Monday, April 27, 2015

Board Break-a-thon!

Cooper's karate studio hosted a board break-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.  Coop raised a bit of money for the cause (enough to get a t-shirt!), and on the day in question, each kiddo got to break five boards:
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All of the board-breakers with their stacks of broken boards:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lyons and Easter

Coop and I drove back to Lyons for the Friday - Saturday of Easter weekend.  Kelly and her daughter Zoey were there, so it was fun to spend time with them.  The weekend kicked off with a rousing game of Monopoly.  Grandpa Cecil and Aunt Kelly are ruthless!

Gator ride (with Grandma Joan's crutches following her foot surgery this week):

We walked around the new library in Lyons and picked out a couple of books:

And I conned mom and Kelly into helping me stuff easter eggs for the egg hunt Cooper was having at our house on Easter Sunday:

 Some of the easter egg hunt crew (Coop's friends from school):

Crafts:

Eleanor finding an egg:

Sorting through the loot:

And admiring Jenny the snake:



Monday, April 13, 2015

Magic

Coop and I attended a magic show at Theater Lawrence:  Korso the Curious.  It was a small crowd in the lobby of the theater, and Coop volunteered to help demonstrate a trick:



Monday, April 06, 2015

Karate

Coop has been enjoying karate, especially the black belt training portion, which takes place after regular classes for 15 minutes.  In these pictures, he was working on a jump front kick:


He passed belt test last month and now has his yellow belt.  And he's going to move up to the 8-12-year-old class.

At the belt graduation ceremony, the Demo Team performed.  Pretty impressive kids: