Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - June 8th

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Best Friends

Benji and our cat Neko have become the best of friends in the last 18 months. Neko will seek Benji out and cuddle up to him while napping, watching tv, reading, or even sometimes while eating.
We have been blessed that Neko is as big as he gets rolled over and squished a lot. (He's 17 lbs and not fat.)
Benji has also enjoyed taking on the responsibility of feeding Neko. It has given Benji a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Chores are such good confidence boosters in letting a child see what they can do.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tae Kwon Do, Hard Work, but Fun!

Back in March, I started working out at Shin's Tae Kwon Do in Dickson. Mom and Dad were thinking it would help with my coordination and possibly prevent me from having to get more physical therapy with my pending growth spurt. (Part of the hypotonia, seems every growth spurt I have to re-learn how to control my muscles.) I suppose the one thing they didn't think about was my level of fatigue. It took several weeks for me to be able to do a full work out without flopping.
I have worked hard, but to be honest I was starting to give up. I had my first belt testing on May 14th, but I didn't understand how it all worked. It was exhilarating when we got to break boards though! When we left testing, I was upset with myself because I had a lot of anxiety with the Basic 1 Form 1 and messed it up.
Mom and Master Ogburn encouraged me though and I kept going. I am glad I did now! Did you see yesterday's post? That's me with my brand new Yellow Belt! I can't wait to get my stripes and move on to green!