here’s just a better pic of luke…he’s such a cutie!!!!
Another New Addition!!! July 14, 2009
Meet the newest member of WooVille…Luke! I know you think we’re crazy for naming him after Star Wars folks but he actually came with the name…reason #1 he is so perfect for us! #2 would be that Germaine has always wanted a british bulldog and after talking and researching we decided on a french bulldog instead. I was talking to a friend at church who’s mom breeds them and said I would love to get one but couldn’t afford it for another few years. She showed me the pic of this little guy and I fell in love as she offered him to me for free! They brought him to his new home here in WooVille yesterday. It was sad for them and he is already missed but dare I say he is having the time of his life with us. He gets all of the attention he needs which is the main reason she was willing to give him up. He is 2 yrs old and already trained, just like we like them. We feel complete with our 4 kids and 2 dogs!!!
Not all pics are worth a thousand words. X got to go with Abuela to Medieval Times for a special cub scout affair. They offered a special deal for current scouts and families, unfortunately on the day we had scheduled I’s b-day party. I called up mom and she was more than happy to take him. He says he doesn’t know how to smile for pics so this is what he did. He wouldn’t dress up but obviously mom did. They got to arrive 2 hours early and go out on the field and learn about swordsmanship. He had a great time! His only complaint was that every now and again the spotlight would go by and shine on them and that was a bit embarassing. Abuela was kind enough to get them front row seats. He loved most of the food and tore up his chicken “like a carnivore”. We are blessed to have Abuela close by so the kids are able to spend special times like these with the kids. Now to work on getting Granny here. She visits this coming week. We know the kids will make special memories with her as well. In the meantime, X is really enjoying scouts. I am one of the new Den leaders for his bear troop and we are both excited about that. We look forward to lots more memories to share and fun cub scouting ahead!
More Daddy Daughter pics… February 23, 2009
Here are a few more pics taken in our front yard as they were leaving for the dance.
This last pic is of C and her friend Teegan. She is the daughter of some family friends of ours. She and her daddy joined Germaine and C for a fun night of dancing and sweet treats. Teegan even got to dance with an officer, one of the dad’s dressed in his military uniform. Such a fun time!
We recently acquired a few recliners from freecycle. If you haven’t ever checked them out you should… www.freecycle.org . You usually have to join a yahoo group and then you can get emails about people who are looking for things or posting things they are getting rid of. It’s a way to pass along what you would otherwise throw out…keep it out of landfills!!! So, that’s about as green as we get! Back to the chairs, well, one in particular. It’s back is somewhat broken but still in good condition. Everyone has laid claim to it, even the dog. Saturday morning this is what I found…
The Wookids hanging out in the most comfy spot in the house. They were watching cartoons but once the sleeping bag got involved it turned into a game where they were able to hide, a little something like this…
It went on all day long. Mostly M and X played around, but C joined in for a while and I was able to catch a few pics of their favorite new spot.
Daddy Daughter Dance February 14, 2009
Tonight was the Daddy Daughter dance at the elementary school. C has been looking forward to this night since she first heard about it a few weeks ago. Last week she and I went to buy a new dress and today I picked up her shoes and sweater. She picked the dress all on her own. It’s so different from what I would normally pick for her, but still in good taste. She’s really growing up! Dad and C were joined by Jason and Teagan, friends from church. The girls had lots of fun. C met up with some of her friends there and ran off giggling to the bathroom together…already it starts!!!!! She loves to spin around while she dances, which made for a great time for dad after he’d eaten lots of sugary treats from the refreshment table. We’re so lucky to have a dad who is excited to take his girls out and treat them like little ladies. What a wonderful night for dad and C!
What’s up world? February 10, 2009
I guess it’s been forever since we’ve updated the world on the happenings in Woo-ville.
I don’t even have a decent holiday update accept to say that we really enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful time. Our cameras aren’t working anymore so we don’t have any good pics of anything. What a crap post this is turning out to be. I don’t think my failing memory is going to make this any better either.
