EVENT: Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt

Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
3:00 PM Park Pavilion



Neighbors and their children are invited to join us for some Easter fun! We will have an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and some fun crafts! Egg hunt begins at 3:15 pm and pictures with the Easter bunny will begin at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

Social Committee is still needing volunteers for this event.  If you can help manage some activities or dress up as the “Easter Bunny” for photos, please contact the Social Committee ASAP! waterleafsocial@gmail.com Volunteers help make these events possible and without them we cannot hold this event, please contact us if you can help in any way for any length of time.

Thank you,

Social Committee

April 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version of this newsletter, download here: WLF April 2014 Newsletter


Goodbye Neighbors,

When you read this letter, I will no longer be one of your HOA resident Board members. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for allowing me to serve Waterleaf Falls for the last year. I learned a lot about my neighbors, met some great new folks, and had fun at many events in this role. I will miss the opportunity to serve my neighborhood as a Board member, but am looking forward to having much more free time!

Congratulations to the new resident Board members, and good luck!

Abbye Crandall


Community Calendar for April 2014










HOA Annual Meeting Updates

The HOA Annual Meeting was held on March 24th at Cabela’s in Buda. At this meeting, we voted on new resident board members and bylaw amendments. The meeting was held after the deadline for printing of the newsletter, so those results are posted to our community website at waterleaffalls.com and will be shared in the May newsletter.

Pool Updates

The pool is still undergoing maintenance previously approved by the board.  Once the projects are completed, the board may vote to open the pool earlier than planned.

Currently, we are scheduled to open in May.  LIfeguards will be on duty for weekends in May and then full-time in June.

Please do not jump the fence or try to enter the pool until it is officially opened.

We will announce the opening information in our newsletter and on the community website.


Reminder: Pool Access Key Cards

Old key cards were disabled in October of 2013.  There were 2 dates for new cards to be issued at the park.  If you were unable to attend or are new to the neighborhood, you will need to visit poolkey.com to request a new card.  The board may vote to have additional dates for keys to be issued here in the neighborhood.  If they do so, the announcement will be posted to the community website.


Waterleaf Park Safety

There have been increasing reports of bullying, inappropriate behavior and loud cursing at the park. Please take a moment to discuss safety and appropriate behavior with your child. If your child attends the park without parental supervision, please remind them to be respectful of other adults and park patrons. There have been several reports of teens making threats and using vulgar language toward adults. These actions can have legal consequences, so be sure your teen is aware. If you see or hear of any trouble at the park, you are encouraged to report the activity to the Kyle Police Department (512.268.3232) Our children’s safety is not the sole responsibility of any committee or patrol group, together, we can ALL keep the park safe for everyone!


Easy Schedule for Spring Cleaning

Here is a quick and easy schedule to get a handle on your Spring Cleaning in less than 30 minutes a day!

Monday- Vacuum each Room, occasionally do vents, curtains, and window crevices.

Tuesday- Dust House, occasionally wipe down nice furniture with polish.

Wednesday: Clean guest bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Thursday – Clean master bathroom including toilet, counters, mirror, tub, shower and floors.

Friday – Clean Kitchen, mop floor and clean counter tops with anti-bacterial product.

Weekends – Other small projects or NOTHING at all!

Maintain house daily by picking things up and immediately putting items away or in a basket to take upstairs or other rooms. Throw junk mail away immediately and sort out incoming mail.

If you have kids, keep a basket in every room to place toys in at the end of every day. For older kids, have them help out before priveleges are allowed.


Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Click the photo for step-by-step directions

Click the photo for step-by-step directions


Dye your Easter Eggs in Kool-aid! Buy packets of your favorite flavors and mix about half of the package with one cup of water. Dip eggs and let sit for a few minutes.




Watercolor Eggs
Little ones will enjoy using water-color paint to decorate their eggs. They can add decorative designs using colored pencils!

Sprinkle Eggs
Cover eggs in Tacky Glue and then dip in sprinkles! You can do this same method with glitter or small beads.

