Friday, June 20, 2008

Vacation Bible School

What a fun week! I never imagined that it would be possible for me to get myself and all four kids up, fed, ready, and out the door by 8:30a.m. by myself every morning for a week, but we did it! I'm so proud of us. :) Last year, I just dropped Dylan off at the church each morning and picked him up again at noon, but this year Caitlyn was old enough to participate, too. She was having some trouble with the thought of me leaving her, however, so I actually stayed each day and helped out with her group of four year olds. She was still a little reserved with the group games, but very much enjoyed the craft activities.

And I just have to say how impressed I was with how well Meghan and Kristen behaved! Such little angels. I am not kidding! I figured out that the best arrangement was to have them both in the double stroller, and since the back seat folds down completely flat, Kristen, for the most part, just slept the entire time. I took her out to nurse her when she fussed, and then she'd go right back to sleep! Meghan was so cute, too, enjoying her little snacks just like the big kids, and playing with them on the playground equipment during break time. I'm so happy I was able to share this experience with my kids!

I didn't get to see much of Dylan, aside from the opening and closing sessions in the church each day, but he was such a sweetheart every time we happened to pass each other by chance. Here he is holding open a door for me and the gaggle of girls. :)

Today was their final day, and concluded with a pizza and ice cream party outside on the lawn. Darren didn't have to work today, so he was able to join us, too! Dylan and Caitlyn each had a bag full of all the fun activities and projects they had worked on during the week, and they were so happy to finally show Daddy! We really had such a great week. We're already looking forward to next year's VBS!


Martha said...

It sounds like they had a fun time! Melissa - you have such bright and cute kids! I enjoyed all the pictures! :o)

Celeste said...

Melissa, we just finished up ours too and the kids enjoy it soooo much! We listen the song CD all the time and it is a really happy memory for them. The end the week saying, "Well, I wonder what the theme will be next year." Such fun!

Jill said...

What fun!! Thank you for sharing the photos and description of the week.
These are the types of things I miss being out of the US. :(
Like Martha said, such bright and cute kids.

Frances said...

Yes, I never cease to be amazed at how absolutely beautiful (and handsome) each and every one of your children are.

Alice Gunther said...

Children do not get any cuter than this!