Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Martial Arts Saturday

On Saturday, from 8am till 7pm it was all about martial arts.

My Son and Husband are black belts and on Saturday they competed (and hubby judged) at the

Super Challenge 2008 Tournament. Son picked up two more trophy's to add to his collection (1st in sparring, 2nd in musical forms), and Hubby also picked up 2 more trophy's to add to his collection.

About mid afternoon we left to continue our martial arts themed day.

After waiting entirely too long for a metro train, we finally made it downtown to the Kung Fu Panda event, sponsored by Kung Fu Panda and Hewlett-Packard at the Zola Restaurant/International Spy Museum.

Now, I've never been to an event promoting a movie, so I really had no expectations. So, it was probably easy to impress me, but, really, I think the folks coordinating all this did a great job. The first room we walked into had food. Lots.of.food. Different tables with different themes, pasta, meat carving, desserts. Then, after going up a couple of stairs you were in the activity area. Face/hand painting, play do, origami, dancing, arts and crafts, snacks, picture taking with the panda (with an extremely easy to use and cool picture printer), and my son's favorite - the video game. I really liked how there were activities for all kids ages. The set up made it easy to mingle and still keep an eye out on my son. (which, really, put him in front of a video game and chances are pretty nil that he's going to move away from it).

I had plenty of time to chat with my friends from DC Metro Moms, got to meet some new Moms, some husbands and kids. I think my hubby had a decent time too! I know my Son did.

At closing time, we left, headed home and crashed for the night.

PS - the video game in the gift bag has done wonders in the bribery department - thanks!
PSS - we can't wait to see the movie this weekend!


Stimey said...

We had a great time too. I'm glad I finally got to meet your family. And cool about the trophys!

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