Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rhian's Karate Test

Saturday Rhian had another karate test, this time for her recommended black belt. Of course she passed with flying colors! The whole family turned out to watch, even Ms. Jane and the Slanes. We celebrated with lunch at the Which Which afterwards. Rhian has now progressed through 11 ranks, with only her black belt remaining. We are so proud!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Skate Kansas City

Jordan competed in Skate Kansas City over the weekend. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of her exploits, but she did very well. She won gold in both her compulsory and spins events, silver in jumps and placed sixth in her free skate (she took a tumble on her axel). She made friends in abundance just like always, taking a particular shine to a fellow competitor from Chicago. We are all very proud of her. The attached photo is from another competition, but is from the same program.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Will's first ever at bat!

Opening Day of Tee Ball!

Will scores a run.
Ready to head out to the field.

Headed for home!

Getting his thoughts together.

Will had his first official tee ball game today. What a hoot! Reminded me of those 'cat herding' commercials. Tee ball sure has changed since I was a kid! When I was a kid we got a t-shirt and a mesh ball cap. We chose our bats out of a communal bat bag and shared the four or five batting helmets provided by the league. Now, every kid has their own bat, helmet, full uniform, batting gloves, cleats and bat bag. It was a little jarring to see 14 bat bags hanging in the dugout for a game of three and four year olds. I guess time has passed me by. Anyway, the game was a ton of fun. Will did a great job, and is arguably the team's most intense player. He even barreled over a runner for the other team in an effort to field a ground ball. He looked like Jack Lambert out there! Next game is Monday night and I am not sure who is more excited-Father or Son?