Sunday, December 28, 2008

Its my day off

Its not often a mommy gets a day off. This day should go down in my life's history. The kids left saturday to go to my moms and will come home monday afternoon. Alex is working today and its his night to also go to my parents. So, at 10:00 this morning i was offically off. I am off until time to get the kiddos tomorrow. I don't think it happens to often that i actually get to do what i want. Then again, i think i have been asking for a day off for 4 1/2 years. Normally i get out of being a mommy every now and then, but usually alex is here with me. While i do enjoy alex and I's "our" time with no kids, this is great too having "my" time. I can play my music, watch what i want, walk around naked if i wanted, lol. Its kinda nice. a little lonely, but none the less, i am enjoying it. I am going to dinner with a friend tonight, and other then that, i haven't really done too much. I downloaded the Taylor Swift album and have listened to it, folded some laundry, cleaned up a little, so atleast i can enjoy a clean house too.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

Friday, December 26, 2008


Christmas was wonderful to the Wolfe Kids. Ethan and Brooke have had a blast with all there new stuff. Alex and I are still trying to rest. Alex with a tooth ache and I with a sinus infection/cold. No fun!

Either way, we hope everyone had a great and merry christmas. Thanks to all the gifts the kids and we got. I am loving my new MP3. Took a nap with it today while Ethan played a video game.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tonight is the night of all nights :)

Christmas Eve is here. Santa is already on his sleigh visiting the children in other countries and rewarding them for being good this year. We are watching him as always on google earth. You can got to to track and/or download the google earth attatchment to watch him. Ethan has been checking back about ever 5 minutes. He has gotten a real kick out of google earth. it is constantly moving. But, the kids can't see the magic of santa going into the houses. Santa has to keep some secrets. Both kids are very convinced they are getting what they asked santa for. Ethan a iron rocket and Brooke a baby. You never know, Santa might get them mixed up.

Today we will spend the day talking about the magic of Santa, the birth of Jesus, and getting ready for tomorrow. I have of coarse come down with the sickness the kids were passing around. My nose is running, my throat hurts, and my body aches like someone beat me up with a baseball bat. However, as a mommy i don't get to call in sick and take the day off.

Hope everyone has a magical christmas and holidays :) Leaving you with a few funny adult humor comics :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

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Stay behind the cart

With being 4, there comes the need for even more independance then before. The "do i do what mommy want? or do what i feel like i am ready to do?" However, sometimes mommy still knows best, even at 4.

We ventured out to the grocery store today. We went up to another town to avoid the traffic in ours. When we arrived, they had no neat carts for the kids. Just plain ol grcery shopping carts. The aisles were smaller and VERY crowded. With that, i asked Ethan who was walking to stay behind the cart. If i could put a dollar in the jar each time i had to say it, i might have $50 bucks right now. There were losts of people just not paying attention. Ethan was almost wacked a nuber of times. He was hit once. Each time he stepped out infront of people, i had to tell him once again to stay behind the cart. Finally i put him under the cart. There was enough room for him to sit. It then was probably about 25 times i had to tell him to pick his feet up as i would jerk to a stop and almost get rearended by a cart.

It was an adventure. All the while Brooklynn sat in the cart whinning b/c she wanted to be home watching blues clues. She didn't want to be out today.

today just reminded me why i go shopping when Alex is home to stay home with Brooke while Ethan is at school. However, we accomplished one good thing. The older man whose wife sent him to the mad house grocery store to get sugar. not just any sugar but confetti sugar. Poor guy had no idea there were so many types of sugar. He was asking every woman he saw for help. Finally i was able to help him. Note to self: never send alex out when i know it will be a mad house. Only gives him an excuse to talk to young pretty girls. LOL.

Have a great christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Various Crafts

We have been doing different crafts this holiday season. We will probably do some more since Ethan is out of school now. Just wanted to share some pics.

Paper Chains. Ethan cut the green ones and helped tape it together

My friend Eilene came over and we made cookie's for the kids class.

