Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hatchell Halloweeners

This year we have a "Handy Manny" tool man...

A ferocious bear...

And, of course, a feminine princess...

All this cuteness made our pumpkin sick...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Princess Act

It's no secret that my daughter loves Cinderella. It's her favorite Polly Pocket doll. It's her favorite movie. It's her favorite make-believe game.... so, when I got the opportunity to go to Disney Live this year (the only possible way I could afford to go=FREE!) and found out that Cinderella was in it, I had to take her.

By some other stroke of luck, we were seated by a nice couple. I found out that they were from Boston and that they flew in just for the show. Why, you may ask? Because their son is one of the dancers in the show. Intermission came and they hinted to their son that Krista really loves Cinderella. He asked if she would like to open the second half of intermission by dancing on stage, to which she replied, "Yes!"

Her other favorite part? When Donald Duck was finally able to set off his "big bang" and confetti descended on the entire auditorium.

Now we are working on Halloween. I got a nice costume on ebay at a reasonable price. And I did a little modern twist on Cinderella's hair, which I may change more - what do you think?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Grandkid Update, Getting My Act Together

This sort of feels like a confessional at times... it's been two weeks since my last blog and this is what has happened

Logan: He's like a Weeble, he wobbles except that he DOES fall down. He's finally found his legs. He started crawling in earnest last month around his birthday. He stopped eating so voraciously and has lost some of the baby bulk. Finally, he is starting to pull up to a stand and cruise. I think it took him too long because he is such a large, weighty baby... he has to try to pull up 24lbs of heft. Now I'm looking forward him to walking in the next month or two. My other two didn't walk until 14 months, so I don't expect it any earlier than that - especially since Logan has some crazy spagetti noodle legs (only as far as balance... they LOOK more like Michelin Man legs).

Gabriel: He's starting to take his big brother role seriously. I caught him playing peekaboo with Logan and making Logan laugh hysterically. He's also a little parrot of Krista: "See, I told you!" He has mastered the, "Mommy Mommy Mommy Mommy MOMMY!" He is still scared of bouncy houses and terrified of elevators. He loves his tools, Handy Manny, squealing and being generally in the way.

Krista: She just keeps getting taller and taller and does not put on any weight. She is obsessed with Cinderella, loves Preschool and dance class. She has started to become pickier when she eats, if even possible. She says she no longer likes macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets. She plays with her Polly Pocket Princesses every day and forces us to play with her by telling us what to do and say in her imagination world.

Keep posted for future possible topics: My fear of bedbugs, Disney Live Superstar, the pumpkin patch pics, losing my hair, girlie sleepovers, on starting new books, Project Runway... Gretchen... really?!, and much much more!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Born to Ride

Gabriel was born to ride. For his convenience, his grandpa happens to have a Harley.

When it's his turn for a ride, he gives a little giggle.

When it's not his turn, he turns into an emotional wreck...

And no, son, you may not have a motorcycle when you turn 16... just remember all the times you crashed when walking/running around the house.