Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Tis the Season...

Well, we are all decorated for Christmas at our house. I had my very first tree up the day after Halloween and we have been doing little bits here and there until we finally finish earlier this week.

This year, Roen requested a real tree like Remi's. So his sweet little white and red yarn tree that he has used since he was a tiny thing was left in the attic this year. He is very proud of his big tree! In fact, he has been asking for more ornaments to go on it! Remi really wasn't into decorating the trees like he normally is, but he did help a little bit. Roen on the other hand, has been my best little helper when comes to putting on ornaments. I just love this time of year!!













Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Knot Tying...

Last week, at Remi's Cub Scout meeting, the boys learned how to tie square knots.

Micah said Remi was the only boy who not only figured it our by himself, but also figured out an alternative way to tie a square knot. I love that at these little moments, Remi gets a chance to shine...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Skating

Well, the much anticipated two weeks of skating during PE has arrived. I love that parents are invited to come join in on the skating fun because there is nothing better than getting to be with the boys during school activities!















Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Late Halloween...

With all the Halloween festivities and so many cousins, we didn't get to trick-or-treat with grandparents until this past weekend.

After church on Sunday, we all met up, costumes on, for some of Gran's chili and a little pumpkin painting.

















Monday, November 6, 2017

Trick-or-Treating 2017...

Halloween night, we headed over to the park, hopped on trailer full of hay and made our way through the streets of our tiny town. There were lots of other hayrides and the streets were full of costumed friends.

I always think our town looks like something off of movie on Halloween night- neighbors handing out hot chocolate, teachers handing out candy, people waving at friends, kids running up and down the streets that are so packed, it is almost impossible to get vehicles down and our one and only policeman handing out candy as he keeps an eye on us all.

It is just so fun and the boys look forward to it every year!









Friday, November 3, 2017

Halloween Parties...

Tuesday, the boys had their Halloween parties at school.

After 2nd grade, Remi will not have class parties anymore, so the fact that this was his last little Halloween party kind of made me sad. On top of that, I am Roen's room mom this year- I have been Remi's the past two years- and Remi really really didn't understand why I couldn't be in his class like I normally am. Thankfully, Micah was there and I was able to go peek in a few times.

I think more than anything, I just love that they still want me at school with them and that their little faces light up when they see me in the halls. I love watching them grow up, but I know one day remembering back to the days of planning their classroom parties will make me miss their littleness.

Both boys have been blessed with some really sweet friends and for that, I am so very thankful...









Thursday, November 2, 2017

Turkey Shoot 2017...

Although this isn't the only reason we do Cub Scouts, it is one of the very best parts.

Every year, our neighboring town, hosts the Turkey Shoot. There is really no turkey hunting taking place, but the boys get to participate in all kinds of hunting related activities. They learned gun safety, how to load BB guns, they had slingshot and archery competitions, they built cross-bows, they practiced target shooting and all of this while doing it with the daddies, friends and wearing camo.... in my neck of the woods, this is every little boy's dream!


Learning about different animals from the game warden and checking out their skins














Learning how to load BBs


Loading his BB gun all by hisself!











I just love seeing all these sweet boys outside in the sunshine, going back to basics of what it truly means to be a boy, spending time with their dads... there is just not enough of this these days! I am a bit old fashioned- I think we all know that- but I truly believe these are skills boys were meant to learn!