October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had so much fun this year. Of course costumes at work. For the evening we had a blast with Maddie's Tae Kwon Do group. The "Asian Tribe" descended and scored a lot of "oh how cute" and candy.

October 28, 2011

Maddie's 1st TKD Demonstration

Demonstation Team

Deep in Important Conversation
Pep Talk with Masters Brett and Nicki
Post-McDonalds Sillies

Master Frank's son Paul - Maddie's usual sparring partner and a real cutie. He falls asleep at the drop of a hat - during testing, board breaking, sparring - cracks me up!

Madison continues to love Tae Kwon Do. She has been asked to join the demonstration team - we're proud of her memory, the way she practices and wants to do well. This was the first demonstration of a new team. They have been practicing for the last few weeks M-F for 2 hours a night and Saturdays for 2 hours - such dedication. What helps is they all REALLY like each other. Maddie has a bunch of big brothers and sister. They are all so very nice - it's such a terrific group for George and me too. Master Frank and Master Lee are wonderful with the kids...and are well-respected and liked...and have done much to create a tightly knit group. She has a few more weeks and will be testing for her green/black belt. Pretty cool if I do say.

October 27, 2011

Spirit Week @ Terramar

Maddie really gets into the spirit of fun. If there is something going on at school - she remembers and wants to participate to the hilt. So - Spirit Week at school included Crazy Hair Day and PJ Day. She such a sweetheart...continues to wake up, get herself dressed, water her dogs, now is doing a pretty great job with her hair...Ms. Independent. How we love her.
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October 26, 2011

Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee

Maddie has had such a fun 50 first days in school - and to celebrate the school invited the kids to dress up a la "The Roarin'50's" - poodle skirt and saddle shoes galore. She just makes us smile.
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