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Whitney's Wild World is just that . . . a little blog to chronicle the crazy times inside my wild world!! We finally made it to a family of 4 and are enjoying every day we have together!! Check up on us to see all that goes on inside Whitney's Wild World . . . . . . .


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Super Halloween

Halloween was SOOO fun this year! The costumes were perfect and it actually felt like Halloween. 
I always try to keep Halloween in a theme. The kids were gung ho on being superheroes and I tried to make Chris and I fit that mold but it just wasn't working this year. We got this great idea for Chris to grow his beard and be the most interesting man in America. I've always said I will never buy overalls but never say never because I chose overalls to be Rosie the riveter. 
When Brady chose to be captain America I was kind of shocked because I wasn't sure he knew who he was. When we found the costume I ordered the whole thing including gloves boots belt mask shield the whole nine. When we got the Halloween costume it was about seven sizes too big I had to have it altered and fit like a glove when it was all done. Being that Brady is super picky I never thought in 1 million years that he would wear all of those pieces and like it. I think it really shows that Brady is growing up and growing into his own little person. He loved every bit of that Halloween costume.

Rylee was dead set on picking her Halloween costume due to the footwear. After she saw the leather high-heeled boots of the Supergirl costume she was sold. When her costume came in it was seven sizes too small so I had to send that sucker back and get a bigger size.   Thankfully when it came back with the bigger size it fit perfectly and she loved it. The costumes were a little more expensive this year than I anticipated but they definitely got their use out of them. Disneyland in their costumes twice, each Halloween parade, Halloween party, and Halloween.

Comfortable costumes are the way to go.

We went to Disneyland twice this year to see all of the pumpkins. We got to go to the Disney Halloween trick-or-treating event with my mom which was super fun.
We kicked off Halloween with a Halloween family party where we all got to dress up.
Chris is a ham and loves to dress up for any occasion. A tux for a formal event Halloween all the way and any dress up party he is definitely all in. He grew his beard out for three weeks irritating the whole family including himself. Trying to dye it  gray was quite the experience. I did find out that nobody sells gray-hair dye because, news to me, no body wants gray hair.
Yaya, JJ, Sweeney, Kyle, Brooks and Luke came over for the annual trick-or-treating at our house and we invited some other friends along the way to. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bakersfield Wedding

A little road trip to Bakersfield for Chris's aunts wedding.
The kids are really good car riders on an everyday basis.  They are very quite, they fall asleep most of  the time and they don't ask a lot of questions.  Newport is the farthest we usually drive, and at the longest can be 2 hours. A little 4 hour road trip was going to be fairly easy I thought.  I had the iPads all charged up, snacks packed, homemade chocolate chip cookies and we were on our way. 
1 hour and tons of traffic later . . .
Rylee crying :"I want to go home"
Brady yelling: "no talking I'm relaxing" (aimed at Chris and I)
Me: There is not enough Dramamine in the whole world to make this horrific drive any better
Daddy was an unsympathetic driver!!
There was lots of whining and I hate to say it but I am by far the worst offender!!

4 and a half hours later we made it to Bakersfield, the land of dirt and farms!
The kids were super excited to see their cousins Victoria and Noah, Grandma and Grandpa
We made it and the wedding was so sweet!  
When was the last time you saw a wedding party like this one??
The happy couple
The kids had a great time running around with each other.  My kids aren't really sure how to act with smaller kiddos.  Even with Cooper I fear for his life.  Rylee and Brady go about their wild selves running and screaming nearly taking out non mobile babies with each step.

Silly cousins

Marshall, Noah, Rylee, Rylee, Lucy, Audrey, Charlotte
After the wedding on our drive home, I thought we might give the kids a little education on agriculture (since we are so knowledgeable in this subject)
We passed a cotton field and pulled over to show the kids where cotton comes from.  They each picked one and got to take it back home.
We stopped to show the kids that almonds grow on trees and not in the ground, as they previously thought!
There were trian tracks to nowhere so we decided on an impromptu photo shoot!

Bakersfield ended up being a good little road trip. We got to see some long overdue family, snuck in some education, and we are all still alive to tell about it.  That is because the drive home was much less trafficy and whiney, by yours truly!