Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tae Kwon Do

Samantha has been interested in Tae Kwon Do since she was tiny! She used to go to all of her brother's classes. My mom even made her a teeny little uniform to wear.

She has been asking for at least a year (probably closer to 2) to take classes. I deflected for a while. Told her she was too involved in other sports to take on something else. The reality was, TKD was one of Cameron's passions. We spent hours in the studio. I didn't know if I was strong enough to go back into that room, with the same instructors, watching the same moves. Turns out, it is ok. And best of all, she loves, loves, loves it.

We dug out Cameron's first uniform and it fits her pretty well. We also got out the pads and kicking boards for practice at home.

More pics - past & present:

There go my Saturday afternoons for the foreseeable future.....Anything for my girl!

Until next time,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Couple days off.....

In an effort to continue the Great Summer of 2012, I took a few days off at the end of the week. We spent some time at the pool, went to the movies to see Madagascar 3 (circus afro, circus afro...... stuck in my head forever now!) & played some games at the fun barn!

On Friday, we made our trek to the the Columbus Zoo! I LOVE the zoo! Always have. Sami does too. We were there about 5 hours and saw most of the animals that were willing to be seen - those elusive wolves never seem to come out! Here are a few pics from our adventure:

Taking a ride on a horse -she was glad she didn't get the pony!

Comparing the size of her hand to one of a gorillas:

We've capped off the weekend with some shopping, a massive piece of chocolate cake for dinner Saturday (& breakfast Sunday!), more pool time & finally, we are about to enjoy some home-made peach ice cream!

Mileage update -  568.38/1000 as of last night! Feels great to be on the downhill slide!

Until next time,