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September 7th 2014
First week of school

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4th grade is here. And I’m a bit late posting the “First day of school” picture. But things have been busy around here…

The girls seem very happy with school – what a huge contrast to the beginning of school last year.

H2 and S2 before driving to school

Oh, those cute ponchos? K2 made those…

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November 4th 2012
Birthday impressions

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This year we tried something new. For the girls’ eighth birthday we did a Tae Kwon Do party!

So the S2 and H2 invited 15 of their friends and everyone got to have more than an hour of Tae Kwon Do (light) for kids. Master Hong did a great job of keeping it fun for everyone while still making it be about Tae Kwon Do. Here everyone is lining up at the beginning of “class”.

Line-up

One of the treats for the birthday kids is that they get to wear the masters’ black belt for a day.

Showing the friends how to sitblack belts for a day

While everyone gets to learn and practice some Tae Kwon Do (and lots of running around and screaming), H2 and S2 got to show off quite a bit of their skills.

fighting stance - don't they look fierce?kicking practice

Each birthday girl got to break half a dozen boards – the guests each got to break one with a “hammer fist”. In the first two pictures S2 demonstrates an axe kick and a (really hard) spinning hook kick.

axe kickspinning hook kick

And finally H2 with a high jumping hammer fist and an awesome side kick.

high jumping hammer fist - sadly the flash failedv

Everyone seemed to have fun – and some of the other parents are seriously considering signing their daughters up for Tae Kwon Do as well, that’s how impressed they were with what they saw from H2 and S2.

And finally, the birthday girls clearly enjoyed themselves and were very proud to show their skills (and their discipline and focus).

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July 16th 2012
One more

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This is a shot – again from the video and not from my camera – that comes just a few minutes before that very first picture in the Picture a Month Gallery. I am so charmed and touched all over again.

Our girls, a couple of hours after our "Family Moment"

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