Thursday, January 25, 2007




Red's Birthday

My oldest turned 8 a few weeks ago. It was such a big deal for me. First of all, I am NOT old enough to have an 8 year old!!! This has been the cause of several allergy attacks where my eyes just SUDDENLY fill with tears. Darn those allergies. Sigh. ANYWAY... Red has now officially joined the Cub Scouts. At first, I was quite excited. What a fun way for him to spend an evening once a week. Then we had to get him his uniform. AACK!! $50 later Red is now the proud owner of a shirt a hat and a belt. That's it. Do you KNOW how many shirts I could have bought that kid for $50?!? And the worst part is... he will probably outgrow it before he leaves the Cub Scouts. I'm trying to remain calm about the whole thing, but it was a little frustrating. One fun thing that is coming up is the Pine Wood Derby. Red and DH have started working on the car and I think they are having fun together. Red's hands got tired pretty quick using that little jig saw, but it's all we have. I think they make a pretty good team. When Red gets home from school today, I'm going to help him with the sanding and possibly painting. DH is going to help get the wheels on and get it the right weight. Should be fun! I'll take pics of the Derby on Friday... hopefully we will have big smiles and those darn allergies won't act up!

8 comments:

Heather Savage said...

Oh how exciting. Your families first Pine Wood Deby. I say family because it truely is a family project. Atleast that is how it is at our house. I was so excited to get access to your blog. I love it. I will have the boys check it out tonight. They will be so excited to see the pics of the kids. Will keep in touch. The Savages think about you all the time. Love Ya. Heather

Melissa said...

Heather - we miss you guys!! Spencer keeps asking "When we go back to Oregon can we stay with Cameron and Colby?" I didn't know we were going back... but ya know! Let the boys leave comments... Spence would love it!

Lee said...

Pinewood Derby!! How fun!! My dh can't wait for that!!!! Good luck Red!!

Susan P said...

Thanks so much for sharing. It was great to hear updates on your family. Good luck on the pinewood derby, my boys were involved in scouts too when they were younger. I think we still have a derby car or two somewhere.
Hope you are warming up down there!
Love,
Susan and boys

RaNae said...

can't wait to find out what a pinewood derby is LOL.
U r a varacious reader!!
Love the whole picture thing and the prices of our oranges already shot up to almost a dollar an orange here in Texas geesh.

AJ said...

We just did the Pinewood Derby with my 10 year old this week. Fun!! We did our car the night before, and he got 2nd place. It was pure luck. :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's nice to know there are other moms out there dealing with the same things I do.

AJ said...

We just did the Pinewood Derby with my 10 year old this week. Fun!! We did our car the night before, and he got 2nd place. It was pure luck. :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's nice to know there are other moms out there dealing with the same things I do.

Melissa said...

Lee - I was looking forward to the Pinewood Derby, but now I have two sick kids! Since DH is the Cub Master he and Red will go and I stay home :(

Susan - I'm so glad you stopped in!! I hope you check back often... we are supposed to have an IEP for Little Bug soon... FINALLY!! (I try not to use the kids real names online...)

RaNae - Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout thing - each boy gets a block of wood and some wheels in a kit. They all get the same kit. Then, they can take and make the car into whatever shape they'd like. There are a few rules to follow... then they race the cars!

AJ- I'm hoping this little car will do okay... if not, we have MANY more years to work on it. I'm glad you stopped by... I posted about a bad day awhile ago. Sometimes you just gotta vent :)