Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Extreme Supermoon!!!

Did you hear that tonight there was supposed to be an "Extreme Supermoon"? We were ready!! 7:26pm the moon was supposed to rise in Chicago and it was supposed to be HUGE...something about it being unusually close to the earth coinciding with a full moon. It hasn't happened since 1993 and isn't happening again until 2029.

The boys were ready...Charlie even got out his Owl Hat for the occasion.

Everyone was running around the yard, in the dark like a bunch of crazies. Maybe the "full moon" contributed to their behavior. Hmmm....

So, here it is....

In case you missed it, it is that blur behind the trees. Such a bummer...after a beautiful clear day, it got cloudy after the sun went down. So, that's it. Maybe we'll catch it again in 28 years. :(

How is this for mother-in-law asked me TODAY if I wanted a tripod.

I'm not a photographer at all, so I told her that I didn't think that I would have a use for one.

HA!! I think that I'll re-consider. And, for what it's worth, these are the "best" of my bad shots. You can't even tell those are trees in my other pictures.

Finally, I'm just looking for a reason to use these pictures so, I'll tie them in with the "full-moon craziness" theme.
At the Cub Scout Pack Meeting last night, the boys earned their Bear Badge. For a fun ceremony, the scouts got their faces painted. The colors and marks represented "stuff" for their rank.
BTW, I don't know why I look tan in the picture. The only thing that I can figure out is that my face is flushed from the craziness of the Pack Meeting. All the chaos kind of stresses me out.

I guess the full-moon got to me too because after the Pack Meeting, I took the boys to McDonald's for treats at almost 9:00 at night.

Charlie especially deserved a treat for being soooo good at the crazy meeting. He sat quietly on the floor and played with his Magnadoodle. Daddy couldn't make the Pack Meeting this month and I was busy painting faces and trying to control some of the chaos. He did so good!


Craig said...

I have lots of thoughts about how you're better than me in this post...
#1- I didn't even know that a supermoon was going to happen.
#2- Atleast you have blurry pictures. The boys and I went on a crazy fun adventure yesterday, and I took tons of pictures WITH NO MEMORY CARD! Not one picture to show for our fun day.
The 3rd has nothing to do with me, but I want to say "Way to go Charlie!!! Auntie Jen is proud of you!!!"

Jennifer said...

I left the above comment, not Craig!