Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Odds and Ends

L & Z tested for their orange belts and I tested for my green belt in Judo this past Saturday. We all 3 passed, and the reward was the throwing promotion ceremony. I think there were close to 40 people in the class, which equals almost 40 falls. The first picture is of our Sensei throwing me, the second is of our Sensei throwing Z, and the third is of M throwing L. J was in class, too, and got to throw each of us. The boys really enjoyed throwing me, but probably not quite as much as I enjoyed throwing them.

Yesterday L was cleaning up some play money. All of the sudden I saw a lightbulb go off in his head.

L: Mom, this sure is a lot of dollars.
Mom: Yep, it is.
L: Has anyone ever tried to pay for stuff using dollars like this?
Mom: Yes, and they are in jail now.
L (complete shock): Really? They'd put you in jail just for trying to pay for stuff with pretend dollars?!?

I'm glad we nipped that one in the bud before he started a counterfitting business in between his studies.

I was in the school room getting ready for the day. M & N were the only ones awake and they were down the hall in the playroom. N came wandering in muttering "M....trouble.....M.....trouble".

Smart boy, that N.

N is often referred to as "The Baby". I know he's over 2, but he's still "The Baby". The other day he was going through the dirty laundry. He'd pick up one of L's shirt and say "L....shirt", something of Z's and say "Z's", and so on. When he got to one of his shirt he said "The Baby's.....The Baby's".

We're plugging along with school. We did start with an 11 week co-op. We meet once a week for 3 hours. L & Z are in Art and PE together, L is in a Geography Club, Z is in a Games/Chess Club, J is in PE, Spanish, Weather, and State History, and M is in Preschool. N has been in preschool for 2 hours with M and he's had a blast, but he's usually in the nursery. They're meeting new people and are enjoying the break from our normal school routine.

I think that's all I've been saving up. We had the flu come through and lost about 2 weeks, but I think we're all on the upswing now.


Nora said...

I had no idea you were so brave! Well, the judo and all the boys should have given me a hint!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the Judo. The flu has been going around - glad you are over it.

Kristine said...

LOL. I would LOVE for Trevor to pick karate back up here, but he insists he's not interested. (But I'm convinced I can sway him, even though I've been trying for six months!)

I'll tell you that *I* am not missing snow one single bit. It's actually raining here today, a nice change. Dh and ds miss the snow a lot. We had one day of it, about 3", and a neighbor came by to SNOWPLOW our driveway!!!! (3" is a good amount of snow here, I guess!)