The kids helped with the stockings

Before they dried, the kids had finger prints in the cookies LOL

Our gingerbread house. We followed directions. Next time however, we will decorate it before putting it together. Since it was impossible with the icing to do anything once put together.

That's all! Happy Holidays! 6 more days until Santa comes!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hectic week so far

What day is it? Tuesday...that's all????? It feels so much longer!
Friday Ethan started with a cough. Got him home robitussin on saturday and have been treating the cough. This weekend was filled with family and celebrating Brooklynn's birthday. Which i need to post about, have not had time. I kept Ethan home Monday to kinda let him rest. He had a slight fever of like 99.2. He could have gone to school, but i kept him home. He was fine all day. Energy there and so on. I got up this morning to get him ready and he was super warm on the neck. Checked temperature, 100.5. Brooklynn has her 2 yr check up today so i decided to bring him along. He still had all his energy. Doctor checked him for Strep and he is just getting it. So, he has a cold which is where most likely the cough came from since cough and strep dont go together and now he is getting strep. Both kids are getting treated for it. It just feel like it should be thursday!
Brooklynn is 27 pounds and 34 inches tall. Ethan was 33 pounds today. LOL. He is so tiny. Nurse put the thingy on 50 and i laughed at her. I told her to put it there when he was 15.
Brooke had a great birthday. LOVED the doll house we got her. My parents were up saturday and got her a My little pony dollhouse too. she is loving it all. my brother got her some new crayons and coloring book. She has colored most of it. Sunday alex's mom and grandma came up. Brought a train for around our christmas tree. A toddler bed. She is still sleeping in the futon. She tried the toddler bed the first night and when i got up in the morning she had moved tot he futon. LOL. i like that the toddler bed is moble, so when people come they can take Brooke's room and we can put the toddler bed in Ethan's room.
The kids and i made a ginger bread house saturday. will have to post pics. If Ethan ever get up from his now going on 3 hour nap, we are going to make paper chains to decorate the house with. Might be tomorrow when we do it since it is going on 5 now.
Hope this week speeds up. I am ready for chritstmas, minus needing to wrap!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Brooklynn McKenzie!

Wow, it has been 2 years!!! I can't belive it. 2 years now has Brooklynn joined our family and helped make us all whole. brooklynn is a sweet loving little sister to Ethan, defiently has her daddy wrapped around her little finger, and is working on me, LOL. Some pictures to watche her grow. Warning....she was kinda scary looking as a baby, LOL





18 M

18-24 M

almost 2

Today with mommy

Today, flapping her arms

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Poor Ethan :(

Ethan has had a very rough summer and fall. There was a lot of loss in his life. In June he lost is Grandpa. In july i lost my grandfather and i told Ethan about it when i had explained to him why i was crying. August we lost Tigger.....who in October came back. We had though she had died, but she hadn't. Then in August he also lost his great-grandfather...aka Pop Pops. Both his Grandpa and Pop Pops were very much in his life, and he still talks about then all the time. Shortly after his Pop Pops died, Fred his first fish died. We got a new one, but we didn't want to upset him so we said he got to big and went to swim with the the dolphines.

Yesterday Carl, his hermit crab he has had for a year and a half died. I debated telling him, but i had to clean out the cage and so on. So, i knew i would have to. Honestly, i expected to him to really care less. We don't have too much to do with the crab anymore. I was wrong. I think it hit his poor breaking point. I told him and he cried so hard and was so upset. I cried with him. I took him to where i had barried carl while he was at school, and we said a prayer and a good bye to Carl. I let Ethan know he was right under his window, keeping anything mean from coming in. It just broke my heart to see him so upset. He wants another, but i am hoping that mood passes before long. No more small pets that might die for awhile. I don't think Ethan could handle it right now. So, for now we are going to stick with our 6 cats, 1 dog and 1 fish.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Christmas Weekend

We had a pretty good weekend. Saturday we went to Commerce in the morning and had breakfast with Santa. Luckily i am such an early bird, that we got there before santa. He came in shortly after us, ho ho hoing and gave the kids a candy cane. After that he was seated for pictures and that was all he did. My kids will not sit in his lap. they enjoyed eating there donuts and watching other kids sit on his lap, but neither of them are going to get into touching range of him. LOL. The saturday ethan and i headed to corneila to finish christmas shopping. Kmart had some great deals!

