"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Scout boys

After our morning at the Scout store...

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fun in the Sun

The boys aren't swimmers yet, but I have no doubt that they will learn to swim, like anything else, in their own time and in their own way. In the meantime, they still know how to enjoy a pool! :-)

In other news, last night was our first official Cub Scout pack meeting. It was mostly a planning meeting for the parents, and the boys all gathered outside to play and get acquainted. They all had a blast, and are super excited about the year to come. The meeting went well, and we made a lot of headway in getting things going. Spencer is a Webelo this year, and Paxton is a Tiger. Mike is going to be Spencer's den leader, and I am going to the Membership Chair (although I don't really know what the Membership Chair does yet.. shhhhhh) We're all really looking forward to scouting, and to doing it together.

Friday, June 08, 2007


How I know my kids are learning (not being "taught") about compassion, sharing... oh yeah, and fractions:

There were two cookies left in the package on the counter. Mike had gotten them out, but seeing there were only two, didn't take one. Paxton came into the kitchen and immediately said "Ooooooh, can I have a cookie?!" I told him sure, but that there were only two, so there wasn't enough for everyone to have one. He thought about that for a minute, then ran out of the room. He came back half a second later, with Spencer in tow. The both carried pencils and paper, and were seriously discussing how they should divide the two cookies. They worked it all out on paper, while I quietly watched. They eventually came to me with a knife and the two cookies. They asked me to cut one in half and one into quarters. Mike and I could have the halves, they told me, which left a quarter for them and Everett, with one quarter left over. Everett saw my half and wanted that instead of just a quarter, so they traded his quarter and the extra quarter for my half. And we all ate our cookie pieces, and they were good :-)


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