Monday, January 21, 2013

Order of the Arrow

Justin was nominated into the Order of the Arrow (OA) last year for Scouting. OA is essentially the Honor Society for Scouting.  They are also the group who perform the Bobcat ceremonies as well as the Arrow of Light Ceremonies for Scouting, both welcoming new boys into scouting and rewarding those who have finished their time in Cub Scouting.
The 3 boys who are pictured with him are also in his Troop and this team works to practice their lines every week so that they can recite them by heart.  Justin's role is the Medicine Man.
In the fall they had a Bobcat Ceremony for our Cub Scout Pack, so we got Jarin in on a picture with the team.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fall book fair/bingo

Our PTO at Jarin's school hosts the annual books, BBQ and bingo in the fall.  The librarian runs the book fair, the teachers take orders for BBQ plates and we play bingo.  This year, one of the ladies on the board was able to get our local Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team mascot, Moe, to come join the fun.  The kids loved it. 
With the Vice Principal and one of the teachers
 Jarin had fun playing bingo
Moe is a great entertainer!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Raingutter Regatta

Jarin's Pack held their annual Raingutter Regatta in October.  Jarin made a Spiderman boat.  He sailed it well, but in the end didn't take home any trophies.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rodeo time!

In October we took the boys to our county fair & rodeo.
They loved the rides

 We came across some friends at the rodeo, so we had a great time together.

 Steer wrestling

 Chet & Kayleen N's daughter, Malia, was in the calf scramble, so we cheered her on.
 Have you hugged a calf today?
 The poor clowns took pity on her being drug around the arena by the tail and decided to come to her rescue.

 She's got 'em!
 Victory!  She will raise a steer for FFA.

 Calf roping
 and Bull riding

 These clowns put their lives on the line to save the cowboy
 We stayed and watched a favorite band...The Bellamy Brothers
Little Miss Shahayla and her buddy, Nelson, just playing
 A fun night