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!"
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. :)