Alec and Kyle just started taking Karate lessons. Actually last week was their first actual class. They learned the high block. Kyle on left/Alec on Right
In this picture they are trying to strike a "cool" pose. silly boys.
This week they will learn how to tie their white belt. I tied them in this picture and I am sure I did it wrong, but I wanted a picture in their Gi before they stain it up. I have high hopes for Karate. Alec is super into it and it will be a good energy release for him during and between sports seasons. Kyle's gross motor skills are okay, but could really use more refining. He is clumsy like me (sorry Kyle). I am hoping that Karate lessons will help Kyle be more aware of where his hands and feet are and maybe give him more self confidence. Alec should be able to defend himself better also. Hopefully he won't need it, but with that big kid named Mason knocking him down and wishing him dead at the after school program he might just need the extra help. OR maybe the teachers will watch the kids and notice when the same kid is knocking my kid down daily without me having to go and tell them (I have done this now, but I had hoped it would work itself out without Mommy having to save him).
Check out the trim around my front door...it is the wood that is leaning in the corner...it has only been a year since the new door was installed. *rolls eyes* My husband is motivated, can you tell?