I know I've been posting a lot of Boy Scout/Cub Scout stuff lately. With three in scouting, it seems like we are always working to pass off something. And I've set a personal goal of working at least 30 minutes with at least one of the boys every day. I have to stay organized with it all or nothing will get done.
It's kind of exhausting.
But it's rewarding, too. :)
Here are some of the things we worked on this past week:
For his Craftsman achievement, Cameron also had to make something useful with wood. He sawed, sanded, painted, and drilled this measuring cup holder for the inside of one of my cupboards. I love it! It makes so much more space in my utensil drawer. We have a teeny kitchen with teeny storage and hardly any cabinetry, so this is really helpful! I love it, Cam!
Continuing on with Craftsman, he had to make 4 projects not from wood that take some planning and/or require a sketch. We looked up some really fancy airplanes online and on youtube. He wasn't able to do all of them (seriously, some of these are really amazing!) but these two fly pretty darn well.
Another of Ethan's requirements was to learn about taking care of the earth, and more specifically, our neighborhood. He was to perform a neighborhood cleanup, so we incorporated it into our Family Home Evening Monday night. We got our gloves and trash bags and cleaned up the park and greenbelt near our home. Amazing how much trash can be found! Big thumbs up to all of us on this one!
It's been a full week. The boys are now out of school and I have Ethan's cake to make and company coming in for the baptism this weekend. This morning we found a pipe leaking (side faucet/outside of the house) and had to call in a plumber. Never a dull moment!
Happy weekend, everyone!