Friday, December 31, 2010

End of a year

Well, its after midnight so its officially next year. I can hear all the fireworks going off at 6 Flaggs right down the street.
These past few weeks have been crazy and exhausting and wonderful.
Sue captured it all on film and Wolfgang loves to relive it whenever he can.

This was his first real Christmas (with a Christmas tree and all). You'll notice that there are bumper pads tied to all hard corners. He takes a lot of spills. And the couch cushion absorbs a lot of spills, hence the Pink Snack Blanket.
Christmas morning we were all up before he was. I was so excited for him to open things.
He absolutely loved his little bike and helmet from Grammy and Papa. We're waiting for a little more coordination before we let him loose on it (so he got another "in the meantime" toy to make up for stashing the bike in the garage. More on that....)
After he went to bed that night everybody (but me) blew up 47 million balloons and we made a huge Birthday Balloon bouquet to hang from the ceiling (for his b-day which we celebrated with the other kids the day after Christmas).
The next day all the cousins drove in from Georgetown and waited patiently on the floor for their stockings.....
....and their presents.
We had cupcakes after that and sang Happy B-day to the Goo.
This is his new favorite thing in the whole world.
The Car.
Its all he talks about.
He sits in there with his juice and waits for someone to push him around.
On his actual birthday day we were busy. Cathy took me and the Wolf to my last doctor's appointment and then met some of her family at Chic Filet. They had cupcakes! And Wolfgang played in the toddler area. He had such a good time. I'll get pictures of that soon.

That night Grammy took something special out of the fridge.
A fruit bouquet with candles!
He just about flipped his gourd.
(and then he spat out the candles)
And then he dove in with great enthusiasm (and chocolate dip and whipped cream).

But this is what we do before bed.
We push Mindy around in the car.
Its been a good holiday season.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Its really early and I've been awake since WAY earlier, so I thought I'd post a blog (not that anyone is reading, but I thought I'd do it just for kicks).

Less than 3 weeks and I'm having this baby. I'm uncomfortable *understatement*. I've been waking up around 3 or 4 and I just can't get back to sleep. Various things hurt. Other things are numb. Oh well. What are you gonna do.

This is going to be a busy time up ahead. The Wolf doesn't know whats about to hit him.
(Here he is at the Zoo with Daddy)
(Randy took him on a cold morning and the Wolf literally had the entire zoo to himself)
(And especially the sandbox)
(...Which is good because he is a sand-thrower)
(Sweet, lone Wolf)
I can't believe its only 5 days until Christmas. We went to Target last night and it was Grand Central Station. Yuck. Glad we wont have to do that again. All of our "shopping" is done. Not that we really did any shopping. I'm doing a Little House on the Prairie Christmas and I'm making all the gifts I can. Its been fun.
(Grammy and Wolf at the Christmas concert at church. It was laundry day......)
Friday is our 15th wedding anniversary. 15 years! I love it. God has definitely had mercy on us. We're going to go eat some fondue together before our world explodes again. It will be nice.

(The sharing of the juice)
Then Saturday is Christmas. I'm basically immobile, so its a good thing that we are going nowhere. I'll sit on the couch and watch Wolfgang experience his first family Christmas in blissful confusion. He still has no idea what the presents under the tree are.
On Sunday Randy's brother David (and wife Kristi and their 5 kids) are coming into town to do Christmas. That night we'll celebrate Wolfgang's birthday. Cake. Candles. Gifts.
Let me tell you, he's going to think this is HIS weekend.
The fun before the storm. :)