|SilverDad and tired Valor|
SchoolWe did two whole days and two partial days this week. It's summer. 'Nuff said.
BooksOur read aloud still has the same poetry and fairy tale volume in it. The Stout-Hearted Seven is our history title, The Way WE Work is still our science title, and we still haven't finished Treasure Island. Honor loves Treasure Island, though he's quick to point out how the cartoon Treasure Planet doesn't line up. I've already decided we'll do Swiss Family Robinson next.
Faith: The Horse in Harry's Room
Grace: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Galations
Honor: finished Railway Children, started the original Peter Pan, Microscopic Monsters (Horrible Science), and World's Deadliest Creatures
Joy: The Cartoon Guide to Physics, Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America, The Princess Bride, and Twice Freed
Justice: God's Smuggler, Earth's Water, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Phantastes
|New dance "do" for Faith|
DanceOne show. Went great! There were more kids than normal, and it was SilverDad's first show. As in, he was in uniform dancing with the kids. He had a blast. =)
ScoutsEvery one of my scouts, all the way down to little Faith, participated in a flag ceremony for a local Elks lodge. I had 3-4 other families who were supposed to be there, but they were no-shows. Perk #527 of having a big family. Our family and another with two scouts pulled up the slack and did our best anyway. They received gobs of compliments. =)
American Heritage Girls is plugging along nicely. Joy had some big decisions to make, but it was good for her. She's already senior patrol leader (that's the BSA term, not sure what the AHG equivalent is), and they're considering handing a committee level position over to her, like advancement coordinator. I'm trying to gently nudge new leaders forward, without overwhelming them. Very delicate balance.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, well, the boys are awesome. I love each and every one of those boys. Our charter organization won't be renewing our charter when it expires, which leaves big feelings for most involved, and big decisions on the horizon. Each family is sorting out the decision making process for themselves. Some Cub Scouts will stay and help with whatever new program the charter brings in, and some will be transferring to other packs. Some Boy Scouts have already dropped the troop, and others will soon. Justice already knows which troop he wants to transfer to; he has friends there. Honor will have to change packs, or we may go "lonestar" with the boys in his den until they can get their Arrow of Light in February. After that they'll cross over to Boy Scouts, and Honor can join his brother's troop. I am saddened and disappointed, but it is what it is.
We walked around our neighborhood distributing flyers for our VBS this week. My kids rock that. We had our whole stack out there in one walk.