Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

New York | Post #3 Music Night/ Dotty's Debut

Jack just started learning the trombone at school. This led to an impromptu music night on Sunday night. Dotty and Max played the harmonica, Ella was on the keyboard and Ryan accompanied on the grand piano.

After the performance, Ryan performed a song he wrote for his grandma. He played the piano while he sang. This inspired Dot and so she decided she wanted to sing "Tomorrow" for everyone, but only while playing the piano. It was an inspired performance.

It was a fabulous day and Dot was exhausted by the end, as was Townes. This is how I found them after they fell asleep.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


We're Myers Briggs soulmates

"This relationship – the ENFJ – INTP -- can be “deep and meaningful” for the former and anchoring in a charismatic way for the latter."

-Purdue University

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New York | Post #2 Townes and Charlie

Townes had a blast in New York as well. He's turning into a pretty social little kid.
He's a sweet little kid. I think his favorite thing of the trip was baby Charlie.

This video was from the first night we got there.

He might have been in love with Charlie, or just nostalgic for being a "born baby". (that's Dotty's term for newborn baby)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Townes = Cory

Even though I know he has my eyes, (people always say he looks tired...but its the droopy Wilcox eyes) everything else is Cory.

exhibit A:

That's Cory's face for "ya so I'm eating in a monkey hat, big deal."

Exhibit B:

That's just all Cory

New York | Post #1 Dot and Ella...Ella...Eh eh eh

Dotty and Ella were almost inseparable while we were in New York. Neither one has a sister, and so it was as if they were filling that void! They danced, played games, practiced the piano, made forts. Dotty wanted to do anything and everything with Ella.

Ella even took Dot to the potty (no photo) and when I told her that Ella shouldn't have to wipe her, Dot had a meltdown. They are bosom friends and they were both crying when we had to leave. As it happens, Dot drew Ella's name in the Christmas Cousin Gift Exchange and she is dying over what to give her. We are so excited.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


So here is the disneyland post. At the end of September we took the kids to Disneyland. For months, Cory had been showing Dotty Youtube videos of all the different rides. She was really excited. But Cory was probably more excited. So for the first day Cory and Dot went by themselves. I don't have any of the videos of Dot and Cory on that first day but you can imagine it was non-stop fun, ride after ride, with just a little bit of rain.

Townes and I tagged along on the next day and it was honestly the best time I've ever had at Disneyland. It was a rainy day, but we were prepared. Cory knows Disneyland so well that he had a plan of what rides to go on when, to get the most for our time. We started out at Peter Pan because it always gets the craziest. Then we hit the rest of Fantasyland, with some teacups at the end. Unfortunately Dot saw the whale and we had to do the Storybook ride, but whatever. Then there was Matterhorn (where Dot went with no hands, saying "Wooo" the whole time).

We hit up Tomorrowland at just the right time since it started to rain and we could do Captain EO and Buzz Lightyear to avoid getting soaked. As you can see Townes wasn't too into the giant Buzz, but he did like the Buzz ride.

Then we were on our way to ToonTown when we found the princess place and got in line to meet the princesses. We didn't know which princesses were going to be there, since as you know, the Princesses have a lot of work to do, writing policy and whatnot and so they can't just all be gone at one time (my sad attempt to make princess worship a little more feminist) But we were happy that we got Belle, Ariel and Cinderella! Dot was over the moon.