Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graduating

I am still sick. I am going to do what the sick do when the sick blog. The sick do photo montages. Because the sick are lazy. Say it with me - LAAAY-ZEEEE. My brain's not working right, so funny's taking a nap. I'm on photo autopilot.

Last night my Little Guy graduated from Webelos I to Webelos II. Next January he will graduate to Boy Scouts. Rather than bore you with pictures of the
ceremony (mostly because I used the wrong ISO setting and the pictures are all grainy and fuzzy), I choose to delight (that's rather a strong use of the word in this context - just go with it) you with faces at the cake and punch reception following the ceremony. The faces are familiar at this point. The angles - I told you I'm sick, right?

But first, my Little Guy in his uniform, all handsome and proud. And remembering to stand like a man instead of a slouch.


Isn't he handsome? He's worked so hard all year to earn badges and pins and was proud of himself. He's a good kid.



An okay kid. Whichever you prefer.



Here's the man who was giving him weird finger ears. Say hello to my Hunny. I kinda like his old man glasses. People used to call him Al Borland from Tool Time. Now he gets into the whole professor look.

And Maybelline, as we're leaving the house, asks Little Guy, "So do any of your little scout friends have big brothers?" Rein it in there, girl. Soon I'll be padlocking her doors and windows.


Check out Oatmeal Head, recently having discovered the opposite gender himself. And I thought Maybelline had it bad. If one more giggly girl calls my house looking for him at ten o'clock at night ... so help me ...



Not to be outdone for weird angles, Little Guy completes our set. Collect them all!


I can't leave you without my favorite photo of the evening. Okay, second favorite. The one of the Hunny is my favorite. And I'm trying to figure out Photoshop well enough to get rid of the minivan and other background junk.

To all of you out there who have caught my cold, I'm truly sorry. Get better. To the four or five year old who gave it to me, there's a bench with your name on it, kid, and I'll be right behind ya, pushing.

Until I write again ...

Flea

18 comments:

Shamelessly Sassy said...

lovely pictures. My brother was a boy scout when he was younger. He loved it.

dlyn said...

Congrats to the Little Guy - and the whole fam is looking great. You will never be able to Photoshop well enough to get rid of all that background stuff. Embrace the background stuff! [it will help you learn to frame your shots better! just like me - I NEVER frame a shot poorly - nope, never!:P]

Marguerite said...

Fun! Congrats to Little Guy! :)

And you two (your Hunny included) reserve the right to completely embarrass the oldest two on the phone if someone calls after hours. >:)

Jen said...

I love the close ups.

Sorry you are sick!

Poltzie said...

Ok, it was me who was phoning your house, sorry!
seriously though, doesn't little guy look so handsome :)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh looks like a fun day!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm sorry you're sick! That Little Guy has gorgeous skin....

Colleen said...

yay Little Guy! Congrats!

MUD said...

When our son was in High School, I was in Emergency Preparedness for the Guard. If the phone rang after 10 PM someone was probably in need of Guard support. I made sure that all the little girls that would call knew there was a 10 PM curfew and the second time they called I would put call blocker on their number. I'll bet half of Shawnee Heights could not call our number. MUD

Tammy said...

Oh yeah I know about the phone calls! What is it with teenagers and the hormones?

Karen Deborah said...

awhh your family is great, what beyouteeful kids! I know your proud. Padlocks are good, chastity belts are good, telephone curfews are good. Go Mom.
Congratulations Little Guy go for Eagle Scout!

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I am SO dreading the days of girls calling for Sumo. I remember my mom always taught me to NEVER call boys myself - I should always wait for them to call ME. I promptly disregarded this advice.

Karen said...

Maybelling WANTS to hit on her brothers' friends?

noble pig said...

Hey we had graduation too...we went from a wolf scout to a bear scout last night...as well as my little guy becoming a Tiger.

They love it, don't they?

Andrea said...

We graduate tomorrow night from Wolf to Bear.

I know it is too late this time, but the next time you feel a cold coming on, start Zicam. It is a gel that you put in your nose at the first sign of a cold. Your cold will be shorter and not as bad, and in some cases (a lot of cases, actually) you never really get the cold. It is good stuff. We keep it on hand at ALL times. Just in case. It is basically just zinc which is apparently great for fighting colds.

Mental P Mama said...

So cute! All of them. Feel better.

Coffee Bean said...

Congratulations! Love the pictures! I hope you are feeling better. I'm feeling crummy but in a sick tummy way... which in my world translates into dragging my laptop all over the house and poking around on the internet.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh. My. God. Hunny has the same glasses Mr. Mom had for years (before Lasik). I loved those glasses! I'm going to have dig up a photo and show you.

Mayberry Magpie