Friday, January 27, 2012

Little Tiger

I took my 4-year old granddaughter, Elly, to her Tai Kwon Do class today for my first time.  It was a fun class to watch.  There were only 5 kids in her class - the Little Tigers.  I told Elly I wanted to take some pictures of her in her Tai Kwon Do costume.

Elly in her too-large costume Uniform

She looked at me very seriously and said, "It's not a costume Grammie, it's a uniform".   A very important distinction in her mind.  She then said, "You can call me Little Tiger". 

I wasn't very prepared for this outing.  After taking two pictures, my camera's battery died.  I should know better.  The pictures I took aren't all that great...I had to zoom in quite a bit because all the action was taking place across the room from where we parents/grandparents sat watching.  I really must learn to take better photographs.

Little Tiger in action
We really must do something about the size of her uniform.  She kept walking on the bottom of her pantlegs and having to hike them up at the waist.  It sure was cute watching her do her moves though.

In true Eloise fashion, she stretched out our half-hour outing to fill the afternoon.  She wanted to go to McDonalds, so we went through the drive-through and brought her kid's meal home to my place where we ate, did a couple of jigsaw puzzles,  read a few books, colored, until I had to take her home a few hours later.  She walked in the door of her house, grabbed a blanket and pillow off the couch and curled up on the floor and was immediately asleep.  I guess I know how to wear a kid out.  Now her mother will have to deal with her when she's not tired at bedtime!!

Thanks for the fun day Elly.

10 comments:

just call me jo said...

I like the picture. Crouching Tiger...She's very cute and seems quite good for a 4 year old.

TARYTERRE said...

LOve that she insisted you call her Little Tiger and explained it was a UNIFORM, not a costume, grandma. She's a pistol. Precious as can be. Tai Kwon Do is exhausting, I know. My daughter used to take classes years ago and her clothes were too big too. LOL. Glad Elly got a nap after her snack. Great story and photos. Take care.

Magpie said...

I love your pictures. It sounds like a wonderful day for both of you.

Emtron said...

I wish I looked that cute in my uniform. Look at all the stripes on her belt! Superstar.

Mickey said...

Precious photos Pat! I see it is now a family affair. How wonderful! They can all practice at home together!

Bouncin Barb said...

How adorable. Miss my granddaughters a ton! Hoping to see them in April (fingers crossed).

Thisisme. said...

I love that last photo of her. Bless! How lovely that you were able to go with her and see her in action. Moments like that are absolutely priceless. We are so blessed with our grandchildren. Enjoy your weekend over there.

Flora said...

How fun!... that is the sad thing...being south.. I miss my babies:)

Granny Annie said...

Your "Little Tiger" Ely doesn't look very fierce. She looks simply darned cute even though her "uniform" does make her bit saggy baggy. What a great day the two of you had.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

When I was in Taek won do I felt like I was in a "costume" instead of a uniform! LOL Wished we had never quit but it was VERY time consuming and coastly with all 8 of us in it.
Encourage her to continue it all the way to black belt and beyond!
She is an adorable Tiger!