Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner

Dylan attended his first Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner, celebrating 100 years of scouting. This dinner was extra special for Dylan because his Grandpa was the guest speaker ... telling stories of how the very first Boy Scout Jamboree was held right here in Newport Beach, about 2 blocks from where I grew up. He showed the boys his Eagle Scout pin, Merit Badges, and original Boy Scout Field Book. How cool is that?

All of the parents were amazed how quiet and attentive the boys were listening to him share his stories. My Dad really has a way of connecting with people, especially kids!

Dylan and Grandpa

The evening finished up with a classic spaghetti dinner, games for the boys, and chocolate cake! So much fun for everyone and such a proud moment for Grandpa!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Vacation ...

Well, here we go again ... another mini-vacation. technically the school district calls it President's Week, but we all know it as Ski Week! So Dylan and I have a week off, or if you count the weekends, 9 whole days off from work and school. Nothing big planned, just relaxing and spending quality time together. of course we will hit Legoland and probably Disneyland too!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Meet Luke

As you know from the last post, Dylan's beloved pet fish Swim died. We had been talking about getting a pet turtle or frog and decided to visit the pet store for more information on what was needed. Well, the pet store was having it's weekly adoption from the shelter ... need I say more? Dylan and I both were drawn to the cutest,  littlest gray furball. The name on the tag was Simba and he was estimated to be 3 months old. He was left with 3 other kittens, taped up in a cardboard box, at the shelter. An hour later, he was on his way to his new home with us.

Dylan decided he wanted to change his name to Luke. Short for Luke Skywalker. Leave it to my son to name his cat after a Star Wars character. So without further ado, meet Luke!

Luke spent the first day and night in Dylan's bathroom. We visited him and played with him in the bathroom. Luke seemed to be very comfortable with his new home and with us, so we decided to let him out to explore the living room. He didn't even try to hide this time. Luke played with Dylan and followed us around the house. Dylan wanted Luke to see his room so badly, but I reminded him that small toys could be dangerous for Luke. Dylan said OK and spent 30 minutes cleaning his room. And to think all I had to do was get a kitten and Dylan would clean his room!

Dylan Luke and Luke Skywalker ... Best Buds already!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Goodbye Swim

Today Dylan lost his pet fish Swim. Swim was part of our family for almost 5 years, which is pretty long for a beta fish who lives all alone in small bowl. Dylan cried and was sad, but we said goodbye and know that Swim is in Heaven with Goldie (the pet goldfish who died when Dylan was 2 1/2)
After a small ceremony in Dylan's bathroom, the tears turned to a conversation of what kind of pet we should get next. Dylan is considering a turtle or a frog. So we will visit the pet store this weekend and do our research. RIP Swim, you will be missed.