1. First of all, I wanted to let you know that I passed my test on Saturday
and am now a third degree black belt in taekwondo!
I thought my test went really well and that I performed everything they asked
me to do to the best of my ability and that I answered the questions they asked me well.
Jonah and Sage didn't test (they got their second degree poom belts last May and will have
to wait two more years to test again.)
I was hoping to board break, but they didn't ask me to do that.
I was also hoping they'd ask me how many knuckle pushups I could do, because
I wanted to answer: "My age."
And when they would ask what that was, I was going to answer: "26."
And then, I was going to say: "Oh, wait, that's my Wii Fit age. I guess my real age is 43." ;)
I thought it would have been funny, but they didn't ask.
(But, on the bright side, I didn't have to do the knuckle pushups at the test either,
so I guess it was okay.)
2. Jonah had his piano recital on Sunday afternoon.
He played two solo pieces and we got to play our Mission Impossible duet together again.
He's had a great year.
He started with a new teacher in the fall, but it's been a great fit.
She's super encouraging and very talented.
Jonah and I are in awe of her!
And, he said he'd continue with piano lessons in the fall -- yay!
3. Sage had her voice recital on Monday evening, which went very well.
She sang two pieces by herself and one with her friend, Faith.
We are so sad that her teacher won't be offering lessons in the fall,
but we were able to get on with another teacher in our town,
so hopefully she will be a great fit for Sage, too.
4. And Jonah had a busy week this week...
First of all, he played the part of one of the three little pigs in Shrek Jr.
(his junior high musical) on Tuesday, Wednesday and last night
(which was the performance we attended. It was excellent!)
So much makeup! But he looked adorable!
He sang with the choir and acted on stage.
He even danced -- it was so fun to watch!
His expressions were priceless and he was always engaged.
And, the Grade 8s at his school also had a Medieval Feast today,
where they dress up in costume and host the parents for lunch.
We rented his costume -- doesn't he look amazing?
He was chosen to represent his class at the head table,
as well as be the Lord of the Feast, where he emceed everything.
I think it's so fun that their school does this each year!
5. Lastly, I have two cards that I wanted to share that I made using Reverse Confetti
products for this week's Paper Players PP295 Challenge:
When I saw the graphic, I immediately thought of making a card using
the sweet giraffes from Lift Me Up.
I also needed to make some baby cards to sell, so I decided to rifle
through my patterned paper stash and these are what I came up with...
I used the front and back of an older sheet of My Mind's Eye
patterned paper for both of my cards.
and coloured him in using Zig Markers, some water and a paintbrush.
I stamped the sentiment from Bear Hugs onto a piece of cardstock
that I diecut using a Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts and trimmed down.
A trio of buttons and twine finishes it off.
And I made my second card the same way,
except that I opted to not include the banner.
And I tied on only two buttons instead of three.
Thanks for looking!