30 August 2010

A Pirate's Life For Me!

Today, Darwin and I got to tour The Black Pearl/Queen Anne's Revenge from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  The movie people had to work with the Coast Guard for some of the pyrotechnic/exploding stuff...so the captain of the boat invited the coastie families to tour the boat after the boat scenes were all filmed.  It was very cool...mostly surreal.  I met Darwin at his office and then drove over to the dock where it is moored up.  The captain was really friendly and let us wonder around wherever we wanted.  He even took Darwin down to the engine room and showed him the remote control he used to control the boat.  We didn't see any actors or movie people...but the boat was just awesome!  I, of course, took several pictures...hehe.  The kids were a little bummed out that they didn't get to go, but the tour was during school.


27 August 2010

Video of the Rain Gutter Regatta

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Our Little Cub Scout

Isaiah is FINALLY a cub scout!  He is so excited that on some days he can be borderline annoying...but we are glad that he is having so much fun!  He has been to three den meetings and last night was his first pack meeting, featuring a Rain-gutter Regatta.  He has been wanting to be a cub scout since Caleb started going 5 years ago.  I tried to get him in a school pack last year to do Tiger scouts, but since they do scouts differently at the school than we do at church (mostly just in timing...not a different program) we weren't able to do it.  Here are some pictures of him in his uniform with his boat. =)

He earned two belt loops last night...which I'm pretty sure he can't technically earn until after he earns his bobcat badge... but he was sure excited.







Darwin went up to coach him a little and then I got a shot of him taking video of the race.









This was just a cute picture.
They of course caught me trying to take it so the faces aren't what they were moments before...but still...Brooklin was wearing Isaiah's hat and resting her head on her dad's arm.  =)