Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aaron's Cub Scout Rank Advancement

It has been a really fun year for Aaron and John both in Cub Scouts.  Aaron was a tiger cub and John was his Den leader.  And they both LOVED it!  For the end of the year there was special picnic and advancement ceremony followed by a fly in from Flight For Life to finish out their emergency preparedness award! The night was jam packed with lots of boys and their families as we celebrated the finish of a great year.  And this momma/wife could not have been more proud!

 Is he not the cutest little Tiger Cub ever??

 I was pretty excited to wear this mom scarf of Teresa's from when John was a cub scout.

 Country girl

 I'm a Wolf now!

The kids were SO excited to not only watch the helicopter land and take off but to also get to SIT in the helicopter!
 Ethan had a great time too.  This is his friend Marshall.  They will be Tigers together the year after next.
Even Chloe got to sit in the helicopter with Daddy.  

I'm so proud of Aaron for all of his hard work this year.  I look forward to next year too!  They do have boyscout camp this summer.  John will be taking both boys with him.  Even though Ethan is not a scout yet, the program is very sibling friendly.  I love that they include Ethan. 

It was the perfect evening for the event.  And though our family has seen "daddy's helicopter" many times, it never gets old!  

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cousin Josephine

May 5th was an exciting day this year as Uncle Matt and Aunt Jacquelyn welcome a baby GIRL into the world.  Little Josephine Mae Farnsworth was born at 1:28pm weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 20 inches long.  Both baby and momma are doing well and are healthy as can be.  We were so very blessed to have been able to be there at the hospital when she was born and get to hold her only hours old.  I'm so excited for our kids (and especially Chloe) to have a cousin so close to us.  I can't wait to get out and do some hikes with our baby backpacks this year.  Good times ahead for sure!

Grandma and Grandad came to visit this week and it has been so fun spending time with both them and with Matt, Jacquelyn, and sweet Josephine.

 Celebrating Grandad's Birthday!
 The boys masterpiece cake decorations.

 Grandad's famous marshmallow guns!
 And a pretty cool bubble maker for miss Chloe.

 Proud momma.  Just look at that beautiful baby gaze.

Congrats Matt and Jacquelyn!  We love you so much.  And sweet Josephine has captured our hearts already.

Ethan's Preschool Graduation

This was a big week for us.  Lots of stuff going on.  But perhaps the most exciting thing was Ethan's Preschool Graduation!  Ok, before you roll your eyes, let me assure you I kind of think the preschool graduation thing is silly.  BUT it turned out to be really fun and I know that Ethan felt very special.  Which for the middle child, is very important.  To make it even better, Grandma and Grandad got to come as they are in town visiting baby Josephine.  (I'll post about her soon!)

Ethan has been with this preschool for 2 years now.  He attended 2 mornings last year and this year we put him in half day afternoons 4 days a week.  It worked well with our schedule as Chloe generally napped almost the whole time and momma got some time to herself!  Both years he had Mrs. Claudia and Mrs. Bea.  They are both wonderful teachers and I hope they are still around in two years when Chloe is ready to attend. (Oh my gosh can you believe that?)

Here is our handsome future graduate of the class of 2029, Ethan William Farnsworth.

I don't have a working scanner so this is a picture of a picture!!  Sorry for the poor quality.

When asked what his favorite part of preschool was he said without hesitation, art center.  Our little artist can't get enough.  We are so proud of you Ethan and so excited for you to go to Kindergarten next year!