Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Delayed Weekly Recap

So.  Last week got away from me, in a very big way!  As I mentioned in my previous post, this weekend was our largest Cub Scout event of the year, our Blue & Gold Banquet.  This is when we celebrate the founding of Boy Scouts and it's a very big deal for us!  We started working on planning the event back in January, though I'm fairly certain my friend Erin and I have been planning it since last year's Blue & Gold ended.  :)  Putting together a party for 150 people is a time consuming task.  I definitely wasn't alone in the planning or execution of the event, but I was very busy on the committee.  You'll find plenty of Blue & Gold photos peppered throughout this post

Zander just had his face painted as part of his Tiger rank!

It was a wonderful time.  So many people said this was the best Blue & Gold they had ever attended, which makes me feel like the hectic 48 hours prior to the evening were all worth it!  Sadly, I didn't allow myself enough rest and I managed to allow a cold to creep in.  Ugh.  I feel rather crummy today.

Mom pinning on his Tiger rank.

And because I was so busy last week, I didn't have the chance to get you caught up on our week of learning with our Weekly Recap.  So, that's what I'm doing today!  :)  I'll hope you'll forgive my tardiness as I'm certain you've been waiting with much anticipation!

Cutest Tiger in the world! :)  And his adoring Mom/Den Leader.

In teaching Zander how to tell time lately, I've realized he doesn't have a strong understanding of the days of the week.  There's a funny little days of the week song sung to the tune of The Addams Family song, but Zander has despised it tremendously since he was younger.  Subsequently, he hasn't been fond of any days of the week song I've found.  Last week, I decided to concentrate on days of the week and how time is recorded with a watch and calendars.  He did very well with the fun worksheets and games we played and also aced his time lesson quizzes on Time4Learning.  He received an analog watch for Christmas (a Spiderman watch, nonetheless) but was incredibly annoyed with me when he realized through the course of his T4L lessons that there was such thing as a digital watch!  I found it rather funny since he reads the time on the oven all day long!

Adisson earning his Arrow of Light award.  I'm so very proud of him!

Adisson got caught up in reading last week and lacked the time management skills necessary to complete his science lessons.  I suppose the fault lies with me, as well.  I give him limited windows of opportunity to work with me on his lessons as there are several other people I'm caring for in this house as well as the countless tasks I take on.  This week, we'll be hard at work on his studies, so a post as part of our science series will be forthcoming.  After all, if we can't fit in science in elementary years, we're going to have a much more difficult time as he gets older!

Zander's Tiger Cake for the cake auction.  

With Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold out of the way, we have a few weeks of peacefulness as far as Scouts are concerned.  I'm delighted for the break.  I love Cub Scouts, but February has been a very busy time and I could use some rest.  Plus, I've been working quite a bit on my blog lately and I'd like to be able to devote some more time to writing.

Adisson's Arrow of Light cake for the cake auction.

And so I don't leave anyone out of this photo-filled post, here's a picture of my handsome little monster hanging out as we were gearing up for the party.  Fortunately, I was able to have the best babysitter agree to spend the evening at the banquet keeping Jaxon entertained.  As busy as I am during events, he can get a little lost in the shuffle.  Thankfully, he had a friend to hang out with all evening!

Not sure what he's begging for, but when he's that cute, I have a hard time saying no.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled day.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures and thanks for stopping by!

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