First Day of School 2017
These kids are growing up! !st, 3rd, 5th, 7th!
I love that these guys are best friends!
Benji saying goodbye as he catches carpool to Jr High and Rose saying hello to the big 1st grade all day school!
Cousins! This is the morning crew – the rest of the neighbors are on B track this year.
Benji had his first year of scout camp this year! We got home from the cruise Saturday night and he left Monday morning!
He worked on 6 Merit Badges while he was there. He did Astronomy, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Woodcarving, Rifle Shooting, and Swimming.
On Wednesday night Ben went up for parents night and had dinner and campfire with the boys:
His leaders said he was fun and responsible!
He was pretty proud about doing the Polar Bear swim at 6:30am:
and something about going out with Ryan and trying to sink other canoes:
That’s about all of the detail that I know but he said he had a great time!
Benji is done with 11 year old Scouts! We just had a court of Honor and he got his Tenderfoot and 2nd Class. He has only a few more requirements to get his 1st class and he earned his first merit badge: First Aid.
Benji got called up to teach the bowline knot and then they had a race. Ben won. Benji took 2nd.
Packer finally received his Bear badge and we had a fun game of water kickball.
So I dropped Benji off at Scouts the other night… As he’s getting out of the car I tell him goodbye, “Have fun my friend. Be good.”
And then he says. ” I will Mom. I Love you.”
I love you! I love that he tells me that. I wish that I said it more. I think I say it to my kids often but in that instance I didn’t and he did. Benji is a great oldest sibling/first child. I LOVE my kids.
Benji is done at Manila!
He is excited. He and Seth. But he didn’t want me to run around and find his friends (Tye, Hyram, Ryan,..) and get pictures…
Some of his best friends even though they are not 6th graders:
Hope of America Award! at the Dance Festival Benji got awarded the Hope of America! His teacher loved that he always participated in everything! I want a well rounded young man when all is said and done so that made me proud.
Benji also had really good grades all year. A’s in everything and he did it all on his own. Once in a while he would ask me to help get supplies for big projects but that’s about it.
Rose got to go to school from 9:15-1:15 and visit all of the 1st grade classrooms and teachers. She loved it! Benji got to be her and Ellie’s 6th grade buddy! He loved it. Rose loved walking home with all the neighborhood kids.
This year they didn’t get split into their new classes and see who their new teacher might be so… we all just have to wait to find out. We are getting a new Principal and Vice Principal this next year so…
Ray is getting excited to go to Kindergarten!