Friday, July 25, 2014

So, it appears we have been missing......

Reading my last post I noticed that it was when Hayden had his first tball practice. So, we will start from there. He has finished tball. ;) He will start pitching machine ball in September. He also turned 6! Whoop whoop! He 'graduated' kindergarten. First grade starts in only a few short weeks AND I am totally ready! :) Yep....there you go. Few months wrapped in just a few sentences. Yep, we are super exciting people.

 Hayden with his teacher Mrs. Birkes and Principal Mrs. Dozier. Two super incredible women!
 This about sums up Hayden's view of graduation.

 We watched fireworks at CrossChurch and they were amzing!!!


We do a lot with the Davis family and the kids played 'football' in the open area close to where we were sitting.
I could not reach Olivia to help her across these monkey bars. Luckily, we have a great friend who also has some height on her. :)

 Last weekend we went to the Fire Fly Fling and the kids had a blast. It was great weather for it.
 The kids called this water station 'the splash park'.

 Hayden learned to Hula Hoop! Such a great quality to have. :)

 Even around the neck!!
 Getting sprinkled with 'fairy dust'...yep there was for sure some interesting people here.
 Hanging her wish on the wishing tree.

The girl loves to dance. She started dance classes and the teacher said that she is amazed on how well Olivia focuses for a 4 year old. She caught up and was ahead of the other little girls that had been there for a year and a half. When she loves something it consumes her. Too bad she doesn't love to pick up her toys. ;)

I think this is it. Sure. This is it.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lego Club and T-Ball Practice

T Ball practice started for Hayden two Mondays ago. I have got to hand it to t-ball coaches....I could not do it. I could coach once all the kids knew what they were doing. Lol. Trying to get a bunch of 5-6yr olds to learn baseball....ugh, no thanks! It has been quite humorous to watch though!! Here are some pictures of Hayden's first t-ball practice. (Andrew did not get to attend his first practice but he did get to see his second and agreed...funny!)

Looks like he is having fun. :)

 I love you can see the ball flying....but I think we need to keep on him about keeping your eyes open when you hit the ball. Ha!!

 This picture sums up why I couldn't be a t-ball coach. Hayden's running, all the other kids run from across the field to get the ball, fight over ball, one kid gets it and is told to throw to first, throw to first....see the ball going past the first baseman (in blue)? Ha!! Way to go team! :)

 This coach is so patient with the boys. His son is a 6 yr old on the team and let's just say he may be the only one that actually somewhat knows what he is doing.
Bobo just waiting around. The kid to the right, I don't think is really into baseball. He walks around with the glove on his head and practice last Thursday while running to first, mid way, just decides to do a somersault. Hey, why not?!

                                                                 LEGO CLUB!!!
 I keep Ashby after school every Wednesday and the library just started Lego Club back up so I offered to keep him on Monday's too so he could go to Lego Club.  The kids seem to really have fun. We go again today. :)
 The theme was 'ship'. Could be a boat or air...really anything they wanted to build. But here is Olivia's.....airplane I think.

 Hayden made a space ship.
 Proud of his space ship.

 Boys really debating on the pieces they were going to use.

So, that's the extent of Lego Club. Ha!! I think the kids like it because they are building legos....well, not at home. Just something fun.

We have Lego club again today and then Hayden has one more day of school, then is off for the rest of 'Spring Break'. I think we are going to have our garage sale this weekend. We were thinking maybe more people will be out?? I don't know. I'm keeping Ashby Wed-Fri and on Wed the library is having Movie day. They hand out a little snack for the kids and put the movie up on a projection screen. The movie of the month is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! We like that movie. :) On Thursday Hayden has t-ball practice. Then Saturday we have a bday party.

Hayden has been doing really well in school. He has a spelling test every Friday and if he practices all week and gets all of them right he get's a dollar!! Huge motivation for that kiddo!! :) He is really reading well. I check out at least 5 books from the library just for him and he reads them by himself for his reading log. (His reading log is just for books that have been read by parent or yourself) Lately I have been letting him read his own books for the reading log. He is the only kid in his class (right now) that knows 150+ sight words. Yay!!  Hayden is really enjoying t-ball. He wants to do gymnastics when we start Olivia.

