Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Brownie Bash and other Michaela tidbits

Monday night was Michaela's last night of Brownies/ Girl Scouts for the year. She has an AMAZING Brownie leader, who is a good friend of mine, and it is by far her favorite extra-curricular activity. She had been with the same troop since she was a little Daisy in Kindergarten and is now almost a third grader. (Sniffle, sniffle... dab eyes.)

They hosted an adorable end of the year ceremony, complete with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Girl Scout pledge, and a little skit about what it means to be a girl scout. We were just super proud of how well Michaela read in front of a large group of people. The girls each received a membership pin for this year's involvement and the last of the patches they earned this year.

Michael gets her pin from Dana.

Michaela and her friend Kaitlin.

Then it was time for ice cream! We all enjoyed make your own sundaes and presented Dana and her assistant leader Joan with gifts from the families of the troop. I also showed off a patchwork quilt that the Brownie girls had started back in February, when I was the meeting volunteer and taught 14 seven year olds how to sew, embroider, make a bean bag, use a sewing machine, and introduced them to sewing patterns. They had pretty much finished the patchwork part and I worked on Monday to put the backing on, fill it with batting and hand-tie quilt it. It really was adorable. They did a beautiful job for their first try!!

In other Michaela news, she attended an American Girl Mystery birthday party on Sunday and each guest was assigned a character to play. Michaela was supposed to be a hobo, and she looked so cute all hobo-ed out that she suggested I "take a picture and put it on the blog". She had a great time at the party!

Michaela the hobo


Anonymous said...

What fun to raise children and see them blossom! Michaela and Jenna sure seemed to enjoy the Brownie Bash-after all, there is ice cream involved-what's not to like! M made a great hobo! Such creativity in the Libutti home~
Love, Mommy/Gammie

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, your agenda for the sewing lesson at the Brownie meeting sounds a TAD ambitious for 3rd graders! But the quilt turned out great, so I guess the moral is aim for the stars! Love, LW