Monday, October 23, 2006

Cub Scout Campout

This weekend we went camping with the cub scouts. Everyone seemed to have had a great time. Our den is the Bears den, and I thought I'd share the activities we did.

Set up an old tent and take it down, this was great, the boys really did a great job.

Make trail bags and filled them with hiking essentials:
first aid kit (bandages)
flashlights (found them for a quarter each)
trail mix (our den loves making their own trail mix)

The pack had some planned activities. They did the rain-gutter regatta, which was fun. One of our boys won most realistic boat. They also did a craft where they made a vest.

We went back to our dens and Ray took them out with the GPS and went geocaching. Ray hid smores stuff for them to find.

They came up with a skit all on their own, which was really cool. The boys hid behind a tree and the siblings (two girls about 5) with myself said "Oh what a wonderful evening for camping" the boys growled. "Oh what is that noise? Oh well it is still loving evening" boys growled again. "Oh dear" the boys growled and come out running "OH NO Its the Bears!".

The boys also got to go fishing, look at stars, and they dug a big hole (which wasn't exactly great). But the boys had a great time.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Ok I didn't get far on my clothes challenge. I got a couple of dresses and a few outfits, but nothing like I'd hoped for. I am however doing great in school. I have a B average, which I'm happy with.
We have started our 12 month count down to moving again. This time to Georgia. Hopefully we will be able to buy a house there. My nephew celebrated his first birthday, which is such a miracle because he was born so premature (25 weeks). That just amazes us that he made it to a year old! I haven't had much time for crafts, so there isn't much more to post. I'm planning our Halloween party now for Neil. More details to come on that.
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Monday, October 02, 2006

Craft Challenge has a monthly craft challenge. This month's theme is Bears, Robots, and Zombies. Everyone makes something in one of those categories and votes. I did a robot, whom I've named Chalky the Craft Bot. He is made from chalkboard fabric and sparkly vinyl. I think it turned out well, but as always others have come up with better crafts. In the end everyone votes on which they think is the best.
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