Project 365 Week 21

What a busy week!  From meeting the kindergarten class chicks to hanging out in the park for birthday-palooza, the kids were on the go.  They settled down a little bit over the weekend and little Mstr. played a rousing game of chess with our neighbor, then it was back to capoeira!  The kids were supposed to head to the Central Park Zoo for a big end of year class field trip to see the rainforest exhibit.  They were so ready for the adventure — but Mommie and Daddy certainly weren’t!  It turned out that it wasn’t meant to be… they missed the train with their babysitter and spent the day on a substitute adventure including Chuck E. Cheese and Imagine That!  For them, that was grand enough!  But they sure looked cute and stayed safe -and that was enough for Mommie and Daddy!

 

Project 365 Week 20

Such a busy week!  Between the final preparations for the Grupo Liberdade De Capoeira Batizado to the events themselves, our little ones were on the go, focused and determined! And I loved the challenge of capturing the moments collectively and individually (take a look at the post from 19 May for more).   Trips to the Doctor and finding ways to occupy Little Miss who is supposed to stay still made for more excitement!  And I have to say the beautiful blooms on my Mothers Day plant made for a huge smile mid-week.

Batizado

I am excited to share the most recent accomplishment in the Smith Family… my little ones progressed in Capoeira and got new belts!  A Batizado is an annual event (and reunion) for the Capoeira Community and for us was a series of workshops, exhibitions and a troca del cordel (belt ceremony).  The kids even had the chance to perform at the Youth Showcase during the Newark 350 celebration!  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and maybe one day my little ones will be as amazing as the long term practitioners we saw (Mestras, Contra Mestres, Professors, Instructors and more from all over the Americas)!

Little miss joined a Dance workshop (and she was overjoyed to be able to “shake her booty”!) and Little mstr. was able to play in the Roda to his hearts content!

Many thanks to Professora Amazonas and the Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira for such a fantastic event and connection to the Capoeira Community.