Trackers Earth is really the most amazing organization. They offer all kinds of great outdoor camps, homesteading skills, and role playing fun for both kids and adults. Sprog has done archery and blacksmithing in addition to learning a wide array of useful outdoor skills. I've also taken up archery again. Shooting arrows at things is really fun!
This is not a current picture but I didn't think to snap one when I picked him up today. That's probably just as well considering he had just spent a week roughing it in the woods.
Our participation with Trackers has also given me great opportunities to flex my costuming muscles. Here's Sprog's Costume from the Halloween party this past fall. He won a prize!
The leather part I actually made the year before for his dwarf costume.
The gauntlets are knit and the pattern is available if you're interested.
Whew! Sorry for the flashback. This post is getting a bit out of hand.