Monday, February 27, 2017

Play Time

Kiersten's soccer team finally got their trophies in for placing first in their division. Of course this calls for a party at the donut shop. The girls were pretty excited.  
Another trophy to add to the collection. 
The team also got a big trophy to display at Twin Oaks Christian School, which is who they play through. 
Kiersten decided to take a fencing class. She was very excited to start, and is there anything cuter than this???
She enjoys getting suited up to practice. 
Aren't they all just adorable? That's probably not what they would like to hear. 
I was surprised at all the little technicalities. They are constantly being corrected on the tiniest of wrist movements. It's definitely not for everyone, namely me. The lunges alone would do me right in. 
Kiersten has really enjoyed it, and seems to have a knack for the details. She does need to get a little more aggressive.
Kara participated in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. Sparring is her favorite part. 

She got a silver medal in sparring, and in her group for forms. She was really surprised and happy to do so well. Ben dropped Kiersten off after her fencing lesson so he could take Evie on her Daddy Daughter date. About an hour in, she started coughing relentlessly, and seemed feverish, so I snuck across the street to CVS for some cold medicine. I don't think Kara noticed I was gone. The tournament lasted about 2 1/2 hours, and while I'm sure it's fun to participate in, it can feel long sitting through it as a spectator. That's without a sick 8 year old in your lap. 
Group photo: Kara is off to the right in front of the bald gentleman. 

Kiersten had her fencing tournament. It is fun to see the difference from her first week, to the tournament. She made a lot of progress in her confidence and ability.
She was the only girl able to be at the tournament, so she was intimidated at first, but she held her own. 
This picture just had me laughing for some reason. She's just so happy in her mask. 
I'll admit, I don't always get what's going on exactly, but it is interesting and fun to watch. 

She ended up getting 3rd place, and was happy with her prize of a Reeses Peanut Butter cup. 
One of the boys got upset and complained that he lost to Kiersten. I told her to just let it roll off her back and have fun. The intermediate class should be starting in the next month, and she is ready to get back to it and keep improving. 

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