I have mentioned Macsen’s karate once before on this blog. Today was his second tournament – the Belgian JKF Gojukai championship.
Macsen made it through four fights, winning three of them – spectacularly in the case of the first fight. Although he didn’t manage to win the final fight, it was very close with only one point in it. And his performance was good enough to win second place.
Suffice to say, proud dad is very proud indeed.
Today, Macsen competed in his first karate tournament. The boy did well.
This weekend has been mainly spent cutting wood. After ten years, Eve has finally agreed that a chainsaw would be useful to have (as opposed to occasionally renting one) and I have finally gotten around to taking some of the large, overhanging branches on the oak trees that surround the house.
Of course, I had help.
Next time I might even plug it in.
Some friends recently dug up an old tree stump and, for reasons probably best not explored, asked if we wanted it. Of course, we said yes and said stump was duly acquired and unloaded. The plan was to leave it until the weekend and then start trying to figure out if there is anything we can do with it.
I think we’ll manage.
On Friday, I was home alone with the kids and, while the weather could have been better, it was certainly too nice to stay indoors all day. The kids, however, wanted to stay inside and play Angry Birds.
So we compromised…
It’s the half-term break this week so, today, I was home alone with the kids. Never being one to pass up an opportunity, I put them to work…
… and I’ve had a very peaceful evening so far.
This morning, Macsen and William built a tower…
And then we knocked it down. With Robots
Okay, one robot and a toy one at that. But Macsen did do a rather good job of programming it and we had a fair bit of fun figuring out what design would collapse most spectacularly.
Rather a successful Sunday morning, I thought.
And he’d done an excellent job by the end of it.
I recently realised that I hadn’t looked at what was on my camera since the twins turned two. So, having spent the best part of the evening sorting them out, here are a few (okay, all) of the better ones.
The Twins Turn Two
And this is the first set of photos, going all the way back to June when the twins turned two.
Cheftastic, or: the time Macsen made a tiramisu
A bit of an interlude this one, but it has to be said that Macsen is very good at making tiramisu.
Kabouterdag in Kasterlee
Sunday, September 9th was Kabouterdag in Kasterlee, a day long celebration of and for the little ones involving stories, activities and a leisurely walk through the Kabouter forest.
The event was remarkably well organised and much fun was had by all.
And finally: Three Kabouters
In a rare moment of stillness, our three boys sat down with their cousins long enough for me to point a camera at them. The food probably helped.