Monthly Archives: August 2010

Family Home Evening: Father’s Blessings

A little overdue, we had our annual Father’s Blessings FHE.  We always start off with a discussion on the power of Father’s blessings.  Then we proceed to the actual blessings.  Each of the children who wanted, and me, received a blessing from their father.  Once again it was a powerful experience.

We had a brief round of Apples to Apples Jr. for our activity.

We ended our evening on a sweet note with Waffle Sundaes.  Our awesome neighbor gave us a box of crepe mix, that we made waffles out of earlier in the day.  Everyone had a waffle with a scoop of ice cream and their choice of ice cream toppings.  Yum!

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Cub Scouts: Waves of Fun – Foil Boats

Sadly, this was my last week as Wolf den leader.  Fortunately, I’m still in Cub Scouts and will see my boys at the monthly Pack meetings! 

The boys had a good time with the “Sock Wave” gathering activity.  At first, they were unsure about taking off their shoes and socks.  They put their socks on a flat sheet and all grabbed the edges like we did with the parachutes in grade school.  They “waved” the sheet up and down until their was only one sock remaining on the sheet.  They had fun seeing who’s sock survived, then they had even more fun searching the room for the rest of the socks!

After our opening exercises, we talked about the food pyramid (Requirement 8a).  They were very good at naming foods from each category.  I felt bad stopping them so we’d have time for the fun stuff when they were having so much fun with the “business” stuff.

For the “fun” part, I gave each of them a 6 inch square of tin foil to build a boat anyway they pleased.  After they were done, we tested it’s floating ability in  tub of water and placed pennies on it one at a time to see how many it could hold before it sank.  I brought enough foil to let them all try it again.  Once again they didn’t want to stop the “fun” part to go on to the treat part.

This week they made their own treat.  My assistant found these giant marshmallows.  Each boy got a marshmallow, half a Twizzler peel-apart, a 2 mini chocolate chips.  After they peeled apart the licorice, they pushed in eight “legs” to the marshmallow to make it look like an octopus.  For the finishing touch, they pushed in chocolate chip eyes.  It was hard to get a picture of the completed octopi because they were eaten so quickly.  I think the one pictured already lost it’s eyes.  

It was exactly the kind of den meeting that makes me sad to not work with these great boys every week!

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Schooled Book Club

We recently had our family book club meeting after we read Schooled by Gordon Korman.  Read all about our fun activities over at Arizona Mama.

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Saturday Sentament

I found this great quote on Marta Writes.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

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