Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This marks Sam's last year as a Cub Scout and he is now journeying on into the Boy Scouts.  He has been active in the scouts since kindergarten and loves all of the adventures it has taken him on...from sleeping on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier to caving into the depths of Raccoon Mountain. 

He had his "Crossing Over" ceremony last week which officially declared him as a Boy Scout!

**Cesar has been his leader for all five years of scouting.  What a great leader and role model for Sam to work with!

Sam crossing the bridge!  (Thank you Lily Clare for taking these pictures!)

Sam also received the "Arrow of Light" award.  This is the highest ranking award given to a Cub Scout.  To receive this, the scout must meet all Cub and Webelos requirements, earn all achievement badges and learn the Scout Law and Scout Promise.  Way to go, big guy!!

Sam will have his first Scout troop meeting later this month.  He's looking forward to meeting the new guys and embarking on new adventures!

Proud mama~

Oh, the love of a dad!

John and Lily attended their second Father - Daughter dance a couple of weeks ago!  It was touch and go for a while, because Lily got sick earlier in the week, but luckily, by the time the dance came around, she was feeling better!

Lily certainly was one of the "best dressed"!

And her date was definitely the "most handsome"! 

Lily's friend, Molly and her dad joined them.  This is the two girls in the backseat of their "chariot", as they headed to the dance.

Then they cut loose on the dance floor!

The evening included dancing, a dessert and candy buffet and a long stemmed rose.  Sounds like a perfect date night to me!

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.” ~ Joseph Addison