Tonight, the Boy Scouts had their Raingutter Regatta boat race at Maddy's school. This is the first time he has ever participated in something like this. He and his Dad were given a small wooden boat, to put together and paint any way they wanted. Maddy chose a silver spray paint for the base of the boat and decorated his sail with lots of different stickers. He also painted a dragon on the top and signed his name.
The tigers started their race around 6.45 pm. Maddy won his first race but lost his second. He still had fun though and did really well, blowing his boat along with a straw. He won the next three races and almost won the last one. He came 2nd overall and was presented a medal as his prize. All the other boys did really well too and were given medals and ribbons for participating. Well Done Tiger Scouts!
I forgot to take the camera (unlike me) so had to use Daddy's phone to take pictures and videos of his races. You might need to tilt your head slightly to the right for the video though LOL
Maddy was invited to Jason's birthday at the Bowling Alley in Annandale today. Jason is Maddy's friend from his 3rd Level Swimming class. Talk about a competitive bunch, these boys were gunning for each other and wanted to win, especially Maddy LOL. He did really well considering the last time he played was when he was 4 1/2 years of age with his Daddy's family in New Zealand.
Check out Maddy's cool slide moves LOL
Jason with his cool chocolate chip cookie birthday cake and bowling pin signed by all his friends
This morning the Boy Scouts got together to collect canned foods for the local foodbank. Last weekend was spent delivering the plastic bags around the neighborhood, and today was spent collecting them. The three Tiger Cub Scouts that turned up were Maddy, Gregory and Zachary. They did really well in walking around and checking the porches of every house in the area we were assigned, and collected lots of bags for the Foodbank.
We tagged along to help out and make sure the boys were safe. It was hard to keep up with them especially when they ran from house to house.
All-in-all it was great to be able to take part in a community service like this. Well done Boy Scouts!!
The Heritage festival was held last night in the school gym. All grades performed various songs from different countries and there were a few individual performances as well. There was also a fashion show where students showed off their national costumes and a food tasting part where parents and students made food from their home countries for everyone to taste. Maddy didn't want to wear an ie faitaga and shirt to represent Samoa, so we put him in jeans and a top and he joined his class in singing "Come Little Children" and "Let Freedom Ring." We video'd both songs but they are just too long to post here - they sounded beautiful too :)
Maddy had to have one of his top front teeth removed because the gum around it was infected. It was almost ready to fall out anyway, but because a white small 'pimple like spot' kept re-appearing above his tooth, on the gum, it was hurting everytime Maddy brushed his teeth. The Dentist said the gum around the tooth was infected. He suggested to remove the tooth altogether so the infection can heal.
Maddy was very brave and said it didn't hurt a bit. They did numb the area though but by just watching how the Dentist extracted it, had me squirming.
They also cleaned his teeth and found a few cavities which will need fillings. I also had my teeth cleaned and will need to go in for a deep root cleaning in a few weeks. Not looking forward to that as I'm sure it's going to hurt!!! ... I hate going to the Dentist LOL.