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Saturday, December 19, 2009

recital and promotion

We have really been busy lately with so many different appointments and events, so I hope I am able to show them all but here is a glimpse into some achievements for a couple of the kiddos this weekend. We decided too this fall, that it was time, after much waiting, to invest some time and money into some interests that the littles have. It was especially important after all we've been through this last year and a half.

Secret Agent has been asking and waiting to start karate for forever and we finally got him started and he is loving it!! This teacher really focuses on self-control and discipline which is right up our alley.
He's a red belt, it's official!! Here he is with his teacher.

Just turn sideways here...I can't turn this video..sorry.

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Damsel had a lovely first recital for family and the elderly and this extended care home. I just could not get a good head shot, however I did get a nice video! It sounds so sweet. It's the next best thing to being there. I hope you enjoy.



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4 comments:

Patty Jo said...

Wow! Big accomplishments! I enjoyed the colorful layout of T's karate event and the elegant setting for A's violin concert. They both seemed so confident in what they were doing. I guess they are enjoying these things.

Beth in IL said...

It is nice to start having a "normal" life, isn't it? Have a Merry Christmas!

stacy said...

hurray for T and A! you both should be so proud of your hard work and accomplishment! keep it up! :o)

Jennifer said...

How sweet and cute she is while while she plays!!! Good job Abby!!

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