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A spot about the Wooten’s and the happenings in their world.

The Cozy Chair February 23, 2009

Filed under: Family — woocrew @ 8:00 pm

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…


0221091402-021The 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…

0221091403-00It 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

Filed under: Family — woocrew @ 12:27 am

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!

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance ~~~ 2009


What’s up world? February 10, 2009

Filed under: Family — woocrew @ 12:14 am

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!!! 


Tales from the Tooth Fairy November 5, 2008

Filed under: Kids — woocrew @ 10:15 am

Little Miss C has lost her first tooth!!!  The one beside it is well on it’s way out too, but for now this is what the tooth fairy brought for her first tooth.


Not the best quality pic, but you get the idea.  Boy is she a big girl now!


Halloween carnage…

Filed under: Family — woocrew @ 10:12 am

In Woo-ville funniness abounds

when dogs and babies find chocolate around.



I has been chocofied!
I has been chocofied!


Sugar makes her HAPPY!!!
Sugar makes her HAPPY!!!


Evidence in Aspen's crate.
Evidence in Aspens crate!
More wrappers and such on X's bed!!!
More wrappers and such on X’s bed!!!

It’s no surprise that Aspen pooped in her crate the next day and threw up lollipop sticks the day after that.  All we could do is laugh really, a dog who can eat a lollipop propped up between her two front paws deserves it!  The whole family had a lot of fun this halloween.  I will find more pics later and post again…but this is the funny part that couldn’t wait!


Time change… November 2, 2008

Filed under: Family,Kids — woocrew @ 9:48 pm

We adults here in Woo-ville actually look forward to the time changing in the fall.  Our hope is that it means our kids will go to bed at an earlier hour…not so.

Tonight is the first night of the time being put back an hour.  You would think that this would mean your kids would be tired an hour or so earlier than usual…but C is currently crying because she can’t stop thinking of Roxie, M is laughing about everything she finds funny, X and I are playing with hot wheels.  I walked away from the madness.  Dad is being sweet and saying prayers to calm worried and giggly souls.  The biggest woo-kid has 5 more minutes and the baby…well…she’s spoiled rotten and stays up with us anyway.  I’ll be out in a few and not so nice.  You’d think they would listen to their dad when he asks things of them nicely instead of listening to me when I’m upset, but that would only make sense.  They’re such awesome kids, we just have nights where they find other things more interesting than sleeping.  In the morning they’ll be in a rush to get to the bus stop on time and I’ll remind them about tonight but it still won’t matter.  I guess that’s what having kids is like.  Either that, or we’re four deep and still have no idea what we’re doing.  Humor us and agree with the first comment…please!!!  Here’s hoping everyone else’s kids are sleeping comfy and cozy in their own beds and you parents are getting a little quiet time before you hit the hay.  Toodles all~~The WooCrew


Genius Jokes…

Filed under: Kids — woocrew @ 2:57 pm

So I find my kids rather intelligent…who doesn’t though.

This past week in all of its halloween glory, X asked what ghastly meant, as in ghastly ghost.  I didn’t have a good explanation so I told him we’d look it up when we got home later.  I forgot to look it up but a couple of days later he came up with a rather genius explanation.  The kids were blowing up some balloons that we had for halloween but didn’t actually use.  X commented that the balloons wouldn’t float because they didn’t have helium in them.  “Helium makes things float!  That must be how ghosts float, they must be made of helium.  That’s why they’re called gas-tly ghosts!!!”  …  HA!!!  Good one!!!