Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ben's Bear Award at Pack Meeting

Ben received his Cub Scout Bear Award at Pack meeting last Thurday.

 Unfortunatly Charlotte had a work meeting/program so Ben pinned me which I later gave to Charlotte.
 I new Den Master gave the boys candy canes infused with Bears blood. Then He threw the badge into this tent and they had to fight a bear to get it. (It was actually the Den Assistant in there shaking the tent)

 At first I thought that this was Nathan being silly like he usually does, but he was sitting. It took me awhile to realize that it was another Scout doing the signal.

Ben's Class Party

I volunteered in Ben's Christmas Party and was asked to oversee the Dreidel game, I guess that theres always arguments with playing that and so she always assigns Dads to run that one. The kids also made paper wreaths and frosted cookies and then watched Frosty the Snowman.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ward Christmas Party Pictures with Santa

Santa came to visit our Ward Christmas party and we had pictures taken.

Lego Lord of the Rings Helms Deep set

I've been reading the Lord of the Rings series to Ben and Nathan so they are really into everything about them. Ben saved his birthday money and allowance to buy the Lego Lord of the Rings Helms Deep set. He allowed me and Nathan to help him build it a little by organizing pieces and setting them up so that he could build it. 

By the way Charlotte and I saw The Hobbit Friday night and both of us loved it. I felt uncomfortable though during some of the intense action scenes of beheading, stabbing and other violent behavior since I know of some young kids in Ben and Nathans class that their parents were actually bringing them to see the movie. Kind of saddens me that those parents make such bad choices.
Anyways the movie was excellent, great acting and effects, I usually hate 3D, but this was so well done that I didn't mind it at all. There were a few minor things that bugged me like Radagast could have been played a little more seriously and other very minor things, but all in all its lives up to the previous movies. I'm so happy to have not only been able to visit Middle Earth again, but to be fully immersed via all of the extra stuff that Jackson added via the appendixes.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nerf Gun War

We have two Nerf Guns that we keep in the car trunk and pull out when we go to the park. We had a Nerf Gun War this week.

Bens 10th Birthday morning

Bens birthday was on Wednesday December 5th and he turned 10! The first think that he demanded (quite loudly) when he woke up was breakfast in bed and then him presents, little punk.

Ben's 10th Birthday Party

Ben wanted a Lego Birthday Party again this year so we had his friends Georgie, Joshua, Nicolas and Sean over for games, pizza and cake and ice cream.

 I was supprised how long the Lego Board games kept them entertained and from turning on the Nintendo Wii. We also had a guess the amount of Legos jar and a game where we passed a platform around the circle and each person added two legos.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Spokane Airport

We were sad to leave Spokane

Tripleplay Fun Center

On Friday we met my brother Dave at Tripleplay fun center in Hayden. We had fun playing mini golf, rock climbing, playing arcade games and eatting pizza. A bunch of us tryed getting a plastic dinosaur in a grabber claw game without luck and Nathan came in and played once and got two!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Skyhigh Sports Trampoline Park

During the week Michelle took us to Skyhigh Sports Trampoline Park in Spokane and the boys had a lot of fun jumping playing dodgeball, jumping into a foam pit and playing video games. I remember Charlottes family taking us to something like this in Utah once or twice.