Kaylee is the one on the far right. She looks so small next to her classmate. (They are the same age)
Kaylee signed up for the battle of the books again this year. Her little group studied and practiced each week. Their hard work paid off. They WON first place in the district level. WAY TO GO! I will explain what this is for those who are unaware of this program. You choose a group of 4 people to form a team. You can name your team and decorate a sign. Between the four of them they have to read a list of several books. If you can all read each book, that helps your chances of winning. Then you go into battle. Each team goes against another team. They are asked a series of questions and have to answer with the name of the book and it's author. The team with the most points wins that round. Kaylee's team..."The Chapter Chicks", were in the top teams and were able to move on to the district level. When they competed in the district level...they won first place against all of the different schools. I am so proud of them. They received a medal and a gift card to Barnes and Nobles.
I was really sad to move on from being the Cub Masters in our ward. Doug and I had served in this calling for nearly two years. I am now serving as the Second Counselor in the Primary Presidency and Doug still continues to play the organ in sacrament meeting as well as a couple of Stake Music callings. I will miss the Cub Scouts dearly. It was such a fun calling.
We always tried to have a fun theme each month. Whether it was pirates, magicians, or airline pilots...we had a REALLY fun time entertaining the boys and watching them progress through their goals. As the second counselor I oversee the cub scouts and can still attend the committee meetings and an occasional pack meeting...so that is good. I am really excited to serve in the primary too. A new direction.
So far, Mason has been the unfortunate soul with the injuries in our family. I think this is the fifth time we've visited the doctor this year. Whether it's getting a bb out of his ear, stitches near his eye...OR a broken arm. He sure keeps us on our toes.
Mason turned five! The most memorable thing about his birthday is that we were going through the stomach flu. Some of us were in different stages of the flu. He was very specific about his cake. Doug ended up making the cake and it turned out just how Mason wanted it.