always smell like salad dressing!
21. You make me laugh!
22. You can make me SOOO happy and make me SOOO mad in the same moment!
23. You maintenance my car!
24. You help me around the house when I’ve had a bad/hard day.
25. Keaton about has a heart attack when he hears your truck!
26. You protect me and our children with your own life.
27. You make me feel safe.
28. You make me feel hot and sexy!
29. You make me laugh and get my humor!
30. You send me funny texts!
31. You call me when you’re on the pooper at work!
32. You FaceTime’d me on the pooper in the hotel! HAHAHAHAH! Hilarious!
33. You can cook and clean better than anyone I know!
34. You make me blush!
35. You’re SOOOO Smart!
36. You taught me to love SUSHI!
37. You help my family.
38. You are a worthy priesthood holder.
39. You give service to someone everyday!
40. You’re all mine for all eternity!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Yes! Today is the day-I've been dreading for weeks! I don't know why, but this birthday makes me feel old-er! I think it's the fact that now being 27, it's closer to 30 than 20! Scary! :)

Anyway, so you know those people who always have or talk about a Birthday Week? Ya I've always thought those people were dumb! But this past week, yup, I was one! Ha! About a month ago I decided that Jason and I deserved a trip. ALONE!! So I planned a surprise trip. I called my mom and she quickly agreed to watch all 3 kids for two nights! I then called and got us a hotel room then ordered us two tickets to Tuachan in St. George!

So we were driving around town a couple weeks ago and Jason says,"So, I have a surprise for you." all I could do was laugh as he started telling me about how he wants to take me to Disneyland and he needed me to get the hotel room. So then I had to tell him I had a surprise too! I was all for giving our tickets away, but Jason was so excited about going to Tuachan since he'd never been. I felt really good about planning something he could be excited about.

So we dropped off the kids and I was so happy because there was minimal crying!! Our house was SO quiet! We couldn't get used to it! The next day we got up to pack and Jason had to run some errands. But it was nice to be able clean the house without any interruptions! We were finally ready to leave. We stopped and ate some tacos because we didn't eat breakfast (amazing you forget to eat when your kids aren't around!) And because it was going to be about 5 hours until our dinner reservations.

We made it up to St. George under 2 hours! There was really lite traffic. It was so nice! We checked in and Jason took a nap! Then we Skyped with the kids and got ready for dinner.

My parents gave Jason a gift certificate to a place in St. George called Anasazi Steakhouse. It's kind of like The Melting Pot. We ordered a cheese fondue to start. It was delicious! Then we shared a steak that you cut yourself and cook up on this stone they bring out that's over 700 degrees and it came with this amazing avocado salad! Then we had a little time before the play so we shared the chocolate Carmel fondue! O M GOSH! SO GOOD!! I always hear about people and their "food coma's", now I understand! HAHA!

We made it just in time to valet and then for the play. We saw The Little Mermaid. I was a little worried Jason would think it was dorky, being a Disney thing for little kids. But oh man! It was SO GOOD! You are seriously mesmerized the whole time at all the special effects and details that have gone into the beautiful production! They ask you to not take pics, so this is why I have none. After the play we headed to the grocery store for some waters and somebody needed gas-x! Cough cough! **the hubby**

The next morning we went downstairs for breakfast at our hotel. Gotta love Utah's continental breakfast! :) We decided to do some site seeing. We went to the Brigham Young Summer home and the Tabernacle. SO BEAUTIFUL! I love hearing more about our church's history and how Latter Day Saint's have been an influence on our country. It was really neat to see Jason learn more too. After that we shopped around for a bit to bring the kids home a treat and then we ate at The Pizza Factory for lunch. Their pizza/salad bar is THE BOMB!

We drove straight to my parent's house to pick up the very excited to see us kids! My parents are THE BEST! They had dinner ready for us and had all the kids' clothes washed! I love them so much! Also my sister Kenz and brother Jarred! They were a big help as well! We especially enjoyed getting little videos of the kids from Kenzie occasionally. We did watch them over and over! Ya, seeing a kid play makes you miss your kids!

