Blogger loaded these pictures backwards, so we'll work back over the last few days.
Macy is old enough to be a considered a teen at Girl Scout camp this summer, which means she'll lead a group of younger Girl Scouts. I'm the Teen Coordinator, which is a fancy title and I haven't done much. Friday night all the teens had a training session/campout.
They learned all the Girl Scout songs to sing at camp, and we spent a long time after dinner talking about how to be good leaders, what to do if your little one cries for their mother, etc. The girls were very insightful in the different scenarios.
The next morning we had omelettes cooked in a turkey fryer in freezer bags, and worked on the crafts the younger ones will be doing. That way our teens know how to do them!
Fun, fun campout.
Tuesday night we went shopping at Walmart for the supplies for our Blessing Bags. We bought $317 worth of shampoo, conditioner, combs, toothpaste, soap, etc. to make the bags. We had some donations, so we didn't have to buy it all. Here's the girls and the receipt from that shopping trip.
I'm really going to miss Cass.
Many people have asked my review of the movie. Here's what I've been saying: It's an excellent movie. I had really, really high expectations, and it didn't live up to them. The book is still better than the movie. But that said, it was still really good. It followed very true to the book (which is important) and many of the lines and passages were exactly right. I've read the book more times than I count, and there were little details pulled from the book all over that the average reader wouldn't pick up on, but I did. Yes, the music wasn't jazz, and yes, it was weird and cheesy in some parts. But overall, I would see it again (and will.) It was well-done.
If anything, I am happy for the spark it has provided in teaching the novel the last few weeks. Kids were EXCITED about the book. There were at least 10 students I recognized in the movie theatre, and many told me they went to one of the other ones. All the teachers have been telling stories about students asking for copies of the book that don't have the class. The power of Leonardo DiCaprio. :)
It was a busy week. Nice to take time to relax!