Friday, September 19, 2008

Fave Five Friday 5

Happy Friday! It is time for Fave Five again. Susanne has provided a button for Fridays. It's adorable - Thank you! I'll just get right to it here are my 5 for this week...

1. Lauren is part of the karate leadership (this is an extra class she takes to learn leadership skills) and had to help at the Belt Ceremony on Sunday. They had planned some activities for the kids to do before the program started and it was wonderful to see her helping the younger kids. I don't always get to see that responsible side of her or how good she works with younger kids. It was a real treat to see a glimpse of the wonderful young lady she is growing into.

2. At Belt Ceremony on Sunday Lauren got her black belt. The students receiving their black belts were awarded them on stage. She did a great job with her demonstrations - she was able to break both of her boards in front of a large crowd - and with her leadership duties and I am very proud of her. I'm waiting for Philip to put the pictures on the computer from his camera. I was too busy cheering and forgot to take pictures.

3. At Belt Ceremony on Sunday Caleb received his orange dragon belt. The the activities the kids participated in before the ceremony began were karate olympics, they competed for medals in the long jump and the ninja throw. Caleb got a silver medal for the ninja throw. His ninja traveled 10 feet.

4. No broken child! Lauren started complaining of arm pain on Sunday, so we went to the doctor and got x-rays, after a very long wait for a call with the results, she is bruised but not broken. And already feeling better.

5. My fave fun thing for this week in blogging. I'm having so much fun finding new blogs to read. I got 2 buttons for my sidebar, the one for fave five and one for the 2008 Fall Reading Challenge at Callapidder Days. I can't wait for the reading challenge to start (yeah, another resource to find interesting books) I have my stack of books ready for Monday!

Have a great week! Don't forget to leave me a comment, I love to read them!

7 comments:

Susanne said...

I love the Fall into Reading and have found lots of great books to add to my "To Be Read" list. Books that I probably would have never found otherwise.

Congratulations to both of your kids. It must have been such an exciting moment for you. And to see your daughter blossoming in a leadership moment is so wonderful!

nikkipolani said...

Hi Jen, so terrific to hear how much your kids are accomplishing (and that no broken bones were included!). I'm a little afraid of book sites, actually -- no time to read and then I just get bummed out. But I hope you enjoy your reading challenge :-) Happy weekend!

Willow said...

Congrats to your two karate experts! And congrats on no broken bones. Enjoy the reading!

gail@more than a song said...

Yay for no broken bones! And blogging can be very addictive! The fall reading challenge is fun, I've found quite a few books to read from all the lists. You'll enjoy it!

whorton94 said...

Way to go Kidos!! What a week you have had. Love those "buttons"!
Really enjoyed our conversation yesterday...I'm glad we both had time for a phone call!

Michelle said...

That's wonderful Jen that your daughter and son are doing so well in Karate.See you on Monday when I check out your book list for Katrina's book challenge.

Julia said...

Hi Jen, The dishcloth was knit with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in a colour called Rosewood. It's pink, just your colour!