Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Was Running Around All Day, and Now That I Have Finally Sat Down, I Can't Keep My Eyes Open

Today was insanely busy.  Perhaps I should have gotten up earlier.  Kaleb went to morning kindergarten instead of afternoon as usual because of the Jump for Heart thingy the school does every year.  All the kids jump rope, and try to raise money for the school.  I never have participated in it, but every student still jump ropes.  His teacher told me he did actually jump rope a little.  He kept telling me he wasn't going to, and did not want to do it.  I told him he didn't have to, but Riley was pretty adamant that he had to.  Whatever.
I picked him up and went to the craft store.  I went in to buy hooks for that plaque I made my grandma (her party was canceled due to her getting pneumonia and bronchitis, and isn't going to be rescheduled), so I can finally take it to her tomorrow.  While I was there, I got distracted and got some other things as well.  I'm good at that, but I like to make things.  Sometimes.  I've just been feeling crafty lately.
Then, I had to run Kaleb home, and go back to the school to pick up Zachary.  He had a dentist appointment today.  We no longer have to turn his spacers.  Now, they just sit for six months.  Hopefully they will come off in September.  The bottom one will stay for longer until his 12 year molars come in and start moving things around again.  Yippee.  At least I don't have to remember to turn them any more.  I'm so glad about that.
After the dentist, I took Zach home, and then I went to the scout office.  Kurtis and I have been asked to volunteer in cub scouts.  Kurtis is the Assistant Cub Master, and I am the Assistant Den Leader for the Wolfs.  Scouts is never something I ever thought I would enjoy, and accepted the request with a gritted smile.  Oh, sure.  I suppose I could do that.  But guess what?  I actually think it is fun.  Duh!  Scouts is all about fun.  In the training Kurtis and I went to, they kept repeating "Keep it simple.  Make it fun."  I had no idea I would have to have a criminal background check, though.  That's awesome!  The idea of me having a criminal background is laughable.  When I was a kid, I was too scared my parents would actually kill me if I ever did anything illegal to do anything criminal, and now that I am a mom, I don't really have time for a life of organized crime.  Tonight was the Blue and Gold Banquet, and I thought it would be a good idea to at least have our shirts for it.  I didn't have time to sew on any of the patches.  Truthfully, I haven't even sewn on Zach's yet!
Then, I had to go back to the craft store because I forgot to buy some face paint for our Wolf Ceremony.  Then, I ran to the grocery store to buy some milk, and hamburger meat.  We were out of both of those.
When I got home, I had to put the finishing touches on the knight costumes my Wolves had made at Den Meeting last week.  I punched holes and threaded some yarn to put them together.  Zach made one, too, and Kaleb wanted to make one as well.
But the awesomest part of the whole evening for me, was that Zachary earned his Bear award!  Hooray for Zachary!  And I have to give a big shout out to my parents and brother Michael who came to cheer Zach on.  That was super nice. :)

Here is Zach with his Scout leader.  She's so much fun.  I really think she does a great job with the boys.
The yellow poster board over Zach's uniform is the armor he made.
Here is Zach pinning my awesome pin on me!

 Remember how I said I went to the craft store?  This is what I made.  I had a bunch of sea shells in my light house themed bathroom, and Riley always plays with them when he cleans it, so I decide to put them in here.  Most of them got covered by the sand, but I think it turned out okay.  At least now, Riley can't pour water all over them and leave them there.  That kind of ticked me off a little when he did that.


Katrina and Brian said...

I love it! I have some shells sitting in my bathroom as well and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. This is so cool!

Michele said...

Your shell craft turned out very nice. :) I am loving that you are in cub scouts. :) I have been in cub scouts for awhile now (three years?) and while I would admit sometimes I don't like it, it can be pretty fun and way better than so many other possibilities...
Congrats to Zach and that is nice that mom and michael came to see. :)

Michele said...

You and Kurtis look so cute together in your matching shirts. ;)heeheehee

Stacey said...

I am so jealous you are serving in scouts. I've always said that I want to do that but it's never happened. Maybe someday, I guess.

Yay to Zach for earning his bear! That's awesome!