Friday, November 15, 2013


 I just realized that I hadn't blogged about are some things that happened in October.
Cash and Cosette had their Historical Harvest day at school.  Every student had to pick a person from history and memorize and present a brief paragraph about that person's life on an outdoor stage.
Cash was Christopher Columbus. Cosette was Maria Montessori (first female doctor in Italy among many other things).
Fact: Both Columbus and Montessori had illegitimate children.  I didn't have them memorize that fact :) 

They did a great job!  It was so cute to see them get up and speak loudly about their people!
After school that day was the Fall Festival. At the face painting booth, Cosette requested a dolphin diving upside down.  She stood in line forever but thought it was worth it!
A few days later, we went to our ward's Trunk or Treat.  It was cold, so Quincy enjoyed his warm fox costume.
We got a lot of "What does the fox say?" questions directed towards Quincy. He thinks the fox roars.  I refuse to show him the Youtube video!
On Halloween night, we only went to a couple of neighbors to trick or treat...I don't like
trick or treating, and my kids forget about their candy anyways.  It's more fun for them to watch Harry Potter and have popcorn.
Cosette is a fairy riding a unicorn (not sure why she wouldn't take her tiger shirt off). Cash is Darth Vader.  He loves this costume. I caught a glimpse of Darth Vader taking a rest in the hammock in the backyard--too cute!
October also brought with it the start of my third trimester! 
 I can't believe I only have 10 weeks left.  Time has flown by!
I love being pregnant and have really easy pregnancies. I am a little bummed that we still don't have a name for this boy, but I kind of expected it--when we named Quincy, I knew I would be stumped on a good name for the next one, especially if it was a boy.  I feel like he should have a name ending in Y, too, but we can't find one we agree on.  I am really interested to see what this baby's name ends up being :)

So that was October!  And November is halfway over! I can't believe it!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fox's Black Belt Ceremony

Fox has been training for months and finally earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do last week!
It has been hard work--there was a huge training packet that needed to be completed, which included physical requirements, such as doing 100 pushups at a time, and some other requirements, including a book report--Fox read the Art of War and Man's Search for Meaning.
Finally, after his training was completed, he had to take a 10 hour test.  The first test was 5 hours of physical exercise--pushups, squats, jumps, showing forms, and other maneuvers.  The second test was 5 hours of learning a brand new routine and then performing it perfectly.
His school had a huge ceremony last week and really honored those who progressed to black belt.
Fox and Master Nam, who likes to brag that his black belt tests are the hardest in the nation.

That's a big trophy--it is much taller than Cash!

I didn't get many good shots, but here is some video of Fox's board-breaking routine:

 Go Fox! He has managed subbing full-time, assistant teaching at the Tae Kwon Do studio part time, plus full-time grad school on top of training! We are very proud of him!