Monday, February 29, 2016

Yellow Belt

Summer tested for her form and passed.  She is now a panther.  At the end of this two month segment if she passes she will move up to the advanced kinderkicks class.  

Kayla passed her form and became a decided yellow belt!
Daddy, Mommy, and Alyssa passed too and we are all decided yellow belts!!  Our next belt testing is the end of April.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Surprise, it's a boy

 Today we got a new puppy.  The kids all chose to name him Comet.  He is a mini schnauzer.  Mommy had been wanting a small lap dog but needed something on the hypoallergenic list.  Daddy loved mini schnauzers and it just so happened they were the #1 dog for people with allergies.  Everyone is so exited!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Our first taekwondo tournament

 Today our whole family went to our first taekwondo tournament to compete.  Mommy was the most nervous, loosing sleep and  Mostly because she didn't want anyone looking at her, which of course, is the point since you win by being judged.  Alyssa was pretty nervous too.  We thought Summer was just going to be her normal bouncy, confident self but she surprised us.  She was shy, quiet, and very nervous! 
Check her out sitting with all the kinderkickers.  Her group went first.  I think there was close to 25 kids!
 She competed against these two boys from other studio's.
 She got third place. :-)
 Next Alyssa and Kayla were called.  They were both separated onto different mats to compete with their age level.  I had to run back and forth to watch them.  Meanwhile it was possible at any moment that Ed and I would be called to compete with our age brackets.

Alyssa won her first form match and had to compete again.  She ended up taking 4th place in forms.  There were 8 kids in her age bracket.

Kayla did really well on her form.  I was actually surprised that boy won.  He went super fast and his moves were a bit sloppy but hey, I am just a mom here, what do I know about judging?

 This is Alyssa doing her one step's. 
 Here is Kayla doing her one steps.

 Here is Alyssa getting her 4th place ribbon.
 Alyssa was kind enough to try and take pictures and video's of me and Daddy when it was our turn.  She had to run back and forth to both mats and she favored me so we don't have a lot of Daddy.

 Here I am doing my one steps. 

Daddy took second place for his forms and third place for his one step's.
Mommy took first place for her forms and first place for her one step's.

Angela one step tkd tournament

Ed does one step at tkd tournament

Angela does orange form at tkd

Alyssa one step tkd tournament

Alyssa performs her orange form at tkd tournament

Kayla performs orange belt form at tkd tournament

Summer Eagle form in tkd tournament

Friday, February 19, 2016

Toes to match our orange belts for the tournament

With the exception of Ed we all painted our toys orange to match our orange belt for the tournament tomorrow.  I am not so fond of the color but it is fun to match our belts!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Over night snow

 I had no idea we were getting snow.  In fact it was 58 degrees yesterday.  We had quite the wind storm, many people lost power.  Thankfully we didn't.  While we were sleeping it got cold enough to snow.  The girls had school cancelled which made them super excited!  The dogs had a great time playing in it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Summer's first board break

Summer's first board break

 Summer got to do her first board break today.  She did a hammer fist.  She was so proud and excited!  It was so cute watching all of the kinderkickers break their first board.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Alyssa gets a new haircut

 Alyssa had decided to go back to short hair which I think looks totally cute on her!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's chocolate covered strawberries

 We did our annual chocolate covered strawberries.  Kayla wasn't so interested but the other two had a great time!  They covered them with so many decorations.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Summer with her instructor

 Summer had so much fun holding the paddle for her instructor to was cute so I just had to snap a picture.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Princess Summer

 Summer still loves dressing up!!  I love watching the different combinations she comes up with!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bus is stuck

Today is started snow just before 7 a.m.  It was kind of late to call snow day.  Unfortunately for all of us it started coming down hard and fast as we were bringing the kids to school.  The road that leads to the middle school is curvy and steep.  This makes for difficult driving conditions in the snow.  In fact, the bus, which did have chains, got stuck and two cars also spun out below.  This made the rest of us have to park and wait until they could get the bus unstuck..which took over half an hour. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snow and blue sky

 I love taking pictures of the blue sky and the fresh fallen snow the next day!