Yesterday we wrote Santa a letter. My parents always had Eddie and I write a letter and put it in the window. LOL. they then said that Santa's elves would come pick it up and deliver it to santa. We used to get to excited when Santa's elves came. So, i thought it would be fun to do it with Ethan and Brooke. So, I asked Ethan to tell me what he wanted and what Brooke wanted. We put it in an envelope and put it in the window seal. Ethan also drew santa 2 pictures. I called my mom and told her about it yesterday, she reminded me not to forget to get them out. I almost did and that would have been bad. But, i have them hidden away. I think they will be cute to keep at this young age and show them when they are older. In the letter i wrote just what Ethan said. It will be cute to read later on. So, when Ethan got up this morning, he was so happy to see the letter and pictures were gone! He got out of the car this morning telling the car line lady that the elves got his letter for santa and now santa knew he wanted a rocket!

Friday is Brooklynn's 2nd birthday! I can't belive it will be 2 years already. She is a little attitude girl. And the newest thing is the word "MINE". Ugh......! Ethan never went through that stage. I think this stage is going to be my breaking point. She will get so mad if she think something is hers. She tackled Ethan down one day b/c she wanted what he had. I can't even fold clothes without her saying, mine over and over. She wants to take them and not let me fold them. It is funny. Girls are so much more emotional at this age then boys. Not sure if i will ever be ready for the teenage years.

Well, hope everyone is having a happy monday. I am cleaning out! And doing some cleaning. I have 4 kids tomorrow, a hubby home wednesday who always makes a mess, and 4 kids thursday and friday. Saturday my parents come up, hoping house is still somewhat

Friday, December 5, 2008

Picture Galore!

i am going to post some pics for weekend enjoyment. i am beat! after having 4 kids, i am so tired. i am keeping 2 extra kids on tuesday, thursday, and friday. I am so tired! Enjoy!

blue candy canes

Such cuties!

I told ethan to make a scary face and he did!

After his haircut, he looks so much like his daddy

Brooke playing on a slide

Christmas tree

Stockings....i need 2 do pics of village next, but have not gotten it up yet.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

1st parent/teacher conferance

Today was kinda exciting! We got to do Ethan's 1st parent/teacher conferance. And it was wonderful to hear that he is a easy going and great kid. They said they really had no problems with him. It was nice to hear. Last year in his 3 yr old class he was kinda a hitter. So, obviously the lessons we have been teaching have been working. They talked about how smart he was, how his cutting was pretty much more advanced then a lot of kids. I am glad to know he is such a great kid at school.

We are decorating for christmas some today and will probably finish tomorrow night with the kids. We had to buy another box of lights for the tree. It is so funny that every year we have to buy another box and we have had this tree now for the 5th christmas. For some reason Alex always runs out. This is the last year with this tree though. We are going to invest in a pre lit for next year. time to retire our free tree we got from when a Shoney's shutdown and the tree had never been used.

