Thursday, May 29, 2008

Kaylas Graduation!

The day started with rehearsal at the ASU Wells Fargo Arena. This is her with a random boy I dont know.
On our way, we REMEMBERED that we forgot flower. So without even asking, Brennon hops out of the truck as we were in the slow line trying to get in. He runs from bush to bush collecting a bouquet for Kayla as we yell out the window "pick a yellow one, hurry, grab that red one" Then the line really started going. This is me in some strange character voice

Kayla gets her diploma!

This was our first seat, then we moved so we could sit with Dennis and Sophia on the right side.

It was fun to have the Hebbs show up sitting behind us, although they are a wild bunch, we used our calming powers on them and they made it out without any arrests. jk

We did alittle seat swapping through the two 1/2 hour program.

Afterwards we found a couple of Kaylas friends from church, Analyse and Brittney. Congratulations!

OK its Kayla!!! SO Graduation was. . . . long, and boring, and at the same time one of the greatest feelings in the world! I DONT HAVE TO BE A BEAR ANYMORE!!! That is truly a great thing to think about. So all my Mesa boys told me that they had work on Wednesday and wouldnt be able to do anything for my Grad night, they totally fooled me, they ALL came to my graduation and went to ice cream afterwards. I love those guys so much ! They MADE my graduation awesome, along with my amazing family that came to cheer me on! After the ice cream it was 10:00 so the night was young and we were in Tempe, what better thing to do then explore Mill Ave.! Normal i would never go there at night but something about having 5 strong men around to protect me made it easier for me to have a good time. We stopped and listened to a couple play guitar and met this dood with the BIGGEST dread lock youll ever see! We went to some shops and had a great time together. Then Ryan, Colten and Stephen had to leave, (they had work in the morning) so me, Zach and Preston went on the next adventure

I was still wearing my dress from Graduation and felt a little too "restricted" So we drove over to the ASU Institute Parking lot where we were sure no one would be and i changed in the elevator, yeah, a little risky but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Heres us Jamming out in the car after I changed!

We were going to see if there was a way to get into Amazing Jakes without paying but to our dismay, no way! So we went to Prestons house to check out the calender that the boys made! Its awesome and i'll post about it in a few weeks when mine comes in the mail. We played on the swings and sang and just had a good time all night! thanks guys! Your the best friends a girl could ask for!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It was a "Tessaful" day

Thursday the morning started off with Tessa being asked to get in the bath, she yelled back to me "OK, Im getting in". I went to check on her and found her here. She almost made it to the tub.

We looked out the window and spotted a couple of ducks that have been frequenting our house. Avieda and LeRoy
Then the moment we've all been waiting for. Preschool graduation!

The Pledge of Allegiance.
Pointing out all the numbers up to twenty.

Miss Nicole and Miss Jamie (and Miss Patsy, not pictured) have been awesome teachers. She requires and hug, and sometimes a kiss, before she leaves on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I won the OLDEST mom of a preschooler award, fo sho.
That afternoon I took her to the library where she put on headphones and played the computer games for kids. There was a crazy non-May hail storm that pounded down on the metal roof there at the library and she had no clue until we walked out to the car. Later that day we found Avieda and LeRoy in the front yard enjoying the newly installed pool.

Kayla really wanted to go to lunch so we told Danica to meet us a P.Bakery for a late lunch. I didnt really want to go, something about crazy weather that makes me want to stay home, but we went. While at Paradise, Tessa was using her "extra" energy coming back from the bathroom and faceplowed into a wooden booth, ending up with about 7 stitches. That was a tasty 80 dollar lunch.

Lanies Graduation Party

Yesterday we headed out to Glendale to celebrate
Lanies graduation!
As usual, Robyn threw her a perfect party. The little ones enjoyed the food and pool.

I eat 3 or 4 lemon bars, sorry Lanie, they were amazing!

