We had an awesome week of Vacation Bible School at our church! Our theme was "The REAL Amazing Race." Our children's minister wrote the entire curriculum, songs and pretty much everything else for VBS. It was so much fun. Our theme was based off the popular TV series, and each day we traveled to an exciting destination to learn how we can serve others and put Jesus first in our lives. We gathered each morning for a large group worship service full of singing, dancing, games and skits. The decorations were pretty cool . . . the kids couldn't believe a REAL plane and REAL 4-wheelers were on the stage.I had the pleasure of teaching the 2nd graders. I had 23 amazing children in my class. They were so well-behaved, respectful and enthusiastic about learning everything God wanted to teach them during the week. Every morning after large group worship, we gathered together underneath the "tree branches" in our backyard clubhouse for a Bible story and other activities. We then headed off to recreation, snack time, music and crafts.Mason had a blast! He loves going to church anyway so it was a real treat to go five days in a row. He kept talking all week about playing with the "kids," as if he isn't a kid himself. He came home each day with a craft he had done. He also participated in a missions project and picked out some of his many clothes to donate to children who don't have as much. His teachers were Mrs. Jenni, Miss Claudia (pictured with him) and Mrs. Dawn.Hannah Kate enjoyed VBS, too. She even came home with a craft each day. Her sweet teachers were Mrs. Patti (pictured with her) and Mrs. Katie.
As for me . . . well, I think I still have a bit of a VBS hangover! And to think we'll be doing it all over again in a few short weeks . . .