Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Cub Scout Day Camp - Safari

We are the Wildebeasts! We are strong! We will run. All day long! WILDEBEASTS!!!
Today was the last day of camp. Nephi came with me today since we didn't know if Russell would be able to make it down for the family dinner. It turned out it was just Donovan, Michael, Nephi and me. We had a fun time.
Our first station making drums. Michael and a few of the scouts in our pack had previously made them at den meeting back in December. They were excited to make another one.
Table 2. We were divided between 2 tables we so would have enough room.

Donovan was a staff member. It was really cool watching him help Nephi. Nephi was just so excited to be there and do what the big kids were doing. Next year....he will be officially in cub scouts! He can't wait!

Working on the drumsticks.

Our next station was an obstacle course. The Reeder family does it and the boys love the ideas they have and what they get to do.

Then they did the parachute balloon toss. That was a highlight.

I spy a little green balloon.

The last thing they did was use Jonathan as a target. The object was to hit him with their water balloons. Most of them just bounced off without breaking.
On our way to archery for the last time!
Hurry and catch up!
Nephi being Nephi.
Michael shot these two arrows at archery today. He was so excited they both went in the red!
I am thinking Robin Hood resides here.

Nephi got to try his hand with the bow and arrow. It was his very first time. Next year should be easier for him.
Getting a picture of him holding the bow AND arrow proved more difficult than I thought it would be!
Next we did a camp clean up. There is a really cool totem pole at camp so I had the boys stand by it for a picture.
Our pack's skit at the family campfire.

Boy 1 - "What'cha reading?"
Boy 2- " A book about lions and tigers and monkeys!"
Boy 1 - "Can I join you?"
Boy 2 - Sure!
Boy 3 - What'cha guys doing?"
Boys 1 and 2 - "Reading a book about lions and tigers and monkeys. Want to join us?"
Boy 3 - "Sure."
Boy 4 - "What'cha guys doing"
Boys 1,2 and 3 - "Reading a book about lions, tigers and monkeys! Want to join us?"
Boy 4 - "Sure!"
Boy 4 - "So. You must know a lot about animals!"
Boy 2 - "Sure do!"
Boy 4- "What animal can jump higher than the Empire State Building?"
Boy 2 - "I don't know. Let me look it up."
Boy 3- "I don't think any animal can jump higher than the Empire State Building."
Boy 1 - "Me neither. So...what animal can jump higher?"
Boy 4 - "All of them because the Empire State Building can't jump!"

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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!