Thomas "Hunter" IV

Haley Alexa

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!