Back off for family time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting into the christmas spirit

I did my online shopping this morning. i waited too long to do it and had to order from all over. a week ago i could have gotten everything off with the free shipping. But, i guess when you wait that is what happens! Up first is Ethan's gift from Santa. He wanted a rocket. I found this online at walmart. Ethan and i watched the video and he thought it was just awesome. He had orginally wanted a cheap one that cost $1. We have bought them before and they tore up quickly. Maybe i should have bought that again, but this one is plastic and i am hoping it works good. especially since it was $32. A little over budget, but oh well. Christmas only comes once a year. And, Alex and i are only buying on christmas and birthdays from now on. or maybe a special occasion since poor brookes birthday and christmas is december. This doll by fisher price is so cute. Brooke picked it out and wanted Santa to get it for her. If you put her hands to her nose or other body parts she tells you the parts! And she sings the ABC's. And for the price of $24, it was hard to pass up. I thought it would have been more for all that it does. For once fisher price was actaully pricing the doll at a good price. Not like there potty doll that they want $60 for! That is crazy. So, i am hoping she will be excited for this. This dollhouse is her birthday present. We kinda skipped a party so we could buy it. It is for a 2 year old. I never buy things for there age, but the next size up doll house seemed like way to much for her. And way to many things to get lost or dragged around my house. This was on walmart forever. it was where i had discovered it. Go figure it was gone. I had to pay more then the walmart price too. I was a little upset. But, Brooke knew what she was getting. We showed it to her several time. And when we asked her she said doll. I am assuming is short for doll house. But, it will be here like the day before her birthday, but that is ok. We are pretty much done, minus my dad and then there cousins blake and jackson. It feels good to be december 1st and pretty much done. Alex and i are going to buy our own gift and then give it to the other to wrap. So, i guess i am still needed to buy my own and he buy his.

Oh well! Hope you have a great week. So far this week is starting out good :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We are still here

For those who read us, we are still here. I either pulled a muscle in my back or had a kidney infection. the doctors treated me for both. So, i was stuck on the couch for over a week with tons of pain.

Thanksgiving was great. We went down to Alex's family in augusta. Friday morning Alex and i actually went out for our first time on black friday. We did get some great deals. We got a lot of movies and we only spent around $70! I was proud of us. We then went to my parents today and ate leftovers with them. My mom and i then went birthday shopping for Brooklynn. We had a small party for her in Augusta so Alex's sister could be there to help celebrate Brooke's birthday. We are then giving her the gift we got her on her actual birthday and then my parents are coming over that saturday after. Doing it a little different. I really wanted to get her a good gift instead of doing a party.

Tomorrow we have someone coming to look at the house. I am kinda excited and kinda not. I really don't want to move. Even though i know we need a bigger house, i am just comfortable where i am. this is my home. Even though it is small and not as fancy as others, i just like it. In a new home, i look foward to a play room! Maybe a more wide open floor plan. But, i am just as happy here.

Oh well, i will try to get a picture post of this week. The kids are changing so fast!

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I am off to workout hopefully this week. As long as my back lets me :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This week has been pretty good. We have been spoiled by time with Alex. He had the weekend off. He then only worked Monday and was home Tuesday and Wednesday. I think we can all like being spoiled though by having him around.
I offically began christmas shopping today. I got Ethan a spiderman foam puzzle and Brooke some little princess dolls. I am going to stay on budget. $40 bucks a kid. Ethan wants Santa to get him a rocket. He wants the cheap foam ones. Then i want to get him the alligator game where you pull the teeth and wait for the tooth that makes the alligator chomp down. Brooklynn, no clue yet. Her birthday is the 12th of december. we are doing a mini party down in augusta at thanksgivning. Then on her birthday we are having a dinner. We are getting her a doll house. i found one for $30! Then i think my parents are coming up saturday to eat again and celebrate her birthday. After that i can figure her out for christmas.
Tomorrow night the kids are going to there Uncle Tom's and i am getting out of the house! I am going to see Twilgiht! I feel inlove with this series and everyone else i know who has read it, loves it. Alex is making fun of me b/c i will be in a theatre full of 12 year olds, but i don't care. I am super excited!
Hope your having a great week! I am hosting a small playgroup today with some kids from Ethan's class. I cleaned today...only to probably have it destroyed. LOL
have a great week and weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

hilarious ethan video!

