Sunday, December 27, 2009

Family Pictures...

It has been so long since we got a family picture taken we decided to go ahead and try and get pictures taken after the baby was born and before christmas. We had them done when Kyle was almost 3 weeks old. My friend Liz started a photography business and did an awesome job. She even went above and beyond and edited a few family pictures the next day so I could get christmas cards made. I am really happy with all the pictures! The link to her photography blog is below.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a great christmas this year! Here are a few pictures...
Christmas Eve...opening up their pajamas.

Christmas morning before all the chaos started

opening presents

Quincy and Abbey are only a year apart...but they couldn't be any more different!

They had been asking for a hoodie since their dad got a Utah one for his birthday. I was so glad when I finally found some online for a decent price...they are adult smalls so they will be wearing them a long time.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Card/Birth Announcement

I didn't do a very good job at updating my christmas card if you didn't get one, here ya go!

Friday, December 18, 2009

School Sing Along

This morning I little boys and I went to the school for the school sing-along. Quincy and her friend Kendyl played the marimba (pretty sure I butchered that...In fact not even quite sure if that is what it is called) as prelude music as all the parents arrived and the classes filed in. I only got the last half of this particular song...and it was the only song I recorded. She did really well.

After all the classes were in they all song holiday songs. The baby was a little angel the whole time and Jake was really good too!

Owen in his PJ's and Santa Hat...the only picture I got of him.

Abbey walking in with her class.

Quincy after she joined her the Santa Hat and braids.

Jake went and joined Quincy in her class and sang along with them. He really can't wait till he's in school with them next year.

and of course baby Kyle...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

introducing baby Kyle...

Kyle Mack Chatwin
November 25th, 2009
11:19 pm
7 pounds 10 ounces
20.5 inches long

It took over a minute for the nurses to finally get Kyle to start breathing on his own...the longest, scariest minute in my life! Then after that I was able to hold him for 2 minutes and they took him away to the "special needs nursery". I wasn't able to see him for over 3 hours later (another long 3 hours), but was informed on my way to my room that he had moved to the normal nursery, which meant he was doing just fine. So a little bit of a scary start, but is now completely healthy.

No kids were allowed to visit the hospital, but they were able to come up to our window and see him. I was a little sad not to be able to get a family picture at the hospital, but I absolutely love this picture. The kids were so excited to be able to see their new baby brother.
Finally eyes open...barely.

Proud daddy!
This baby has been such a blessing to our family. Words cannot express...

Friday, November 20, 2009

38 weeks

Time for an updated picture of my big fat belly! Jake took these pictures for me with the help of a tripod...not too bad for a 4 year old!

Oops...missed the belly shot :)

I am so ready to have a regular belly again!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

Today is crazy hair day at school. Abbey wanted an Afro and Quincy wanted Pippy Longstocking braids. I knew how to do Abbey's hair as a result from taking out her hair from last year's crazy hair day, but I just didn't have what I needed to do the braids for Quincy. So we just made something up. Owen wanted mad scientist hair, we did the best we could with his short hair.

By the time we took this picture with all of them together Abbey's hair was already settling down. Next time I'll have to put a lot more gunk in her hair to get it to last longer.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Piano Recital

The girls had another piano recital. They have been taking piano now for a little over a year and are doing really well.
The teacher with all her students.



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rainy days

We woke up Saturday morning to an awesome thunderstorm. The rain is so welcome in the summer because it really cools it off out there (for a very short period of time). After the thunder and lightning stopped the kids wanted to play in the rain because the street was all flooded, so we let them. They had so much fun running through the gutter and they even talked their dad into playing with them. After they were done I made them all shower immediately to get all that nasty gutter water off them.

**I tried to upload a couple of pictures also, but kept getting errors. I'll try again later.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

as requested...

6 months

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

one day...

one day, i'm going to update this day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cancun, Mexico

To celebrate our anniversary this year we decided to do something big before our family gets even bigger. Peter took charge and planned everything. It was so nice for me to not worry about any of the planning...for some reason that part really stresses me out. The kids stayed with his brother in Mesa and had a great time. They felt like they were on vacation as well with a pool in the backyard and a dog to play with. We went to Cancun, Mexico on the 27th of may and stayed for 4 nights. Our anniversary isn't till the 13th of June, but I didn't want to be as less pregnant as possible for our trip!

The ruins in Tulum

Xel-ha - we didn't swim with the dolphins but watched a few people do it. We'll have to do that next time. We went snorkeling which we love to do. I don't have any pictures of that because they were taken with a disposable waterproof camera and need to be taken to get developed (the old fashioned way). I will post some later.

I love the fact that Iguanas are everywhere. They are so fascinating.

The view from our balcony in our room.

We had so much fun and were a little sad that it went by so fast. Hopefully one day we will be able to take the kids, they would love it.
Thanks for the wonderful vacation babe! I love you so much and am looking forward to many more wonderful anniversaries!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lost Tooth!

Owen lost his very first tooth today. He was so excited because he pulled it out all by himself! It always makes me sad when they start loosing teeth. Just another sign of them growing up, not to mention the awkward years of little kids with gigantic adult teeth.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quincy's 10th Birthday!

Quincy turned 10 on May 12th. She got to have a "almost sleepover" birthday party. She had so much fun. She is such a good girl. I am really lucky to have her as my daughter!

playing musical sleeping bags

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

i'm not sure i have any blog followers anymore due to the lack of posts, but this pretty much sums up what we've been up to.

The kids have been so excited and have been telling everyone so I thought it may be time to post...

Monday, March 30, 2009


Quincy told her coach last week at practice that she wanted to play goalie. On Saturday she told me about it and said she was very nervous about it so at the game she told the coach she changed her mind. The coach ended up putting her in anyway for the 4Th quarter. Probably because they were up 4-0 so it was a good time for her to try it out without so much pressure. She did a really good job and only had to get the ball twice.
Her team pretty much dominated the whole game, so this is what she looked like most of the time...a little bored, but super cute. I was really impressed with her though. I was watching her when the ball would start to make it's way down to her end and she totally looked like she knew how to play goalie. She does play goalie at recess a lot, just never in a real soccer game. I just can't get over how exciting these games are for me to watch now. They have finally reached that age where they are playing as a team and know their positions.

Easter Egg Hunt

***off the subject***

A few weeks ago we took the training wheels off of Owen's bike. The only picture I took was when he was screaming bloody murder and riding his bike at the same time. It was hilarious...all of our kids have done that so far, it must be scary to when you first ride all by yourself.

Saturday was our neighborhood's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The kids had lots of fun this year (no crying at all...miracle) finding eggs and in between age groups playing on the big blow slide and the playground.

Quincy (yellow shirt) Abbey (blue shirt bending over)

Jacob (blue and green striped shirt)

Owen going down the slide as the other 3 just got off. They loved this thing...they couldn't stop giggling.