Friday, December 28, 2007

Our Christmas

I hate waking up at the butt crack of dawn! Of course it's even worse on Christmas morning after spending late into Christmas Eve wrapping presents. I have a vague memory upon waking of thinking "Oh crap! The lighting is going to suck and I'm still figuring out my new camera." Olivia did not want to wake up and by the time she figured out what was going on, she was grabbing everyone's presents and yelling "mine!". Good times! The boys were finished opening their presents in 5 minutes and it took Olivia 5 hours as she had to stop and play with each gift.We thought this Christmas was going to be tight this year, but Grammy wouldn't let that happen. She spoiled them rotten , as usual. Nick has been bugging us for a cell phone since October and I would respond to him with comments like "yeah right!". He would come home with writing assignments from school or leave me notes to mail to Santa about desperately wanting cell phones and bluetooth's. Well, while shopping at Sam's Club, I saw these prepaid Go phones for $17.00. I figured if I can make my kid blissfully happy for $17.00, why not? Of course we had to get Jared one too! So we're using this to our advantage. The kids must earn their minutes and they CANNOT take them anywhere without our permission. We'll see how it goes. Olivia got a tea party table, tea sets, and princess costumes. We didn't see that kid all day. It was nice! The bummer now is that she won't wear anything but those darn costumes, and it's Friday. I hope she doesn't expect to wear them to church. Jack of course had no clue as to what was going on and at one point became buried under wrapping paper from Olivia. The rest of the day was nice. We played Wii sports with the kids. I broke 100 for the first time while bowling. Of course I'm sure it doesn't count since I didn't play with a ball. Tons of fun though! My mom spent Christmas with us and actually behaved herself for dinner when my dad and step mom came over. Despite the hassles and crabbiness that Christmas brings, we enjoyed knowing our children will have happy memories for them to reflect back on in the future. Hope your day was special for y'all.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our friends, family, and lurkers! We're having a great day! I'll be sure to post pictures and tell you more about it tomorrow (after I shop, of course!).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Eve Eve

Twas the night before Christmas Eve, the children ran a muck in the house. We were dressed in our Sunday best, not pictured, Damian's spouse. We hopped in the car and left for church in a hurry. Damian had to conduct music on time to avoid the bishop's fury. While leading all music, the children were left with their Mama. This poor lady had to deal with Olivia's drama. Olivia stole a handful of Sacrament bread, while her poor helpless mommy pulled her hair from her head. Despite all the chaos, ruckus and drama, the spirit was felt by everyone, "Holla!"

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gingerbread Houses

I thought I'd share one of our family traditions with you all. For Family night during the holidays, one of the activities we enjoy is to make a gingerbread house. The kids did a great job this year! Common sense dictates that if you have a two year old, you'd put the project away when finished. So I'll admit that I wasn't using my noodle. Olivia helped herself when we weren't watching. She sure enjoyed this activity this year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

"Huked on Fonics Workt fer Me!"

I read Kiahna's blog and found a link for website readability (you know, reading level). I was surprised to find my blog's readability was at a college (post graduate) level. Too cool! I intitally thought it would be lower since my days are filled with ABC 123. It is my hope that you find my daily ramblings enlightening. Here's the official ranking given by the sight and link to check it out if you don't believe me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Ho! Ho! Ho! Merwy Chrima!"

It's a miracle! We went to see Santa last night and Olivia looked at the camera! Santa knew what Mommy wanted!!! As you could see by the look on her face, she was completely in awe of that jolly old man. Another shocker, Santa asked Nick and Jared what they wanted for Christmas and they both said they didn't know. Santa said he would surprise them. I thought poor Santa would have to listen to the boys recite a long list of wishes. This was definitely an evening of surprises! Olivia was so impressed with her experience that she chanted "HO! HO! HO! Merwy Chrima!" the entire car ride home.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Card Revealed!

Here's a little sneak preview for the 4 readers of our blog (at least according to my calculations since about four readers leave comments--Lurkers and friends, leave comments or say "Hi"!) Anywho, Here is our family Christmas card Steph made for us (thanks again Steph, you spoil us). You should be getting your card this week, unless I don't know you or don't have your address. Olivia isn't really naughty, OK maybe a little, but we still love her! Olivia is still in the refusing to pose for pictures stage. The whole idea of the card was based on Olivia, so we just went with it and thought it was cheeky. Happy Holidays! Love, The Wolff's!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jack is 3 Months Old!

Jack and I visited Steph last night for his three month pictures. I just wanted to share with you a yummy baby shot. Jack is getting to be a fatty (which we love). He is talking up a storm and is constantly smiling. He is such a good baby! We are indeed very blessed!