Goose Creek overflowing its banks.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Last year Pack 998 and SU 70-9 added a 'Turtle Trophy' to the trophy categories.
The winner would be the slowest car that crossed the finish line in all four heats.
Magdalena *really* wanted to her snail to win the Turtle trophy. She loved the irony of the idea.
Can I just say that it was much more stressful for me than when they finish in the middle of the pack!
When we tabulated the results, Maggie was the 4th slowest.
We then had to go back to make sure they crossed the line all four times. I was so excited when we figured out that the first three cars did not cross the finish line all four times.
Um, I was so excited I couldn't spell Magdalena's name- so much so that I had to sing her name song! (I hope I am not the only one that used to teach the kids info by putting it to music!) How Embarrassing!
A Turtle Trophy for your cute little Snail appropriately named:
Friday, January 25, 2013
Since school got out an hour early, Pit Night was cancelled for the Girl Scouts...
But poor Sethy still had to sit there for a few hours while I weighed and measured the
Cub Scout Cars and Maggie helped set up.
Although I must say, the iPad kept the boys out of trouble,
for the most part.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ethan had to come up with his own Math Game. He decided to do Math Jenga.
Basically every block had a number on it. There were 3 sets of cards, one with addition, one with subtraction and one with multiplication. Three blocks had the same number, so you can only pull 1 of three blocks out of the 54 in the stack.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Another Day, more homework.
As a child I was one of those annoying kids that actually *liked* school. I would do every assignment and all the extra credit as well...to the point my 6th grade teacher refused to let me hand in any more extra credit.
So knowing I was *that* kid, it breaks my heart that my kids struggle in school.
Word Study frequently ends in tears for this guy, not to mention the negative talk I hear from both of the older ones. I really wish I could snap my fingers and grant them my love of schoolwork.
And now, the really surprising news: I officially hate homework! I really think I hate it more than my kids do. I hate the battles it causes as well as the frustration it brings out. Most of all I HATE projects.
Wish me luck as Ethan needs to finish his Math Game Project for next week.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Find that Stuff...
One of the older troops had a great fundraising idea...Find That Stuff.
Basically, they had a list of things to bring up. For example, something with a heart shape
(I ran up with my engagement ring!) Or they played a song and we had to send someone up with the name of the song on a piece of paper.
Fun, Fun night.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The girl was giddy this morning.
Why you ask, because my friends and I went out to lunch and stopped in at the outlets after.
Maggie is now the proud owner of shirts that actually fit her- instead of being inches big on the sides.
Bonus: They are actually long.
She was so excited I took her back after dinner and bought several more shirts and sweats. Gotta love a 70% off sale at the outlets. Although I am not sure how to get her out of the new sweatpants.