I was trying to get Ethan to tell him Grammy to have a good and safe trip to Mississippi. However, the video defiently did NOT goes as planned.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

a little irritated

two posts on one day! Helen slide show below:

After Ethan got out of school i had a meeting with there speech therapist and early intervention specialist. I figured i was just going to discuss Ethan's speech, but they threw a bit of a curve ball at me. We all agreed that a little speech therapy would be good for him. It won't hurt, it can only help. Then they tried to tell me he was delayed in his motor skills. Ilaughed at them. They try to tell me that about my child who rolled over at a week! Was sitting by at 3 months unsupported and was walking at 8 months. Ha Ha Ha! They told me he was not able to hop on one foot. WTF! I called Ethan over and he did it for them. Kids aren't always going to do things for people they don't know. Ethan was probably thinking, who are these crazy ladies and why do they want me to hop on one foot. They then quickly showed me a picture he drew and took it away before i could see it and said they were concerned because he could not draw. He is 4 and anyone who knows Ethan knows he is too busy to worry about drawing. He really doesn't have an interest in it. Ethan is hands on and physical. Is every 4 year old suppose to be able to draw like every other 4 year old??

Maybe i am over reacting, but i am not going to be told he has any problems in that area. I agreed with speech and that was it. Everything else he scored above average.

I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. They want to reevaluate him after thanksgiving. And if they feel he needs speech then it will start i guess in january. They are a little slow in my opinon. Oh well, just needed to get some frustration out!

PICs from Helen

Enjoy this slide show

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Helen, GA

The kids and i had orgianally planned on going down to augusta this weekend to visit family. We have been trying to stick to a budget and the gas to fill me up was not in it. So, a friend of mine knew how down i was since Alex would be gone ALL weekend. She invited me up to her familys cabin in Helen Ga, and said she would dirve and it would cost me nothing. We jumped aboard on that! It was so much fun. My camera was dead, so she is going to get me the pics. Ethan and Brooke has a blast playing with there friends. It was nice too b/c it was all women, so we all dressed comfy, no make-up and enjoyed ourselves. We played scrabble until 1 in the morning. That was a lot of fun. I want to get better at it. We took the kids today to see live bears. That was amazing. The bears were so friendly. There were so many bears too. Ethan and brooke laughed and enjoyed it.

Ethan had a taste test party at school this past friday. Brooke and i went. We made jello for everyone. It gave me an opportunity to talk more with his teachers and get to know the "mean" teacher better. Of which, Ethan no longer thinks is mean. From talking to her, she loves what she is doing and so on. Both his teachers really seem happy with where they are right now. So, that is good.

Brooke is doing wonderful with her potty training. She used it all weekend out of town. She pooped in the potty for her first time tonight!! yay. that is the one we were having problems with. I normally would put a diaper on and tell her to do her business. tonoght she threw the diaper and said no. So, we sat on the potty and read and she pooped! She was so happy too.

We are doing good for the most part. Link entry below from all the fall/halloween stuff. Will gets picks up soon from the weekend :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pic from the Fall season

please let me know if you can't seen them. There were to many to put on here. i was trying to figure out how to make a slide show on picassa but couldn't. So, enjoy.

Will try to update soon. just been busy and a slakcer. LOL

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pictures, b/c its all you really want, right?

The only picture of Ethan. He has been grumpy this week. Must be having girl problems. So, i put him first. Maybe next week he will give the camera some more love.

Our pumkins. Well, 2 out of 3. Alex didn't want to carve 3. Maybe we will do it when Grammy comes.

Yes, she is naked. That is the usual site around here :)

Odie posing in his Halloween gear.

