Saturday, December 3, 2011

Family of Four

It has been three weeks and I still can't believe we are a family of 4! We are adjusting and on some days are doing a little better than "surviving". Here are some pictures of what has been happening since baby has come home.

A lot of this:
 
 Made it to church once
 Had Thanksgiving with the Wulfs
 Too much of this (he is awake a lot just like Porter was)
 Luckily some of this (Phillip has taken some time away from school to play)
Way too much of this (Don't judge me!) Thank heaven for Curious George! 
 A bit of this; Yep I made bread! WHAT!?!? Phillip said he'd get rid of my bread machine if I didn't use it by the end of the year. Had it for 4 years and finally decided to use it right after I have a baby, go figure... 
 Can't have too much of that face! So concerned.
 Thankfully Porter is good at entertaining himself!
I love my beautiful family of 4!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Lincoln

Lincoln Spencer Wulf has arrived safe and sound! Delivery was great (like 3 pushes great)! He was 7lbs 10oz and 21in. He has a full head of hair, which was a HUGE surprise for both Phillip and I. He is perfect, and so far he loves to sleep (we are keeping our fingers crossed that this lasts). We are home and feeling good. Pictures and full story to come...  

After my water broke
 Right after delivery getting cleaned up
 Snoozing away...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Porter update

I thought a Porter post was in order because it may be his last as a solo-child. Porter is becoming more set in his ways than ever (if that is possible). You will notice in the recent pictures his hair is longer than it ever has been. Well not because I want it to be but he has decided that haircuts are not for him! He fights like a demon when I even suggest it so... I am waiting on a miracle. He still lets me dress him but refuses to wear certain coats. How is that for ridiculous, especially here where a coat is a MUST. 

He is talking up a storm, can count and knows his shapes and letters. He is like a giant sponge which is awesome and so NOT awesome at the same time. The other day he wanted my attention when I was talking to a neighbor so he began yelling  "focus mommy, focus." Uhh ya that is definitely something I say to him when he is not listening to me. 

He is convinced that he is Buzz Lightyear and that we are going to name the new baby Woody. I can't say that I agree with his choice but it is the only indication that he knows a new baby is coming; so I am grateful he kind of gets it, maybe... Ok Probably not. But this baby is coming and we are hoping it doesn't destroy his entire existence. 



 This next picture is a testament of my awesomeness as a mother. We got snow here (and not a little, 4+ inches) and Porter wanted so badly to play with the snow. Well there was no way I was going out with him so we brought the snow in to him! He lasted an hour (I changed the snow once) and we had no clothes to dry and fingers to unfreeze, it was lovely. I am converted to bringing the snow inside :) 
 A random habit he is into right now is wearing his socks on his hands. My guess is winter will cure this habit. 
 Picking pumpkins with Grandpa Gardiner. He loved washing them off. Wonder where he gets his strange OCD clean tendencies from...?

Man I love this kid! He has recently learned the concept of big & small; I don't know if I appreciate being told I am "big" ten times a day but he is so smart and I appreciate him understanding the concept :)  Here is to my soon to be big boy and how wonderful he makes every day! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

One Month

One more month... Saying that should make me feel better but somehow it just sounds depressing. A whole month of no sleep, feet in my ribs, heartburn that is seriously killing me, waddling around, blah blah blah... All you mothers out there know the drill.

Like Phillip says "it is only a month!" So why does another month sound so awful?!? To end this rant on a high note: At least I'm not an elephant I'd have like 16 months to go (not to mention I'd be birthing an elephant). :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Playing catch up

Does it ever feel like "catch up" is the only mode available in life? Around here that is my middle name :)

School started a few weeks ago for Phillip and so far so good. We don't see him much but I suppose it makes us appreciate him when we do see him. Porter has adjusted to a new place fairly well and has taken some big steps; he now sleeps in a big boy bed (and stays put ALL night), no more bottles (I know a bit late), and he doesn't take a rag everywhere we are down to a rag at sleepy time only. If only I had accomplished so much since arriving!

I can't believe August is gone and Summer is coming to a close. I am super excited for fall but I hear fall in Wyoming lasts about 2 weeks and then we are on to winter so I am a little afraid to say goodbye to summer. The last few months of summer were good ones and we had the opportunity to spend time with a lot of family. A big thank you to everyone who we stayed with! I will recap some of the month in pictures, much more fun than me rambling...

Porter LOVED the beach! We went to Bear Lake with my family and had an awesome time. 

Then off to Wyoming to see Phillip's family. Porter was especially fond of Grandpa. But notice the clock next to him. 9pm and we are still working on getting him to bed. Yea 10 or 11 was normal bedtime this summer :(
Porter spent a lot of time in the water. He has a nasty habit of drinking the water so I try and avoid public pools, for obvious reasons. But watering the plants with grandpa was just as good, and he could do it in his pjs. 

