Saturday, September 27, 2014

Getting Settled

We are getting settled into our new home (Same Country, New House).  We even hung pictures this week !  It's starting to really feel like home. 
Abby spent part of the day today making her peanut butter munchies.  She not only made cookies, but she cleaned up her mess afterwards - all by herself!!  I was one proud Mom!
Abby and Nathan ride in a carpool to school each morning.  Here they are waiting on our porch for the van to arrive.  It was pouring down rain, so Andy was ready to take them out to the bus with an umbrella.
There they go!
Audrey and Haley loved to pretend they are babies & they love for me to wrap them up in a blanket like a little baby.  The other day I wrapped them both up in a blanket together.  They were so cute!  Audrey is in the purple outfit. 

Audrey and Haley's favorite pastime is playing with Abby's polly pockets.  Audrey is in red.

We had a cookout on our porch last night.  The kids loved grilling out hot dogs.  Audrey (red), Nathan, Haley (zebra print) and Abby

Audrey hitching a ride on Haley's bike

I love this poinsettia tree in our yard.

Abby and Nathan are sharing a room for now.  Abby was in a room with the twins at our last house & the twins were just destroying all of Abby's things.  Abby is much happier to be rooming with her brother who leaves all her projects and toys alone.
Haley and Audrey's room 
My kitchen 

Our living room/dining room 

I worked hard this week building this arbor this week.  I'm trying to get our bougainvillea to grow on top of it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Update from the Hatfield's

Wow, at this season in my life it seems like it's hard for me to keep up with our little Homeplace on the Web.  We had a GREAT summer!  We had lots of family time in July.  In August, we moved to a new house (about 10 minutes from our old house)  and Abby and Nathan started school.  We are all getting adjusted to the fast paced life of school.
We celebrated Abby's 8 1/2 Birthday on Sunday.  We love celebrating Half Birthday's around our house, so we enjoyed eating cake with her!
The kids had a 3 day weekend last weekend.  It's rainy season here now, but the girls sure did enjoy a little bit of time outside when we had a break in the rain.
Nathan started Kindergarten this year.  He LOVES school !  When he gets home from school we do his homework on the porch.  After we finish homework, he always wants to hold Alley Cat.
Audrey's newest hair style.  She always wants her hair braided.
Haley's newest hobby is collecting caterpillar's.  I don't think we'll have to worry about a caterpillar infestation at our house.
Haley holding a Caterpillar with Audrey watching on.

The twins have enjoyed Rainy season.  There's been LOTS of playing in the rain around our house.

May the Force Be With You
Play time!  Audrey playing while waiting on Nathan to get out of school.

Haley stacking all her animals on her bed.

Nathan playing dress up

Haley dressing up like a Knight

Abby "resting" after school

Haley getting a piggy back ride
Abby and Nathan dancing

Haley feeding her Babies

Haley taking her Baby for a stroll

And last, but not least, the kids have enjoyed lots of cuddle time with Daddy!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Vacation - Part 3

We spent a couple of days on a resort that is on a HUGE lake.
We spent a lot of time swimming in the pool.

Abby enjoyed getting a pedicure at the resort spa. 

The kids enjoyed lots of Daddy time! 

Haley being tossed in the air 

Nathan flying through the air 

Andy, Abby, Haley and Nathan 

Audrey and Haley (pink) looking at the lake.  This lake is where the Nile river begins. 

Audrey and Daddy in the pool 

Audrey (yellow) and Haley jumping around 

Audrey by the lake 

Our resort 

Nathan looking out over the lake

This was a man fishing on a papyrus boat 

Haley (pink) and Audrey ready to go swimming 

Haley (pink), Andy, Abby and Audrey 

Daddy tossing Haley in the air 

Haley (pink) and Audrey splashing in the kiddie pool

Our hotel room 

Nathan, Abby and Daddy 

We had an amazing room.  It had a porch, a living room and a master bedroom.  Audrey (red), Nathan, Abby and Haley sitting on the steps. 

We were in the downstairs room.  This kind of reminded me of a Thomas Kinkaid pictures. 

 The kids sleeping by the fire.  Abby and Haley (left bed), Nathan and Audrey (right bed) 

Mommy took the little ones to have tea while Abby was getting a pedicure.  Audrey (front), Haley and Nathan