Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Arrow of Light

Quinn recently earned his Arrow of Light. This is the highest award in cub scouts. He had a great leader that was very organized and made sure the boys completed everything. I'm the cub master so I had to plan the Arrow of Light. I've never seen one done. Thanks goodness there's a lot of good resources  on the Internet. Quinn wasn't too thrilled about getting his face painted. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pinewood Derby

We recently had our Pinewood Derby and since I'm the Cubmaster I got to be in charge. I've been to a few pinewood derbies so I kind of knew what I was doing. The biggest problem was finding a method for setting up the races and keeping track of who won. Luckily, Doug was able to find a free program on the internet. I'm not sure why the BSA dont' have some type of inexpensive software available. There were so many different ways to run a pinewood derby and it was a little overwhelming trying to pick the best for our pack. We have 19 boys and we wanted each of them to be able to race several times. I didn't get a lot of pictures, in fact I didn't even get any of Aiden and Will with their cars. Quinn and Aiden wanted their cars to be wedge shaped. They actually ties the first 2 times they raced. Will's car was pretty cool. It was kind of spikey. The boys actually did really well this year. Quinn came in 1st, Aiden was 4th, and Will was 6th.

The "Parking Lot" for the cars.

The trophies. The one with the star is the "Best in Show" trophy.
1st place!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Break pt. 1

For Fall Break we headed to Virginia and Washington D.C. I've never been to D.C. so I was excited to go. I wasn't so excited about spending 11 hours in the car with 5 kids but everyone survived. We drove to my sister's in Virginia on Sunday and then headed to D.C. on Monday and stayed there until Wednesday. On Monday we decided to see all of the monuments. It was a little chilly but the kids did pretty good considering how much we walked.

This is an underwater tunnel near my sister's that I hate driving in.

Quinn "holding" the Washington Monument

Riley at the FDR Monument

FDR Monument
When we got to this monument we entered at the back of it which is a wall and some bathrooms. At first we thought that was the monument but as we walked more we realized it was actually a pretty big monument that spanned FDR's three terms as president.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument

In front of Lincoln Monument. Liam spent most of his time in the stroller. Luckily, he was a pretty good sport about it.

World War II Monument

Jefferson Monument.

Friday, September 28, 2012

See Rock City

A couple of Saturdays ago Rock City had a scout day, which meant all the kids were free, so we decided to go. Riley is doing Daisy scouts. She didn't want to keep her smock on because it looks like an apron. I think we got one picture of her in it. Doug and I have never been to Rock City so we weren't sure what to expect. It was little difficult with Liam but we survived. It was pretty fun. There is a pretty cool swing bridge. The kids weren't too sure about it at first and Doug had to carry Liam, which made me nervous. I tried to take a picture while I was on it but I was afraid I'd drop my phone.

I have no idea what the boys are doing.

Turtle Rock

Taking a break

I think this is Fat Man Squeeze

Liam trying to escape

Can you see 7 states?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If it looks like a Duck...

Uncle Jeff, Aunt Nicole and cousin Jack visited with us this summer and we went on a Duck Tour of the Chattanooga waterfront.  We got a close up view of the Tennessee River - the Ducks are amphibious vehicles that were used during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  After the tour, we went to Coolidge Park and played in the water fountains.  We had a good time and some of us got sunburned worse than the others...

This was our Duck.  It is named Daffy.

This is the aquarium.

This is the walking bridge - one of my favorite parts of downtown.

The Hunter art muesem.  Tasha and I visited it the day before.

The kids got to steer for a little bit.  Aiden liked the horn and Will turned us toward the cliffs.

OK - so this picture was taken in 2005 when we vacationed in Chattanooga.  I wanted to recreate it, but I got the twins switched around.  Oh well.

Will and Aiden Turn 8

Will and Aiden had an exciting birthday.  They turned 8, and in the Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that means that they are old enough to be baptized.  The baptism was held on July 14th.  We were able to visit with friends and family that we hadn't seen in a while.  The boys were happy to be baptized!

Grandpa Denton and Paw-Paw