May 28th, 2009

New Three Kids

New patio/ play court

Once again I am weeks behind on blogging, but I like to update it anyhow so my yearbooks have the main stuff in it.

A few weeks ago we put in a concrete slab in the backyard to use as a patio/sport court/play area. The kids love it, they draw hopscotch boards, ride scooters, etc on it. It was a part of the yard that had gravel from an old playscape and was just crazy overgrown and ugly so this made it into a really useful area instead of just an eyesore area of the yard. I still have landscaping to do around it, but we'll get there. We also put a small slab off the side of it to put a little shed on that is nestled in the bushes so it's not visible from the main yard. It'll give us good yard working tool storage.

There was no way to get a concrete truck anywhere near the area so a pump pumped it through a big hose from the truck on the street.

The kids had lots of fun watching. Loren was confused, she wondered why they were dumping all that mud in there.

The kids put their handprints in the back corner of the slab :)

All done!

Later on Mike and I put up a little shed off the side of the main slab.

Flickr set of more pics here

TKD tournament

Saturday the 16th Tracy and I competed in one of our TaeKwonDo school's tournaments. Andrew was supposed to also but he was of course too sick. Poor kid.

Anyhow. We had pattern competition and point sparring.
Tracy did Po-Eun and I did Choong-Moo.
Jump 360 in my pattern.

Tracy doing her pattern

Tracy point sparring

Me point sparring, Sheesh I think I would block a kick better with my eyes OPEN!!

Lots more pics of us getting our butts kicked at my flickr
yay calvin

Pool party

The 16th of May was also Mike's birthday. Yay! A few weeks ago we had a party for him and Travis out at his parents' house for both of their birthdays. The week before his birthday Mike spent three days partying in Vegas with some of his guy friends. On his birthday there was a neighborhood poker game that a bunch of our friends had bought into at a school fundraiser. The moms had thought about going but we didnt really feel like all finding sitters so instead the moms and kids all got together for a pool party while the dads were gone at the poker party.

It was a rainy day but stopped by the evening so we were able to party on. The kids swam for a long time and then we propped them all up in front of a movie and the moms got some hot tub time. Woohoo.

My three flying kids!!