Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cub Scouts Day Camp

This year I accompanied Jake and his cub scout den, along with his awesome scout leader to the annual summer day camp, which spanned Friday night and all day Saturday. While it was hot and exhausting, it was a lot of fun to watch and help the boys participate in so many fun activities.


They learned how to play old school marbles, created catapults, jousted with each other and played beach volleyball.


To help cool off they also learned and participated in a fireman's water relay and to cap off the day, they got to shoot BB guns and bows and arrows. Jake was in heaven!


Jake really excelled at the BB gun shooting, so much so, that he held the high score for the entire camp! It helps that it wasn't his first time. Archery was a little bit harder for him, but he still thoroughly enjoyed it.


The theme of the camp was Knights of the Round Table and our den named ourselves the Peacekeeping Dragons. This picture just makes me smile:


Cub Scouts has been such a good experience for Jake. I can't believe he only has one more year before he moves on to BOY scouts. As if I need another reminder of how big he is getting. I feel very fortunate to be able to make such fun and enriching memories with my boy. Even if it did take the rest of the weekend laying on the couch to recuperate from it. Did I mention it was exhausting?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Father's Day at Lost Lake

With summer break officially in full swing, it was time to hit the road and head out to the river. It was a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day, at Joe's favorite home away from home. I was particularly excited to see what Bailey thought of the boat and the water. Spoiler alert - she was not impressed.

We have arrived. It is not lost nor is it a lake but whatever:


What? This isn't my seat?:


It was easy to get Bailey out of the boat and onto the shore but only because she disliked the sound of the boat MORE than she disliked the water:


First order of business, a sand bath:


Hanging out:


All smiles: Every time they swam across this inlet, Kuma followed them.


Meanwhile, Bailey said she was perfectly fine right here:


She was happy to stay on the beach and dig (literally for like an hour straight):


This was the result of all her hard work:


To commemorate the occasion:


Tuckered out, the dogs said they are ready:


So it was time to go, but first let me take a selfie. Just us girls:


Bailey slowly warmed to the boat and the water, Kuma and the kids reminded us how much they love the water and it was a great first trip of the season.