Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cub Scout Day Camp

To start off the new scouting year with a BANG there was an end of summer/back to school camp out for our pack.  Since this is Micah's first year of cub scouts, this was the first event he attended to start earning his rank.  He was SO EXCITED to finally be a scout and not just a sibling!  His den leader and co-leader did a fantastic job organizing activities and the boys had a FABULOUS time, and earned lots of stuff!   

 Rob is helping Micah paint his jar.  Then they filled the jar with soil and planted grass seed.

Taking a hike.

Mom helps Micah with some leaf-rubbings with leaves we collected on the hike.

Micah is participating in a skit with his den leader, Micah can hardly contain his excitement, the ending is a surprise and funny and Micah wants EVERYONE to be in on it!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a HOT day at a COOL Park!

The boys on a poofy bouncy thingie (this is the EXACT way my friend Ellen described this to me)

We traveled to the Spangdhalem area to spend the day with our friends the Phillips at Eifel Park. It turned out to be the hottest day of the year in Germany! An unheard of 97 degrees! The wasps/bees/yellow jackets were very aggressive and more than a little annoying, but the fine company and fun made up for any inconvenience caused by those pesky little creatures.

This was Micah's first time on a roller coaster!  He was very nervous the first time, but then went again, and again, and again!!  Ellen and Carter are in the first car, Hannah and Sarah behind Micah and me, and Heath and Noah in the last car.

Stopping for ice cream, it was sooooo hot that day, but you wanted to keep moving because as soon as you stopped for a minute the wasps would POUNCE!  Never met wasps that pounce?  These did!  They were crazy not-normal insects! 

The boys had fun using these paddle boats as floating bumper cars.