Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dance and more...

Harper started dance again (which she LOVES).  Her studio moved to a new studio.  It just happened to take over the space that the studio I grew up taking at used to occupy. We got there right when they were removing the old sign and putting up the new.  The men were nice enough to let me snap a picture first.  A true collision of two worlds:

I got to have lunch with this sweet boy:

We visited the Dallas Aquarium:

Harper tried out a gymnastics class (she wasn't a fan):

And Harper got a very sweet haircut:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The long weekend...

First weekend of school = Labor Day weekend.Yea, for a 3 day weekend!
Hudson wanted to spend the night at my parents on Friday, so Trent and I took this cutie on a dinner date:

We took a family road trip to Glen Rose and Fossil Rim:

College football took over the Fletcher house:

These two bonded:

And because it was still hotter than blue blazes, we swam:

The first week revisited....

Each kid in Hudson's class got to be King or Queen for the day.  Hudson was the first selected to be King and he was THRILLED!  He got to tell each of the kids in his class a few of his favorite things and the kids had to write it and illustrate it. And then the teacher bound it together for him. It was so cute!

Soccer practice started the second day of school:

Drop off with this cute girl (and her cute bedhead!)

I keep thinking I will get used to this site...but I haven't yet...:

Harper and I had a painting playdate!

This sweet boy is loving school and I could not be happier:

And we enjoyed our first elementary school spirit night!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Day of First Grade

Hudson's first day of first grade was upon us. I think I was more nervous than he was!  Traditional first day of school picture and "When I grow up..." sign:

My mom came over to stay with Harper (while she slept) so we could walk Hudson in.  He was very excited to see his new desk:

Of course I have to do a flashback:

Harper, mom and I enjoyed a ladies lunch at the tea room to take our mind off how much we missed Bubba. This might be the closest we get Harper to Santa...ever....:

Later that day was our first experience with the fabled car line:

Cookie cake to celebrate an AWESOME first day:

Hudson had a great first day of school! He has a wonderful teacher and has transitioned beautifully. So proud of my (always my) baby boy!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

6 1/2 years old!!!!!

Dear Hudson,

You are 6 1/2 years old! I am so proud of the little boy you have become.  You are the sweetest, most tender hearted kid that I know.  You love your family, your friends and life.  You approach everything with such a sweet spirit and you try your hardest all of the time.  A week after turning 6 1/2, you started 1st grade.  You are thriving and flourishing.  It is such a joy to watch you.

You have such an imagination. You are constantly coming up with creative ways to play.  You love movies and tv, but most of your favorite tv shows are educational like Sid the Science Guy and Reading Rainbow (that last one makes your mommy so, so happy!). You love to read and be read to.  You love creating your own little books.  You like to draw and create.

You still love to go. You love the museum, the zoo, Fossil Rim, pretty much any activity we do, you love.

Food. Sigh.  You still don't love to try new things and have a pretty limited palette. I pray that you grow out of it, but you are healthy and growing and that's what matters to me.

You LOVE your sister.  She is your best friend and you guys play so well together. She misses you so much when you are at school. And you are beyond thrilled about the new baby sister joining us.  You tell me every day how you can't wait to hold and rock her and I have no doubt that you will.

You are a FUNNY kid.  You make me laugh so hard. And inquisitive. You are so curious and have so many questions all the time. I love it, you challenge me.

I could not be more proud of you. I love you so much and I am so thankful God blessed us with you, sweet boy.


Last weekend of summer

We had big plans to road trip to Salado with my parents, but oxygen issues popped up. So, instead we hit Creative Hands:

 We asked Hud what he wanted to on his last day of summer (major sniff). He chose the zoo and swimming. So, that's what we did:

It was a beautiful summer.  And I was very, very sad to see it go.

Last week of summer

We lived it up the last week of summer. We hit a candy store with our friends:

We had our traditional back to school lunch with our friends-since-birth playgroup:

Flashback to that crew a year ago:

We enjoyed a lazy pj morning:

Hudson wanted to write his new teacher a note:

Meet the teacher night was upon us. These two were excited!

We took Hud's new teacher a little gift:

Hud's amazing new teacher:

He was so proud of his locker:

We went to Trent's office for lunch:

And then the boys golfed:

The girls swam. And when bubba's away, we wear his pjs:

The kids got to have a sleepover in our bed as a special treat: