Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Free Spirit

I love to brag about the small boy because, well, he is amazing and smart and caring and so talented. But small boy has a tiny little sister and she is equally as amazing but very much in her own way. It always amazes me how different the two of them are. Honestly, they are D and I's little mini mes. I see so much of D in the small boy every single day. But the Bug. Oh man the Bug. Poor thing is like me. She is overly dramatic. She is creative and loves art. She is adventurous. Also, she's insane!

Things The Bug likes:
Her brother. They fight like nobody I have ever seen. I figured it wouldn't be so bad since there is 4.5 years between them. I'm pretty sure they fight more than siblings closer in age. She's a vicious little thing to him but she loves him and they are so fun to watch when they are getting along. I never had a sibling so it's nice to see these two.
-eating. Eating everything. She loves sushi. Spicy tuna roll.
-Terrorizing her brother.
-Breaking things (*after giving his sister his board breaking TKD medal* "She can have that because she's great at breaking things")
-Screaming at the dog.
-Dogs.
-Any animal.
-Barking back at dogs.
-Climbing on things.
-Taking all the tissues and wipes out of where they belong.
-Stacking things.
-Clicky pens.
-Drawing on walls. And furniture. And her brother and the dog. And everything that isn't paper. Also, paper.
-Blankets. All blankets.
-Anything soft or anything with ladybugs on it.
-Playing WoW with mommy and daddy (facerolling a Pally)
-Swinging.
-Star Wars (she loves Yoda)
-Stars.
-Playing swords (lightsabers) with her brother
-Her Daddy. Every time D comes home and she's awake for it she goes running to the door. It's funny to watch her run so fast because her legs still don't quite keep up with how fast she wants to go when she bolts for the door to get her Daddy.

I could go on and on about the ridiculous things she loves.
We often compare her and her brother to a cat and a dog. She loves giving people dirty looks and is generally stand offish until she decides you are worth her time. He's there telling you everything and wanting to be your best friend right away. But for as bitchy as she seems sometimes, she's such a free spirit. When she is home and around people she's already warmed up to she's a crazy little goofball. She does what we call "Boga" (Bug yoga) which is mostly just downward facing dog and a lot of rolling around. She growls, she has a great evil laugh, she giggles at herself. She's a funny little girl. She was the best surprise I've ever gotten and I could not love this little girl anymore than I do!

A Time I Had






Saturday, May 2, 2015

My Warrior


I have this small person in my life who is absolutely incredible. His name is Link and I am so lucky to be his mom.

He just competed in a Taekwondo tournament. He didn't place. However, he lost to kids with much more experience and truth be told, I think he earned much better scores than he got. Then again, I'm his mom and I may be a little biased. However, his instructor's goal for him was at least ONE 9.7. He earned three of those.

Right before his competition he was headbutted by two very unruly competitors who were unaware of their surroundings and not doing what they were supposed to. This is how he started the tournament. He shook it off and came out LIKE A BOSS. He cheered on all of his competitors, he entered the ring properly with bows and a strong voice. His form was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. with strong yells. He bowed his head for scoring like he was supposed to. He was great.

video

He also competed in board breaking. He was originally going to be doing a side kick for his board break but the day before his tournament his instructor convinced him to do a running jump side kick. He's NEVER done one of those. He had a day to practice. So at the tournament he gets called up. He goes for it and takes the hardest fall I have ever seem him take. He smacked his head into the floor and rewatching the video I took of it, looks like he probably is going to have a wicked bruise on his hip. I honestly have no idea how the hell he got up from that. I'm surprised he doesn't have a head injury of some sort. But he jumped up right away, shook it off and kept trying. I don't know how many attempts. D and I were trying to tell him to just do side kick. He ignored us. He was so in the zone. And then he broke it. And it was awesome.

Here's some fun pictures after the tournament:

Link, his best friend Stewart and his "girlfriend" Sofia showing their best warrior faces

 Stewart, Link and Sofia being cute

Future sister in law had to get in on the photo op:


During this tournament I saw the kind of person my kid is and is becoming. A patient, compassionate, hard working, persistent, talented little person. I'm excited to continue watching him grow into the amazing young man he is going to be.
 

A Time I Had: