Hyatt Happenings

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Girl's Easter Bucket - $20.00

Boys' buckets are coming soon....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Personalized Gifts (great for new baby, teacher, mom, friend)

So, I have recently found a new AND addictive hobby, but I love it!! I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner, Show us what you make edition....I would love to hear your feedback!!

Great baby gift!! $20.00

War Eage Mug - $8.00

cake taker - $20.00

Travel Wipe case - $8.00

TuTu Wreath - $35.00


Candy Jar (great teacher's gift for any occasion) - $10.00

Small Plate - $15.00


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bye-Bye Paci

Well, Sawyer has now decided that he is a BIG boy! Although a part of me is relieved we are done with Paci, there is another part of me that is a bit sad. He's not a "baby" anymore...although he still has Puppy!

It was really quite simple. He saw some legos on TV the other day and wanted them. I told him if he threw his paci away that he could get them, because they were "big boy" toys. And that was that. He was ready to throw his paci in the garbage right then. I had to talk him out of it because I didn't have the legos yet and I knew we would be in trouble come bedtime. I held him off for a day or two until I could make it to Wal-Mart.

I dropped him off from school and told him I was going to get his prize. When we got home, I let him open it. It was a Thomas the Train lego set. He loved it and wanted to put it together immediately. I told him Mommy wasn't good at stuff like that and we should wait on Daddy, but he didn't let me off the hook. He said "mom, you can do it". So, I attempted to put together a lego set that is designed for 3 yr. olds and of course couldn't figure it all! Thank goodness the child has one parent that is mechanically inclined and it ISN'T me!

Has has asked for it a couple of times, but it really hasn't been that big of a deal.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Muffins with Mom

A few weeks ago, Sawyer had Muffins for Mom at school. Brother and I got to go and we had so much fun. We ate chocolate chip muffins, which were YUMMO, and the kids sang some songs for us. I finally heard some songs Sawyer has been singing for a while at home, in full.....he only sings bits and pieces of them so it was nice to hear ENTIRE songs. They make a lot more sense now ;)

Guess who is 9 months old?!?!

SUTTON!!! I can't believe it. I've heard that time goes by faster and faster w/ each child and now I know it's true! I know he is mine and I am biased, but he is the SWEETEST baby you will ever meet! He is sooo happy, until he gets mad...ha! Everywhere we go, people comment on how happy he is. I'm so thankful that he has such a sweet and pleasant personality.

He jabbers a lot and is saying da-da. He is also waving bye-bye! He has finally cut 2 teeth on the bottom.

He still loves to eat and is not picky at all! He still has about 30 ozs. of formula a day. He loves any kind of fruit, yogurt and most vegetables (except those yucky green ones).

He still isn't crawling, but I don't think it will be long.

He is sleeping so much better, which I am very thankful for!

He loves to be talked to and played with........

and adores his big brother.

It makes me so proud to see how much love they already have for each other. I was a little worried about bringing another baby home because I thought maybe it would take away from Sawyer, but now I know that this is one of the BEST gifts we could have given him.....a best friend for life!!

A lot of changes for the new year

This year, I'm kind of looking at things differently than before. In the past, I really haven't put a lot of thought into things I wanted to change in the new year, and if I did, it was taken that seriously; however, this year, i feel differently. I feel it's really time for me to make some personal changes and STICK with them. Nothing really out of the ordinary....mostly simple things, but would make a big difference. Here are a few of my goals for the new year:

1. stay organized;

2. make the beds every morning;

3. eat healthy;

4. exercise 3 days a week;

5. make time for crafts;

6. pray MORE; and

7. keep the house picked-up so it doesn't get out-of-control and I have to spend hours cleaning.

I'm very excited and encouraged because most of these, I have already started and am already reaping the benefits.

This year will bring some changes to our house. Sutton will be turning 1 in March and leaving the infancy stage and Sawyer will be starting Pre-K in August and leaving the toddler's bittersweet, but I'm so excited to see what this next stage holds for all of us. Hopefully, more sleep and more outings : )

Christmas at Mimi and Pops'

After Christmas and lunch and at Marie's, we headed over to Mimi and Pops' house! We opened presents, ate a delicious dinner (my mother-in-law's famous chicken enchiladas), decorated sugar cookies and PLAYED!!

I get some of the most unflattering pictures of this kid!!

decorating cookies

Playing with his cars

the cutest remote-controlled cars that will not scratch up your furniture or baseboards :)

Sawyer's PB inherited his old one.

Can you see the theme to this Christmas....Cars and Toy Story!!

This is the last of the Christmas posts, thank goodness!! We had a very busy 2 days, but it was fun and the kids were troopers.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas at Grandma Ree's

For lunch, we headed to Marie's. As you can see, the kids had a great time in the snow and opening their presents :)

Sawyer, Katie and Ellie - snowball fight!!

View from Marie's porch

Sawyer in the "sled"

yes, they are putting him in a garbage bag....that's how we do it in! Actually, it really was a good idea to avoid the kids getting wet.

opening presents

Sutton and Pops

Sawyer, Kailey and Hayden

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Morning

So, Christmas morning I was awoken VERY early by one sweet baby :) After I fed him and put him back down, I got on facebook (morning ritual) and read a status about snow....I had completely forgotten about snow being forecasted. I immediately went to the window to find the ground COVERED in snow! Snow!! The last time we had snow on Christmas day in north Alabama was in 1989 and it was just a dusting, if that. I was beyond excited. I had to go wake Matt up! After we were up for a while, we decided we needed to go ahead and wake Sawyer up, because we had somewhere to go for breakfast. We had a wonderful morning at home. I don't have any pictures of Sutton, because we decided to let him sleep and by the time he got up, Matt apparently forgot the camera :( (he's the photographer and I'm the videographer...ha!) I did my job least I have him on video.

After we had Christmas at home, we left to go have Christmas and breakfast with my Ninny. We didn't get pictures there, but we had a good time and had a delicious breakfast :)

Christmas at Mom and Dad's

After we left Aunt Jane and Uncle Steve's, we headed to Mom and Dad's for our Christmas with them. The kids had a BLAST....Sawyer opened presents for what seemed like 30 minutes! He got soooo many toys, which he was thrilled about. Graysen got his tractor and Sutton, well, he got presents but he would have rather gotten formula and bottle...ha!

The boys with their matching pajamas. I think we might make this a tradition and get their picture in front of the tree every year or until the refuse! Next year we'll have another little boy in the picture :) Not me, Sara and Ryan ;)

Sutton with his cute monogrammed lunch box that I KNOW he just!

Sawyer "helping" Brother open his gifts

Mom with her gift we got's a plate w/ Sawyer's hand prints and Sutton's footprints and around the plate it says "what happens at Granna's......stays at Granna's."

He loved this gift soooo much.....we wouldn't let him open the box at first because we were afraid he would loose them so he just sat in front of the box and stared at the toys.....we eventually let him open the box :)

a BIG Lightning McQueen

Mr. Potato Head

Graysen and his tractor

Mom's tree and all our presents