Other things going on

C had a birthday. R is growing, though we'd like him to grow a bit faster. And maybe heavier :) I'm working. I've learned a lot of new things. I've also had a few issues just trying to keep myself in gear. Could be better, could be worse.

C and I started taking a kung fu class at Ascension Martial Arts. They have a 'junior warriors' program aimed at kids, but parents are allowed to study with them, so HEY, I joined right in. The major difference between it and the adult program seems to be that they do more stripes between belts for the kids; it gives them a smaller goal to aim for and helps them focus a bit better. We got our first stripe on Saturday, and we have the knowledge of the things we need for our next stripe. We need to work on the skills and making sure we can remember them in order, etc. (well, I know it, but my form could be better. C doesn't have the list down quite yet.)

We took a spontaneous trip down to Monterey Saturday night, saw the aquarium, played in the sand, and generally had a good time. I could use a few more of those! The weather was absolutely perfect.

and I bought bicycles a couple of weeks ago. This one is mine and this one is his. I'm pretty happy with them so far, except that mine doesn't have a built in water bottle cage, which is frustrating. I should email them and ask for suggestions, because I *need* water. We ride every couple of days, managing a couple of mile trip right now. It's not much, but it's something he can do that doesn't kill his back. That's totally a win. And it's good cardio and strength building. We'll get better.