Hyatt Happenings

Friday, November 19, 2010

Show Us your Life - Playrooms

This is "Show us your life - Playrooms" week on Kelly's Korner. I decided to link up, because I am really proud how our playroom turned out. It was originally the dining room, but we decided we would get more use out of it as a playroom. I got in touch with a local artist and she and I came up with a great plan! I wanted something that looked nice but was also practical. I also wanted something that would "grow" with my kids. At the time we did this, I was pregnant with my second child and didn't know whether boy/girl, so I needed something neutral as well.

This is the entrance. There were no french doors originally. Those were added when we decided to do the makeover.

The blue shelf I found at a yard sale. All it needed was a coat of paint. It has been a great use of storage.

We (the artist and I) came up with this cute idea to paint the trey ceiling as if it was chalkboard with the alphabet.

I had a local woman in our area sew these window treatments. When I saw the fabric, I knew they would go perfect in the room.

This is an idea I got from a Pottery Barn Kids magazine.

Media Center

Art Center - I also got this table and chairs at a yard sale....coat of paint and ta-da!

Apple Tree - this is also an idea I got from a PBK's magazine.

Clothes Line - idea from PBK mag.! I needed a way to display all of my son's artwork he brings home from school, and I thought this would be a cute idea to hang rope from each tree like a "clothes line".

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our playroom as much as I did creating it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I survived another photo shoot

and I was by myself this time, I might add! Matt was working and both sets of grandparents were tied up. So, that left the boys and me and our VERY patient photographer, Mary! We did Sutton's 6 month pictures (although he is actually 7 1/2 months) and did some shots of the boys together for Christmas cards.

Here's a sneak peek :)


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Festival

Last Friday night, we took Sawyer to the Fall Festival at Walnut Grove Elementary School. My little cousin goes there (and I also went there too) so we thought it would be fun to take Sawyer. The school has changed so much since I was there in 8th grade. However, there are still some of the same teachers there that I had or knew while I was there. What was really weird was seeing people that I went to school with and were the same age as me having kids that go there (and they were working the festival)!

When we were leaving, Sawyer says "that was awesome"! He had a great time, and that was what it was all about!

Christmas Mode

The Hyatt house is in full Christmas mode as of today! I got the Christmas tree up and got the boys' Christmas pics scheduled if I could get motivated to shop I would be in doing good!

Halloween Weekend

at Granna and Grandaddy's

Kailey and Sawyer (cowboy and indian) at Aunt Cindy and Uncle Steve's

hiding at Aunt Becky and Uncle Scott's

hiding again

hiding at Grandma Marie's


Playing Games

Sawyer and Cayden

Our Halloween weekend was a lot of fun, especially for Sawyer! He was "practicing" trick-or-treating around the house the week of! We had a church Halloween party Saturday night, and then Sunday evening we took him trick-or-treating. He loved it, although it took him a little while to "warm-up". As you can see from the pictures, he was a little shy at first.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Carving


(October 29, 2010)

Tate Farms

We had a blast at Tate Farms last Thursday! Sawyer loved ALL the animals, corn train, corn cribs and slides!!

Halloween Party at School

Last Thursday was Sawyer's Halloween Party at school. He had a great time. As you can see, he was Woody! This year, Matt thought we should let Sawyer decide what he wanted to be. At one time he wanted to be Dash from "The Incredibles", then Charlie Brown, then a pirate....well, you get the idea! So, last week I took him to Party City where he sees the Buzz costume. He decided that's what he wanted. We got home, and he hated it!! Luckily, we already had the Woody costume, which he had gotten for his birthday. We asked him if he would rather be Woody and he agreed. I'm glad he changed his mind, because I think his Woody costume turned out really cute! If you look closely, you will see he doesn't have a gun in his holster. That's because Woody didn't carry a gun. I didn't realize it until a friend pointed it out to me. Enough about the history of how Sawyer's costume came to be!

We had a great time at the party! We played games, ate, trick-or-treated throughout the school and got lots of candy and treats! One of his classmates, Katelyn, brought pumpkins to ALL the kids in their class, which I thought was such a cute idea.

All the kids seemed to have a great time!