Monday, July 19, 2010

Jaden's Arrow of Light Ceremony

Jaden received his 'Arrow of Light' award in scouting this past week.  He has been working hard with his leader and the boys in his pack to achieve this.  The ceremony was really cool and Jaden felt special as his Grandma North and Grandma and Grandpa Brown were able to come support him.  Here he is receiving his feathers.  He is sitting second from the right.

Trying not to smile for the camera.

Look at the cool boards with a real arrow and arrowhead each of the boys received.  This part was so exciting for the boys!

Feeling the love!  Left to Right:  Matt, Grandpa Brown, Jaden, Grandma Brown, Maddie, Grandma North, Me, Rendon.  Way to go, Jaden!!!!


So if you know me at all, you know I DO enjoy the Twilight series.  I enjoyed the books a lot, and I enjoy the movies mostly because the books were so good.  The movies never quite compare to the books, but hey-whatever!  I mostly enjoy all the ridiculous chaos that people tend to create when the movies come out so I go and be a part of it because that's half the fun, right?!
And of course reading the books and watching the movies has been something that Maddie and I do together and it's kind of a fun way to 'bond'.
I have a very obsessed, over the top friend, Amanda who really gets into all the mania.  Her daughter, Kamri is one of Maddie's really good friends so we decided to 'Eclipse it' at midnight on opening night.  Here I am with Amanda, her sister, Hannah, and Rendon.  Notice his shirt: "Twilight Baby".  I got that for my baby shower!  :)  (No, he didn't attend the show with us).

Amanda (my obsessed friend on the left) scored us some tickets to an earlier show before our midnight show with our daughters.  Here we are in the car on the way.  Getting excited!

The movie is about to begin.  Notice the cute cups?  They were $5 each dang it, but how could you pass that up?!

And here we are at the midnight show.  Actually it started at 12:35am...crazy?  Yes!  Will we do it again?  Definitely!!!!   Kamri, Amanda, Me, Maddie.

All in all the movie was really good.  They get better and better and it's a lot of fun to be a part of the craze!

Fast fingers

Well I feel horrible because I was straightening my hair on the couch with Rendon nearby.  Of course, he's at the 'grabby' stage and boy is he quick.  He grabbed the flat iron for a split second as it was going through the air up to my head.  I swear it was so fast, but he still reached out just enough to grab it.  He cried such a horrible, painful little cry and I just felt absolutely awful.  Luckily we iced the fingers and he seemed to calm right down but the pain came and went for two straight hours.  It seemed like two straight days.  Poor baby.

And here is after the blisters popped.  The hard part was keeping his hands out of his mouth and keeping his fingers clean and dry all the time.  Rest assured I will make sure I do my hair in the bathroom away from the baby from now on!!!

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