Saturday, July 21, 2012

First leg of our Eastern Caribbean vacation

This afternoon we decided to drive half way to Ft Lauderdale.  Tomorrow we only have a short drive to the cruise port to catch our ship for a seven day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. Tonight we are staying at the Residence Inn in New Port Richie. Very Nice Hotel!
The Cisco Kid loves a good hotel room.   Tomorrow we will be on the ship by 12:30.


first Jacksonville Suns Baseball Game.

Last night the guys went to their first Suns Baseball Game. The Cub Scouts has three summer events and if the scout attends all three events they will receive the activity Pin. This is the pin they will receive.
Image:BearSummerPin14334.jpgThis pin is spacific for Bears.

Since this was the Cisco Kids first baseball game he had the full experience. He brought a baseball to the game and had the Suns team sigh the ball. Because he was the first 2000th person to arrive he received a full pack of player cards. He got to meet the teams mascot "Southpaw", play on the slides and of course the Chief had to get him one of those #1 fingers to waive and a very large bag of cotton candy.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Kitz Art Camp

For the past week The Cisco Kid and his friend have been going to Kidz Art. The Theme was Circus. Every day they used different techniques to their illustrations. The used Markers, Colored Pencil's, Oil pastels, watercolor Crayons & chalk pastels. They also worked with clay.  So this week was packed full with techniques and paintings. Today was the last day and all the students put on an Art Show.  The room was set up like an art gallery for all to see. 

The Clay Clown is The Cisco Kids favorite art piece. 

Games and Popcorn - He used markers.
Clown Collage - He learned how to outline and embellish the clown with all kinds of colorful things.   
Circus Elephant- He learned how to use the tecnique "batik" Batik is an ancient way of dying fabric using melted wax.  Wax is applied to the fabric in various designs and is then dyed.  The wax is then removed, leaving a beautiful design.  They used waxy crayons as the resist in this drawing and brushed a watercolor wash over the drawing to demonstrate how wax reacts with paint.   
Circus Jester- He learned how to Stroke color with markers.  
Seal with a ball- he learned how to blend chalk pastels. 
Lyon- This is done with water crayons. 
Carnival Days- They used colored pencil's  
Lion Tamer- he used Oil Pastels.
The Art Teacher 
Having fun with the markers.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer + Friends + Pool = FUN

Summer is all about having friends over for a fun day.  These two boys have known each other since they were three years old. 

As much as I protested, Mrs. K insisted on bringing lunch for everyone. That was so kind of her to go out of her way.  She brought us Publix subs with a salad and dessert.  We love Publix subs.   
 It is amazing how much a pool can entertain children for hours on end. 
After swimming they were hungry and the dessert that Mrs. K brought where these M&M Ice Cream cookies.   YUMMMMM.  Thank You Mrs. K!


Scuba diving with the Cub Scouts.

Since I am the Den mom of the Cub Scouts I try to give them adventures they will never forget. This summer we are working on our Aquanaut requirement.

The Boys learned three different ways to rescue someone from the water.

The first way was.... swimming to the distressed person with a flotation device. Making sure they grab on to it correctly and bringing them to safety.

The second way was..... laying on land belly down and reaching for the distressed person with a branch, walking stick or rowing oar. Then pulling the distressed person close to land.

The Third way was.......two boys sit in a row boat and row out to the distressed person. The scout sitting in front grabs the distressed person and hangs on to them as the scout in back rows back to land.

They also learned how to do some swimming strokes.

The adventure they will never forget was being able to suit up in diving gear and go scuba diving in the pool. 
A boys favorite adventure at any age is zip lining.  
The mom's also enjoyed the zip line.  



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