Sunday, November 9, 2014

My brave little Cub Scouts!

The boys became Cub Scouts at the end of the school year last year.  We joined late so there was not a lot of activities for them initially.  I had wanted to take them camping because I'm a firm believer that's how you bond with other kids - getting out of your regular life and having a camp adventure.  However every trip scheduled didn't work with our already busy summer.  We got an opportunity to go camping the week before I had a camp trip with Girl Scouts.  I couldn't go because I was still preparing for that trip so Steve went.  The boys were super excited and the day came along with a nasty thunder storm.  The lighting prevented camping the first night but Steve took them the next day.  They had the best time but did not stay since we had the very first Sunday school class of the season the next day in church.  Since then, Evan has asked me several times if we could go camping with the Cub Scouts.  That's how we ended up camping last week in 30 degree weather with 10 kids and their parents.  I was worried that this trip would make them hate camping since it was so cold so I prepared them the best I could: long underwear, new socks, new hats and gloves.  All stuff they needed anyway but now with a sense of urgency.  I'm happy to say they had a great time.  There was a big sand hill at our camp site that all of the boys spent the weekend on playing.  Sean predictably was ready to go home the second night but a promise of doughnuts on Sunday morning was all he needed to spend another night.  I did not disappoint them.  They ate a lot of doughnuts.  They earned it.  No complaints of being cold and very few of being bored.  I was so happy to see them happy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Zombies and Vampires Oh My!

The boys had decided early on what they wanted to be for Halloween so I headed off to Goodwill to see what I could find.  Goodwill had the perfect zombie costume for Evan and a new Dracula cape for Sean.  I also got Sean a white dress shirt, black vest and vampire medallion instead of buying a all in one vampire costume.  I wanted to be able to layer his clothes because it was freezing on Halloween!  It worked out.  The day came and while we were very cold, they really enjoyed trick or treating.  They even go to go with their friends for a while and were very happy!