Sunday, October 7, 2012

Summer Highlights ~ Part 6

After vacation the kids had a week off and then they attended VBS at another church. They attend this VBS every year and have friends there they look forward to seeing. This year's theme was No Fear Factor.

Unfortunately I didn't get as many pictures of VBS as I usally do. This one is from parent's night on the final day of VBS. In the background is the waterslide they build each year for the kids to enjoy. You can tell they have a lot of fun with it and really look forward to playing on it.

The week after VBS was kids camp, which Yohn and I help run. This is another annual event our children really look forward to.

This year they helped lead in worship and have since joined the children's worship team at our church.

Lots of water play is scheduled in our days at camp.

 And also some very interesting games!

 While our children enjoy time with their friends they often take a few minutes to spend time with Yohn or I as well. Here's one of our down time moments, right after dinner one evening. They both needed a little attention after an exhausting day.

This beautiful waterfall is available to view only if you sign up to go on the 3 mile hike up the mountain. Lucky me I was chosen to chaperone the kids who wanted to go. I don't mind hiking and I love the falls. But since the temps were in the 100's and once there we only get to spend about 45 minutes, it kinda makes it an event I don't always look forward to. 

Since there is no shower for the kids at our camp ground we always stop at this pool to, uh, well, clean them up a bit before returning them to their parents. :)

Then a milkshake before finally returning home. Believe it or not kids who have gone in previous years really look forward to these homemade, not a McDonald's or Dairy Queen shake.

See those circles under his eye though? Yeah, most of the kids look like that at the end, and so do us counselors. We really wear them out good and they love every minute of it.


Anonymous said...

Your family always manages to find pleasure in so many things, you are truly blessed! What fun memories you'll all have to talk about one of these days!

The Bug said...

I used to LOVE VBS - we went to a Mennonite one every year that was the best. Although now what I remember most is that they picked us up on a bus (a big treat since we walked or were driven to school until we started 7th grade), and we sang "This Little Light of Mine" and "If You're Happy and You Know It" REALLY loud during the opening service - ha!

Now I want a milkshake :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It so neat that you get to do this every year. Those falls look gorgeous, but I'm with you. That is hot hike!

Together We Save said...

Great pictures!! Sounds like a wonderful time!!

CM said...

Oh how fun! You guys are such cool parents! The best pics though are of your kids worshiping. Awesome!!!