Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yellow Belt Advancement

Hans has been taking Karate for about 2 months now. Last Saturday there was an advancement test and ceremony with the Grand Masters from the SouthEast Region in attendance and presenting of the awards.

Hans has worked hard not only learning the moves but also the Korean words to go along with those moves. So the instructor issues commands in Korean and then the students must execute.

Hans has done very well with this and it has been great for him and his body.

5th Grade Graduation & Talent Show

As part of Emilie's end of year celebrations at the Elementary School she and the orchestra played concerts at the local Home Depot and Costco. Those pictures hopefully will be added later.

These pictures are from her school talent show where she and a friend played Oh Sussanna. They were one of the twelve acts selected from 40+ tryouts. There were kids that sang, double dutched with Jump Ropes and more.

In the other pictures Emilie is shown receiving awards as a 5th grader. She received 5 awards, including Best Cellist and Straight A's and more. Pretty cool for this girly girl.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random thoughts for Lexophiles

--I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

-- Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

-- Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

-- The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.

-- The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

-- To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

-- When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.

-- The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

-- A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

-- A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

-- Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking

-- We'll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.

-- When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U C L A.

-- The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.

-- The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.

-- The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

-- If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

-- A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Morning Antics

Well this is what happens in the morning when the Gremlins are playing in the kitchen. Not sure which Gremlin took these pictures but sure glad to know what happens when people are asleep. Erik really doesn't appreciate the Gremlins. He likes to eat his Cherrios in peace and quiet.