All-Natural Eggs
This doubles as a great science project for kids. Pick out some food items like turmeric and red cabbage. Add some water and bring to a boil. Use the boiled water to color your eggs! Make predictions about what color will come from the food/spice and then compare to the actual outcome!


Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Marbled Eggs

For marble-looking eggs, simply roll your boiled egg gently across a flat surface and then dye your eggs. Remove the shell and you will have a marble pattern on the egg itself. Be sure you use an edible dye method for this one.





Sticker Eggs
For less mess, simply use stickers to decorate eggs! You can also use old postage stamps for a unique decoration. Another option is to place shape stickers on the eggs before you dye them. Remove the stickers and you will have awesome shapes left!


Click the photo for directions!

Click the photo for directions!

Silk-Tie-Dyed Eggs

Wrap an egg in an old silk tie and boil in water and vinegar. When you remove the tie the pattern will have transferred to the egg! If Dad doesn’t have any old ties, consider checking out the local thrift store!






Family Fun and Bike Ride Rodeo
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Gregg-Clarke Park

On-Site Registration Begins at 8:30am

Events Begin at 9:00am

Pre-Registration (before March 28th): $8.00

On-Site Registration: $10.00 Registration includes a t-shirt.

Join us for a Bike Rodeo for the children in addition to a helmet and bike safety presentation. After the Bike Rodeo the families will go on a pre-determined bike ride through downtown Kyle. We hope to provide a fun day for the whole family.

Buda 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Buda Sports Complex 9:00 am

This free event is organized by The City of Buda Parks Department, The YMCA and The Connection Church. Open to ages 0 – 11 yrs.

Free activities include inflatable rides, rock climbing wall, face painting, trackless train and give aways from our sponsors.

The Hunt starts at 9:30am sharp. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Buda Sports Complex 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr. Buda, TX 78610

Lake Kyle Jubilee
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lake Kyle Park 4:00 pm

(Formerly the Full Moon Jubilee) Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department are inviting the families in the City of Kyle and northern Hays County to join us for a fun event highlighting Lake Kyle Park and what it has to offer. Your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department is so we are excited to provide opportunities to be active, get outside, spend time with your family.

Cost: $5 per car pre-sale parking passes (available March 10 through April 18 and can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department office)

$2 per person day of event

Music Schedule:

4:15 – 5:15 — J.R.
5:30 – 6:30 — Matt Deaton
6:45 – 7:45 — Ryan Beaver
8:00 – 9:00 — Midnight River Choir

For more info, visit: http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/full-moon-jubilee-1

Committee Updates


Welcome Committee

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Park Pavilion 7:00 pm


Social Committee

Monday, April 7, 2014
Park Pavilion 6:45 pm

We are looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming events.  Please join us if you would like to help.  If you can help with an event, but cannot attend this meeting, please contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com



Community Garage Sale
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Garage Sale




Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Park Pavilion 3:00 pm

Join us for some Easter fun! We will have an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and some fun crafts! Egg hunt begins at 3:15 pm and pictures with the Easter bunny will begin at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!



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Event: Waterleaf Falls Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Saturday, August 17, 2013
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Park Pavilion


Join us Saturday, August 17th for Waterleaf Falls’ Back to School Night! This is an excellent way for our children to get to know one another before school starts on the 26th. Enter the drawing for a chance to win a backpack full of school supplies! Elementary to High School students are all welcome.

We are excited to have Mrs. Traci Marant, school counselor for Tobias Elementary, joining us at 4:00pm.  She will give tips for having a successful school year.  She will also address the issue of bullying, the district policy, and what kids and parents can do recognize and prevent bullying.  This is a very important issue we have all expressed interest in learning more about, so we are so grateful to Mrs. Marant for taking the time to talk to us.

Additionally, there will be a clothing swap!  Start cleaning out those closets! Please bring clothes your child no longer wears, but are still worthy items  and trade them for new items to finish up your school shopping.  (Please note, this is meant to be a trade so you will not be able to charge others for items they are interested in, even if you are not planning on taking items for your child.) The clothing swap will begin after Mrs. Marant’s presentation.

Hope to see you there!

Join us before school starts!

Join us before school starts!