Tuesday, September 23, 2008
ASHER'S BIRTHDAY BASH!
I run into a problem every year with Asher and Colton's birthdays. Colton's birthday is during spring break and Asher's birthday is during fall break. I always try to plan their party before or after their break, which is 2 1/2 weeks, and the break for Gilbert schools, since they have friends that they don't want left out. Asher either ends up with a birthday party WAY EARLY or one around HALLOWEEN! This year was early - last Saturday. Eighteen children gathered at the World Tae Kwon Do Center to celebrate 10 years of Asher! Asher wore his uniform, complete with orange belt and showed off his kicks and punches. Instructors CJ and Jacqueline kept order and ran the party like a class. For some of the games, they were divided into three teams and chose their own team names - The Dragons, The King Cobras, and The Smokin' Hot Guys (thank you Colton for your guidance). Kyler was so adorable and LOVED following the instructors. After the party he said he would only join Tae Kwon Do if his best friend would (come on Deanna - let Kevin join!). After stretching, learning jab, cross, front kicks and running races it was time for cake (and the tradition of the instructors smearing frosting all over the birthday boy's face), then presents and finally getting back in line to review what they learned AND TO BREAK A BOARD!!! Every kid was able to break their own board and take the pieces home to show off! Asher started off breaking his board with a step-in back kick - which he did beautifully. Every one else was taught to use their hand. This party far surpassed any expectations that I had!!! Thank you again, CJ and Jacqueline!!!