Week of 8/8/22 – 8/14/22

The Reader had a week of taekwondo camp this week. So after dropping him off, the Negotiator and Mom took a morning walk.

And the afternoon walk – with a hat and sunglasses.

On Saturday, there was a Summerfest in the town. One of the event was 5k, which Dad and the Reader participated!

Before the race:

The race is about to start:

To the finish line!

After the race:

It was the Reader’s first 5k race, and we are so proud of him!!!

After the race, we looked around the event.

Week of 7/31/22 – 8/7/22 part 2

I think it was Wednesday. The Boys wanted to try this.

On Thursday, we had a cross country, a tennis, a taekwondo, and a swimming class. I took these photos while taking a walk with the Reader and Hope.

Then we found this cool fort!

We had to climb the tree again. And Hope posed for the picture too.

We also had a library event on Thursday.

Friday was very hot, and it was hard to fall asleep. So we stayed a little late waiting for the weather to cool down, while enjoying a ‘bedtime banana’ just like the book we like!

Week of 7/31/22 – 8/7/22 part 1

Dad left for Colorado for a week with a Mom’s haircut.

Since the pandemic, it was the very first time that any of family was away for this long.

The Boys had a tennis class on Saturday.

We took a walk on the dirt road a couple times. It was quite hot.

On Monday, the Reader had a cross country practice, and the Negotiator had a tennis class. Instead of driving back and forth, we took a walk with Hope while the other is busy.

Then we went to watch a movie. We were the only ones in the theater!

On Tuesday, we had a cross country, a tennis class, and a taekwondo. Mom took a lot of walks while waiting.

We found this cool tree, and had to climb it.

We played at the park too.

Taekwondo Belt Testing

For the first time, the Reader had belt testing at a campground. The facilities were pretty nice. It may be a good idea to go camping there sometime.

The Reader wasn’t feeling his best, but he still showed great form!

We found out yesterday that… he passed! Congratulations on your new belt!

A Day of Swimming and Taekwondo

I took the Negotiator to his swimming class.

He enjoyed it alright, but noted that the class was too easy. We told him that the basics were important – though, we might look for something more challenging. The Negotiator did mention that he had an admirer in the class.

Anyway, after the class, we headed over to pick up the Reader from his Taekwondo class. I drove to the class, got out of the car, and waited for the Negotiator to exit the car.

This is what I saw…

Presumably, the standard way of getting out of cars doesn’t fly for the Negotiator.

The Reader had some nice sparring during his practice.

All in all, it was a fun day – albeit a little weird.

Blood Donation

I donated blood, again. There wasn’t a strong reason for it except that it may be slightly healthy, and it’s helpful to other people.

Depending on the type of donation, it’ll take varying amounts of time. This one didn’t take too long.