All in all, it was a great little get away! And much needed adult time!

Back to today. My day started off normal. Get up, get everyone fed and dressed. Until I ran to take a quick shower, to walk in to my sloshy carpet! One of the kids forgot to put the handle up in my bathroom and it flooded! UGH!!!!!! Such a pain! 2nd time this has happened! So I cleaned up as fast and as best as I could, and jumped in the shower. I got ready in seriously 20 minutes and then took Kelsi to school. Kyler decided that we should make cupcakes for my birthday. So we were mixing everything together and he was putting the papers in the pan when we heard a knock at the door! It was my mom! She and my dad made me a bday cake!

She dropped it off before heading to the temple! So we took the cupcakes to my friend who happens to have the same bday as me, and is also Kelsi and Kyler's preschool teacher!

Later that day my mom took us to lunch and we went to the park and let the kids run around! My VT's stopped by and gave me a card and a little gift. Then Jason got home and took us to Cafe Rio! Now everyone is asleep and I'm thinking of joining them since its become a sad tradition on Saturdays that everyone has forgotten how to sleep in! HAHA!

Oh well! Happy Birthday to me! And thank you for all the phone calls, texts and messages on Facebook! Its been a great day/week!

***My Skype pic cracks me up..we were on my iphone and the kids were on my dad's ipad2. They were making us all nauseous because they wouldn't stop shaking it!

***The pic of us at Tuacahn also makes me laugh becuase there was an old lady sitting behind Jason. He's well over 6 ft tall so the one time he leaned over to kiss my head and snuggle up during the show, she tapped him and rudely told him she couldn't see!! We just kind of looked at her and laughed like teenagers! HAHA!

***My cake, before and after a day of sitting on the counter in reach of Kyler! HAHA!! LOVE that boy!

***And one last brag about why I love my parents, not only do they take such great care of my kids, but also Jason and me! My mom picked out a beautiful comforter set that I LOVE for my bday! Its so so so comfy! And not too girly! So Jason is happy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kyler Got A Haircut!!!

A few days ago Kyler came up to me when I was going to the bathroom! He was holding scissors and asking me what they were for. I told him to go put them back right now! I went to look for him and he of course cut a big ol chunk from the front of his hair! I was so mad at him but more myself for not taking them from him! So he got a very long time out in his room. After his time out I tried to see if the damage was anywhere repairable. I combed it and put a little hairspray in it and didn't really think it was that big of a deal. In fact, I had even forgot to mention it to Jason.

So the next day was Saturday and my parents asked me to drive my sister to the airport. They were all in Salt Lake for General Conference. She had a football game she had to cheer at that morning. So I asked my grandma if she could watch the kids because I escorted Kenz to her gate. Anyway, my grandma tried to fix Kyler's hair and Jason came to her house after work and decided that his hair just needed to go. So after I was done at the airport I stopped to pick up a pizza. I got a text of this picture:

It literally took my breath away. I think even a little swear word came out! I was seriously shocked. He looks like a totally different kid! Jason likes it and what really matters is Kyler loves it.

He's constantly rubbing his new hair and he thinks it looks pretty cool! I on the other hand I am having a rough time with it. I don't like it at all. He looks so big! But he looks cute either way! And I am just hoping it grows back by the time we take Christmas pictures!

Other than that, like I said, it was General Conference weekend. My favorite time of the year! You get to watch church in your pj's! The best! It was a really relaxed day and we even got a couple projects done! I'm glad my family got to go up to conference, and am jealous that we couldn't be there! And I can not believe it is OCTOBER! Seriously! Where does the time go? This is always a crazy month for me! My birthday, Jason's birthday,and my sister's birthday! So exciting! Can't wait for the celebrating to begin! And I can't forget Halloween! I love it! The kids already have their costumes! And between preschool, Jason's work party, my parents, Jason's family and church parties, I feel like we really get our money's worth! Can't wait!