Last week the boys got to do something they’d never done before…. Vacation Bible Camp! (Or VBS as it’s known to most other people.) The boys were ecstatic when I told them they’d get to go to VBC this year, and VBC certainly did not disappoint.
The theme was The Amazing Grace Race and was a clever twist on the TV show The Amazing Race. The boys got a kick out of the music, the dramas, the crafts, the snacks (of course) and the lessons. They absorbed way more of the lesson than we thought they would. Nick and I were blown away when Jackson held up a small toy and informed us it was an “Earthly treasure” and told us what that meant.
The other night I told Chase I was going to show him grace and asked him if he remembered what that meant.
Chase: Yes. Grace is a gift.
So anyway, there were two exceptionally fun events tied to VBC.
Family Fun Night
Yep, Ty chose a flower.
Whatcha gonna get, Chase?
A flower for Chase, too!
Jackson went with a baseball, or a “home run!” as he told people.
After the face painting, the boys bolted for the inflatables! They had a blast running from inflatable to inflatable (I think there were 6 set up) for about an hour.
That’s Jackson, in the gray shirt near the top.
The other fun event happened the next day, and is the traditional VBC wrap up – a giant shaving cream war!
Ty in black/blue, Chase in green, and Jackson in orange.
Although, pretty soon you won’t be able to see those colors, so I don’t know why I told you!
And Lily watches the chaos caused by 1,100 kids, from the sidelines…
Oh yes, having a great time!
Clean up time!
The local fire department sent over a ladder truck and hosed the kids down. That would be Chase you see bolting back towards me. He and Jackson ventured into the “shower” a few times, but for the most part all three of the boys cleaned up in the nearby kiddie pools.