Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween ~ 2010

The Professor...Firefighter
Velcro Boy...dinosaur
Doodlebug...The cutest candy corn you ever saw :)

 I made each of them a bag for trick or treating.  There are ghosts on the ones on either end.
The one in the middle has a bat on the front.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cub Scouts October pack meeting

Hangin' with the guys.  They were supposed to make a picture with scraps of paper, he made a dinosaur :)

Getting his kickball beltloop.

Pinewood Derby car kit!  He already has his sketched out.  He wanted to start cutting it, but we don't have the tools :)

Computers beltloop.
Putting on his denner cords.
 The kids in each den will take turns being the "denner".  They will take attendance at each meeting, relay any information from the cubmaster to the kids, etc.  It's a leadership position that's meant to encourage independence, leadership skills as well as improving relating to others.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Home Makeover...the school room edition~completed!!!!!

It's done, it's done, it's really, really done!!!!!  Insert happy dance here :)

I'm soooooo glad to have this project done.  

Doodlebug's area.  The cards on top of the bookcase aren't normally there.  *Someone* just had a birthday!

Velcro Boy's area.  We refer to them as cubicles :)  The small bookcase on the right holds my lesson plan book with my scheduling calendars, etc hung over it.

The Professor's with our "altar" on the left

The new table and chair.  They look really tiny in the pictures, they really are bigger :)

Our t.v. area.  On the right is our "tv" (actually an "old" computer monitor).  We can also connect the laptop to watch DVD's back here.  Excellent lighting for reading, painting, sewing, etc back here!

Not sure how long the play kitchen will stay here.  Maybe Doodlebug's room, maybe elsewhere...

This is the corner where the bookcases used to be!  This desk is huge!!!  Almost triple the space we used to have.

The Professor made this decoration!!! (It's a stand up skeleton and black cat on a fence.)

So, that's our makeover!  Now on to the next BIG project.

Planning curriculum for Velcro Boy (and overhauling the schedules and plans for the rest of the house).  Having him in school wasn't working out.  They weren't giving him the speech therapy he needs, so Friday was his last day!  I've ordered a few things and I have a bunch of workbooks to go through, but we'll take it easy the first week or two.  I also have to find some speech exercises that I can do with him here at home.

After that we need to go through everything in the attic and purge some things.  I also need to go through the kids clothes for winter stuff.  The Professor is all set for winter, but I realized yesterday afternoon that he needs new shirts for church.  His current ones are about as tight as they should get and still look OK.  He can't grow more then 1/2 an inch or so this winter, or his pants will be too short :)  These kids need to stop growing :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blue Knights ~ Arrow of the Love of God

This was our October meeting.  Another great time!  Doodlebug was a bit more of a handful than last time, but I think it's important for him to get out too and make friends with these kids.  Did I mention that we're doing this with 2 other families from our homeschool group???

Tonight we learned about St. Sebastian.  They colored, had a talk, a bible verse, then they decorated arrows!  Then they went outside for an arrow toss (foam arrows!), then had a snack and free play.

These are the arrows that they made

We all decided to go ahead and get the breastplate, capes and badges that go with the program.  We just decided recently to do this, so we're still working on last month's badge requirements.  Those should be done in the next week and we'll get started on this month's requirements.  I even got one for Doodlebug.  I figured he would feel a bit majorly left out if he didn't have one :)

The patches will be added as in the top picture.  There's a different set of patches for each year.  They recently added year 5.

These are the patches for year 1.

We host the meeting next month here!  Our theme ~ The Spear of the Fear of God!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flag ceremony & campout

The Professor has really been having a lot of fun with cub scouts!  Recently they practiced an outdoor flag ceremony and had a campout (for the day).


They have to practice because their pack is marching in the Veteran's Day parade on Nov 7th!!!!!!!!!!!

They also went out for a day campout :)

hanging out with a friend

Cubmaster starting a fire the old-fashioned way!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blue Knights Meeting ~ The Shield of Faith

I've had the pictures of this meeting in the camera for a while.  So, I finally decided to get them put up :)

The boys had a great time at their first Blue Knights meeting!  I KNEW that if I left Doodlebug home and took the older boys with me he would pitch the biggest fit, so I took him.  Didn't regret it a bit!  He had a blast.  Our hosts were nice enough to make him his own coloring page (St. Peter, the saint selected for this meeting) and got him something to paint while the others were painting their shields.

They started out coloring, them moved onto scripture and prayers and a discussion of faith.  They demonstrated faith (in another person) by falling backward and being caught (by one of the dads, not each other :).  Then they painted their shields, did an outside activity, had a snack and played for a while.  They had so much fun!!!!

The shields needed a second coat when we got home.  It took us a while with Velcro Boy's crazy schedule, but we finally got them done!

 Velcro Boy...

The Professor

They're really looking forward to the next meeting...The Arrow of the Love of God!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cub Scouts September pack meeting

The Professor had his first pack meeting last week.  Sorry it's been so long in getting this posted...busy, busy, busy :)

He received several badges.  He earned his bobcat badge...

This will become a "collector's item" since it's dated.  This is the 100 year anniversary of scouting, so most items are dated when they usually aren't.

 Last year his pack earned a quality patch, it was awarded this night.  

The parents even earned a pin!
Bobcat head and it says bobcat under it.
His handbook. 

He also received the certificate for the kickball beltloop, but the scout shop was out of them
so he'll get it later.

He is really enjoying scouting!  

Tonight they practiced a flag ceremony.  He had a lot of fun!