Brooke thugging it in her brand new Elmo panites. LOL

Brooke bouncing, what she does best. Don't mind the mess, this week i have been reading and writing more of my book like crazy. Oh wait, Ethan is in the background. Ha, 2 pics this week :)

Monday, October 27, 2008


I have been supermom today. 4 loads of laundry now. i redid the kids rooms. Moved furniture from brooke's to ethans and vice versa. Brooke had a tall bookshelf in her room all her toys were always put on. Ethan had a toy box and small book shelf. Well, ethan loves puzzle, did a 100 piece one all by himself this weekend :) They are stacked up a wall, so i thought he could use the big bookshelf. Brooke has the toy box now. I also made room for a futon Alex's mom is bringing this weekend. That way guests have somewhere to sleep now. They just have to share a room with Brooke. Both rooms look great and clean. I really need to clean out toys, but decided to do that another day. Everything is organized and hopefully one day soon i can go in with a garbage bag and clean out and then freecycle them.

We really didn't do anything this weekend. I think we are going to go to the bike trail today after i pick ethan up. Get a little exercise in. Saturday night we carved pumpkins. that was fun. neither kid would put there hands in the pumpkin. Or alex. Geez, i feel like the man

oh well, promise to get some pics up soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We are still here

I promise we are still here. I have been searching for our camera that alex put in the car saturday after the pumpkin patch and have not found it. Hoping soon so i can get some pics up.

the week has been pretty good. Brooke has been amazing this week with the potty. No accident monday, 1 tuesday, and none today! I am the proud mommy of a 22 month old who is using the potty. I love to brag about her age, and i am aloud to :)

Ethan has had a good week so far too. He has been a little irritable this week. But, we have all been suffering this week with a little cold. Hopefully he will feel better soon. He had pictures at school tuesday. Hope they turn out good. He has not had his 4 year pics yet. We REALLY need to get Brooke's pictures done. they have not been done since 9 months.

Hoping to find the camera soon and get some pics up. We had a great weekend with family. it was nice to get everyone together and have a nice meal.

Hope your having a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2008


It has been a pretty good week.  Tonight Karen is coming for the weekend.  Both kids are VERY excited.  Tomorrow we are headed to the pumpkin patch.  Alex's mom and grandma are coming.  My parents are meeting us there.  Plus Tom and Jess with there kids.  And Karen with her boyfriend Aaron!  Big group! LOL.

This week Brooklynn's speech has changed a lot.  She is talking more words.  She loves to watch Super Why and she is saying letters now! YAY!  When you ask her to spell something, she makes little syllabal noises then claps and laughs.  It is cute!  She has been using the potty some still.  Not as good as it was last sunday.  But, she is trying.  One day she wants the big potty, the next day she wants her little potty.  She wears panties all day.  Or when daddy isn't home, she just does with nothing down there.  Nakedness doesn't bug me.

Ethan had a great week too.  He is being such a little helper.  He helps me with dishes, clean up.  He loves to dust. LOL.  He also loves to get onto Brooklynn for not cleaning up.  He is growing like a weed.  Oh, and he is not marrying Georgia Ann anymore.  Not sure what happened.  Georgia Ann saw me yesterday at school and she asked me why Ethan wasn't her friend anymore.  It broke my heart.  She is so cute!  He says he is now marrying Cheyanne.  Who knows.

Oh well, i need to get cleaned up.  i have company coming today.  Brooke's friends dominic and zoe are coming over to play!  Hoping the rains holds  off so we can have a picnic.  But, looking outside right now, not so sure that will happen!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cute Trail we found

We discovered a cute little walking trail/ bike trail yesterday.  Its back behind the horse arena here in homer.  It was gorgeous, quite and nothing near by.  Ethan was free to ride his bike.  Brooke was free to sit in the stroller or run along.  And i actually got a peaceful walk with no stress!  Normally when we walk the neighborhood i spend time worrying about big dogs trying to fight odie, getting onto ethan for running in the middle of the road and so on.  Never helps when i am walking to get rid of my stress.    Anyway, enjoy the pics!

Peaceful stream/creek

Ethan on the balancing beam

Brooklynn starring into the creek amazed

Ethan and i, me with no make-up! 

As i said, Brooklynn loved the stream :)

If you didn't see them, so cute shots of the kids from over the weekend under this entry!