Monday, August 25, 2014

Scouting: Year Three

Matthew has been eagerly awaiting this day: his first den meeting as a Cub Scout.
 
 
Jonathan was consoled when I scored a uniform in his size at the thrift store
 to pair with a hand-me-down neckerchief.
 
 
Doug will be heading up Matthew's den of Tigers.
 
 
And Tootsie was not to be left out.  "When I grow up and I am a boy, then I will be a Scout, too, and wear my socks and go camping with Dad and all the boys."

Sunday, August 24, 2014

In Which Jonathan Learns to Ride a Bike

Despite some of the negative aspects of having a strong-willed child, there are advantages. 
And once this boy decides he is going to do something, he does it.
 

A week ago (with a little coaxing) he took his first "solo" runs (i.e., he needed a little shove to get going).

 
But today he was determined to do it himself.  He mastered starting and steering in no time flat.
 


Throughout the afternoon he would ask, "Are you proud of me, Mom?"


"Yes, my dear, I am very proud of you." 
(And you can bet this face is going up on the Wall of Fame).