It was great to see family and friends that we dont get to see often enough. This is Aunt Loraina with McKenna and Shayna.

Shayna loved the family dogs.
We are lucky that we had our girls close together and they still have a great friendship.
The two Graduates!

Robyn even had a Party Gift for everyone that came - it looked adorable until I tore into it to find my prizes.
Great day with Great friends!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kayla and Mitch go to Mesa HS Prom

This is always the hardest part of the date.
Mitch and Kayla have been friends for about three years and they both love dancing, singing and laughing so the night was a blast.

Kayla put a few diamonds on these converse and called it good. She was probably the only girl that didnt have to take her shoes off.
It was a mascaraed ball, so Mitch came prepared, and Kayla seamed confused, but would never let that get in the way of having fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Light party 2008!

So glad Kayla decided to plan the "2008 Light Party". These are the greatest people around and I've been so grateful that Kayla gets to associate with them. Some of the fun at the party were: Slip and Slide in the lot next door, Swimming, Volleyball, Awards, Pizza, and lots of Singing and DANCING!!!

They would be in the middle of a V-ball game or swimming and a song they all know would come on and they would rush to the grass and dance, not just the dance they performed on stage, they were adding extra energy with gymnastics, chairs and Kayla got a little carried away below.

Kaylas always up for a good arm wrestling match.
The tower of Starbursts!
This was about 1/2 the group that was there.

Thanks Tim (above) and Cara (below) for putting up with this crazy group and showing them how to enjoy and respect and serve. Thanks for helping them find and develop their talents and thanks for loving them!

Bill and I felt like we were in some kind of musical. We would be talking and all of a sudden everyone was jumping over rocks and walls, heading to the grass and bursting into song and dance. The music was up to the normal "party" level, but with these beautiful, strong voices, it doubled in volume and neighbors got a free show until 11:45PM!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last Sunday Breea and Kayla received their YW Recognition through the stake .

They were asked to sing that night, so I caught them practicing. Here you go grandma and grandpa.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Spoos spaws

I was at the park with Tessa and I asked her if she was thirsty. She said "Can I have a Spoos spaws?" And it hit me that there aren't many things she cant say anymore. I love the words she used for things as she was learning to talk. I said "say Juice" and she said juice and then I said "say box" and she said box. Then I said "say juice box" and she said "spoos spaws". I loved it, that she still had a couple of cute words. Then we were having friends over for dinner and I told her to say juice box and she said "Juice box". It made me so mad. I asked her, "why were you calling it spoos spaws at the park?" and she said "I was just kidding you, mom" - Im scared.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Two weekends ago Kayla performed at the Mesa Performing Art Center. They had 4 different nights of performances there. She would go and pick a random person from the audience and pull them on stage and ask them about their day. She then, with the help of an amazing pianist, Drew, and Brother Allred putting random sentences behind her on a big screen, would make up a song. She would sing about his day and throughout the song she would stop and tell the pianist "play sad or baseball or heart or whatever word struck her" and he would play a different melody and she would continue the song with the new melody. I was so impressed with this latest talent. We have fun at home making up crazy songs, but she really takes it to a new level and has ALOT of confidence to go in front on 500 people every night and trust that she will entertain. She got an ovation the last night (a little help from the screen behind) It was a blast and a new talent to use at family reunions.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Last week was officially "Erica" week! Her shower was Wednesday, Wedding Dinner on Thursday and she was married on Friday! Here are some of the highlights from the shower and wedding dinner. (Minus Zach singing the sweetest song ever - they gotta get it on tape)
Grandma was so great to be at everything and the food below was amazing. E and Z cookies, homemade "mounds", and Rachels Salsa!

Her friends had Zach on a video answering questions to see if they had the same answer. Then he sang a song he made up for her.

These adorable puppies showed up too.

Thursday night was the Wedding dinner and everyone had a great time, especially the kids.

Bunch of Guttery/Hatch boys shoot'n the breeze.


  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"