|Ajay's group got to say the opening prayer during flag ceremony.|
|One parent was able to cross over to help their scout with their bow and arrows.|
|Each scout got to shoot 5 arrows. Ajay was disappointed he didn't make it to the target. Better luck next time!|
PS - While I was there, the strangest thing happened. The scouts were getting out their bug sprays and spraying down (I sent Ajay with a bug band so he wouldn't have to spray). Right at that time I felt an itching in my leg. I walked over to Biju and said "Oh, wow! I think I just got bit by something - big! I feel the swelling in my leg - how did a bug bite me through my jeans??" I itched in two places, right below the back of my knee, and right above it. When I lifted my capris up to see the bite, I relized it wasn't a bite. It looked like it had more to do with my veins. I had a small worry that I had a blood clot so I sought out the medic. He didn't seem concerned and said I probably had a busted vein. As minutes went by the itching stopped and it turned to more of a pain. As even more time went by it only seemed to hurt when I walked. It was fine while I stood still watching Ajay with the bow and arrow. Later that evening Biju looked at it for me. He lightly ran his fingers over the forming bruises and I winced at the slightest tough. By Monday, however, the pain had subsided. It just looked really ugly. Even now, on Tuesday evening, I only really notice the pain if I'm sitting at the dining room table - because the chair runs right across one of the bruises - or if one of the kids comes up and pokes at it. Both bruises are still a little swollen. I asked one of the trainers at the gym yesterday if there was anything I should avoid. She didn't know too much about broken blood vessels but suggested I stay away from any leg curls for a could of weeks while it heals.
I had Biju take a picture to remember it by :) This is just one of the bruises, I didn't get the bruise going up my leg. The bruise not shown looks more like a diagonal slash but it has about the same coloring.