Saturday, October 31, 2009
The end result: They all looked great, and they all had a great time!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
He requested chocolate with cream cheese frosting so I got two of those, then 1 white cake with strawberry filling and cream cheese frosting, and one chocolate cake with chocolate filling and chocolate frosting. I wanted to make sure there was enough- the kids had complained that last time a cake was brought in there wasn't enough to go around. There are 137 kids in the band. There was enough to go around. . . and around. We took 1 and 1/2 cakes home with us! We ate it for the next several days. The weather was so nice, Brian, Rachel, and I went to the football game. It was homecoming. We enjoyed seeing the kids in the band. Anyway, that was Kevin's birthday. I think he had fun - he always has fun with his band friends!
Something fun that his friends did for him was to decorate the van. They did it a few days early, because Jessica gets the van on Fridays afterschool to go to piano lessons. (They had filled it with balloons one friday, and she was surprized- they had to pop them quickly so that she could see out the window and get to lessons on time). This is what they did: (I got the photos off of facebook)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
He recieved his last few needed merit badges at a court of honor the following Wednesday.
It had been a little bit stressful. A big THANK YOU to cousin Ben W. for sitting down with Kevin in June and helping him evaluate where he was on his Eagle trail, motivating him, helping him to make lists, and helping him to decide on a project. He was in the right place at the right time.
As Kevin was filling out his final paperwork he made this comment: " Wow, my friend did his project in two Saturdays. It took me 4 Months!" That is true, but I feel that Kevin's project is one that he enjoyed and will remember for many years to come. He raised money and built a percussion rack for the Westview High School Marching Band. Marching Band is something that Kevin loves.
Here are some of the things he did:On July 4th he and some of his band freinds marched in our nieghborhood parade to raise awareness of the project.
On August 13th he held a Bake Sale at Bethany Village Shopping Center and raised over $300. He had so much support from his band buddies, church friends, parents, and church members. A big thank you to all those that donated baked goods, and helped to set up, sell, and take down!
He bought the steel. And with the experise and time of a band dad, and help from many others, they cut and welded it together on two different work days. They painted it, and even had enought money left over to buy 6 clamps.
He spent his last few dollars on a name plate.
Here is a picture of the rack in use.It was great to see it on the field at the homecoming football game half time show on Friday! Can't wait to see it at the competition on October 31st at the Hillsorro Stadium!
We now have 3 months fo get his board of review, and hold his Eagle Court of Honor.
Good Work Kevin!