Hubley Happenings

Hubley Happenings
Angel Fire Summer 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday Night Lights

I took the big kids to a couple of Aledo football games this year.  Nathan likes to watch the game.  Hannah likes to watch the cheerleaders and look for her friends from school.  Here are a few pictures.

Nathan was afraid that they were going to shoot fireworks when the team ran out (like they did at the A&M-SMU game).  Luckily they didn’t but better safe than sorry.


Dad knows how to take a selfie


Brother and Sister


Go Bearcats!

Honk Ball

Nathan’s first entry into organized sports came this fall with Honkball.  Honkball is a slightly disorganized version of t-ball, but way more fun because the bases “honk” when you step on them.  Here is a our little baseball player.


We were the orange team, which worked out well since Aledo’s colors are orange and black.  The team opted to take the hometown name as the Bearcats.  Now Nathan has a shirt to wear to the football games because he probably wouldn’t have a bunch of orange shirts otherwise.


Lining up to bat.  Each team bats through the order three times in a game. You advance one base at a time until the final batter who always hits a home run. 


Nathan was a pretty good hitter.  He has a natural swing, and the only thing that he struggled with was the weight of the bat which got better as the season went on.


Running the bases.  Notice the parents in the background.  It was fun for me too because I could be on the field with him the entire game.


There are no stealing bases in honkball.  Stay on base until the ball is in play.


What?  Too much offense?  He can play some defense too.  Nathan typically went for every single ball that was hit. So did half of the team, resulting in a dog pile after every play. It took us a good part of the season to learn that there is no tackling in baseball.


At the end of the season (6 games), Nathan got a medal.  He was very proud!


Go Bearcats!!


It turned out to be a great way to introduce him to sports.  We were very impressed with the league and met some nice families.  We are probably going to try soccer in the spring but are looking forward to playing baseball again next year.

Lemonade Stand

The kids decided to set up shop one Saturday morning and sell lemonade.  We did it the weekend of the neighborhood garage sale, so there was a decent amount of traffic.

Open and ready for business


Lemonade is almost gone and the money pile is at its peak.


Ultimately the kids decided they had sold enough lemonade and wanted to drink it.  Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?


We grossed about $6, which was enough for the kids to give some money to church and buy an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen.  Hannah said she was so glad she had the idea.

Nathan’s first Aggie game

Nathan and I went to the A&M-SMU game in Dallas.  This was his very first A&M game to attend.  He was excited.

We rode the train from White Rock Station.


We got there pretty early


Since we had time, we went down to the grass and watched the good guys warm up.  Nathan found some boys to play with


Nathan enjoyed watching the game.  The fireworks during the team entrance scared him a little.


One last picture on the way out. Gig’em Aggies!! 


We lasted until late 3rd quarter, which let us watch plenty of big touchdowns.  Overall, we had a great time and the perfect way to watch his first college game.  Looking forward to breaking him in at Kyle Field next season.  Whoop!

Kyle Field

I (Scott) went to the first game at the redeveloped Kyle Field against Lamar.  This was when we still thought we were good and before our season went down in flames.  Here are a few pictures.

The week before the game, I was in town for a meeting with a client.  Afterwards, we went by the stadium to check on the construction progress.  I had to stop and see the Heisman trophy.


I bumped into Trey Williams and got a picture


The stadium is very impressive

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At the game

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View from our seats


There was a 2 hour rain delay from this distant thunderstorm, although it never rained at the stadium.


Nothing like Kyle Field under the lights


Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band


1st day of school

Hannah started Kindergarten this year.  It was quite the transition for our family, but she is doing great and really enjoys school.  It took us a while to get this posted, but here is the play by play in pictures.

We went to meet the teacher the week before school started. They didn’t really give us a lot of information this night and Jennifer was having a hard time. We later learned they would have an informational during the second week of school which answered all our questions.


Here is Hannah with her lunch and backpack on her first day


Official “morning of school” picture


Nathan started preschool a week later


Walking in


The cafeteria was very busy


It was a little too loud for Nathan


We got to walk her to class for the first week only, then we had to drop her at the door.  This was a tough walk for Jennifer, especially when Hannah said “hold my hand tight, tight Mommy”


Hannah has her very own cubby


Her teacher had some gingerbread man playdoh for her to play with at her desk.  They did a gingerbread man theme the first week. They searched for the gingerbread man all across the school which helped them learn the different parts of the school building.  I don’t think they ever caught him, but Hannah had lots of fun. She came home making gingerbread men every day!


She came home the first week and made a stoplight discipline system which is what they use at school.  She made this one for Nathan and immediately put him on yellow and came up with a consequence.


The roughest transition has been when she gets home everyday. She is happy for about 2 minutes in the car after pick-up and then things go south. She’s just exhausted! Five full days of school 7:35am to 2:45pm…that’s hard on little ones. She started ballet but we pulled her out after 2 weeks. We might try again later, but right now all we can handle is school and church. At least she holds it all in at school! Her teacher adores her!

She got her first report card last week and got all “S” marks (Satisfactory). She does a great job reading and reviewing her sight words and completing her homework each week….yes, kindergarten has homework these days. She seems to be kind to everyone and has made lots of friends. We go up to the school and have lunch with her often and get to see her interact with everyone which is fun.

We are very proud of our big girl!