Saturday, July 10

Vacation Bible School

On the 3rd we went to the twins' first real firework show at the church where we meet with a bunch of Gahanna moms regularly. The gal who heads up our group goes to the church, and invited us all to the show. While we waited for dusk, the girls had a fun time getting their faces painted and bouncing in a bounce house, while I played Connect 4 with some young women. Zach spent the whole time following the girls from the bounce house, to the coolers, to the bathroom, to the various cookie-covered tables, and back to the bounce house. Mia sporting her new fake smile...



While we were there, a super nice lady introduced herself and invited us to sign up for Vacation Bible School. They had a cute ad posted, and I'd been invited by our meet-up group, but didn't know how welcome a bunch of Mormon kids would be at a Methodist version of youth conference. This lady was so persistent and encouraging, I asked how much it cost. "It's free!"

Sold!

So my girls have spent every evening the last week rocking out and learning about Joseph in Egypt, ancient Egyptian culture, and the One True God! It was really well produced- I think it is nationwide for the church, so their lessons and music were really professional and cute. Zach dropped them off in the main hall and spent the time studying for boards in the designated "quiet room" in the back. After an opening excerise of sorts, they got to go to stations throughout the building that were set up with different crafts and games.
Every night they came home and showed me their Egyptian crafts, and I asked them if they had fun, what they learned. Mia's eyes lit up one night when she actually remembered the lesson of the day: "I know! God is all around us!" Amen sister! I asked if she knew how God pulls that off. She had no idea. I reminded her about the Holy Ghost. "Oh- yeaaah!" So- okay, the band didn't do a lot of singing about the still, small voice. But it was a really fun activity, and they came home quite entertained. If they start clapping during the hymns in sacrament meeting tomorrow... well- blame me. :)

9 comments:

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

I can't wait to hear some clapping in sacrament! It'll liven it up a little bit.

Kell's Belles said...

That eye make-up is rockin'! Any place that makes them look that fabulous has to be a good place in my book.

P.S. I probably would have sold my oldest 3 to the gypsies (had they offered) during those last weeks of pregnancy. Hope you're feeling good!

The Waits Gate said...

Man and there's no church tomorrow! It is fun to see different religions
and how everyone does things same and different and how we can build on what they learn. (I went to Catholic school to finish my degree):)

The Garber Family said...

What a great opportunity! It's awesome to build on common ground with friends and neighbors. We attended a few little activities with friends of other faiths while in Washington, and, for the most part, I found out that we are more alike than different -- a good learning experience for me!

RhondaLue said...

Sometimes I daydream about clapping in church...but mostly I wanna do it when certain people stop talking. ;)

That's really cool that they had so much fun!

Erika said...

I went to a vacation bible school at another faith once and I had a great time. i remember not knowing what to do when they passed a collection plate around, though. :) It'd be really fun to get my kids into something like that.

Sounds like they had a great time. :)

Amandean said...

Sounds like a great idea. Too bad we're not there to join your girls!

Hollie said...

That's fun!

Mitchell Family said...

SO FUN! And the make up is super cute! Fun to have all girls!