Here’s what I know as of tonight:
Germaine and Caitlin have their first official daddy/daughter date. This Friday is the daddy/ daughter dance at school. She is so excited. We went and picked up a new dress last week. I have to admit that it is really beautiful and she is so in love with it. It is however the first step away from the traditional dresses mommy always picks for her. We’ll have to figure out a way to get pics of them to post. They’re sure to make the cutest couple there! C is also doing really well in kindergarten. She loves to learn and her teacher is always impressed with her. She is up to par on every aspect of kinder learning and even exceeds in some areas. She does still have a hard time leaving mommy though. It’s tough on mom too. I would love for her to be home and get to hang out with the girls and I more but I know she can’t. She really misses us a lot! I am spending the day at school with her Wednesday. Needless to say, she can’t wait!
Illyana is finally walking! Holy cow, we thought it would never happen…and in true form we feel like it happened too fast! She’s grown up so much and become so independent in the last month and a half she’s been walking. She is doing well at Wee School. She is super attached to mommy also so she cries at school a lot. Today was her first day of really doing well…not many tears and I even peeked in and saw her playing!!! She’s such a cutie pie. She’s talking more and we’re having so much fun watching her learn about all of the things in her world.
Moira is such a character. This Sunday at church I overheard her explaining to another kid that she isn’t a kid, she’s an adult. Hmmm…she wishes! She also loves to follow mommy around everywhere. In fact, she’s been known to go stand in the middle of the street and scream my name if I’ve left home without her. Dad has to hold her back anytime I leave so it doesn’t happen again. So sad…for some reason I always feel bad too. I try to let her go most everywhere with me. On the rare occassion that I leave by myself I let her know that it’s something just for mommies, or adults, hence the comment about no longer being a kid. She’s so funny! She and I spend a lot of time together. I wonder what kinder will be like for her. We have another year before that happens. She recently got a new haircut. It’s the cutest thing ever! She is so very proud of her new hair and prances around everywhere because she knows she looks so cute!
Xavier is doing awesome in school. He’s made honor roll each six weeks this year! He continues to struggle with his anxiety and always will but at the same time is learning to cope. I’m proud of the work he’s put into himself. We should all be so lucky to have the resources he’s had. He is really learning a love for books and reading. He has the best sense of humor and a great sense of sarcasm that he comes by quite honestly. He has a wonderful teacher this year who really looks out for his needs and accommodates him very well. If I were rich I’d buy her a new car or send her on a cruise. She’s been that wonderful to him.
Germaine is still working lots. He has started practicing music with a band. A group of guys from church have gotten together to play for a talent show in our ward next month. It should be lots of fun to see. I have no idea what it will be like but I’m anxiously waiting. He got a PSP for Christmas and really enjoys playing games on it. I have to admit the thing is pretty cool. It can go online and everything. Next up we’ll have to set up wireless internet here at home. We’re pretty behind the times when it comes to those sort of technological advances. I’m sure the PSP and Wii would be a whole new world with wireless connections available. Maybe it’s something we’ll do soon….hmmm…we’ll see. Ah! It would probably be a great Father’s day gift.
I have been up to a whole lot of nothing. Really, I think there’s just not much exciting to tell. I have been attending Stamp Camp and Nickel Auction regularly each month. It’s a nice time out with some good friends and no kids or hubbies. I am looking forward to my trip to Hawaii in March. I’m very anxious and already panicky about it. I know it will be great, it just can’t happen soon enough. It’s such a dream come true! I can’t believe I’ll be meeting my nephews and brother-in-law for the first time ever!!! I have a feeling I’ll be wanting to move there before all is said and done. I’m starting with an exercise group tomorrow morning. I am really looking forward to it, goofy looking headband and all.
As a whole, we are doing well. We have more good days than bad. More blessings than curses. More love each day and I guess that’s what it’s all about.
We hope that you and your “ville” are finding happiness or pursuing it in the best manner possible. Have a great 2009 everyone!
Toodles from the WooCrew!!!