Monday, August 22, 2016

First day of School



We have a very excited 2nd grader today. 

Thankfully one of his best buddies got the same teacher. At meet the teacher night, we found out that about 4-5 kids are from his class last year and 4-5 are from his kindergarten class so he knows over half the class. (There are 5 2nd grade classes, btw. )


Monday, June 6, 2016

End of 1st Grade Awards


First grade finished on Thursday last week. Very proud of Hudson for receiving several end of year awards.


Skittles Award for bringing the gift of Ingenuity to the class. Mrs. Phan spoke highly of Hudson's clever, original and inventive ideas. (I was just happy it wasn't the "Verbose" award for talking too much in class.)

Hudson was one of four students in his class to earn his Math Super Star award. He earned this by doing extra math homework each week that introduced more advanced concepts than what the class was doing in the normal curriculum. (I have to admit some weeks this was viewed as fun and some weeks as a major drag, but he did it enough to earn the award.)

And finally an end of year recognition for representing the six character traits that the school expects each student to model. While I think all the kids get this one, I really appreciate what Bee Cave Elementary does throughout the year to teach and model these - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.


1st Grade Class Picture


I'm about two months delinquent in publishing this, but here is Hudson's class picture. Mrs. Phan has been a fantastic teacher for Hudson - the perfect combo of firm structure delivered with a very soft tone and voice.




Saturday, March 12, 2016

Working on being TeRRiFiCC

This week was Hudson's class' turn to lead the school announcements on their daily morning "TV" broadcast to the school's classrooms and do a presentation at their school assembly on Friday..

Bee Cave Elementary wants their students to have TeRRiFiCC character. (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship) Hudson's class was leading the discussion on Trustworthiness.

Here he is opening the announcements and leading the pledges. (Yes, we pledge to the Texas flag, too. It is Texas after all; a whole other country.) You can skip through the pledges, but there is a cute little part at the last couple seconds of the video too.

(watch: https://youtu.be/DcWC4EY91lo )

Here he is closing out their part of the announcements. He got a little nervous because he had to pick up an extra set of lines as one student ended up being out sick, but still did a great job.

(watch: https://youtu.be/VGtIAu0SNYc)

On Friday their whole class did a presentation in front of the school at their assembly. Here are a few photos from the "after-party" where they got awards from the principal and their teacher for being TeRRiFiCC students after. He did a great job and was so proud of himself. 



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Our 7 year old

Slight delay in posting the photos, but Hudson had a great birthday. He had his 3 best buddies over. They played laser tag and video games at High Five then came back home for birthday ice cream sandwiches, foosball and a slumber party topped off with birthday donuts for breakfast. 







Saturday, January 30, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters

Buela and Papa came this weekend to celebrate Papa's birthday. A night out to see the Harlem Globetrotters was part of the celebration. 

Hudson got to meet a few players, learn a trick and even do a dribbling drill prior to the game. 

Lots of laughs by all. 






Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tis the Season

Had a quick (unplanned) visit with Santa today. 

"Dad, I don't think that was the real guy. I didn't see any Reindeer outside. Must be a helper or his cousin, I think."


Monday, November 23, 2015

New Nutcracker

We started decorating for Christmas yesterday and surprised Hudson with a new Nutcracker that lights up, plays music and moves his head while playing the drum. 

He was so excited about it that he went outside this morning in the 35 degree weather to sit and watch it. He even came back in and asked if he could eat breakfast outside to watch it. What a sweet boy!







Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tiger Cub Scout Day



It was a wet, muddy day, but boy, was it ever fun. It was the Tiger Cub Day at the Scout Ranch in Bastrop,TX for all the packs in the greater Austin area. (Tiger Cubs are all 6 & 7 year olds - about 60-70 showed up in the rain)

Hudson got to hangout all day with his old neighbor, Luke Britain, from Central Austin. They shot BB guns, built and sailed boats, made castles and shields, wrote their names in Braille and secret code, had relay races, and finished with archery. What an action packed day. And yes, that is a bullseye with that arrow.