Sadly, my Disney posts have come from the end. I've tried to stretch them out as long as I could. But it's been a month since our return from Disneyworld and the trip report has come to an end. Now it's time to update you on what happened since our return.
Chase finally had a turn to use his telescope for something really fun. We pulled it out and set it up to watch the lunar eclipse. It really gave us a great view and was lots of fun.
Chase crossed over to Boy Scouts. This was a really exciting time for Chase, especially because he got to spend it with his 3 friends who have complete this entire journey, since the age of 6, with him.
He has worked 5 1/2 years on attaining the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. He received that award (check out the golden arrow on his forehead)
and then went on to the ritual of crossing to boy scouts. The Order of the Arrow group showed up to do the ceremony, dressed in their version of Native American costumes.
The ceremony was solemn but filled with so much meaning and capped off by a welcome to his new troop.
Chase was absolutely thrilled to have completed Cub Scouts and is now enjoying his new activities as a Boy Scout.
Tristan had his first Tae Kwon Do tournament last weekend. It was a very large event, attended by about 300-400 competitors. He participated in two events and did really well for his first tournament.
First up was breaking. He was slightly disappointed because these boards were very thin and "too easy" for him to break, but he got up there and did wonderfully. He broke 4 boards using 4 different kicks and ended up with a silver medal in his group.
Last up was sparring. As mentioned, this was his first tournment. That explains why he was so fascinated with the scoreboard. Unfortunately, that fascination got the better of him and he was glued to it. As soon as he'd hit or kick he'd turn around and look at the screen to see if he'd scored. This was, of course, not a winning strategy and he lost the round. He ended up with a good lesson learned and a bronze metal for his efforts. (He's blue in the photos below.)
He came away from this tournament so energized and excited, even more than before, about Tae Kwon Do. And he was SO proud of himself!