Friday, June 26, 2009

Beach Time

The day started out rainy.....well stormy is more like it. But we had beach plans with friends and Haley. Nothing would get in the way. I never get Haley(alone) and I was determined it would be a good day. When we arrived at the beach it was raining. So we headed down a bit further and what do you know??? No rain, and the sun was attempting to come out. So we planted out chairs near the water and said.....beach here we be good. And it was.

Haley attempting to use a skim board.

The kiddies jumping over the high waves

The girls relaxing. Scarlett is due in 12 days. Doesn't she look awesome!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Unwanted Guests: Part 2

A year ago I posted this blog. Go and check it out and come right back.

Remember now.......thought so!
Yes............the frog!! Well guess what has happened? About six months ago another one moved in. I was freaked but allowed it because they they stayed put...never least when I was around.

This morning....another relative has moved in.

Oh no!!! That is it!!! I am through being nice. I am evicting them. DH must capture them and take them away. Far far away from home. Never to return again.

I will keep you posted on our frog situation.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tired Baby

Zane had his first day of summer camp today. It lasted from 9am to 1pm. This is the result of his adventurous day.

YES.....he is truly asleep at the dinner table. I hope my poor baby can make it through the summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lettuce Lake

What to do on a hot, hot day in sunny, humid Florida? Go exploring in a nature preserve park!

Just a few of the things we saw. We heard from others at the park that a cottonmouth snake was around but we never saw him. No worries.....we were on a high boarkwalk the whole time!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rainy Days

What to do when it rains(and no thunder or lightening)? Why play in the rain.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beach with Friends

Amy W. and her daughter

Another beautiful summer day in Florida means..........BEACH TIME!! And like past beach days mishaps happen. This time it was my friends Amy W. She was playing in the water with the kiddies and "shredded her calf muscle" according to the doctor later that night. Amy was such a trooper though. She stayed and played with us. No little pain would deter her fun!! Her hubby had to come get her in the end and drive home. It was that swollen and hurt that much.

Amy enjoying her J-14 Mag. She is such a teeny bopper wanna be!

The "babies" playing.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dance Recital

Haley, my beautiful 16 year old niece, had her dance recital last night. She changed dance companies this past year. One of her previous dance teachers opened her own studio. The venue was smaller but I think just as comparable in costumes and routines as the larger one she attended in past years.

Here is one of her rountines. The film quality is not so great as it was dark but you can still see her. She is the one starting out in the box and thens moves third from the left.

Here is her lyrical rountine. I tried to keep her in the middle of the frame.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Reflecting Back

I was neglectful at times of posting things my kiddies did at school and around town. So here I am looking back and reflecting on what a fun time the boys had.

Trey made a rocket ship with daddy for space month. They had a blast deciding what to do and how to do it.

Field Day at school. It was HOT but fun.

Easter Bunny at school. I had a friend with a bunny costume but it was short so I could not wear it. I asked my shorter friend to wear it and walk around school(for two days) going from classroom to classroom hopping around and taking pics. I assisted of course...I did not leave her hopping alone. The kiddies loved it!!!

Between all the rain and school work..the boys got to play with friends. Water was usually the main ingredient.

Zane played Tball with friends.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The End

School is over(at least for another year)!!!

My middle baby, Trey, has completed sad for me...exciting for him. Evan will be starting 3rd grade. Can you believe it? He is getting so big. Zane will be starting preschool this Fall. Oh my the Hydock household will be changing this Fall. But first we have to push through summer. And reflect on the past school year.

Evan became an avid reader the last half of the school year. Something I have been wishing for him(and all my boys......a love of reading). He quadrupled his AR goal this last quarter. He played baseball in LL for winter and spring ball. He has cemented friendships with a few boys. I plan to have the boys over during summer.

Evan with his friends.

Trey turned out to be a ladies man in kindergarten. All the girls loved him. He gravitated toward the girls more during playtime. The boys were all too rough for him. There was one little boy he liked but he moved away(very suddenly) in March. Trey was sad he left. Trey not only learned to read but moved ahead very quickly in this skill.

Trey and friends

Zane continued speech but was moved to the public school system with speech since he turned three. He adapted nicely to a new teacher and environment. He goes to speech at the same school with his brothers. He thinks he is a regular student at the school. Many kids in the hallway know Zane from his brothers or speech class. They all say hello to him, hug him and play with him. Zane is a popular preschooler at elementary school.

Zane...ready to swim and play with his speech teacher.