Scoot had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, and it was a pretty happy one. We didn't do anything spectacular, but he didn't have any homework. That has to count for something.
(A note concerning picture quality: our camera went into a coma on Halloween. So for the birthday photos we pulled out the new video camera, which also has still capability. It turns out that it doesn't use many pixels for still shots. I hope the video looks better. A week later, I started looking at new cameras, noticing how many megapixels are standard for only a bit more than standard repair cost. And, lo and behold, the camera revived! But not for Scoot's birthday.)
We gave him a new Boy Scout uniform, since he maxed out his Cub Scout shirt. Look at all those pins! Not pictured is the Arrow of Light, which went straight on his new shirt.
D2 bound, illustrated, and wrote a book for Scoot, in that order. In accordance with the old advice to "write what you know," most of the dialogue consists of animals saying, "Hi!"
and baked him an apple pie.
The coolest thing I made for Scoot was a guaranteed gift success--he designed it himself. Scoot is a talented soccer goalie, as well as a nerd like the rest of the family. The classic scholar athlete. He has recently been reading Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. So when we brainstormed for unique goalie jersey ideas, this logo came quickly to mind:
This image is a good reflection of Scoot's attitude as a goalie: he respects good shots, and can't wait to block them. Bring it on!
Oh, but go ahead and panic.
I ordered the Nebula goalie jersey from Epic Sports, and appliqued a silver version of the iconic planet. Naturally, the number on the back had to be a silver 42.
Scoot's teammates may not (okay, definitely don't) understand, but he's a frood who really knows where his towel is, and he's ready for anything.
Keep up the good work, Scoot!