Thursday, November 29, 2012


Last Monday at Taekwondo, Norah got her final tape that meant she was ready for testing. Then they were closed until this week. We normally go on Wednesday, so we headed over last night for their regular 6:30 class.  The instructor informed me that he was testing other kids, and since Norah was ready, did I want to test her too? Sure, why not. I just happened to have enough cash to pay the testing fee, and so it was. She was thrilled, and is now the proud owner of a green belt. The test was shorter than some of the others, since it took place during normal class time, but she wowed everyone still. We're so proud of her, she's the smartest four year old I know.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

After Green....

Comes Blue :)  Hannah is testing for a new belt at Taekwondo tomorrow night. She's excited, and she definitely knows her stuff. It's been a couple months since the last test, and I think she knows what they want her to more solidly than she did last time. I'm looking forward to a longer break between belts coming from her.  In the last six months she has breezed through white, yellow, orange, and green.

Norah isn't quite ready to be tested. She's finding the increased requirements for the orange belt more difficult, either because she is four, or because she is also difficult. She is getting there though, so I am sure it won't be too long before she's also ready for a new belt.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


At the very end of the first half of the last soccer game of the year, Hannah scored her very first goal. Ever since last year I've been telling her that everytime she scores a goal I'll buy her a donut. I've never had to make good on that bargain, but yesterday we stopped at Dunkin twice.  Once on the way for warm drinks to keep mommies and cousins warm while we cheer, and once on the way home to fill her wish for a chocolate frosted donut. She is so SO thrilled to have scored, and it just so happened that she scored the only goal for the whole game, making it a tie at 1-1 instead of a loss. She is hoping to be able to do some indoor soccer over the winter, and then spring soccer next year.