Friday, January 29, 2010

Logan's 4 Month Checkup

According to his pediatrician, Logan is not 4 months old. He has the size and stability of a 6 month old. The little chunk weighs 17lbs and 10oz and is 27" long. He also has the standard "large head" that all of our kids have. He likes to pull up to standing and enjoys sitting with minimal assistance. He can ALMOST roll over and probably will accomplish this feat in the next couple days. He's a pretty happy boy and smiled and cooed at his doctor while she was examining him. He was a great patient until the shots came... and that's to be expected!

Nana, get ready to have tired arms on your visit from all the cuddling!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Krista: "Mommy, I dreamed that Kaity came over and said, 'I have to go potty.' Then she pulled down her pants and potty'd on the floor at Kyla's house."
Me: "Well, that's pretty silly."
K: "Yeah, she doesn't know how to go potty!"
M: "OK..."
K: Hysterical Laughter

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Team Hatchell

I promise you he is saying "Team Hatchell," even though it MAY sound like something else....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Silly Little Faces

The kids love making silly faces and I thought I'd share some of them with you....

I'm pretty sure that Krista is the only one who does it on purpose for laughs!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Haircuts - A Love Story

Krista has pretty much been begging us to get her hair cut for a while. She wanted it short, "like Kaity's." Yesterday, Gabriel got a head shave/haircut from mommy and Krista reminded us again that she hasn't got a haircut yet. As a dual purpose to grant her wish and to fulfill my wish to not have to drag a comb through her matted tresses again, Josh took her to get a haircut.

She also got a bright, rainbow-hued, TCBY sundae as well.. with rainbow sprinkles of course.

Gabriel did NOT want to get his hair cut and pretty much cried during the entire endeavor. He looks much better without the shag, though, and no more rat-tail (until it grows out again!). Did I forget to tell you that he is a boy genius? To keep him quiet the other day I started drawing letters and asking him what they were... he got almost every single one right! He knows all but 1 or 2 of his uppercase letters and he just turned 2. I'm not a good teacher and I can't claim any of the credit on this one. He must have learned it himself from that most annoying "Elmo bus" toy he constantly plays with (pictured above). He and Krista use it so much that a third of the buttons are broken, but it doesn't stop him from trying to use it more. The cutest thing about it is if you ask him to find a letter, he looks at you with those big eyes, smiles wide, nods and then says "I find it!" And find it, he does.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow Snow...

Go away, come again another day! It just keeps coming and coming and I'm waving my white flag. The subzero temperatures are just the icing on the cake - the kids can't even go out to play in the white stuff without freezing to death. I feel like a hibernating bear, but I can't sleep through it with three loud kids, a barking dog and a meowing cat in my ears. I'm thankful, though, that none of us currently has a cold. And, the small sweet surprises that come from the kids is enough to turn things around.

Yesterday, Gabriel broke one of my Christmas presents - a nice chain for my heart pendant that I wore a total of 2 days. He didn't even pull hard, just enough of a tug that the chain broke right in the middle, not close to the clasp. But in her generosity, Krista said, "It's okay, Mommy. You can have one of my necklaces." My heart melted at her sweet gesture and maybe it won't be so bad being cooped up inside for a while.