Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pinewood Derby

A lot has been going on here. A LOT. But I can't really post much about it just let's just say John has officially resigned from his job, effective the beginning of May. Big changes are going on in our household! 

In the midst of the changes, life carries on. We are going on vacation SOON! My brother & his family are coming to visit even sooner! The boys have their last swimming lesson (for now) on Saturday. They will be starting parkour in a few weeks after a very successful trial class. 
The boys at parkour

And then the ever-present cub scouts. The #1 favorite activity for the big kid. Kid #2 is ecstatic to start next year. Last night was pinewood derby. Preston designed and did most of his car by himself. John helped with the logistics, but I was so proud of Preston for how hard he worked on it. He made it to the finals for his pack! I think he ended up somewhere around 6-7th place or so? Either way, he was pumped to make it to the finals! He's a pretty competitive kid so I was hoping he would understand that he did WELL to make it so far, and I was glad that he was excited about it. He also earned his wolf badge last night, so he'll be moving up to bears next year. Good job, Preston! 

And he's already begun planning out his car for next year!
(His car is in the lane closest to him)

There it goes! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

So Little Time

So many things going on, so little time to blog about them!

Where to even start...
We re-sided our house! We are still waiting on one window, and we need to paint the trim, but that is obviously not happening since the weather outside is very un-Spring-like. 

And on that note, we just spontaneously booked a vacation! We were planning to go next Fall, but for various reasons that is probably not going to happen, so we're going on a cruise! We went last March and had an amazing time...hopefully we will repeat that. I can't wait. And every day, I have to give the countdown to the boys who are bouncing off the walls excited. They had so much fun in the kid's club last time that they can't wait to go back. Sadly, I think they are counting on their favorite person working there and they might be a bit disappointed when they realize new boat = new kid's club employees. 

Otherwise, birthday parties:
Lost teeth...
A little dental work...
Lots of time in the snow...
And rainbow loom messes...

John was gone this weekend (working in Boise), so I've been trying to keep the boys busy which is difficult considering it "feels like -6" according to my phone. And I would agree - it's COLD. The snow is currently falling, and blowing horizontal as it does. Good thing I have a warm weather vacation to look forward to!