Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Parker handed me this scrap of paper and handmade envelope and dictated this note to her friend (who is coming over in one hour.)  

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Some of my favorite pics from this Easter:

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Griffin's International Fashion Show

Griffin's class held an International Fashion Show this week.  Each child was asked to wear an outfit or costume that represented their heritage.  Griffin decided to rep his German heritage with some lederhosen (made with love by Aunt Jessi, she's the best!).  They were also asked to bring in one dish for an international potluck.  The whole thing was really adorable, and it was really cool to see all the diversity.  I think we had every populated contienent repped (except maybe Australia).  

Representatives from Germany, Japan, Egypt and France

Griffin and his best friend Audrey

The awesome potluck!  Samosas, baklva, conchas, croissants, Iranian saffron rice (omgtodiefor!) and so much more! So so much good food and what does Griffin eat? Grapes, a donut hole, lemon cake and then the broccoli from his lunch *sigh*.  We brought in Apple Streusel.

Griffin's International Fashion Show from The Family Wright on Vimeo.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Parker's porcupine costume (her own design)

Griffin asked Josh what grave robbers were.  After explaining it, Parker informed Josh that she thinks "only people who were really cute kids get to be buried with treasure."  Josh asked her if she thought that she and Griffin would be buried with treasure.  She would, she answered, but Griffin wouldn't.  "Because he doesn't give me enough kisses."


"Mommy, I told the spider in the corner to make a web and catch all the ants and he said he would.  Isn't that nice of him?  And then he helped me make the Netflix work.  He's such a nice spider." -she said, dead serious.  You have to admit, that is a very helpful Daddy Longlegs.


Parker has been having nightmares lately.  I got her a dreamcatcher and explained that it was supposed to catch her bad dreams.  This morning I asked her if she had any bad dreams and she said no.  She grabbed the dreamcatcher and was looking at it as she said, "Should we see my dreams?"  "You can see your dreams in the dreamcatcher?"  I asked.  She dropped it suddenly and turned and wagged her finger at me, "No, we shouldn't.  I don't want them in my head."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sea World 2011

A video I put together over the summer and then promptly forgot about.  :)  Some little snippets from one of our trips to Sea World.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Parker's First Field Trip

Parker got to go on her very first field trip last week, and I got to go with her.  Her kindergarten class went to Centennial Farm at the OC Fair Grounds.  She's been desperately waiting for this field trip ever since Griffin got to go last year.  She checked off two of her life's goals: 1.) ride in a school bus 2.) hold a baby chick.  She just about passed out when they put that baby chick in her hand.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Universal Studios

Josh's aunt, uncle and cousin came down from Canada for a visit last week and we went with them to Universal Studios on Saturday.  The kids have never been, and Josh and I hadn't been since we were little little kids, so it was pretty new to all of us.  Griffin loved everything about it, but his favorite was the Jurassic Park ride.  He was so excited about the whole trip he actually lost his voice on the way home just from talking about it so much.  He's regaled everyone since then with a precise blow by blow of every single ride.  Parker was not so impressed, everything was too loud or too scary and she was tired all day.  There was a Curious George section with a giant room filled with air cannons and hoses and foam balls that she enjoyed.  When we got home and I went to give her her allergy medicine I found out Josh had given it to her that morning already.  She'd had her last pill just the night before, so she basically got a double dose which went a long way in explaining her fatigue at Universal Studios.  But she claims to have had a great time and can't wait to go back again.  

Jurrasic Park ride

Trevor, Griffin, Josh, Dylan, Nanny and Aunt Claudia

Nanny and Aunt Claudia getting sprayed by a dino

On the studio tram tour




War of the Worlds