Friday, May 29, 2009

Kindergarten here we come!

Brandon is on his way to kindergarten, and he can't wait. He thought that once he graduated that kindergarten would start right away. He wasn't getting that there is still a summer vacation in between.

This is Brandon with his teacher Mrs. K. She was great with Brandon. He is really going to miss her.

Monday, May 18, 2009

We dropped the ball

Emily's class along with the rest of the 2nd grade classes at her school participated in the 3rd annual 2nd grade egg drop competition. The rules were it had to be no larger then 18"x 18"x 18" and you had to make your project look like something. Meaning they just didn't want it to be a box for example. You also couldn't spend any money on building materials it had to be things found around the house. So Emily and dad took the challenge on to see what they could come up with. They found a green foam ball and decided that it would make great housing for an egg. They made an access to the center large enough to hold the egg snug and took it outside to test it. Wouldn't you know it passed with flying colors. We were a shoe-in to win. The decorating was the master mind of mom. We couldn't just leave it a green foam ball. I had a Styrofoam ball in the craft closet decided to cut it in half and voila Kermit's eyes. It all took off from there. Well we definitely had the cutest looking egg holder ever. The time came to drop the egg holding contraptions. Our hopes were high at having a successful launch with no breakage. With faith running high down comes Kermit from the sky (about 50-60 feet) SMASH!! Did it break???? Unfortunately our faith was crush along with the egg. We found out the teacher didn't place the egg correctly in the ball therefore breakage was eminent. I think I was more crushed then Emily was. We were sure of victory. Well maybe next year (if they do it in the third grade). At least we had the best looking egg drop contraption out there and no one (Holly and Jill) can say otherwise. We will just never be able to look at Kermit the same again.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Suessical Musical

The second graders at Emily school put on a junior version of Dr. Suess' Sussical Musical. They did a great job. Everyone was very animated and knew there parts well. Good Job Emily, you were fabulous.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

And then there are Four....

Tyson Judd Hatch
Born April 23, 2009 at 10:24 am
Weighed 7lbs. 3 oz.
19 inches long
Well we have four..... what a change. I thought three would be really different but four is definitely different. So much to do so little time. Although I would definitely say well worth it. Having a baby around the house again is great. Tiring but great. He is a joy to have around.

As for labor....well lets just say it was labor. We went or should I say I went 100% drug free this time and it was not that bad. I would have to say that being able to get up from my bed whenever I wanted afterwards was well worth it.. I think my recovery has been a little easier as well. I'm not saying that I would want to do this on a daily basis but it wasn't bad. Being home has been great too. Adjusting to everything new has been a challenge and keeping all the poking fingers away has been a challenge but it's been nice to be home.

Emily has been a great big sister. She loves having a baby in the house. I think she likes having a sibling that won't take her things and won't talk back to her (yet).

Brandon is super excited to have another boy in the family. He asks everyday if Tyson is ready to start sleeping in his room yet. I wonder if he will always feel the same way about sharing a room.

Aubrey is Tyson's second mother. She is always by his side ready to stick in the pacifier at a moments notice. She is in love with having a baby in the house.

We love our baby!!