Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mr. C finally had his Eagle Court of Honor! He finished his project only like, several months ago!!!! I've had his Eagle pin and patch and certificate for MONTHS. Procrastination turned out to be a good thing this time though. Because I was such a lame mom and couldn't get my act together, when we finally DID have Mr. C's court of honor, his grandparents (my parents) were able to attend! I'm good!!
That beautiful lady pictured with Mr. C is my Mum!
Sadly, my Dad isn't pictured in any of these photos because he was the photographer who took all of these fantastic photos. The man behind the camera.
I'm sorry but I had to post this photo. Levi decided he needed to be up front with all of us and wouldn't go and sit down. Levi in his uniform cracks me up. I can't help but giggle at his britches he insists on having pulled way up to his arm pits and his hat pulled down over his eyes.
Mr. C being sworn in. Not swearing. Sworn. There's a difference. I point this out because we had a discussion at the dinner table about, "The Bishop is going to swear at Mr. C"??? No, our Bishop is going to swear IN Mr. C! Much relief.
Mommy, me, the Mum pinning on Mr. C's Eagle pin! Wahoooo! It's official!
Did I mention that it was freezing outside???? And that none of us were prepared which is uh, a scout is always what??? You'd think after all of the Eagles I've helped my boys earn......... I'd be more prepared. I wasn't. Several who came to support Mr. C lent us blankets and coats. Thank goodness!! I was getting to the point where my teeth were chattering so hard my eyeballs were about ready to bounce out of my head and onto the grass. That would be totally awkward! I don't remember anywhere in the scout handbook it teaching how to replace bounced out eyeballs that have fallen onto the grass.
Giving Daddy a hug. Daddy went with Mr. C over to Ghana, Africa to help Mr. C deliver all of the stuff he gathered and took over there. I was supposed to go but went down in health so wasn't able to go. LAME!
Mr. C pinning on a mentor pin on his Daddy. Levi has yet to go and sit back down. He's too busy flipping something (a rope?? who knows...) around. Fascinating.
Mr. C telling us all how grateful he is for all who supported him. Very nervous. So cute. Adorable when nervous.
Mr. C getting his new Eagle neckerchief. I love this photo! I love what it captures. My Dad did a pretty dang good job me thinks.
The Eagle's Nest. My four boys. Yeah, I consider The SM one of my boys. His Mum gets credit for helping him get his Eagle but I take credit for making him a man! HA! So, ahem. Back at the ranch........ here sit my three oldest sons. All Eagle Scouts. I'm pretty proud of them. They worked hard reaching this prestigious rank that so few reach.
Closing ceremony. Mr. T carrying the American flag and Russell, I mean, Levi carrying the State of Utah flag. (Anyone guess where the Russell reference came from)?????
Three Eagle sons........... only three more to go.................. Oy Vei!