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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza!

The Ohlhoff family wishes you a very merry holiday season on this Christmas Eve. We're thankful, and blessed, excited, and looking forward to a fun day tomorrow and more family time later this week.

We also wanted to share some videos from the school holiday parties and events from the past week.

Frannie's holiday party came first. Her class sang Christmas carols to the parents. Some sang with more effort than others:

Then came Miller's class's holiday party. They seemed much more at ease performing for the families that had gathered at First United:

Finally, this Christmas Eve morning, Henry and Frances treated us to their holiday dance moves set to a soundtrack of the Jackson 5:

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Outtakes

Getting a family photo is hard. Getting a photo of all 3 kids that we can use for our holiday card is near impossible. We'll keep you in suspense for the actual one, but in the meantime we're happy to share some outtakes from the happy holidays shoot.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Last Post Before Snow

This last weekend featured perfect fall weather. We filled the weekend with errands around town and projects around the house. On Monday afternoon it snowed, some of which is still on the ground today. So, this post is dedicated to the memory of our perfect fall weather last weekend.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Halloween was a mixed bag this year. Frannie got through trick or treating two houses when a boy came to the door in a full bodysuit costume that frightened her and at that point she was done with Halloween and costumes. She came home to sit with Daddy and hand out the candy, but even then she wouldn't come to the door to give candy to the kids, even the nice girls she knows from the neighborhood. Plus it rained pretty much all day, so when Miller came in after one block, the candy in his pumpkin bucket was basically sitting in a puddle. However nothing could deter Henry. He led the charge up and down our block and others acquiring an enviable stash of (also somewhat drenched) candy. This did not concern him at all. He promptly brought it in, dumped the whole thing out on the radiator in the dining room, and began to separate the fruit flavored stuff that he deemed his favorite this season - Skittles and Starburst in particular.

Henry's school parade in the rain never dampened his stealth ninja spirit:

Once school was over it was time for trick or treating with the family and neighborhood friends:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


October's been a very busy month! Soccer games every Saturday morning:

Of course we kicked it off with a bang - celebrating Miller's birthday in Captain American style - thank you Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete!

We had some mad face competitions. Miller usually wins those.

Plenty of times in the parks. Crossing the monkey bars and scooting.

Watching the playoff-bound OPRF Huskies under the lights in their final Friday night home game of the season.

And playing a little backyard football of our own.

More costumes. Always.

More silly faces. Always.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Open for Business

Henry spent some time yesterday turning his room into a toy store. He yelled to the house like a boardwalk barker that the, "Lego Store is open! Come get your Legos!"

I came upstairs to find this:

Translation: "Everything in store is $0.40. Have a nice day"

What business sense. Such customer service. Heart melter. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Henry's Second Soccer Game

Henry was like a big cat stalking his prey at his soccer game today. Early in the game he was patiently waiting for the opposing goalie to inbound the ball, Henry sort of nonchalantly slid into position to steal it, and then once the ball was in play he darted over to the ball, stole it away, and belted it into the lower corner for his first goal.

We're so proud of him. And it was really curious how he celebrated this accomplishment. While he was the loudest person on the field cheering for his teammates when the Zebras scored their first goal of the game, and again when they scored their third, and he led cheers from the bench when it was his turn to sit, he barely showed any emotion at all when he scored. Meanwhile his teammate Owen was beyond exuberant. Henry simply turned, walked back to the center circle, and waited for the referee to put the ball back into play. At one point you could see a very modest smile, and he allowed himself a barely perceptible little arm pump.

But that was some goal, and it is so much fun to watch him play.