Saturday, August 28, 2010

Exciting week

We are down to the last 10 days or so of "summer" here.  My boys did a new VBS at a church that is very close to where we are moving.  And they LOVED IT!   

                                      Johnny, Kris and their cousin Jeana

Funny thing is, they were a little apprehensive to go.  I basically found it and signed them up.  Then I told them, you are going!  Ever have a good feeling about something?  This I had a good feeling about.    The boys went everyday (and their 3 1/2 yr old cousin went with them in the preschool group) from 9am-12pm.  What I really liked about how they grouped the kids was, they were different ages.  It really had a different, but oh so positive dynamic!  They were with one child their age and the others were mostly younger.  The Theme of the week was "High Seas".  They formed friendships, learned about God's word and learned some really great songs.   I saw two boys who were a little shy at the beginning of the week, get more and more excited each morning.   And everyday when I would come to pick them up at 12 noon, the most beautiful bells were playing in the steeple of the church.  Always ending with "He's got the whole world in his hands" which made me tear up daily....

It is three churches that put this on.  The Lutheran Church where it was held, The Reformed Church (directly in the lot behind it) and the Catholic Church down the street.  I think it's wonderful they all work together to give these kids a wonderful week.  Isn't that what we are supposed to do, help each other out?  And so nice to see that they are.  There is one person from each church that plans this every year, for 10 years now.  And they do a great job!

Thursday there was an "ice cream social"  after dinner and they were thrilled to go.  Today was their last day of VBS, but made sure to tell their leaders (teens who were the group leaders) they would be at tonight's closing program.   

This little Lutheran church that was built in 1901 (I think, I'm going by Johnny, I thought in the 1890's but I'm taking his word for it!)  came ALIVE tonight with these kids!  They had a slide show of pictures of the kids all week doing their projects, playing games, singing and having a great time.  They sang the songs for us.  It was just heartwarming!  And to see my two boys come out of their shells like they did, just made my heart happy!  They sang and stomped and hugged their friends and asked if they could come back next year.   I love these kids with all of my being and thank God for giving them to me!

   That is my Johnny right behind the first girl in front of the screen, Kris is in here, but can't find him!

I want to consciously live in the moment with them and enjoy every single minute with them.  Because I know, firsthand how quickly it goes by.  These babies of mine are 9, how did that happen?  I'm so not ready for them to grow up.  I need more time! 



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes they are on now!

Melissa Miller said...

They look adorable! I'm glad they are having a fun summer. :)

Laura said...

Oh, VBS is so fun! How wonderful that your boys had such a fun time. I love how the three churches worked together.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

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Thank you for your adorable visit and comments :)

Jen Kershner said...

That's great Kristi! I'm glad they had a wonderful time. Are they getting excited to make the move?

Kelee Katillac said...

What a great story and handsome gentlemen!

love, kelee

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad they had fun!!! Are those shorts from company kids?!!! Yes, pj's are crazy expensive and my boys love them too! I think they would wear them 24/7 if they could!

gena said...

Looks like they had a wonderful time - I'm so glad !
Thanks for sharing,

Angie said...

Looks like such a fun time for the kids!

Playing Sublimely said...

Hey there! Yeah, you have that bed! I love it, and yes, I used a box spring. Cant wait to see what you come up with :)!


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