N has been really active w/ his Cub Scout pack since he joined this group last month, in January. The first big event he participated in with them was the Pinewood Derby race. He and C built a car really quick before C left for WLC. It weighed 4.84 lbs (5 lbs was max allowable) and it fit the length specifications perfectly. =o)
There were a lot of boys involved in the races, so they ran in heats of 3 cars each, and each car raced 3 times... once in each of the three slots on the track. N's car came in 2nd place all three times in his heat. LOL So he didn't make finals.
But he loved the whole thing, and his car!!
He won a certificate for "Shiniest Car" and a participation plaque for being there.
Then last week was the Boy Scouts' annual Blue and Gold banquet... celebrating the Boy Scouts' birthday. I found out the day of the event that we were supposed to bake and decorate a cake! So I baked it while N was in school, and we decorated it in blue and yellow after school. Our cake was awarded a certificate for "Best Wolf Scout Design".
Here's N w/ a bunch of the cakes in the background:
He worked hard over the past four weeks and completed the Wolf Trail in that time so that he could move up with the rest of the Den! So he earned his Wolf rank patch and will now start working on the Bear Trail. He also earned the soccer beltloop & sports pin, basketball beltloop & sports pin, computers beltloop and some other community service type pin, but I can't remember what it was.
Each time a boy scout gets promoted and earns the next rank patch, the boy also pins his Mom w/ a small pin of the same rank that he just earned. I guess this acknowledges Mom's help and participation in his earning the rank. So here's N pinning me w/ the Wolf rank:
So I have two pins now... Wolf and Bobcat. =o)
I took my camera to E's basketball game last weekend, but the seating was horrible for pictures because the bleachers were faceing huge, open windows w/ sunlight streaming in. So I only got one good picture that didn't just show her silouette.
She got her hair cut the other day, on Sunday. She didn't really lose much length, but did get bangs cut in. She took in a picture of Ashleigh Simpson, and this is the result.
I have an appointment today to get my hair cut. Not really sure what I'll get done. LOL