Saturday, July 18, 2009

Busted teeth, a bike rodeo and an awesome pack meeting.

This afternoon was an adventure. Depending on who you are in the family - it was a painful adventure. If you happened to be Nephi - the tooth fairy will be visiting you in a couple weeks or less.
We were at the church setting up for a bike rodeo for scouts. The boys were zooming around on bikes. Nephi was also riding his bike. He was going down a little slope and braked his bike to stop. At the same time his front wheel went sideways and he flipped up and over the bike and landed on his face, arm and leg. Upon examing him - at first I thought he broke his wrist the way he was holding it. It felt fine he said. Then I noticed his lips were bloody. I thought maybe he bit his lip. Nope. Tongue? Nope. Busted his lips open? It sure looked that way. Nope. I finally got him to open his mouth and was able to check his front teeth. He knocked three of his top teeth loose. Luckily our dentist was in. He keeps a weird schedule. After x-rays it was determined it was a very good thing these were baby teeth. According to the x-rays - they were on their way out anyway. The dentist says to let them come out on their own. The prescription? - popsicles and Tylenol. Oh - luckily he was wearing his bike helmet. It could have been a lot worse.
We came back to the church to a bike rodeo in full swing. Here is Michael with his bike.

The boys getting ready for another station.

The obstacle course.

We had an awesome pack meeting. All the boys received tons of awards. Here is Michael. He received a marble belt loop, archery belt loop, bb gun belt loop, baseball belt loop, 1 gold arrow point, 2 silver arrow points, day camp segment, day camp patch and bb gun and archery certificates.

Michael and Christian also earned their Wolf badges as well.

Pinning mom.

Some of the boys asked to paint their own faces. Red is for bravery. A cub scout is brave.

Blue is for loyalty. A cub scout is loyal to his pack, friends and family.

White. A cub scout is truthful. Honest in all things.

Our advancing boys! Nathan earned his Bear advancement. Christian and Michael earned their Wolf advancements.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm really glad Nephi is okay. How scary, especially for you. Madison's front teeth are broke, but she probably has to wait another 3-4 years before they fall out.

Its so nice that your so involved with your boys scouting, I think that's awesome.

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!