Today I visited our local friendly grocery store to purchase a few items. Will was in the cart, so I walked around to pay. The bagger loaded our groceries, and then I made my way out to the car. I put all of the groceries in my car when I noticed a lone, homemade caramel sitting in the bottom of the cart. It would appear that my perfectly innocent little Will decided he wanted a caramel when he was unattended on the other side of the cashier and lifted it off the table and into our cart. So, what do I do? Go back into the store and return the 33 cent caramel, or eat it and forget about it? What would you do?
Happy Easter everyone! We had such a wonderful weekend (minus the stomach flu). Saturday was definitely the highlight. We spent most of the day in the temple doing work for some family names. My Mom and Aunt Sue worked really hard to make sure that almost everyone that was there (21 in all) were able to go through for a family name. The "crowning moment" if you will, was when my Dad and his brothers and sister were able to be sealed to their parents. It was incredible. Words can't even express the feeling that was in that room. I feel so honored that we were able to attend that special moment. I am so thankful for the temples. After the temple my Wilson family met at Nichol's Park and had chicken and an Easter Egg hunt for the little kids. It was Will's first time, and I was surprised that he actually got what we were doing! He collected several eggs, and loved shaking them. There were some hardboiled eggs, and he even took a huge bite out of it with the shell on! Yummy. That evening we went to my sister Cami's house to watch Enchanted. We loved it! The kids were even mesmerized by it. Sunday morning, early, Will came down with the stomach flu. Again. Seriously, I don't know how to escape this sickness issue! He would act fine, and then he would lose it. So sad! We decided to stay at my Mom's anyway. My family all came for a prime rib dinner (mmmm) and another Easter Egg hunt. We had so much fun with the little kids. They definately bring the excitement back in the holidays! We were even able to sneak in a quick visit with Dallas' Grandma and Grandpa Nicoll. It was really great to see them- we don't get over there enough. I had so many pictures from the family weekend I just decided to do a slide show. Enjoy!
Today was Will's 18 month check up. What?! 18 months?! I know. I can't believe it either. He was found to be healthy and strong. He is 23 lbs 6 oz (20%) and 32 inches tall (40%). Who ever thought he'd be skinny like his parents after he was such a FAT baby! He is so sweet (when he's not tired and hitting, biting or scratching). He is CONSTANTLY making car noises for anything that has wheels, and still believes that the word "Daddy" works for both Dad AND Mom. I have high hopes that he'll call me "Mommy" soon. He says over 30 words (mostly distinguishable by myself or Dallas), and has started using small phrases like "Where's Daddy" and "Where'd it go?" I still can't believe how big he is. It feels like just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. William, we love you.
Today Will and I met up with my sister and her family to go see some new baby bears at Sportsman's Warehouse in SLC. Yellowstone Bear World out of Rexburg, ID brought a brand new bear cub (only about a month or so old, I think) for people to see and take pictures with. The kids were cute, but we didn't get to hold the bear as long as we'd like. We pretty much just wanted to take it home though! And I thought having a dog for a pet gets annoying... It was fun to see Ty and Lauren. Will always just lights up when he sees them.
We also had a chance to go to the Utah Wintercross in town yesterday. Will LOVED watching the motorcycles race!!! That is an understatement- he made motorcylce noises the entire time and wouldn't take his eyes off of them. When they would leave the track when they were finished he would ask "Where'd they go?" It was so fun. Our friend Brady Draper raced- he did great. We were so glad he didn't crash! (Someone else broke their jaw while we were there). We can't wait to take him to the derby and more motocross races this summer. (If summer would ever get here!!!! I hate living in Heber right now!!!)
My best friend, Lacey (Openshaw) Didericksen, had her little girl today. Her name is Gracie Mae and she was born at 1:36 AM. She is 5 lbs 11 oz and 17.5 inches- TEENY! Gracie was born 2 1/2 weeks early. She is so beautiful. Will and I drove down to SLC to see her already. Interesting fact- she was born with her first tooth! I guess they have to have it taken out otherwise it will fall out anyway and she could choke on it. Congrats Lacey and Dustin! We love you guys!
Dallas' 25th birthday is next Sunday, March 9th (I know, he is such an old man). I decided that I wanted to surprise him with a really fun present. Grandma Kaiserman and I went to town on Friday and found the perfect bike- a Schwinn 21 speed mountain bike. It was a trick getting that to fit into my tiny jeep, but I'm wonder woman and I was able to do it (removing the bike seat and pushing the passenger's seat in my car as far as it would go. Poor Grandma had NO LEG ROOM). When I drove home I was too excited to wait until next week to give Dallas his present, so I surprised him with it that night. It was awesome! I usually just give Dallas money or a shirt, so he wasn't expecting it at all. I also bought a bike trailer for Will to ride in, so on Saturday we went on a short bike ride (about 2 miles or so). We had so much fun, but we realized how out of shape we are!!! Here are some pictures of that adventure- I have also started watching my friend Lindsey Harvey's little girl McKenzie on Monday mornings for a few hours. Will loves her and thinks she is so cute- he is always trying to kiss her and play with her hair. She stands up for herself and tells him "No" quite frequently. It's a crack up! I had so much fun watching them play today that I am already looking forward to next week. Cute little McKenzie (she is just 6 weeks older than Will) Will is such a busy body I could barely get him to look at the camera. This is as good as it gets!