Saturday, July 26, 2008

Black Belt Testing

Today was finally the big day. Connor and Blake have been taking Tae Kwon Do for almost 4 years. They have been preparing for this test for a year. They both did great. I told Connor I wouldn't cry, and I almost didn't. That was until the mom who was testing with them broke all three of her boards and looked like she was going to pass out. She looked so determined and scared all at the same time. Several of us other moms were just so proud of her too! We then got to go to Mellow Mushroom to celebrate with pizza and cake.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Where is the time going?

It is Saturday and I am just realizing how little of summer is left for our family. This next week is going to be hectic. Both Connor and Blake will be testing for their Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do. This has been an almost 4 year endeavor. Blake was in KINDERGARTEN when he started. Now he is going to football practice and getting ready for 4th grade. Connor has now reached the 5 feet mark and can sit in the front seat. Okay so not only is the summer going by, but so is life! We have family coming to visit for the big event, Connor has his baseball team party and we have football practices. Oh yeah, did I mention that Connor has decided to play football after all? The next week are going to visit the Gentrys in FL. We come back, then my dad will visit. then school starts! Look for pics and/or video from the black belt test coming soon...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July Fourth at Lake Martin

We spent the 4th at our friends', the Thames, at Lake Martin. We had a great time eating, playing in the pool and the lake, and watching fireworks. A great lightening storm provided entertainment along with the fireworks. It even knocked the power out for a couple of hours! I could live the rest of my life at Donna's house. Not only is her husband a great cook, the view is great and Auburn isn't too far. After we went home, Donna called me to tell me that Tommy Tuberville was in front of their place in his bright orange boat-maybe next time we can swim out to say hi.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Camp B part 2

I don't know how I forgot to mention that while Connor was at camp he ate 5 grasshoppers! He said he did it to earn extra points for his cabin!

This is c and b with their counselor Pinta-he is from Brazil!

Camp Briarwood

This summer both boys got to go to overnight camp for the first time. Connor went first and had a blast. Sailing was his favorite activity. He shot his good Briarwood Baseball cap over 20 times during riflery-we were sure to tell Blake that wasn't allowed when it was his turn! We picked Connor up on a Saturday and Blake left the next Monday. Let me tell you, it is strange to only have one of your children for that length of time. Anyway, so the next Saturday we go to pick up Blake and he is wearing the same clothes for almost the whole week! His feet were black and he smelled like the forest. I asked him if he wanted to come back again and he yelled "PLEASE!" I have negotiated that he will change clothes more often next year:)