Thursday, June 18, 2009

VBS Week

It's only been 17 days since my last post, but it feels like it was SO long ago that we were in SC!!

This week, we are having our VBS - and, as you can imagine, I'm working in the Craft Room :) The theme is The Boomerang Express
So we are heading Down Under to discover the vastness of God's love and that no matter where we go It All Comes Back To Jesus!
Wes is really enjoying his week and I've enjoyed getting to know a few more friends at church. So, without further ado, I present our VBS in pictures :)

First, the craft room as seen BEFORE the kids arrived! We are located at the Crafts Crossing along the Boomerang Express:

Here are most of the craft crew - as you can see the week has worn some of us out!

I snagged Wes long enough to pose for a few pictures in the cool decor :)


Here, Wes is making his Billy Can which is what the Australians travelling in the outback would use to cook over the campfire - or to boil the water to make tea... The ones we're making this week aren't necessarily food-safe though :)


While the kids work, the song "Waltzing Matilda" has been playing and in the lyrics it mentions that he's waiting for his Billy to Boil...





Here is Wes getting ready for the Worship Rally in the sanctuary - He's all smiles because he already knows the songs and motions - He learned them in Brookhaven last week! :)

Wes made a really cool suncatcher with a boomerang motif that he drew himself!






Here are Wes's 3 projects: The Billy Can, the Suncatcher and the Sand Art
  
To give you an idea of JUST how many kids we have and how WILD they are - I took a short video of the kids in the worship rally - this was on the first day and the numbers have steadily climbed each day:

video



Now, for the Garden Updates :)

My delphinium finally popped up and I'm in LOVE - They are super bright and super purple! I will be planting these probably every year!


We also have a couple new daylilies and they're definitely beautiful!



My "cannas" bloomed and they look like nothing I've ever seen before- are these even cannas??



The rose bushes continue to bloom beautfiully and I have thoroughly enjoyed them!




These fun little flowers popped up in the front garden and I have no idea what they are - Zinnias? Anyone know?






We've harvested and eaten our first zucchini and a handful of cucumbers - We are actually in the process of tracking down pickling supplies too :)



The yellow pear tomatoes are flourishing and will be harvested in no time :




Today, after VBS, Wes and I joined our neighbors and headed to the Collinsville Waterpark - I know you must think I'm kidding, but we DO have a water park and it's really, actually, pretty cool! Check it out!







Wes and Makagan are good buds when they aren't sick of each other! Isn't that how it is with all kids though? :)

Next time I post, I'll be putting up photos of ORANGE BEACH! We're heading there tomorrow night! Woohoo!

We also made (everyone's favorite) Sand Art:

1 comment:

L said...

great recap of your week! i think boomerang express was a popular vbs theme this year. that's the one bmoor used this year too. :-)looks like wesley is certainly becoming quite the artist. i like the suncatcher. :-)