It was a wonderful weekend, especially if you include Friday! Friday was Shebee’s big trip to the Vet and it sure was a crazy morning. But guess what? Our girl Shebee is a boy! We gave some thought to changing his name to Hebee but decided against it. Amara did have a blast leading her Mom and I in song “Shebee is a Hebee” to a calypso beat – I had the song stuck in my head all day!
And then there was Saturday! Amara had her Bridging Ceremony on Saturday and went from being a Daisy to Brownie! I am so far behind the times that I didn’t even know about Daisies! And I had no clue what a Bridging Ceremony was I just knew she was very excited! They didn’t have Daisies when I was a Scout. FYI — Daisies are first graders.
I had been a Brownie and a Girl Scout when I was young and I loved it. I have very vivid memories of my “flying up ceremony” when I went from Brownie to Girl Scout. I’ve had lots of fun telling Amara about the badges I earned, the cookies I sold and about our Girls Scout camp outs in Michigan when it was snowing and we froze our tails off! I have so many great memories and I’m thrilled that Amara is getting involved.
Their troop had gotten started late in the year so the girls, with some awesome direction from their troop leader, had made their own shirts rather than buying uniforms they would only use for a few months. Saturday there were about 20 of them in those shirts and the excitement level was off the charts! Amara was so proud! She had memorized her Girl Scout pledge and practiced her salute until she could do it in her sleep. The Ceremony was at their troop leader’s home with the help of her next door neighbor. Her neighbor has a great tree house in her front yard and they went up into the tree house as Daisies and came down as Brownies. Their leader took each girl up the ladder individually; there was tons of adult supervision. Each girl came down wearing her new Brownie vests where their Mom then put their new Brownie Beanie on them. Amara’s Daddy and both Grandmas were also there to witness this special event.
It was all followed up with an ice cream social in the troop leader’s backyard where she also gave each girl a marshmallow shooter. Amara nailed her Mom and Dad really good! It was a wonderful day!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.