Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas to our good friends!

Hey guys, just wanted to take a moment and thank all our dear friends and family for everything you do, for the good times we've had this year. We are truly grateful to have such wonderful people in our lives. May you enjoy this special season with all your loved ones, and Merry Christmas!

Q, Shelly, and Boyd

Monday, October 12, 2009

And another birthday bash!

On Sept. 26th, Boyd hit the big 1!!! We had a party at a local park, and he had a blast. As many of you know, Boyd wishes he had been born a lion, so it wasn't too hard to pick a theme for his bash. Lion cake, lion piñata, and little lion cub cupcakes... finished by a classic game of Pin-the-nose-on-the-lion!

Liz Hale came over and helped make the cake

Boyd was SO excited to see his lion cake! Nice work ladies!

This was by far Boyd's favorite activity. He could not believe we actually wanted him to hit the lion...

Did I mention he enjoyed hitting the piñata?

Boyd was not at all shy when it came to raiding the piñata loot, he ran right in and came up with his treasure, a tootsie roll... : )

I think he remembered this part from his party down in SoCal, he was ready to attack that cake!

Grandma Wilcox made the trip up the night before, just in time to help with all the preparations... And our little guy just loves his Grandma!

Boyd parties with the Sanders!

Grandma and Grandpa Sanders threw our little guy a party for his first birthday, and as usual, he loved the attention! He got some great gifts, but he really dug his first cake!

Boyd giving some "loves" to his new book, "Peek-a-boo kisses"

Big Boyd doin what he does best...

Boyd did NOT like being told he was "All Done." : )

Adventures in SoCal!

September was a fun month for us, Shelly and I were able to get some time off work, and we drove down to hang with family for a bit. Boyd did really well with the drive, (whew, we were sorta worried about that part) and we enjoyed catching up with everyone.

Boyd getting into trouble with his cousin Garrett.

Repentance.... part one ; )

Sorry for keeping you all hanging... we have been such lazy bloggers of late. Good thing we know about repentance! So here's to fresh starts, and stay tuned for more riveting updates about our little family... : )

Monday, February 16, 2009

Florida, Part one!

Dec. 31st - Jan. 3rd, 2009
This year on New Years Eve, we decided to party by packing up our suitcases, and flying to Florida! Well, we mighta made the decision a bit earlier than that, but we did do quite a bit of last-minute packing for our trip on New Years eve... : (

So we headed out to San Jose airport at 0-dark-thirty, and flew to Ft. Lauderdale, met up with Shelly's sister and family, rented a minivan and drove for a few more hours to Orlando (don't ask why we didn't just fly straight to Orlando, it's a long story!) But the place we stayed at was great, and we had a nice cozy bed to crash in for our week in Florida.
The T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney

Boyd loved the lights, and the food wasn't too bad either!

Our next day was mostly spent stocking the home, napping, swimming in the house pool (a first for our little guy!), and a very cool dinner at the Disneyworld version of Downtown Disney. We ate at the TRex Restaurant, and Boyd was absolutely loving all the animated dinos and lights!Boyd hanging out with family in the house pool

He wasn't quite sure he liked it yet... : /

Saturday was an amazing day, we went to Discovery Cove, a nature water park and animal reserve. There were huge salt-water pools that had amazing reefs that you could snorkel around and through, whilst surrounded by ginormous sting rays... : ) Shelly's favorite thing was the river that wound through the entire park, where you could just lay back on floats and watch the beautiful tropical landscape pass by, and spot all the amazing birds that were all around the park. Very fun day, and we highly recommend anyone visiting Orlando to check it out!
Our group at Discovery Cove

Boyd bonding with Aunt Shawnda

Boyd cuddling with Mommy, and loving it!

Los Velez y el delfín

This place was crazy full of birds, I took almost 200 pictures there! This one was in the aviary where all kinds of birds would swoop down to you and feed.

Monday, January 19, 2009

One December, and three Christmases!

December, 2008

December was a great month, and we got to see so much of our family! We traveled to LA on the 23rd, but before we left, we were able to have a small little Christmas celebration in our home.
Santa brought Boyd a new baby gym, and he LOVED it!

