Car Trauma

I went in for an oil change and 3 hours later left with 2 tired boys and a rental car!! 

The brake light won’t turn off when you release the emergency brake so they were tinkering and thought it would be a quick fix.  All I can say is thank goodness we ate right before we went in, I’m getting smarter at keeping diapers and wipes in my purse, and the stroller has a permanent home in the trunk of the car.  We wouldn’t have survived without all of those today.

We did have some fun lessons about car dealerships and compared/ contrasted everything we saw in the Toyota service station to the movie CARS.  No white wheels at Luigi’s or Lamborghini cars though =o)

Mikey is 3 Years Old

The week before Mikey was born (a little over 3 years ago), my mom rolled her Explorer on the highway after she took her seat belt off to remove her jacket.  She spent the night in the hospital and had to tell me only 1/2 truths  (car problems) about why it was taking her so long to come down to see me so I wouldn’t go in to labor.

2 years ago, my Dad drove from Vegas (celebrating Mikey’s bday) back home only to get in a 4 wheeling accident (wearing no helmet) where he faced either running head on into an on coming vehicle or drive over the ledge and head down close to the icy river.  He chose the latter, rolled a few times,  broke some things, had a long ambulance ride to the hospital about 45 minutes away.

Last year we celebrated by ourselves for fear someone else would have bad luck with moving vehicles!

This year we opted to go see these “unlucky” grandparents and celebrate Mikey’s birthday up there, hoping and praying the weather would be good and we wouldn’t get in a wreck!

Couldn’t have been better conditions!  We had a reunion with some extended family, went ice fishing, sledding, 4 wheeling on the ice, had a party, and celebrated like crazy!

I’m afraid we can’t top this party even if we wanted to.  It was simple, with family, a Cars cake the Mikey really wanted Grandma to make, and just lots of fun with 2nd cousins he’s hardly known until now! Yay for family parties and Happy Birthday Mikey!

Christmas 2008

I just downloaded all the pics on my camera and I finally have time to sit down and blog again, yay!

The tree never got decorated.  There just wasn’t time really.  The Christmas train was enough for this happy bunch.   Mikey opened some Dominoes on Christmas Eve and helped Josh open a new high chair that straps to a regular chair.  Josh has  had 1 too many close encounters with the kitchen floor because he slides right out!  We spent Christmas in St. George with Mike’s family and it was so much fun to watch Mikey light up with excitement with every present.  Next year I need to remember to introduce my kiddos to Santa Claus.  They have never even seen the guy!  If you can’t tell from the pictures, Mikey really likes the movie Cars and he was spoiled from all the family!  Christmas is so much fun with kids this age.