Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gold Belt

Here it is, mommy bragging time!! My wee monkey has worked hard for this day and he has moved from his white belt into the world of colored belts. Below is a piece of his big test today. His teacher Mrs. Kim Jackson is amazing with the kids and he just loves her!! She is also coming to his Tae Kwon Do birthday to teach his friends how wonderful this discipline is! I couldn't be more proud.

Check out his great moves:



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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!


Young Children’s Love

This is monkey and one of his best friends Pip. He comes home to tell me that Pip hurt his feelings because they were going to share a promise but she was running away from him when he tried to tell her. They were supposed to play together during play time. They were supposed to play together today like they did yesterday but Pip was playing with two other boys instead, Monkey was hurt. I love that this is the worst thing that happens to my son in a day. Oh to be a child when "my friend didn't play with me" was our biggest worry. And don't worry as fast has he was "hurt" he is again fine and thinking his Pip and her brother Popeye are the best friends a kid could have. - For issues to be resolved so easily, dismissed so quickly. If only our adult lives could be a simple as a child's.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tae Kwon Do


So Monkey has been in Tae Kwon Do for several months now and I am proud to anounce the last Thursday of this month he will be testing for his first belt. - Gold - As you can see below he is very focused and ready:
But in all serousness he has learned great things from his teacher Mrs. Jackson. She has taught him focus, determination and most of all the importence of a clean room. She sits with the kids to discuss martial arts saftey and all around behavior every week. I am so proud of him. I will post pictures of his belt ceramoney as soon as we get home.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lunches

So Monkey's school decided that in loo of fixing some stuff that needed repair in the kitchen and wiping off the counters they would discontinue the family style lunches offered at the school. Perhaps it is the economy? Perhaps a bail out is in order?

So at first I hated the idea of having to pack the lunch every day. I however have given into the dark side and am enjoying the fun I am having with the lunch. It helps that I got him the best lunch box care of Pearl Potato. It is a lap top lunch system. (secretly I love it so much I am going to get a Bento Box for my own lunches....) Don't worry it is phthalate and lead free!! So below is the lunch for Thursday taken with my totally awesome new camera care of Mohawk Papa...







Yes we are having popcorn and cheddar bunnies, grapes, ham-turkey-cheese moon shaped sandwiches and carrots and ranch. The other mom says put in lots of colors and she is right doesn't it look great? Sadly we are so involved with our children we are even having themed days of the week such as Wacky Wednesdays when the kids get breakfast for lunch and the other momma even thought about Foreign Friday for a little added culture.. sounds like a plan to me. We are however taking suggestions for a theme for Thursday neither of us could come up with a good alliteration.