Mommy improved on the whole idea by adding Daddy's slinky... : )

He couldn't wait to tell his Dad about all his great loot!

Then, on Christmas day, we were at Shelly's parents home in Garden Grove, and Boyd got to see lots of Shelly's family, at least when his uncle Jerec would let him go... Wow, they were inseparable!L to R: Markie, Grandma Sanders, and Shelly with Boyd. And that chicken cutting board is from us! : )

L to R: Candy, Big Mark, Ollie (the dog), Berkley, Jerec, and Shawnda

Shelly's favorite present! He loves that caterpillar that his cousin Berkley got him!

The next day we were at my parent's place in Downey, and Boyd was mobbed by all his Wilcox/Lane cousins. We really enjoyed seeing our family, and getting to share that wonderful Christmas spirit with them!

Aunt Liz getting to know the real Boyd... the nap king

Christmas dinner with the Wilcox/Lane grandkids

Any more grandkids, and we are going to have to reserve a party hall!

A little Christmas music to finish off the night, thanks Willie and Dad!

Gilroy Gardens' Holiday Lights

On Dec. 20th, 2008, we invited our friends Glen and Aimee (and Boyd's little friend, Gage) to go to the local theme park here in Gilroy to see the Christmas lights that they had put up. And, since Shelly works there, we were able to get in for pretty cheap! : )
We all had a great time, and survived the chilly air! We love Christmas time!

Boyd really liked the lights everywhere, but it was too cold to keep him out for long.

Gage was dressed a little warmer than Boyd, so he got to hang out on his daddy's shoulder.

As we were leaving the park, we wanted to take one more family picture, but Boyd was already asleep... So here we are!

Our Christmas tree, Oh, Christmas tree...

I was very proud of myself this year, and actually got our Christmas tree up in time for Christmas! Yeah, i know, I'm amazing...

We had a fun time decorating it, and Boyd was happy watching us put up the twinkle lights from his chair. We sure do love Christmas time!

It's Story Time!

Boyd loved Six Little Twinkling Stars, especially the little flashing lights.

Dec. 7, 2008

Quentin has decided that he is going to start reading a bed time story to Boyd every night that he is home. I caught a few pictures of their first "Story Time" and I am happy that they both seem to be enjoying it.

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Oh yeah, Santa! Can you touch your nose? I can!!!
OOH, twinkling lights.
Snoozing in Santa's arms.
The perfect picture of Boyd with Santa. Thanks to Daddy!

Dec. 5, 2008

It was love at first site! Boyd's favorite colors are red, black and white, so of course we knew that Boyd would hit it off with Santa.

Daddy Day

Boyd is already multitasking--holding his bottle and his pacifier.

Dec. 4, 2008

It's "Daddy Day" at the Wilcox home, our first one actually. I returned to work to help out for a special event, and Quentin stayed home with Boyd. I heard that Quentin asked his friend, "What was Shelly thinking, leaving Boyd home with me?" Well, I thought it would be a good bonding moment for the boys.

Anyways, the reason why I am blogging this is because of what I discovered when I returned home. Boyd was holding his own bottle, and not just for a few seconds at a time. He was holding it until he finished it. I was impressed! I asked Quentin, "How did you teach him to hold his own bottle?" Quentin replied, "Easy, he could not eat unless he could hold his own bottle." Okay, so that is borderline abuse, but it paid off and we are all reaping the benefits.

Graduation Day

Dec. 1, 2008

Boyd has graduated, from his bassinet. He is no longer in our room, but his room. He loves his crib! Some mornings he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to sing us a morning song, and then returns back to sleep. He is quite the talker, and we love it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boyd's Blessing Day

Boyd getting dressed and ready for his big day.
Boyd smiling for the camera.
Right before going into the Church for his blessing.
Boyd tuckered out after his blessing.
The Wilcox Family
Nov. 30, 2008

Today Boyd was blessed in the Downey 3rd Ward by his daddy, Quentin. Q did such a great job and it is a day that will forever be remembered. Most of our family was able to attend the blessing, because we had his blessing the Sunday after Thanksgiving.