Tuesday, September 9, 2008


For a few weeks now, I have been trying to find out information about signing Emma up for Daisy Scouts. I saw one of the gals from the Scout office on Open House day at Northridge, as she had a table set up there informing girls of the Girl Scout program. I talked to this gal, gave her my email and told her that my friend, Kara, and I are interested in being Daisy Scout co-leaders. She told me that she would email me an application form to fill out because they also do background checks. I never did get an email from her. Last week, I sent an email to an address I found for the Scout office here in town asking about the form and I never did get a reply. This is absolutely crazy to me. Most of the time, if you volunteer to do something, you can plan to be bombarded with all sorts of requests. This isn't the case here. Today I finally decided to make a trip down to the Girl Scout office because I want to make sure we don't miss the big sign-up for the fall and to tell them again that I am interested in being a leader. I did make some progress today, thankfully. They gave me a leader pack with some information in it and a quick review of the forms. I still have many questions, but for the most part I think we're on our way to being Daisies. I told the lady that if she hasn't already figured it out, that I'm a bit of an over-achiever. She said that was good, but I informed her that it's not always a wonderful thing!! LOL!

We will also have Cub Scouts again this year with Gage. Once again I have been trying to find information out and I can never seem to get anywhere with it. What is it with these organizations? I'm getting to the point where I think I may have to volunteer at a higher level so I know what the heck is going on!? I certainly don't want that, but I am offering myself up to these places and it just blows my mind that they aren't jumping on it? Now, if it were the church, it would be a whole different story! :-)
Emma had gymnastics tonight and she just loves it. It's a bit irritating to me that it's so difficult to watch because they are directly underneath the balcony we have to sit. I found myself hanging over the railing a few times to see what was going on. At one point they were doing bridges. I couldn't figure out how in the heck Emma was getting into the position she was in, but I did know she wasn't doing it right. Unfortunately no one was correcting her either. Once we got home I was showing her how to do it correctly and she finally figured it out. (I certainly wasn't able to demonstrate it for her. I don't think I was even that flexible or able to do a bridge when I was younger?)
Here's Emma's bridge! (Looks much better, huh Kara?)
Way to go Emma! You can kind of see off to the left side that Gage is also trying to do the bridge. He is doing it the way Emma was during gymnastics class. It almost looks painful?
These pictures of the cats have nothing to do with anything. I just found them cuddling in the chair today and couldn't resist taking a picture.

Aaaahhhhhhhh, how sweet!

1 comment:

Kara said...

Yeah Emma! I'd give you a "10"....(of course, they have totally changed the scoring system) but it's still a "10" in my book! Ha!

What have I gotten myself into, over achiever? I guess I am that way too when I am not distracted with pounding away in my garage! I can't wait to get started because it is going to be so much fun!

Cute kitties, by the way! The girls will enjoy those pictures!