Kailan did awesome at her swimmeet and Isaac and Taige had a fabulous time as well. We LOVE when family comes to visit!
Carter also had his first Karate tournament in February. He was one excited and anxious boy! The day finally came and he did FABULOUS!
For the first part of the tournament they had to perform a Kata (skill set) to be judged on. Carter did a sixteen count block and won first place in his division!
Next was Carter's favorite - Sparring! He beat his first couple of competitors pretty easily and made it to the final round. For the championship, he went up against his best friend, Daniel Chang. Winnie has all of the good pictures of that - I need to get them! It was a pretty fierce competition. They were both going at it as hard as they could. When time was up, they were tied and had to go into sudden death! Daniel scored the first point and won. So close! It was really fun to watch.
Carter left the tournament with a gold and silver medal. Not bad for his first time! Way to go Carter!
|Waiting for his medal to be awarded!|
|Carter and Daniel!|
|Carter and his instructors, Marianne Morrill (left) and Emily Morrill|
Valentine's Day is definitely a favorite holiday in our house. I tell my family I love them everyday, but it's fun to have a special day to go a little above and beyond.
I made some new decorations for this year.
A sucker holder and....
|Who can resist a handsome cowboy at a fence?|
|Or a boy in green googles?|