The guys all went to tournament this weekend. We drove down and back in one day, the kids had a good time, I felt very claustrophobic the whole time. The venue was very small, in comparison to the turn-out that they had for this tournament. We were literally packed in like sardines.It cracks me up how 'social' my kids are, we've been told by many people that homeschooling our kids can be a problem because of socialization. Everytime my kids leave the house, be it the store, karate, church; my kids strike up conversations with anyone. The kids are not intimidated by anyone, adults or other kids; they hold intelligent conversations and are pleasant to be around. Yeah!!!! I'm not ruining them by homeschooling.
All kids at the tournament 16 and under received medals, either just participation or place medals. Koty received two participation medals and decided to have them engraved. When he told the engraver he wanted them to say "Almost Awesome", I thought she was gonna fall over laughing, does this kid have a sense of humor or what.
Hunter earned two medals as well, but they had run out of medals by that time. Did I mention that they had a much bigger turn-out than they expected??? Hunter received First in Weapons form and participation otherwise.
Rylan also got two participation medals, the little people aren't judged so they get two medals just for grins. He had his engraved with what the judges said when they presented them, "Black Belt Attitude" and "Good Sportsmanship". He was very excited, he even wore his medals to dinner that evening.
Monday morning we got to go to a unique place in our area, Savanahland, an animal sanctuary. They have everything from birds to Tapir's. The porcupine, buffalo or bison, and baby animals were the hit with our homeschool group. Sissy couldn't quite get herself to keep her hands out to let animals eat, she kept dropping the food.This picture doesn't do it justice, but these three came sauntering up all together, they looked like the "Mean Girls" to me.
This baby red kangaroo was so snugly, it was one of the only animals Sissy would touch.
I wasn't even aware you could hand feed bison, this was one of the coolest things for me. They also had a white buffalo; it's one of those things you learn about when you study Native American culture, but you rarely have an opportunity to see.
This little baby wouldn't let go of it's snugly for a minute, we just passed it around wrapped around it's baby.
Update: I'm making this post my Weekly wrap-up, because otherwise the week was business as usual. Nothing special, just plugging away. Head over to Weird, Unsocialized homeschoolers to see how other folks spent their weeks.