Sunday, August 29, 2010

Arrow of Light Ceremony

I am very proud of Jordan for earning the highest award in the cub scouting program...the Arrow of Light. He turned 11 in June, but the Arrow of Light ceremony was this past Friday. Since Doug and I are the Cubmasters in the ward we were able to plan and conduct the ceremony. I made sugar cookies and a special cake for Jordan and Rowdy (another boy in our ward). We had fun decorating and putting it all together. That's hard to read, but it says "Rowdy & Jordan 2010 Arrow of Light"

We went to the church early to set up. We had a fake fire, a table with electric battery operated candles, a tent, trees, the bridge, and white Christmas lights strung around the room. My flash on my camera actually worked pretty well. All of the lights were off in the gym. Jordan walked across the bridge and was met by the boyscouts. I don't really have a picture of the bridge, but it is pretty cool. Some of the boyscouts made it for the crossover ceremony and they put holes in the outside to post the flags. Very cool. We decorated it with Christmas lights. In the ceremony we painted some stripes on their cheeks and across their foreheads. They also got that really cool Indian hat that I made out of duct tape. :)

Congratulations Jordan!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Starting Solids, Sleeping, and Silliness

Noah started eating solids and he absolutely LOVES it! (Really, who wouldn't?!) Mason fell asleep listening to his "tunes".
I found this picture on my camera of Kaylee and Noah. I couldn't resist sharing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Day of School

I can't believe the summer is over. Today is the first day of school. Of course, I HAD to take pictures. Lexi is in Mrs. Feit's 2nd Grade Class:

Kaylee is in Mr. Call's 4th Grade Class:
And Jordan started Middle School this year. He is in 6th Grade. I can't believe I'm that old...I mean that Jordan is that old. :)
I didn't take a picture of Doug on his first day of school. He was up at 5 a.m. I was still sleeping. Goodbye to summer and Hello to the busy 2010-11 school year.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My little helper

Mason can be such a help sometimes. Here he is helping me with the dishes:

He is very disappointed when there isn't more dishes to "help" me wash.

He cracks me up sometimes. The other day, when I started the van, the radio immediately came on and he said "I love this song". The radio was tuned to my station and I'm pretty sure he had never heard the song before. He has obviously heard me say this in the past.

Noah will be 4 months old this week. I can't believe how fast he is growing up. He is now big enough to sit in this activity bouncy chair that his Grandma gave him:

He loves watching action around him (which is good since there are 6 others in the family). Sitting up makes him really happy. For journaling purposes: Noah laughed for the first time on 07/21/10. Noah rolled over from back to tummy on 07/22/10. (It was a very eventful week for him)

Marching Band 2010-11

Doug has been very busy this last week with Drumline and Marching Band Camp. He loves teaching band. It is his "2nd Family". Kaylee and Lexi love to go to band camp with him and hang out with the Flag team. The flag team loves the girls. Last year the Colorguard instructor made them their own mini flags so they can learn the moves and twirl too. Notice Kaylee and Lexi in the upper left corner of this last picture. This is on lunch break. I can't believe school starts in one week. Where has the summer gone?