Friday, August 31, 2018


This summer was a BUSY one!  It consisted of lots of bike rides to nearby parks, play dates almost every week, lots of reading for the summer reading program, and a few vacations along the way...New York, Chicago, and CUBA!

Ayden became a SAFETY graduate!  He learned all about being safe in lots of ways at Safety Town.  His favorite activity was driving the big wheels and bikes and obeying all the traffic signs and signals.

The kiddos and I were SHIPWRECKED at VBS.  I volunteered as the craft leader and my little survivors learned all about how Jesus rescues us in many, many ways.  We still love signing and dancing to those songs!
Allie went to Girl Scout camp at Hess-Hathaway and learned all about the colonial times of scouting.  She made a bonnet and pouch, participated in a color run, put on a skit, earned some badges and patches and made some new scout friends.
We couldn't manage to find the time to travel out east to PA so Auntie Ellen and Uncle Joe paid us a visit!
Allie attended CHEER CAMP for the first summer with her mini team and the Stingray family.  Unfortunately I couldn't manage to share in the fun with the other cheer moms...but I know she was in good hands.  Allie swam...

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Top Seller

Cookie season was pretty intense this year!  Allie's goal was a hefty one...1,000 boxes!  Se sold door-to-door, at booths around the community, at school basketball games, and to friends, family and teachers.  Whoa! But not once did this little salesgirl want to quit (except when the temperatures were below 10 degrees...we froze our cookies off!)  She made her goal...1,000 BOXES!

Allie and her other buddies that reached top seller status attending the cookie celebration to receive recognition of their accomplishments.

Allie received an abundance of prizes from cookie sales this year...including super cool rainbow mermaid tail blanket.

The final prize took place today aboard the Ovation yacht on Lake St. Claire.  Allie and her sales partner, Briella, earned a this fantastic day!

Monday, July 2, 2018

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

It may have taken over a year...but Ayden DID INDEED read 1,000 books!!!  The Novi library created a challenge to encourage toddlers and preschoolers to read, read, read!  Ayden began his challenge to read 1,000 last summer.  Today he completed his goal and stood for his final photo with the book signs.  He is READY for KINDERGARTEN!  Nice job, buddy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spring Farm Sprouts

Farmer Ayden was a spring spout at Tollgate Farms.  He learned about baby animals, gardening, life cycles and even tried a new food here and there. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bridging to Brownies

Another successful year of Daisies!  Tonight Allie received all her year's badges and patches she earned as her last year as a Daisy Girl Scout.  There are so many accomplishments these girls should be proud of...

This year, our troop attended core camp for the first time.  We learned about the journey of water, had a maker space drive to collect items for our school's maker space, and sold over 7,500 boxes of cookies as a troop!  We went camping, participated in archer, a low ropes course, and learned how to horseback ride.  We learned about recycling from Paw Patrol's Rocky, made blankets for local animal shelters and planted flowers with senior citizens. 

Allie has been waiting to bridge to a BROWNIE for two long year.  Tonight I had the honor of placing her brownie vest on this new little brownie!
All our Daisies who bridged to Brownies

I'm so proud to continue on our Girl Scout journey together.  I can't wait to see what our Brownie year has in store for us!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Girl Scout Troop Camping

What a fabulous way to end out year together.So many badges and patches were earned at troop camping this spring.  Allie tried archery for the first time and participated in a low ropes, team building course with her scout friends.  She became a citizen scientist by helping collect data about ants and planting flowers at the camp's Butterfly Garden.  Beautiful outdoor art was created for an art badge and her favorite was roasted on the fire...s'mores...while singing song.

I'm so thankful for our wonderfully huge troop and all the memories and new friendships we make together.

Our opening flag ceremony.

Taking action! 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

Summer is ALMOST here!  It sure did feel like it today at the parade.  Our Girl Scout troop walked in the Keego parade...and Ayden collected SOOOOO MUCH CANDY!