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.

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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.


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. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Our 1st Grader

School picture time!

A new friend

We went to Crow's Nest Farm today and had a lesson on snakes. Hudson made friends with a milk snake - red touch black, friend of Jack. Not to be confused for the venomous coral snake - red touch yellow, poison fellow. Lucky us, over 110 snakes species in Texas with the four most common venomous ones right here in central Texas. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tiger Cub

Hudson was so excited for his first Cub Scout meeting. He's a Tiger Cub this year. 

(And since Kirk was the only parent to stand up when they called out Hudson's den at the bigger pack meeting, he is now the Den Leader. )