Archive for April, 2013

Critter-Boy

Actually, he’s becoming more of a Critter-Teen.

I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll say it a million more.  I adore when B10 shows up with cool animals.

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~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Court of Honor and Campfire

This weekend’s Boy Scout Camping Trip culminated in a Court of Honor outdoors, then a campfire with songs and skits.  It was the coolest one I have ever been to and I was really proud of my boys and how awesome they did.

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CW received merit badges, his Scout AND Tenderfoot Rank, and he built and lit the fire for the Campfire, in order to get his “Fireman’s Chit”.  Such amazing progress for his FIRST Court of Honor.

B10 received merit badges, his Second Class Rank (which came with the joke that he didn’t even need to sew it on, since he completed his First Class Requirements and was ready for his Board of Review) and was awarded a special award – the World Conservation Award.  What is awesome about that is that it replaces his standard purple fleur-de-lis, and shows how much he loves wildlife/nature.

Both boys did stuff during the Campfire, but they also opened it up to the Girls – so Princess, OPM and CAM sang a song that was the hit of the night (at least with the parents)!

Lots of fun and enjoyment.  I hope we all can go and camp next year!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

TBall Game 2

Me and my girly.

Me and my girly.

GO’s Twin Cousin, Sister Sheep, also plays for the Red-Hots, so for today’s game we had lots of family fans watching.  It was fun to see so many people come out and support the girls (and Brother Sheep, who plays for the Green Team in the 5/6 Year Old League).

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Assistant Coach Papa is enjoying himself, too!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Family Camping with Boy Scouts

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

This weekend is the annual Family Camping Weekend with the Boy Scouts.  B10 and CW shared tents with friends/fellow scouts, but GO, Went and I were in a cabin (along with the Royal Family).  Quilting Bee and her Husband, Army Bee, and Twins, Girl Bee and Boy Bee, slept in a tent they pitched.

The bed I shared with Went

The bed I shared with Went

GO's bed

GO’s bed

The Bee Hive

The Bee Hive

The Caterpillars and I got there early and helped the Bees put up the tents and get dinner started.  B10 did an outstanding job watching his little sister and the Twin Bees.

The Roux (base) for the Gumbo

The Roux (base) for the Gumbo

Quilting Bee cooking away!

Quilting Bee cooking away!

Cajun Gumbo

Cajun Gumbo

Blueberry Cobbler (NOT Dump Cake!)

Blueberry Cobbler (NOT Dump Cake!)

Dinner on Friday night was Dutch Oven Cajun Gumbo – it was delicious (as is almost anything Queen Bee cooks), and really cool to watch her cook on her new Dutch Oven Table.

Went sleeping in the Cabin :)

Went sleeping in the Cabin 🙂

Breakfast - Dutch Oven Casserole and Cinnamon/Orange Rolls, plus fresh fruit

Breakfast – Dutch Oven Casserole and Cinnamon/Orange Rolls, plus fresh fruit

Love camping with my family and friends!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

TBall Has Begun

GO’s first season of TBall has begun at a local church.  She is on the “red” team, aptly named the “Red-Hots”.

Coach helping her set up.

Coach helping her set up.

It is hilarious.  3 and 4 year olds playing TBall is like a herd of cats playing TBall.  Except the cats might be better coordinated.

CONTACT!

CONTACT!

Needless to say, we adore it.  There are usually two innings, which is about 7 innings too little for one-third of the team and half an inning to much for the rest of the team.

SWING!

SWING!

Dropping the bat.

Dropping the bat.

And yes, GO is wearing a skirt.  We had the “arguement” in the beginning, where I realized the only baseball girls she had ever seen were on the movie “A League of Their Own”.  She *insisted* that girls wore dresses when playing baseball.  Historically, she was accurate, so I chose not to fight this battle.  I get points for matching the skirt to the pants.   (And yes, it’s a cute as you can imagine when she runs the bases.)

Love this shot of her.  :)

Love this shot of her. 🙂

Running to first!

Running to first!

I’m so proud of my little Red-Hot!

Guess who got the First Game Ball????

Guess who got the First Game Ball????

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

First Strawberries of the Season

We took the littles out Strawberry Picking today.  It was the first day of the season – and we managed to get three buckets!  Otto and I love freezing the berries and using them all year long.

Went and I

Went and I

Yes, that is CW out in the field.  He refused to pose for any other picture.

Yes, that is CW out in the field. He refused to pose for any other picture.

STRAWBERRIES

STRAWBERRIES

Me and the Littles

Me and the Littles

Check out Went's Strawberry Picking Hat!

Check out Went’s Strawberry Picking Hat!

Papa and the Littles

Papa and the Littles

I love how THIS year GO can finally pick the berries.  As opposed to EATING the berries.

Strawberry Smoothies in our future!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Sometimes Children Say All the Right Things

Today, I was standing in my bathroom, brushing my hair – and made a face in the mirror.  CW was sitting on the bed, and asked me what was wrong.

I did that typical female thing, where I dislike so much about myself, and it spills out into how I talk about myself to my Caterpillars.  Without even really thinking, I said how I was debating colouring my hair, since I have a huge white patch.

CW didn’t miss a beat, scrunching up his face and saying: “Please don’t, Mum, that makes you look just like Rouge.  It’s cool.”

Okay, so I'm ALMOST a superhero.  :)

Okay, so I’m ALMOST a superhero. 🙂

Huh.  How about that.  I’m spending my time staring in the mirror and hating what I see, and my kid thinks I look like a super hero.

Made. My. Day.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(