Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
Angel Fire Summer 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hannah’s 5th Birthday Party

When I booked Hannah’s party this year I was thinking that Henry would be about 2 weeks old, so I didn’t want to have it at our house. With that in mind, we booked it at a local ballet studio complete with a prima ballerina! Because baby boy was early I probably could have pulled off something a little simpler, but Hannah had a great time and it was such an easy party (if there is such a thing).

Getting ready.




Doing a little warm-up with the ballerina.




Story time. She read Angelina Ballerina and Sleeping Beauty. (She looks a little scary in this picture). They all sat quietly and listened.


Playing freeze dance to “Let it Go.”


And take a bow.


Nathan watched from the sidelines.


After the studio time we went back to have cake, make a craft and open presents.



Nursing break in the massage chair. I think this is for the professional ballerina’s in the studio, but a few of us took advantage of it.


Sweet birthday girl on the way home. She NEVER naps anymore, so I know she was worn out. Birthdays are hard work!!


Afterwards, all of our family that was in town came back to our house for dinner. Scott grilled steaks and we had fun just hanging out. This is the only picture we have, but there was good food, kids on the swing set, a game of Bocce ball going on, and good weather.

Henry with GG.


Thanks to all of those who came to help us celebrate our sweet girl and we missed the ones who couldn’t make it!


Easter is a little bit of a blur for me since Henry was only 3 weeks old. But I know we had fun because I have the pictures to prove it!

Dying eggs on Saturday.


Scott got up Sunday morning and hid the eggs and the kids had fun finding them.




After our Resurrection Rolls for breakfast, we played with our new toys from our Easter baskets: bubbles, water guns, and butterfly nets. They had fun squirting Daddy.


Father/son standoff.



Then Scott and the kids got ready for church. Nathan was throwing a pretty big tantrum at this point and wouldn’t take a picture.


He felt much better when they got home from church.


I stayed with home with our sweet little Henry.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fort Worth Nature Center

I took the kids to the Fort Worth Nature Center one Saturday so Jennifer could get some rest.  In all the time we’ve lived here, this was our first visit.  It is a pretty neat place and one of the largest city owned nature preserves in the country at over 3000 acres.  We packed a lunch and headed out to enjoy some good weather, wildflowers, and hiking.

Here we are on the first hike.  We were just getting warmed up.  Nathan was doing this strange pose for the pictures


Hannah was very prepared.  She wore her hiking clothes, sun hat, and pouch for collecting.  She also carried her magnifying glass and water bottle.  She wouldn’t let me carry any of this stuff the whole time.


For our next hike, we went out on the boardwalk over the marsh.


Sweet brother and sister.


Hannah spotted this caterpillar and named him Slimy.  She picked him up on a stick and we took him for a ride to the other side of the park to our final hike. She eventually found him a new home in the woods and let him go.


They liked climbing this tree, until they saw some ants crawling on it and both of them started screaming.


After we ate our picnic lunch, we tried one more hike out to Greer Island.  About half way through that hike, they were both worn out and started getting whiny.  About three-quarters of the way through, they were both beyond worn out and started crying and pitching fits.  We finally made it back to the car and headed home.  Nothing like pushing the envelope a little to far with preschoolers.

Overall, we had a great visit and I’m sure we will be going back to explore the rest of the trails.  Next time we might take the canoe and do some paddling.