Went to the fair and Porter was afraid of the animals, go figure. However, he was over the moon for the rides!!! So much so that taking him off the rides was painful to say the least. He threw the BIgGEsT fit I have ever seen from him every time we took him off. So my father-in-law being the good sport he is just handed the man a fist full of tickets and said "let him ride". No wonder Grandpa is Porter's favorite.

We learned a bowl full of uncooked rice could provide hours of entertainment, who knew?
This is the best updated shot of pregnant me I could find. I am just over 6 months in this pic. 
Back to SLC and to the zoo! Audri was awesome and took all 6 of her munchkin's out for a zoo day which was no easy task (see picture below). We  got to see our good friends the Becksteads from Mass. (and  failed to take a picture)... O and did I mention it was raining cats and dogs half the time. Thanks for being such a trooper Aud!  

FINALLY after a month of being apart, Phillip came home!!! We all jumped for joy; well not me but only because at my size it goes against all the rules of gravity. I was SO happy to have him back! Side note:  here is a shout out to all you moms who go it alone; so hard!!! 
Happily reunited we moved to Wyoming and celebrated our 4 year anniversary. To celebrate we unpacked boxes because that is what you do when your life is in boxes. But we documented with a picture, not a good one, but a picture to remember this crazy time. Phillip promised that next year we would celebrate 5 years with no moving. I will hold him to it.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A long time coming...

I know this update has been a long time in the making but here it is!

Phillip has decided to attend the University of Wyoming for law school. So we are moving our family to Laramie Wyoming for the next 3 years! Phillip is super excited to be heading "home" and I am not horrified at the idea of moving to Wyoming :) 

I am so proud of Phillip for being accepted to law school and then making the hard decision on which school to attend; it was a very long process and a lot of hours. It will be a big change going back to student life especially with a few extra people in tow but we are excited for the adventure ahead. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just a heads up

The time has come for another change! Porter and I will be home on July 4th and Phillip will follow at the end of July. We are off to school in the fall (more details to come on that) but get to enjoy a month of fun with family and friends before we go back to the grind stone.

Can't wait to see you all!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

O did I mention...

IT'S A BOY! And that is just what we ordered, so all is well at the Wulf's house. This little guys was extremely cooperative and was happy to show us what he's got. Probably a good thing, I don't think Phillip could have handled the thought of having a girl even a minute while the tech looked around. :)

Most importantly baby looks good and healthy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Birthday

On to the terrible 2's... Is it normal to switch into those overnight? My sweet baby is now a big boy with a BIG attitude. O well, this too shall pass and in the mean time at least he is still ridiculously good looking! 

Happy Birthday Porter!




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rumors...

The rumors are TRUE! We are pregnant and expecting baby #2 on November 12th. (Not a day later, that is my policy)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Update

It has been a busy month since Spring has FiNAlLY come! Porter is completely in love with "outside" and has learned that the best way to play is dirty. The picture below is how we usually start our play ground trips and then...

Some how this is always how we go home. *sigh* O well, good thing dirt is a boy's best friend cause he finds it everywhere. Along with spring came the rain but Porter still finds a way to enjoy himself in the bad weather, lucky me.


We celebrated Easter and Porter was much more interested this year. We went to the ward egg hunt and he was walking around signing "candy" all morning. He was upset when he had to stop for pictures (silly mom)!


 He definitely had an upper hand on the other kids because dad hunted with him and found all the hard to reach eggs. Lucky boy!

On Easter Sunday Porter hunted for his Easter basket and he was so excited about what the "rabbit" had brought. Yes, his mouth is full of candy and the giant bubble gun is amazing!  
Here is the long version of him hunting for his bucket (I know it's a bit much but the grandparents are far away). All the furniture was everywhere because we had tables set up for the Easter lunch we had with friends. The lunch turned out great and as usual I forgot to take pictures of the "grownups". Opps...

Happy Spring everyone! 

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm not laughing...

April Fools is always good fun with laughs after being "got". 

Well mother nature has taken it too far and I woke up to 5+ inches of new snow outside. Not funny, just cruel...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A taste...

We had a little taste of spring this last week and we are hooked! Thursday we took Porter to the park with friends and it was a big hit. He played on the smaller toys for a while and then noticed the "other" toys, the BIG toys. Of course he was curious and went to explore. Needless to say the big slides were much more satisfying and so he played on those till we left. He is convinced he is a big boy and must be treated as such. 

This year vs. last year (much easier to keep tabs on him last year)
                                                                            

Ruby & Porter one year later, still pals.




video

Now that we have had a taste, we want SpRinG!!! Ironically I am writing this post after Phillip informed me it is supposed to snow a few inches tomorrow. Ahh Someday...