Monday, June 24, 2013

No one was "Starving" for fun

This last weekend we spent at a State Park here in Illinois called Starved Rock for our annual Cub Scout Troop summer camping trip.  About 60-70 parents, cub scouts and siblings spent Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning living out of tents.  My son is very lucky to belong to this troop.  From what I hear from some of the parents who brought their boys over from other troops, this is the premier pack to be part of.  And since we joined a little over a year ago, I haven't been disappointed with the involvement of all the leaders and parent volunteers.  They really plan fun and exciting things to do and everything they plan has an impact on how these boys will mature into men.  The highlight of our trip was our Saturday hike through part of Starved Rock to Wildcat Canyon which culminated with a waterfall and a place where we could sit and eat the lunches we brought along. Hiking up and down hundreds of wooden steps in 90% humidity did not deter us. It was worth it.  Along the way, the boys saw deer, beavers, snakes, pelicans, and, of course, a waterfall, which my boy was excited to see as you will see in the following pics.  A great weekend.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Visions of Tiny Tim with his ukelele singing his theme song, "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" went through my head while at my daughter's dance recital the other night.  Yes, I remember sitting and watching TV with my Grandma back in the early 70's and she was getting quite the kick out of watching him (You must also realize my grandmother was also a hardcore fan of Allstar Wrestling which was pretty hot back then.) The talent at the show the other night was much better.  Some of those gals doing their thing on tiptoes, though........amazing.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

You Put Your Left Foot In......

The Evilbear household attended a great event involving my daughter on Saturday night.  She has diligently been attending dance classes weekly for the last 3 months and Saturday night was the spectacle, I mean, recital.  Ohhhh yes.  I think this one dance academy trained every female(and one male) between the ages of 3 and 60 in a 5 county area to dance.  It was a long evening, but it was great to see my daughter up on stage doing her thing, shuffling and hip hopping and all.  By the time she was done I was ready to go Gangnam style myself.  She did a really good job and the whole show, even though long, was done really well.  We are really proud of her. Below is a shot of the best dancer on Chardonnay Lane(as far as I know) and a few other shots from the performances.