Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Donut Wednesday

We had a really nice, sweet Donut Wednesday this morning.

Choosing his donuts.

Oliver took pictures.  He was into
architecture this morning.

He was really excited about the new paint on
the picnic table legs!

Also taking a picture of the architecture of his nostril.
He had a really, really, bloody, bloody nose at
midnight last night.  We were still cleaning it up
this morning.  He must be wondering what is
going on in that nostril.  Mommy sure is!

Mommy took the camera back:

(Mommy's coffee.)

Oliver is off with his Daddy now.  Mommy will see Oliver on Friday for a nice together weekend.
(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Something Really Important

We came home this evening and Oliver told Mommy she needed to get in the backyard quick.  There was something really important out there she needed to see.

Leading the way.

Old birdhouse.

Old birdhouse with baby bird chirps!!!  Yay! 
Nothing has ever nested there while we've
lived in our home.  (Almost 5 years.)

We are still watching for the hawks in 
the pecan tree!

Mommy has all these plans in her mind for our
garden plot area.  They are really important,
but with the drought and all her other commitments
the sunflower and corn sprouts are okay. 

This meat weed tree is okay here too.
Its taking the place of our dead painted
tree that fell down a while ago.

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Monday, April 27, 2015


We had some important meetings to attend this afternoon.  One of them was meeting up with these two lovies!

Sitting up all on his own now!

Playing jump.  


(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cub Scout Camping

Mommy met up with Oliver at the Lake Jennings campground in Lakeside, Saturday morning.  We spent the rest of the day and Sunday morning camping with Escondido Pack 659, including about 5 of our Tiger Cubs from Den 7.  We had a really nice time together.  Mommy is glad she can continue to help Oliver learn to be a part of a nice little community of fun, friendly people.  

First thing when Mommy got there:

Boys found a scorpion.  Great!

Oliver put it on the rock so we could investigate
and Mommy could get some better pictures of it!

Our campsite:

Chosen by Oliver and his Daddy.  A little far from 
our Den, a little isolating, but we made it work.

The tree was a good thing!


Mommy had to learn how to cast out for Oliver.
We got it!  Just no fish!

Maybe it was our bait?!


Fun games!

Oliver was the last of two boys in this game!

This was a fun game!

Pure Joy!

Pure joy when Mommy found this on the
hike back to camp!


Mommy had an idea for the dessert competition.  

Tiger cub parfaits!  The boys each made one.
We made a couple of extras for the outer scouts.

Dinner and making torch sticks.  Sigh.


Dessert judging!  

Our parfaits won 2nd place!  The winners 
were based on the loudness of the cheers.

Pack Show:

Skits!  Oliver was pretending to sleep.

Eric, our den leader was asking the boys about
their projects that were based on energy.  When he 
asked Oliver what his project was...after he woke
him up....Oliver said, "Conservation of energy!"  

Oliver received Scout of the Month for April!  

A bear visited the pack show for the Bear Cubs.
Mommy somehow got stuck in the middle of 
the craziness and the bears snout hit her ear.
(She is still hurting.  Its hard to get out of the mess.)

Sleep and Morning:

We hung Oliver's Scout of the Month feathers
and beads from our tent to look at it first thing in the morning!

From the tent.  


Lake Jennings.

Den 7s Breakfast.

The recipe.

The scouts played while the moms chatted...

and the dads cooked!

So yummy!

Eric shared his knives with Oliver and the boys talked
about knife safety.  Mommy is thankful for this talk.

Knife safety is so important.

Our Flags and Awards:

El Capitan.

We fished and soaked up the sun before
we headed home.

Mommy is proud of her Cub Scout.