Friday, February 21, 2014

Arrow of Light

Patrick had his last pack meeting this week, and there was a beautiful Arrow of Light ceremony.

 This mommy was very teary during the whole thing.  They kept talking about your "son growing up"

 My sweet friend let me thrust my camera upon her as I was not aware I was supposed to go up, and I am so grateful for all her photos!

Here is Patrick with his arrow, that has all his awards from his years as a scout.  His den leader gave each boy a plaque with hooks to hang their arrows.  Once it is hung up, I will have a rocking photo of it.  Patrick tried to hang it up at 9PM this night.  LOL  He was very proud of himself, and all his accomplishments.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


James asked us if we were going to watch the "Lipsticks" tonight.  I think he's talking about the Olympics.

He is still asking us "I no-ot?" all the time.  It makes me laugh every time.  And, if you ask him "why not?" he will always answer "because."

It's unbelievable the amount of talking this boy does, though he will ask to call someone and not say a word on the phone.

Have you ever seen the show called "Mike the Knight"?  James is really enjoying that show, since his aunt gave him a mini-size sword and shield, which he loves.  He will ask to watch it, but it usually comes out "nike the knight?"

For about a week, this sweet boy would end his sentences with "after all."  I heard him with William saying, "will you play with me, after all?" with a little pause between.  He loves his big brother so much!


The east coast got an amazing Valentine's snowstorm which gave us about a foot of snow!  The kids were home for 5 days, including the already scheduled Monday off.
 This is our sliding door on our deck.  Lots of drifting snow!

 There is a road between those mailboxes.
 My sweet Emma was the first one to go out and shovel!

 We had some ice after the snow, so the top layer was frozen and made everything so stiff.  
The good news is that the kids do not have to make up any days yet for school.  Let's just see how it goes for the rest of winter.  We know what that groundhog said......