Saturday, August 24, 2013

Here we go again...

Well, the babies are just a couple of days from being 8 months old.  Here is what is happening with them and their progression...
ANDERSON:
Yes, those are fairy wings (but they look like donkey ears)
He is becoming a joy, such a fun little guy.  He is still the middle-weight, about a pound or so behind Bennett.  Anderson is doing a frog-like crawl, it is all arms and no legs, but at least he is moving.  He will sit up when we put him on his bum (he still needs to work on that a little bit), and that will last about 30 seconds then he gets a little top heavy and hasn't learned that if he puts his hands down first he won't land on his face.

BENNETT:
GQ
Still the heavy weight, and he doesn't show signs of giving up that title any time soon.  He is crawling, legitimately crawling.  He will sit up all by himself, and he loves to play with Legos.  He also has 2 teeth!  He has had them for a couple of weeks now and it really hurts when he decides to chew on your toes when you're not watching.

TAYA:
Shiver me timbers!
The feather weight of the group.  She is still where she was a month ago.  She will now roll back onto her back from her tummy, and she will get up on all fours for about a second, then decide that her arms can't take the weight and will drop to her belly and get in the "Superman" posture (feet and legs up as high as they will go).  She is getting super sweet though, she gives Daddy a gigantic smile when I go get her from naps, it's enough to melt my heart.

Let's see, what else?  Cooper started first grade, Luke started Kinder, and Ethan is in a preschool 2 days a week.  Cooper got mad the other day that he didn't have any homework yet, that is a trait he definitely did not get from me, even when I had homework to do, I would pretend that I didn't have any.

We had a visit from some of our best friends in the whole world, the Shapiro's, visiting us from the Phoenix area.  It was awesome to see them again, and get caught up!  Thanks for stopping by guys!

I was also able to take a very quick trip to Kirksville, MO (our new hometown), to check out the house that we signed a lease on based on pictures.  I was very pleased!  The boys are going to LOVE it!  The house sits on a couple of acres, there is a barn out back for them to play in, there is a pond (owned by the neighbors), corn fields surround us.  The best thing about it is that it is only a mile outside of town, so it is not far to drive anywhere.
Home Sweet Home (in 3 weeks)
Our yard...lots of tent space if you want to come and visit!
One of the coolest things about Kirksville has to be the airport.  It is great!  I got to ride on a little Cessna airplane to St. Louis.  I know that some of you have been in small airplanes, but this was my first (at least since the time I was like 10) and I was so excited by it (I'm a nerd), I got so excited that I even took a picture (well, actually lots of pictures, but only this one will make it to the blog):

Now for the random pictures:
Food! Taya is loving it!
Ethan is digging for precious commodities while "reading"
This is how Luke fell asleep in the toy room, superman cape for a blanket
Anderson and Taya
Always have something in their mouths!
MOSDOH!
A final video for you all as to the different types of crawling that are going on in the Hutchings household

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blessings

I have become quite the firm believer in prayer.  God answers prayers, always...maybe not the way we want them to be answered sometimes, but they are answered.  So, while I like the Garth Brooks song "Unanswered Prayers", I have to say that I disagree with the unanswered part.  Sorry, sidetracked.  But, it is amazing what will happen when you involve the Lord in your life, there is so much more you can accomplish.  This past year has truly been amazing.  One answered prayer after another, and I know that it is not just me and Emily praying for us (thank you to you all out there!).  From the babies, to dental school, and now...our house is under contract, as of about an hour ago!  We are so excited and feel like so many prayers have been answered.  Now, we just need one more prayer answered...that my school gets accredited and we can actually move!
This is really happening...hopefully!