Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Raingutter Regatta

We finished the shopping for Manti today, and in the midst of that hubbub, we had another son participating in a Raingutter Regatta race. That meant scrambling to finish a boat. So Morgan sanded his boat body so it was nice and smooth. He painted it the colors he wanted (gold on the top and bottom, green around the sides and on the mast) and then he wanted a "cool design" on it. At first, he said he wanted to paint a portrait of Manti on it. ...... so I suggested we do the symbol called "living waters" and Morgan went for it.

I drew the outline of it in pen. Morgan took a silver sharpie and went over it. Then we used some polyurethane to coat it a couple times. It wiped the silver right off! ACK! So after the polyurethane dried, we went over it again with a black sharpie. That worked! Then he wanted to draw Manti on the sail. I'm starting to get a little concerned about this :\ So we talked to Manti about different designs and their meanings. There is one we see Manti draw a lot. It almost looks like clouds, and it actually represents the four directions, but more specifically, the four winds. Now how perfect is a boat with the living waters drawn on the sides and the four winds drawn on the sail? So Manti drew that design on Morgan's sail. You never saw a happier boy,.....until I let him name his boat the S.S. Manti & Morgan. The racing was fun, but building that boat and bragging to his friends that it was made in honor of his big brother--- that was the purpose this child had in mind.

How did I get such good sons?

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