Thursday, November 19, 2009

8 Months Old!

Today we celebrate Hutch being 8 months old! Wow, how time flies! I am simply amazed at how much Hutch has grown, especially over the past couple of months. I don't really notice any significant difference in his phsycical features, but it is nothing short of amazing watching him interact with us each day. He is CONSTANTLY grabbing everything & can not sit still for a second. Despite being sick over the past couple of weeks, he is still full of smiles. He is just so much more aware of everything that is going on. Here he is this morning very happy to be 8 months old. I thought I would post a few more pics from this past weekend. Hutch had a great time sitting at the table with everyone at Home Slice. Here he is with Jeremy's Dad (a.k.a. Grandpappy)

This picture of Doug cracked me up- I just had to share it.
Before Hutch sampled the basil & tomato.
During lunch, we set Hutch's high chair up in the middle of everyone in the living room. He was pretty happy being the center of attention. Or maybe it was the Gerber puffs.
No plans this weekend- yay!!!! This is our last "plan-free" weekend until after the holidays, so I am looking forward to some much needed R & R. Hutch is getting tubes in his ears on Tuesday. We met with an ENT Specialist Wed., and he suggested we get them asap due to Hutch having alot of fluid in his ears. We are really anxious to get this done, as we can tell he just hasn't been himself over the past few weeks. He is constantly tugging at his ears & pulling his hair. I think his whole head just hurts all the time. It is just heartbreaking. So, we are really looking forward to getting that fixed. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! TGIF!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dedication Weekend

We had such a great time this weekend celebrating Hutch's dedication. For those of you who don't know- we joined Lake Hills Church back in January, and we LOVE IT! We didn't go very much after Hutch was born, but over the past few months, we have really tried to get more involved. The girls at the nursery adore our little man, and I am so excited b/c I am going to start volunteering in the nursery next Sunday. So, Hutch was dedicated at the church, and we were so honored to have so many friends and family present during the service. After the service, we had everyone over to the house for lunch. Carly and Marc came in Saturday, along with Jeremy's Dad. Alissa drove in from Houston on Sunday (you were missed, Jenn!) Marc was SO nice to bring his camera & take some snapshots (over 400 to be exact!) of us. He is so talented- I posted my faves below. The weekend was absolutely perfect!

Hutch & Aunt Carly cutting up
Haha- Me & Carly laughing about who knows what. Oh, wait, I know- Carly tickling me. Haley, you were certainly missed all weekend- but I sure thought of you while these pics were being taken- I know how love to get in a few pinches when we get sister shots! Love you! BTW, I think this is the cutest pic of Carly- isn't she such a cutie?

Ahhhh, just sweetness.

Hutch does this thing with his tongue all the time- I think it mainly has to do with his teething. We always do it with him b/c he thinks its funny. So glad Marc caught this on film, as it is an awesome picture of Hutch & his Dad.

Had to post this one so everyone can see this great view of the 'hawk. It's a very curly mohawk, indeed. I think it suits him quite nicely.

Just too cute not to post.
Sunday was such a special day. We certainly missed all those who were unable to make it (Mom, Dad, Haley, Lynn, all our grandparents, etc.!), but we were overwhelmingly blessed by all of our friends & family who were able to join us. Thank you all so much!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Been A While...

Sorry for the delay in my new post- I have been on a computer break. No facebook, no email, no blogging. You know how sometimes you just need a break from it all?

We had a great time in Houston last weekend. Carly & Mark threw Mark's sister & her husband (Daniella & Jason) a baby shower, so we headed to Htown to help the parent's to be celebrate. The shower was FABULOUS & they had such a great turn out. The food was delish, the decorations super cute, and the mommy to be just simply glowing. They are such great people- we are so happy for them & can't wait to meet little Jordan. We were also thrilled to spend the weekend with my parents! They made the drive in from Jackson, so we were able to hang out with the fam for a few days. The only person missing was Haley & she certainly was missed!

Hutch is currently trying to get over a never ending head cold. My gosh, why won't it go away already???? Poor little thing has been dealing with this since last Tuesday. Over the course of a week, he has been to the doctor 3 times & been on 2 antibiotics. The doctors think it's his ears & have referred him out to a specialist (please let us get tubes!) next week. He has now had 4 ear infections. Plus, he is teething really bad, so he has been pretty fussy. We miss our old Hutch & I know he is super ancious to kick this funk he has.

Hutch will be dedicated at church on Sunday! It is going to be such a special day & we are so honored that our Austin family (& Carly and Mark) and friends will be in attendance. We are having everyone over for lunch afterwards, so that should be fun! I will be sure to post lots of pics...hopefully the little guy will be feeling better.

Have a great remainder of the week & weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cutest. Monkey. Ever.

I hope that everyone had a fabulous Halloween! We had SO much fun & Hutch was such a great sport about wearing his monkey costume! We attended a couple of parties & got to not only show off our little monkey, but we were able to see sooooo many cute kiddos in their Halloween gear. It was so much fun! Here are pics from our big day!

I had to throw this one in- we went to Babies R Us yesterday & Hutch rode in the cart for the first time! I think he really liked it- he kept laughing & checking everything out. I had to prop my purse up next to him half way thru, though, b/c he kept sort of falling over to the side. He is definitely getting better about sitting up on his own, but we still have a little ways to go on the balance piece!
Our dept. always dresses up as a group theme for Halloween. Last year, we were beauty queens. We decided to go total opposite this year & be a biker gang! And what was REALLY funny about this, is we were a bi-cycle gang! It was a great day- we had our United Way 2010 Campaign kickoff which consisted of a chili contest & silent auction. As always, it was a blast!