Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tiger Scout Camp In

In January, the Tiger Scouts went on a Camp-In! It was at a place with cabins, but there were a lot of really great organized activities that the boys really enjoyed. Daddy and Ben went on this one alone. The girls and I stayed home and had some friends over instead! So I don't exactly know everything that happened, but I have picked out some of my favorite pictures and will try to shed some light on what they did.  They went on some can pick out Ben by his bright orange coat!

I just thought this was a cute picture of Ben...he looks contemplative...

There was some sort of ropes activity...

Group shot!

Of course, a camp fire!

They had to build an emergency shelter - I think it looks great and Ben seems comfy enough in it!

Plenty of time hanging out with friends!

They built a volcano.

And luckily for them, it happened to snow just a touch the day before so they were able to go sledding!

Perhaps we have a snow boarder in our future...

They had a really great time!  Everything sounded like a lot of fun!
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After Christmas we jumped back into our regular routine, which included dance class! We had a nice surprise when we got back...the girls' recital costumes had come in! Now, the recital isn't until May, but they had to try on the costumes to ensure they fit and I could not resist taking a few pictures. They are SO excited!

I am hoping they do not need to wear the gloves as they are a bit too big for Juju!

Abbey looking beautiful in her costume - she was very happy to get a flowy pink is perfect for her!

Such pretty girls...can't wait for the recital!!
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After Christmas Catch-Up

OK, so it may be mid-February, but let's back up to a few days after New Year's...once we left Mama Kay and Papa's house, we stopped in Cincinnati to drop off some boxes to Aunt Ginny and Uncle Chris. It was a perfect mid-point stop on our trip home from TN and Aunt Ginny prepared a wonderful breakfast for us, which was very nice! The kids got to stretch their legs and get a nice break from the car too, so it worked out perfectly! Plus, we all wanted a bit more Baby Brendan time...


Ben thought that Baby Brendan might want to listen to a of personal favorites too!

I think Brendan really enjoyed it.  Looks like Abbey did too :)

Juju's turn with Brendan!

Then it was back to home to get ready for the National Championship game!  Now, seeing as how we know how this game turned out, I contemplated not even mentioning it in the blog, but I did want to someday look back and remember that we at least made it to the Championship game in an undefeated season!  That morning we were full of excitement and hope though so Daddy played the Fight Song to wake everyone up and made bagels with green cream cheese!   Even if the game didn't go well, we had fun celebrating anyway!

And we were back to our soccer class.  Aren't these kids cute all ready for soccer?

The place they take soccer is so big that there are two giant fields in separate, but attached, buildings.  Unfortunately, Ben and Juliette are in one building and Abbey is in another.  Luckily, Ben is very responsible when it comes to his baby sister.  He carefully gets her after class, holds her hand, and they walk over to the other building where I am trying my best to hurry Abbey along to get to them too (not an easy task mind you!).  So far it has worked out fine though.

And speaking of those two, Ben had the opportunity to read to Juliette's preschool class as a guest reader.  It was very cute.  They were both so excited about it. 
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