Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ethan is 6

Where to begin with this little rug-rat?  He is a bundle (a very large bundle) of energy and joy.  Full, overflowing actually, with energy.  He is our child that most resembles the Energizer Bunny.  He is also the jokester of the family.  I asked Emily what to say about Ethan and she said, "he makes us laugh, and he makes us cry, end of story."  By making us cry, she meant not just emotionally like most kids do, but physically...in fact, most of our tears because of Ethan are because of physical pain that he exerts on us, and his siblings.  He is such a fun kid though!  He literally goes non-stop until bedtime, and then he is out within minutes.  We love this kid!

"Birth"-day
6th Birthday


Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Triplets are 2


Seriously? They are 2?!?  Wow, time goes fast!  I remember it like it was yesterday that we were going to the NICU to visit these little babies.  What a journey it has been.  From switching oxygen tanks to watching them take their first steps.  From watching them learn to talk to figuring out that they can tackle each other.  It has been such a memory-filled, fast-paced, CRAZY, two years.  They have become so much fun, if you like chasing kids, listening to screaming and crying, laughing, giggling, babbling, etc...it is definitely non-stop at our house from the hours of 7am-7pm, with a "non-negotiable, don't bother us from 1-3 quiet time".  We love these little babies, and we couldn't imagine our lives without them.  Happy Birthday triplets!

Anderson:



Bennett:



Taya:



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hutchings' Happenings

Wow, it's been awhile.  It has been so long that I realized as I went to look for the bookmark button to bring me to our blog, I noticed that Emily had taken it off of our bookmark bar.  Then I realized that I couldn't remember the name of it.  That's when panic set in.  I mean where else is everyone going to see pictures of our family and learn what has been happening to the Hutchings since June?  I couldn't stand the thought of not being able to share our lives with everyone on the web.  But don't worry, my panic attack soon left me because I realized that we have instagram and facebook, and could breathe easy because 99% of the pictures I will post here today have been seen already.  Wait...now I'm confused as to why we even keep going back to this blog when it's been seen already.  Oh well, I will try and figure that out, but in the meantime, please enjoy the Hutchings' Happenings over the last 4-5 months.

Kirksville Sunsets (you think you have cool sunsets, check these out and yes they are all different days):
Random-ness:
How would you like to have this ugly face looking at you while having your teeth checked?
Making sure Taya didn't have a seizure
The eldest Hutchings cousin Anna, with the pretty-much-youngest cousin Anderson
You learn to appreciate the good things in life when you live in Kirksville
I ran my first (and probably last) race ever
This is what happens to trees in Kirksville when the wind blows
Cooper and Ethan in Georgia
This is a buff dad!


Cooper
This picture reminds me of this one, I don't know why:
 
Have you seen this child? 

Luke
Doing his impression of the king of pop:
Toothless
Maybe you've seen this kid?

Ethan
We are bad parents, this is all of Ethan, maybe you'll see this one on a milk carton sooner than the other ones

Anderson
Just getting a snack by himself
Practicing his bite and growl
Cute Kid!

Bennett
Gettin' at it!
The "Sweet Spirit"

Taya
Peek-A-Boo
She licked that plate clean
Workin' the runway
Baby Girl

More Random photos:
The last picture we got on our trampoline before it was blown into the side of our house and broke, good-bye tramp, you will be missed like crazy!
Trying to get some last minute studying in before my national boards
Front yard camping
Emily's new favorite toy

BABY SHENANIGANS!
No diapers, no clothes, BIG PROBLEM!
Taya's first out of crib experience, and she happened to get on the dresser.  Go figure!
Lovin' the merry-go-round
Taya is not diggin' the Home Depot
Breakfast at the new table
Snack at the outside table
They love pumpkins, they say "pumpy"
We have moved everything out of this room since this picture, except the kids
Bennett trying the whole lipstick thing
Bennett telling Anderson "NO! You can't have my snack!"

October Happenings
Happy Birthday Cooper, #8
Birthday dinner at A.J.'s in Macon, MO
Corn Maze
Some very special guests came
Baptism Luncheon
Having fun at the barn

Family Pictures
The Weiner Mobile came to Kirksville!
Cooper's Baptism
New favorite of the kids