Sunday, May 27, 2012
|Waiting for his turn to compete|
|Being awarded 2nd place for Form|
|With his trophies|
When he started taekwondo last fall, I knew very little about any of the martial arts. Jonathan had wanted to do karate for a long time, and I kept resisting. We won classes at his school's Fall Festival, and when the free period was over, Jonathan continued classes. I have learned quite a bit about what is involved and it is very different from my preconceived idea of martial arts. I have come to see the benefits of the sport: self-discipline, respect, focus and pride in your accomplishments.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Last Friday, Jonathan's class had a field trip to the Newport Aquarium. I went as a chaperone and had Jonathan and two other kids to look after. It was fun! the kids really seemed to enjoy themselves.
The aquarium has a penguin parade outside the entrance every morning and we were there in time to see it. A penguin entertained us as we awaited the arrival of the real ones.
professional magician, so he had a few tricks up his sleeve that the kids loved!
Next we went to a park near school for our packed lunches and playground time. It was a special day for the children (and for us parents, too!).
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
As I have come to expect, Miss Janet did not disappoint! The decorations and details were wonderful.
|The orchard (fruit), the garden (veggies) and cow pies (chocolate cakes).|
|Haystacks (pretzel sticks)|
|Pitchforks and hankies|
|View of the table, love the fresh flowers!|
|The window ledge was filled with pots of geraniums, old watering cans and galvanized buckets|
|Drink bottles with "MOO" straw flags, filled with milk at snack time, and barn shaped take home boxes|
|A real saddle to play on|