Thomas "Hunter" IV

Haley Alexa

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New addiction?

Yes, we do still exist! I haven't blogged in forever or kept up with my favorite blogs. I miss the blog world but just find it too difficult to spend time on our home computer. Hence the iPhone!!! Since last November I've had this lovely little device to stay connected in the palm of my hands. It was the key ingredient in learning to chase two cute little children and stay on top of things at the same time!
So how can I get back into updating our blog without locking myself in our guest room at home? Did you know...there's an App for that??? So, here I am just discovering blogpress. Oh the possibilities!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So I haven't posted lately because I feel like I have to put pictures on here and never have time to upload them. But I'm getting really behind so here's a boring post with no pics...sorry! The kids are changing so much lately and growing up so quickly! Hunter has just started Fall Ball (T-ball). During his off time since he played last spring, I can count on one hand how many times he has got out the bat and glove to practice. We didn't really want him to play this fall as it would be really busy around the holidays. He insisted! So glad we did!!! He is SO much better and really growing into his body. He goes out there and has fun, pays attention, moves where the ball goes to catch it, runs after it quickly, throws to the appropriate base quickly, and actually has wonderful aim! All this he has figured out, along with help from the coaches, but we don't have to tell him what to do. He knows how the game is played now and is motivated to move quickly. In school he has learned to read many, many words and some books now, and is doing very well with Math. And best of all....he LOVES school! No whining about going. Gets off the bus each day saying school was "AWESOME!!!" We are so proud of him!
Little Haley is growing up to be quite the girly girl. She is going through a little phase lately of wanting to wear her tutu everyday and everynight. It doesn't matter what she's wearing, pj's, whatever...she wants the tutu slipped over it. She even sleeps in it. Some days she looks a little like Punky Brewster :) She flitters around the house all day pretending to be a ballarina, even humming her own music to dance to. She also may be seen dancing with her Barbie's or saying, "I'm Tinkerbell, I'm flying!" Haley may also prompt you at any time to put her tiara on because she is a "princess!" When we are out driving and I start to get close to the neighborhood she sometimes starts whining, "No go home, Haley no go home, I need to go shopping! I go Hobby Lobby, I go store." Last week she and I did a trial Mommy and Me class at gymnastics. She loved it! She was a little like a bull in a china cabinet though. Guess we need to work on waiting our turn and listening/waiting for instructions. She doesn't want to pause between each activity. She did do very well though on her first day almost mastering a forward roll right of the bat. She did pay attention to detail when doing each activity doing exactly as they told her, as far as putting her hands exactly in the right place, head tucked, feet in the right place, etc. So I guess we will be enrolling after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to a nice Thanksgiving with all of our family! And of course looking forward to a nice win over the Aggies right after!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Minute Maid Park!

Hunter's friend Ryan recently celebrated his 6 birthday at Minute Maid Park...home to the Houston Astros baseball team!!! It was a lot of fun and something I'm sure these boys will remember for many years to come. They had the party in one of the suites and got a behind the scenes tour. They even got to walk on the field, as long as they did not touch the grass. Hunter had fun playing in the dug out with his buddies. He actually left his cute little John Deer hat in the dug out :( We had a great time and what a beautiful day it was!

Hunter's Special Visitors For Lunch!

Hunter is settling into Kindergarten easier than we ever could've imagined. He seems to be thriving being at a larger school learning what is expected of him as an individual, and with his peers as a large group. He has gained a lot of responsiblity as well as knowledge. He is counting to 100 now all by himself. He is also reading about 30 words now and quickly adding to that. He illustrates small books at school with his own pictures, and brings them home and reads to us. We are SO proud of him and amazed by how quickly he is learning

Future Puma!

For right now...Ms. Attitude!

Cousin Benjamin's First Trip to Texas!

Trying to catch on this blog today. Let's go back to early October. Pam, Chuck, and Benjamin made it to Texas for a short visit to attend Dad and Debbie's wedding reception. Lot's of fun times were had by all. Benny got to meet his Grandmommy (Gee) and great Uncle Bill and great Aunt Rachel. The younger generation ruled the house and enjoyed lots of chasing and playing. Can't wait to get them all together again for Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Future UT Dance Team Girl!

Haley has become quite the little dancer lately. Check out her new moves on this video. Poor Hunt man....he wanted to dance with her so bad but she just wouldn't pay him any attention.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sea World!

I'm a little behind and out of order. So backing up to the end of the summer...we took Haley for her first trip to Sea World and of course Hunter was glad to show her all about it. It was 103 degrees that day and WHAT WAS I THINKING!? So from now on we will be going to Sea World in the early Spring. We made it to the Shamu show and the Sea Lion show and saw the penguins and visited with the dolphins before enough was enough. We then made our way to sanity in the water park and spent the rest of the day there. The kids loved it all..lots of giggles and smiles, and lots of snow cones and souveniers were had.

Then we made our way to "Tractor" Uncle Bill and Aunt "Pancakes" Rachel's house for the weekend. Rachel and Bill are always great hosts and we all enjoyed some quality time together. They took us to a great pool in the hill country to cool down and get out of the heat. Hunter and Haley even saw some deer running around the pool area. It was a wonderful end to a long hot summer.