Monday, February 16, 2009

Gameboy's Game Day

Opps! I found this sitting in my drafts. This was Gameboy's 11th birthday party, so I'm only a little late posting it.

This may seem original... but for Gameboy's Birthday the theme was games! Yep we are really creative like that around here.

One of his favorite games to play is Heroscape. We got it for Father's Day last year. The neat thing about this game is that you can set up the playing field however you want. Then afterwards it is similar to Dungeon's and Dragons. The neat thing about it is that it is quick to learn and easy to play.

Look it's games on the computer!

And games on the TV.

And a game controllers cake. (Should have used fondant.)

Happy Birthday Gameboy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Boy and a Bridge

He's no longer a Cub Scout.

Gameboy earned his Webelos rank and the Arrow of Light.

NASA Guy made him this super cool skin to keep all of his scout awards on.

Unfortunately I didn't get a good picture of the bridge that NASA Guy made for the boys to cross. You can kinda see it a the bottom of this picture. It was pretty cool though.
Here the 11 year-old Scout leader and NASA Guy are making the joining knot. This rope was the hand rail for the bridge as the boys moved from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

And here they are on the other side, so my oldest is now a Boy Scout. I better not blink 'cause next thing I know he's going to be earning his Eagle.

Tagged - 4th Folder, 4th picture

I was tagged a while back by my sister to go to my pictures and post the fourth picture in my fourth folder. Here's what I found.

Last year the twins, Space Man and Cowboy, got a praying mantis egg case as a birthday present. It was really cool watching all those little buggies hatch out. It was amazing to see how tiny the are when they are just newly hatched. Here's a picture of them right after they had hatched. The brown blob in the bottom of the container is the egg case. One case can hold around 200 baby praying mantises.

We really didn't have anything to feed them, so after a day or so we let them loose in our backyard. And wondered if we would ever see any of them after they had grown up. (Space Man and Cowboy moonlight as entomologists in their spare time.)

So my fourth/fourth is of one of those little itty-bitty mantises all grown up. NASA Guy found him/her crawling on the wall of our carport. Pretty cool huh? If you'd like to try hatching your own praying mantises check out our favorite bug place - Insect Lore.