Saturday, February 20, 2010

Camporee 2010

Our girl scout troop attended a service unit wide camping trip called Camporee this year. The girls had a blast and we learned a lot as troop leaders (both good and what not to do).

It was cold and drizzly, but we made S'Mores and sang campfire songs... you know all the good ones like the one about the shark that eats your leg and you do CPR but it doesn't work so you go to heaven. Yup, that is actually one of the songs.

We also took part in a flag retirement ceremony.

At the end of the 2nd day, all the girls exchanged their S.W.A.P.S.
(Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned SomeWhere).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sydney is 8


You have made our home more fun and crazy. You bring laughter to the hardest situations and you are not afraid to embarrass yourself if it will make someone cackle. You have strong opinions that seem to change every day :) You ask questions about EVERYTHING. You want to know every detail about everything that is going on or might possible go on or have already happened. I think you might just be a reporter or investigator one day. You have a compassionate spirit and you are willing to give up a prized possession to someone you love. You do everything with fervor. You love bigger and stronger than most people I know. You already have developed a passion for people who do not love Jesus and you are not afraid to tell others about him. You are a complete and total odd ball and proud of it!! I love you and I am so glad God chose to add you to our family in His perfect timing. Love you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Breathing Room

Our home that has been filled with 10 people for the last 7 months is back down to 6. Our friends found a house around the corner for sale and closed this last Tuesday.

It has been great to be able to co-habitate and help eachother financially, but both families were ready for a little more breathing room. But, not too much... They needed to stay within walking distance :)

So, now the great debate with my girls is who is going to have their own room.

I also am teaching Morgan how to make a few dinners from beginning to end so that she can do the cooking the days that I leave before Cory gets home. She is excited and had her first chance to show her stuff tonight. She made dinner, fed all the kids and was in the process of cleaning by the time her daddy arrived. I just need to remember this the next time she gives me that pre-teen attitude.