Sunday, March 21, 2010

Soaring With the Eagle

JJ is finally, officially an Eagle Scout! We had his Court of Honor today and despite a few late arrivals and several Scouts pulling out of the ceremony at the last minute, it went very well.

Here is JJ being escorted to the podium by his Honor Guard, friends Adam and John.

The candle lighters, led by Nicky and fellow Scouts Stevie and Drew, did a lovely job.

After receiving his award, JJ made a speech thanking everyone for all their hard work and for their support over the years. It was pretty good, considering he winged it!

The proud Scouting family...Dad, JJ, Mom, and Nicky.

Congratulations, JJ! Remember...once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

13 Years Lucky

Look at this cute kitty:

She will be 13 sometime this week. Since she was a stray, we picked a date and ended up with March 17th. Close enough.

Happy Birthday, Kiki! We're so happy our friend found you in that parking lot. You've been a real blessing!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cakes, Cakes, and More Cakes!

I do love Cub Scout Blue and Gold season. Most Packs do a Father/Son Cake Contest as part of the festivities. I am a Unit Commissioner for 3 Cub Scout Packs and I was disappointed that only one this year had the contest. But those cakes were pretty creative!

Here's a sampling:

Um...ew! But very creative.

Anyone ready for lunch? This cheeseburger might satisfy the stomach.

Time for dessert? How about pie? (Yes, this is really a cake!)

The Cub Scouts set a lovely table. What a nice centerpiece!

Now for a little web-surfing after that full meal.

All of these cakes won an award, for various categories. I believe the computer won Judges Choice. All very fabulous and mostly done by the Scout!

I can't wait for next year. The cakes just get better and better!