Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

Happy Halloween, everyone!!! We have had such a fun weekend. Friday night, Jeremy was wrapping up 36 holes of golf to celebrate Kyle's bday, so Hutch & I just kicked it at the house. He thought it was so much fun trying on his "Da-Da's" boots. Forgive our messy bedroom; this pic was just too cute to not post.
Saturday, we headed over to Vince & Megan's to help celebrate Maddox's 1st bday- it was Halloween themed, so we had a great time getting Hutch dressed up. We thought nothing would be more fitting than for Hutch to be a rockstar. As you will soon see, he was quite the little rocker. Here is little Reese the Bumble Bee taking a snack break.


What do you think? Does he play the role well, or what? We bought him a toy guitar to carry around, but he quickly found other things to keep him occupied as soon as we arrived.

A side view of the 'hawk. Would it be bad if I just fix his hair like this on occassion? He had the perfect hair for mohawking & I would just hate for it to go to waste.

One of Hutch's 3 tats. And, yes, it was a bit of a challenge to keep him still for 30 seconds while I applied each one, but well worth it in the end. Does he look tough, or what????

Addie & Annika
Hutch flirtin' with the ladies.

That watermelon slice didn't stand a chance. Oh, and check out Hutch's dragon face painting. Jarrod & Casey took Hutch to the Barton Creek Farmers Market Saturday morning & they had a ball! From what I hear, Hutch's favorite part was the band. He had so much fun & we really enjoyed some quiet time!

Sweet little Emmerson
Hutch taking Charlotte for a spin

Addie, Annika, and Sienna in line for a swing at the pinata

The birthday boy, Maddox

While all the big kids were trying to knock down the pinata, Hutch and Jeremy jumped around in the bounce house

Looks like Hutch picked up Charlotte again.....hmmm.
Hutch and Reese chowing down on cupcakes
Hutch sure was tired when we got home, but not too tired to provide some back up for Hayes Carll on Austin City Limits.

Hope everyone had a fun & safe Halloween! Hutch was quite thankful he was able to go as a rocker vs. the monkey he was forced to be last year. I guess Thanksgiving will be here before we know it...yay! I love the holidays! AND, although I think it is ridiculous that Target already had about 5 aisles dedicated to Christmas, I was secretly a litte bit excited to see all the holiday decor! Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Few Days Back Home

Hello, friends, I am back from an action packed long weekend in Jackson. As always, it was so great spending some time with my family! Before diving in, let me just warn you that this post contains alot of pictures. When I say "action-packed", I mean, we crammed so much into these past few days, I could collapse from exhaustion. BUT, it was well worth it. AND, what would a trip home be if it weren't booked solid?

Friday morning we headed over to Gran's new home to visit. The weather was AMAZING all weekend, so we took Gran for a stroll by the little pond. I thought this picture was really cute of Hutch smiling up at her.
Here is Hutch helping Gran back to her room.

Remember me stating how excited I was about the MS State Fair? Well, let me just say that I was not disappointed. Well, I was a bit disappointed that the only thing I ate was a Pronto Pup corn dog. I had planned on eating much more fair food, but I was too full. It was really fun spending so much time in the kid section. It brought back many memories of my parents taking us to Midnight Madness. We would get SO excited! My parents were hilarious- they each took turns picking out rides they wanted to take Hutch on.

If Hutch could form complete sentences, he would tell you his favorite part about the fair was the petting zoo. As you can see below, he was a little bit afraid of a few animals, but he warmed up after a while. He had a blast feeding them carrots.


While we took a break to eat, Hutch took a break to flirt with a cute blonde sitting at our table.

Here is Hutch with Lolli and Aunt Jan "riding" the wooden cow.

Does this picture really need a caption?



Saturday, we headed over to Jennifer & Eric's to help host a baby shower for Brandi Lee. The shower was a hit & Hutch was soooo excited about seeing his girlfriend, Ollie. They decided to give each other a little smooch. Were the parents encouraging this at all? That really doesn't matter, does it? Ahhhh, young love.


After Brandi's shower, I headed over to Belhaven for Leahbeth's baby shower. It was so much fun b/c I was able to see several friends I have not seen in so long! Here is a pic of all the preggos: Madelyn, Leahbeth, me, Sarah.
Natalie, Leahbeth, and me
This is a pic of all the girls there who went to Madison Central- Go Jags!!! :)

Of course, we had to spend some time out on the back porch. My Dad had fun introducing Hutch to the frisbee. He never really picked up on what you are supposed to do with it, but he enjoyed chasing it when my Dad threw it & then bringing it back to him.

Who had one of these growing up??? My grandparents had a Cozy Coup in Utica, so we always spent alot of time playing with it when we would visit. I am so glad that parents now have one for the grandkids to play in. Hutch didn't mind being the one to test it out this weekend.

We headed to Utica on Sunday to go to church & spend the day with my grandparents. My grandfather managed to find an old "Billy the Singing Bass" or whatever it is called in the closet. This entertained Hutch just about the entire day. AND, for those of you who also read Carly's blog- my grandmother fixed up dressing & homemade rolls for our trip!!! It was DELISH!

I thought I would post a pic of my grandmother's flowers- aren't these pretty???

I had to post a sepia pic. I love it.

Ok, check out Hutch- what is he up to?????
Sunglasses pic!
Love, love, love this....


While Hutch and I were busy eating, visiting, shopping, riding rides, etc., my dear, dear husband was laying wood floors in our living room. His Dad & brother helped him out (thanks, Doug & Jarrod!), but it was still a REALLY long weekend for him. The floors look so great & I am so proud of them!!!
Off work today, so I am on clean up duty. No big plans this week or this weekend. I hope to just kick back and continue enjoying this beautiful fall weather! Hope everyone has a great one!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Go Dawgs!!!

We had so much fun getting together with my Mom, Dad, Carly, Marc, and Ryder in Houston this weekend to watch State bring home a win! The weekend flew by & I didn't get too many pictures, but here are a few....

Little Ryder smiling before lunch...hasn't he gotten big???

We managed to get to the UH stadium to do some tailgating before the game. Here is Hutch decked out in his MSU gear.
Ever seen a bulldog with horns?
Carly & Marc
Ryder getting some rest so he doesn't miss the game. Well, he may have napped some during the game, too, but he was able to catch bits and pieces of it. One of Hutch's many new friends. The group of people tailgating next to us were throwing the football, and Hutch was mesmerized. So, he just decided to walk over to see if he could play, too. I think he had alot of fun b/c when I asked Hutch to give this little boy his ball back, he quickly responded, "Nooo."
Hutch contemplating the upcoming game. Ok, these next two pics are were our attempts at a family pic. Hutch was not feeling it, so after a few shots, we just gave up.



Hutch and I are headed to Jackson this weekend- YAY! We are so excited!!!! Plans for the weekend include a trip to the fair, church with my grandparents in Utica, Brandi's baby shower, Leahbeth's baby shower, dinner at Vasilio's, a possible visit to the Jackson zoo, and I am sure whatever else we can cram into the few days that I am there. I hope to take lots of pics and share them with you when I return!!! Have a great week!