Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm so excited

Ya know the song, "I'm so excited, I just can't hide it, la la la la la la la laaaa lllllaaa." Well, I am excited. Steve called me that other day from work and told me that his work his sending him to Puerto Rico. He asked if I would like to come along. I said, "Absolutely!!!" We can use this trip to celebrate the fact that I will be done with my masters..... I am way excited!!!! We will be going in August right before school is back in session.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Zane is now an 11 year old scout

Zane's Crossing Over Ceremony: Zane was shaking like a leaf thinking that he may fall off that dangerous bridge. Zane is sure happy to now be an eleven year old scout. He has a really good leader and the boys are really nice. He seems to be excited to go.
Zane's Arrow of Light Ceremony: This was so cool! These boys den leader started playing an Indian type song on his flute. They boys came in very solemn and slowly taking the whole thing very seriously. They then called Zane up and each of them spoke to him and gave him advice. It gave me the tingles. They then awarded him his Arrow of Light. The boys especially liked the animal hats that they were wearing!
After the two ceremonies, Zane left to go swimming with the 11 year old scouts and the younger scouts, Noah included, went geo-caching with Steve. They were searching for a container full of candy. They were happy to find it and pig out!!

Pinewood Derby

Noah wanted his car to look like a Hershey's chocolate bar. He and Steve cut the car in halfish lengthwise and then cut 10 small rectangle pieces. Noah then sanded them all so that they were roundish. He then glued them to the top and spray painted it all a lovely shade of brown. He then modge-podged a wrapper and foil from a king size special dark candy bar onto it. It looked really nice. Everyone at the derby loved it.
Zane wanted his car to look like a wing from the side. I should have taken a picture from that view, but didn't. He and Steve cut it to Zane's specifications and then Zane sanded it down. He then sprayed it with a stupendous shade of orange. (I really like it!) He wanted the top to be "cool" so he and Steve found this wallpaper on the computer and printed it. They then modge-podged it onto the car. Everyone loved his car too and were amazed how he got the design.
The cars closer up.
Stevie waiting patiently for cars to come down the track. We are so glad we went and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our cars didn't win first or even second, or even third this year, but the boys just really didn't seem to mind. They had fun anyway!!! I wish I had taken a picture of the dessert we took. It was a popcorn cake. Noah found the recipe in one of the kids cookbooks that I have. He popped the 16 cups of popcorn that the recipe calls for. He then proceeded with the recipe, not thinking to take out the uncooked kernals. His popcorn cake was a landmine. You never knew when or if you were going to lose a tooth. We decided that we had probably better leave it home. Zane went into the kitchen and made another popcorn cake and learned from the former mistake and took out all the uglies. We took his cake to the derby and everyone gobbled it up. They were both yummy!!!