Miss Olivia is doing really well too. She just loves to learn and do whatever Hayden is doing. Literally, whatever Hayden does, Olivia does. Everything. She just adores her big brother. But there are times I am quite certain she is going to punch his lights out. Ha! Hayden likes to pester. Olivia is going to start gymnastics soon...she wanted to do soccer but we missed the deadline. Olivia loves everything princess. She has REALLY gotten into princesses. It came out of nowhere. So, here we are in this awesome princess stage. :) Olivia has also gotten into dressing herself. So, if you see her in person or in pictures and think....that kid must have dressed themselves.....she did. Nothing matches and she loves lots of print!! I am that parent that has the kid with every design on her clothing known to man.  She is very creative and loves to color and draw. She is also big on being a 'community helper'.

Andrew has been at his new job for I think 2 weeks. He is really enjoying it. He really likes the people he works with. He says there are obviously challenges with any job but he enjoys the challenges this job offers. We like it because we get to see him a lot more. Its still kind of weird. It is throwing our weekends off because he actually gets weekends off now. The latest he has gotten home is like 7. But that's only 3 days a week. The other two he is off between 2 and 4. Everybody is enjoying the new change and the time we get to spend with him now. And you want to know what he's excited about.....getting to go to garage sales with us. LOL! I'm not lying. Ha.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

OotM Video

Sorry, for how I shot the was early and wasn't thinking. We just re-watched this video and at the end you can see Hayden peeking around the corner! LOL! And actually we were told the judges liked Grace and Hayden's little 'hops' while moving around. :)

Odyssey of the Mind

Hayden's Odyssey of the Mind wrapped up on Saturday. What a long day that was. JB Hunt Primary did great! They do not rank primary kids (I'm guessing because they are so young) but each coach is given their primary groups scores and what they can improve on in following years. JB Hunt scored....perfect! :) Their little skit was the cutest thing and all the kids did great. I am really proud of all of them. They worked so hard. The coaches we had this year are new. JB Hunt has not had a team in 5 years. Primary and Secondary families decided to pitch in and get the coaches something nice. Because every single family offered to pitch in we were able to get them a $75 gift card to their favorite restaurant, $50 gift card to malco and flowers. All the kids signed a card for them as well. Boy, did they deserve it! Here are some pictures of OotM competition.
 This school was packed!!!
 A conga line right before the awards are given is completely normal, right? :/ I was not amused. It was 545pm, I had been there since 7, I was starving and ready to go! Ha.
 Olivia thought it was totally appropriate to show up to awards as Cinderella. :)
JB Hunt team in white...Hayden is on the far left. I forgot to mention that on Thursday Hayden woke and complained of his throat hurting. I told him he needed to go to school but if it kept hurting to tell the nurse and I would pick him up. Normally, he gets to school and I pick him up at the end of the day and he is completely fine. Well, on Thursday I got a call from the nurse at 830! He'd only been at school 30mins. She said that he wasn't running a fever but his throat was very red and she had seen a lot of strep. She didn't think it was strep and said that she would send him back to class and see how it progressed. I decided against that, went and picked him up. I made a dr appt for 940. Dr was skeptical of strep since he had no fever. He did a strep test anyway because his throat was red. He was positive for strep. Not allowed to return to school until Monday. He had competition on Saturday. Crap! Luckily, the dr said after 24hrs on antibiotics he is no longer contagious and technically he could go back to school on Friday at 2pm...what's the point of that. He missed two practices right before competition. His coaches were nervous! Lol. But Hayden was fine and we practiced at home. Obviously, he did well. :)

The next photos have nothing to do with OotM. :) Just some fun photos I took with my phone.

 Those two photos are of two cards Alec made for Hayden. I love their friendship. They are so funny. :)
 Hayden drew this robot a few weeks ago. We always check out drawing books at the library (Hayden has gotten really into drawing) and this was his version of the robot. He did better than I ever could do! :)
Like father like son, right? I was editing photos late one night and I go into our room to find them....pillow canopy??? I thought it was quite humorous.

We are having another snow day tomorrow.....take another day out of Spring Break. So glad we didn't have plans. But the fun part is Andrew now works at a job where their office closes due to bad weather. So, Andrew is now getting a 3 day weekend too! :)

I took video of Hayden's skit with Andrew's phone...mine had died (so dumb not to charge it the night before) and it is too long to email or message to anyone. So, Andrew is downloading it to youtube. Once it is loaded I will put the link up so you also can see his little skit. That I have to say the kids are required to do everything all by themselves. So, the whole concept, decor, costumes, lines, songs, moves, where everything is all them. They wrote their own skit. I still could not believe this. Just amazing! Anyway, I will get that up here in the next hour.