Monday, April 30, 2012


I went to my first Pinewood Derby on Saturday with the Scouts. 

Did I not tell you?

Remy and I are scout leaders.

I know, right?

We are the Bear Den leaders.  Those are the 9 year olds for all you non-scouting types.  It's been fun so far.  A little frustrating because there are hardly any boys so it's hard to plan activities.   But we're figuring it out.  We're definitely not naturals at it, but it's fun.

And when I say we hardly have any boys, I mean it. 

So our Pack consists of all the boys that live in the boundaries of the three wards that share our church building.  So that's a pretty large area.

There are 4 Bears.

And that's if they all show up.  So usually that means one or two come to Den meetings.

So we combine a lot with the Wolves because they hardly have any kids either. 

But back to the Derby.

I have to admit the Pinewood Derby is WAY more fun than I expected.  The track was intense with electronic sensor things and everything that gave exact finish times (we're talking NASCAR stuff here).  I was impressed.

And the boys did SUCH a great job.  It was so much fun to see all the work they (and their parents/relatives) put into them.

We were so proud of our Pack!  Each boy got to race their car 4 times (once in each lane, just to make it fair) and then the top 3 with the fastest times overall get a bigger trophy.  We had 2 of our Scouts in the top 3!  First and third place!

Monday, April 23, 2012

You Know You're Old When...

...your baby sister goes to Prom.


I'm not sure how this happened.  Yesterday she was in first grade and now...


And she was adorable, and giddy and it was hilarious.

She had a dance competition that day, so we had to hurry home after her last performance to get ready.  Heather and I did her hair, my mom did her makeup.  She was actually done and ready to go BEFORE her date came to pick her up.

I know, right.

Who does that?

I guess she practiced putting on the boutineer during the week.  She had our brother put on his church suit jacket and pinned it on him a few times.  :)  Well, she was so nervous when her date actually showed up she didn't want to do it, so I put the first pin in and she managed after that.

Anyhow, it was fun to help her get ready and to see how excited she was.  Next week, it's my brother's turn!! 

Seriously how did this happen?