Monday, June 1, 2009

my little graduate!

This past Saturday, Andrew graduated to his next belt level in karate. I cannot tell you how much I recommend karate for little kids. Already, Andrew has shown so much improvement in coordination, discipline, respect, and household chores. His master rewards them with gold stars when they bring in "homework" sheets of reading, chore lists, good deeds... It is an amazing thing to watch these small kids devote themselves to something so much and I couldn't be prouder of Andrew!! He let me know that he wants to keep doing karate "for the next 100 years!" :)
At the graduation ceremony, all the kids had to wait patiently for their turn to be tested by the judges.
All the "tiny tigers"! :)

Andrew's turn for testing- he did great!! :)

Showing respect for others by waiting still & quiet...

Andrew's teacher & friend, Master Nguyen, awarding him with his next belt... orange and white!! :)

There's the new belt, yay!! :)

Andrew gave me a quick smile! :)
Congratulations
to my little karate kid!!!!
Love you, Andrew!
xoxoxo!

10 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

COngratulations Andrew! Look at that SMILE!:) Lori

Princess Of Pink said...

YAY for Andrew and for you too proud mommy :)
My oldest brother also did karate, he was a black belt and had a lot of extra's too. Yep it is a great sport.

Jessica said...

Go Andrew!

Polka Dot Moon said...

WooHoo!! Way to go Andrew!

Jessica said...

Congratulations Andrew! He is super cute!

Mama Z said...

Yeah! Congratulations to your little man! I help teach karate to little kids in our area too. It's so much fun!

number17cherrytreelane said...

WOOHOO!! Congrats Andrew!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

cONGRATULATIONS! My son was in Tae Kwon Do for 3 years and loved it. My daughter wants to start as well.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

LOVE IT! How old was he when he started? I want to put my little guy in karate soon!!

Aik said...

Congrats, Andrew! You look so cute!

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