Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
That is how long it took Michael to complete the requirements for his Wolf Scout award. Michael was thrilled to get an award at pack meeting. He got his Bobcat award back in August and then started working on the Wolf. But once he got the Wolf, that also opened up his ability to get arrow points. So in addition to the Wolf, he got his gold and 3 silver arrow points. He was thrilled! This was the best shot I could get. Michael was so excited he was bobbing all around. So, we'll call the cut off top of his head artistic.
Scouts has been a very positive experience for Michael. He has gotten to interact with the neighborhood boys on a weekly basis. He has a reputation for being a cracker-jack Pinewood Derby builder (he really does a lot of the work on his car...sawing, sanding, painting...) and he has worked very hard on getting his rank advancements. We are very proud of him. He is telling everyone he is going to get his Weebelo now. Well...first he'll do his Bear, but it is good to have goals!
Add to that the fact our van needs new brakes and we can't get in to do it until Saturday, and I am effectively stuck. I think by Saturday the van ought to be fixed and the kids should be better (knock on wood) and I will be ready to escape.
Of course, look at how cute Ella is! How could I complain about getting to stay home and play with her all day?
Monday, April 21, 2008
All in all, being back to routine feels nice. Still, it is the prelude to summer.
If this summer is anything like this spring break, it will be a change from summers past. In the past, we have not had many little kids over very often to play. This year, Hannah is old enough to have cultivated quite the group of friends and they are all very excited about playing at each others' homes. Suddenly, we have a lot of friend traffic. This is a new development for us. I think, overall, it is a good one. But it will take some getting used to.
Friday, April 18, 2008
This is Ella Claire. She was born on March 5th, 2008. Her interests are eating, sleeping, and more sleeping, and a little more eating.
This is Garrett Andrew. He turned 2 on Feb. 27th. He likes running around (especially with Hannah), playing ball, watching Blue's Clues and Dora, and helping mom. Everyone needs a helper like him.
This is Hannah Elizabeth. She's 4.5. She'll be starting Kindergarten in the Fall, and loves to play with her entourage of friends. We expect she'll be Student Body President someday.