Like attending Jack's Cub Scout crossover ceremony. I got a little teary up on stage with him and the new Boy Scout troop he would become a part of. I think it is a pretty big deal - Boy Scouts embody so many of the qualities I hope for Jack to possess. To be self-assured, confident, capable, handy, inventive, thrifty, and thoughtful. His troop seems to be a group of like minded boys, all working towards these common goals. Jack is already talking about setting goals - wow! That right there is enough for this mom:)
This is from a hike we all took last year - fall obviously, but for the life of me I can't remember when. We went to a trail Jeff and I hiked frequently in our dating years. This kind of photo, taken through a hole in a tree, was a fun tradition for Jeff and I - so we decided to pass it on:)
Some other things I want to remember:
*Will accepted Christ - 1/26/13!!!!!
*Jeff has three houses listed and is closing on his first house this month.
*Jack had to have 4 teeth removed! Poor kid:( They were impacted and had to go.
*During family devo we were talking about Ryan's time in the NICU and I said "seeing you in there broke my heart." Ryan replied, "mommy, I'm sorry I broked your heart"
*Ryan got out of bed one night and came to our room asking me to help him blow his nose. Afterwards, I said it was time for him to go back to bed to which he replied that he wanted to see me. I said, well you've seen me, so back to bed. He then told me "No I want to see you. In your bed. All night." Ha!
*While working on a grammar lesson, I asked Ella-Kathryn what the punctuation marks were that indicated that someone was speaking. She said "Italian marks" HAHAHA!!!!! She is so funny:)
*Jack asked his patrol leader what he needed for the upcoming camping trip. #2 on his list was "gillotine" I looked at him and said you have to bring something to behead someone???? He then confessed that has wasn't sure what his leader had said, something for carrying water - I said " a Nalgene water bottle?" Jack, "Yes!" Oh brother!
*Jack's 11 Year stats:
Height - 5 ft
Height - 5 ft
weight - 77lbs
He had to get two vaccines (Dtap and bacterial meningitis) and took them in the shoulder. Ouch! He was sore for days!