Friday, August 31, 2007

SO MUCH TO SAY!

WOW...I didn't realize I haven't updated my blog in nearly 2 weeks and so much has gone on in our little lives! School started and I became a substitute teacher. Kindergarten is testing all the children (which will be repeated toward the end of the school year) so I have had a Kindergarten class last week and this week for half a day and as much as I LOVED my little class I had, my house is a WRECK! LOL Last weekend we also went to Allen, TX (near Dallas) for a karate tournament, so I really had no time to catch up!

So, school is going great for the kids. DD is having a talking issue, but she's my DD, so she comes by it naturally!!! ROFLMBO DS is awesome as usual and both of their teachers are very pleased with them! I'll get to sub DS's class at the end of Sept when his teacher is out of town so I am very excited about that!

Karate.....my kids ROCKS! Both kids participated in the Texas Twister in Allen, TX at the Southfork Ranch! DD is a Tiny Tiger and received a medal and she is very VERY proud of this! DS placed 2nd in weapons and 3rd in forms, but a judge told his instructor he scored him wrong and he should have had a point more, so it basically would have at least put him in a tie or 2nd place, if not 2nd place itself. Sparring didn't fare so well, but he gave it his all and knows what he needs to improve! All in all he did GREAT and I am so proud of both of them! Here they are with their medals!!! Our next tournament isn't until early October and the best part is the 2nd one in October, Daddy will be home to watch! They are very excited about this!!!
The kids also had color belt testing this week and DS is now a green belt and DD a yellow belt! DS has joined Leadership so he has a fabulous gold stripe in the middle of his green belt! This will allow him to earn points at tournaments and possible be a state champ in forms, weapons and/or sparring!

After our tournament, we didn't visit the Southfork Ranch because I had a "date" with my best friend from Radiology school! She and her family have lived far away for several years now and it's been at least 8 years since we last saw each other! It was like there was never any time between the visits because the conversation just flowed like it always did and the best part.....our children met each other for the first time and it was AWESOME!!! She has twin girls who are 4 and they and DD became fast friends. But, the BEST NEWS: as soon as their house sells.....THEY ARE MOVING BACK HOME!!!! I am so excited, you have no idea! I miss her so much and thank goodness for email and Xmas cards over the years, but it's going to be wonderful having her close again!
So, this has been my life for the past 2 weeks! LOL I have totally enjoyed it but I am exhausted and I am so happy Monday is a holiday! I have to say that substituting is definitely going to keep me busy this year! I am about to start scrapping and I am very happy to do so....it's been nearly 2 weeks! YIKES!

2 comments:

Jill Deiling said...

wow, it does sure sound like youre busy!! :D Congrats to your kids though, they look so cute in their karate outfits!! I hope things calm down for you. have a great labor day!

scrappermimi said...

Great job kids! What a great accomplishment!

Glad school is going well for all!