For Hammer, who loves Transformers...
Well, the boys are back, and in just a few hours, Pumpkin and Fuzzy are already bickering. UGH.
The Camporee went great. Fuzzy's group came in third place in the competitions against other scouts. They compete and are awarded points at various stations in orienteering, first aid, fire starting, plant recognition, cooking, etc.
Even more spectacular was that the Webelos that Fuzzy has been grooming as the Den Chief for almost two years, came in 1st place against all other Webelo troops competing!!! It was really a proud moment for Fuzzy, as he realized that all the work he was doing with the younger boys has paid off.
Hammer's group, although they didn't place high, received the President's Award for Achievement. I guess their 'can-do' attitude really impressed the leaders that were doing the scoring! :-)
Everyone is a bit overtired and cranky. Except Hubby, who seems happy enough, but now has the cold that the kids and I have been passing around. I think the tiredness will catch up with Hubby later, too.
Yesterday, Pumpkin, my mom and I had a great time shopping! Pumpkin's favorite color is purple, and we finally found a great purple coat at Sears. It is actually 2 coats! An inner, fleece/nylon reversible, and then an anorak/parka style heavier coat that goes with it. You can wear the two together for super cold days, maybe when she goes out to play in the snow!
Needless to say, Pumpkin was thrilled with the find! My mom also got a really nice black wool coat, similar to a pea coat style, double breasted, but a longer, car coat length. Then, we went to shop for some slacks and shirts for me. I got a brown and black pair of slacks, 2 sweaters and 2 blouses, and a pair of great new boots! My mom treated me to everything over my budget, as an early birthday present from my mom and dad!
Now, when I go to Atlantic City, I will at least feel like I have some nice outfits and won't be an embarrassment to her. My mom is so thin, and trim and put together looking. I suppose it is hard enough that I am wayyyy overweight. :-/ Anyhow, I am really excited about going on the trip!
Mom's close friends that will be there and sharing the rooms and having adjoining rooms with us, are sweet women that I have known since I was a teen. I am looking forward to being with them. I will also have some time to myself, which is nice to just read, have a coffee, window shop, etc.
Last night, we had dinner with my mom and dad at our fave town restaurant, the one where the Bar Mitzvah party was held last week. We also had our favorite waiter, Charlie! We also ran into an old classmate, whose dad died this week. It was a tough week in our town, there were actually 3 deaths of friends/acquaintances family members.
Pumpkin and I didn't finish watching 'Cleopatra', but we decided to watch 'Speed' instead. It was good! Pumpkin loved it, she was on the edge of her seat the whole movie!!!
Anyhow, I got to take a long nap, which was the first good sleep I had since Hubby left. The Giants are off this week, and well, the Jets are the Jets. They apparently tied the game up, and are going into overtime. Ack.
UPDATE: Jets lost in overtime to the Redskins. Dang, Jets.