Monday, June 22, 2009

Super Saturday VBS

Instead of a week long VBS, we had a one day, Super Saturday VBS. It was a Veggie Tales The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything theme focused on being a hero for God. Registration was at 9:30 a.m. kicking off with the opening at 10:00 a.m. and the fun went on all day until 3:00 p.m. (But even after that the kids still played on the water slide....we didn't get home until 5:00 p.m.)!

The scripture for the day was Phillipians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. . Lori did a wonderful job on putting this together. Thanks, Lori!

As the kids came in that morning, they had their picture taken as a pirate. Here's Joy's:



I sure thought I took a picture of the stage set....a huge pirate ship and dock. It was very elaborate! There was alot of work put into that (not by me), but by the Commodore of the ship, the VBS director....(Lori)......here's the Commodore:



I thought she might be related to Jack Sparrow!

Here's a couple of her annoying pirates aboard the ship that gave her a hard time during the day, especially on board the ship:

Bones and Bumpo:



Bones (Matthew):



Bumpo (That's our son, Colt):



The Commodore and Bumpo:



And here's a picture of Colt with his girlfriend, Amber. She brought her little brother and sister for the day.



The kids were divided into crews and led by shipmates throughout the day after the initial bible story time to various areas including Rockmonster Lab (Science experiments with a Biblical object lesson), crafts, movie/snack intervals (watching The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything), recreational time (giant water slide) and a lunch of hotdogs and chips.

I helped out in the snack department (I had an easy job)....and I think those kids ate all day long, but it was so hot that they really were hungry and thirsty all day.

The kids had a blast on the water slide. Take a look....Joy and friends!

This picture shows just how big the slide really was!



Here's Sarah:



Molly Grace:



Kasey:



Bones (Matthew):



And Joy:



And no, I didn't get on the slide! Although, it did look fun, by the end of the day when some of the workers got on it, I had a headache and I didn't dare get on there and get bounced around like I watched them do all day! :) However, the Commodore did! However, I was forewarned NOT to put those pictures on here! lol!

At the end of the day, the kids brought home lots of memories, a treasure chest of goodies, their crafts (a message bottle with a message scripture with a compass ring on top), their pirate picture, and a certificate.

We were exhausted when we got home. Joy and I both fell asleep and slept for nearly two hours!

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Father's Day was a great day too. After church, we went to Fazolis (the place the men picked to eat).....Jason, Colt, Joy, and me along with my mom and dad and Jason's dad. As usual, when Colt is along, he entertained the whole crew at the table....free entertainment! :) Gifts were exchanged and it was just a good family day! We even fit in a some swimming toward the end of the day (after a little Sunday afternoon nap). I also had a little time to check out all the Father's Day posts! It looks like there's alot of blessed people out there with great dads!

I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by! :)

28 comments:

Michele said...

Hi Tammy ~ looks like VBS was so much fun. I really miss those days when the kids went...and then they grow up!!!

Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Hugz,
Michele

The Whites said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the theme. Zach loves pirates and we all love the Veggie Tales!

We had VBS the week before last. This was Zach's last year to participate as a student - he gets to be a helper next year. He's growing up!

Blessings,
Mandy

Julie said...

What a fun day--that slide is a kid's dream!! Glad you had a nice weekend. Have a super day. Julie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

It sounds like y'all sure had a great VBS, we always have 5 days with Commencement on Sunday night. But I bet our kids would love one like y'all had. I think some get tired having to stop everything they are doing and get ready for VBS...ours is at night to make it easy on the working Mom.

Parsley said...

What fun! I would have done the slide...I'm kinda like that...a kid at heart.

Sue said...

I can tell that VBS was a success...AND that MUCH work went into it. Loved seeing all the pictures. I think I would have gone down the slide (but not with a headache).

country gal said...

VBS was sooooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bumpo is my brother....I'm a secret pirate.

Love ya!!! 8!!!!!!!!!

Love, Joy =D

Goat Creek Grandma said...

The kids look like they were having a great time. The slide looks like a lot of fun. I need one of those here! :)

Take Care,
Debbie

wrcdgc said...

That slide looks like so much fun! I remember VBS and I always loved it. I can tell Joy did also.

I'm glad you had such a nice Father's Day. Colt sounds like a lot of fun.

Donna

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

VBS looks and sounds like a lot of fun. I loved working VBS because of houw much fun it was. A lot of work - but fun and the kids seemed to get a lot out of because they were so engaged in the activities.
Father's Day sounded like fun too!

hugs, Linda

Kris said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! That water slide looks awesome!!

Have a great day,
~Kris~

{lauren} said...

What a fun VBS theme! I'm so excited for Noah to experience VBS for the first time this year:) I've missed out being a teacher the last few years because of our family vacation, but VBS was moved to July this year at our church! I'm so glad so Noah can participate!! And I'm not sure what the theme is going to be, but I'm sure it'll be cute. I'm glad you had a good Father's Day too!

Shellmo said...

Those pirate photos were so cute! And that water slide looked fun- were you tempted even a little to take a slide down??! LOL!!

Nancy M. said...

Your Bible school sounds like it was a lot of fun! I love that slide. Glad y'all had a good father's day too!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Tammy; wow I am wore out just reading your post, I need a nap now...lol I really adore all the photos, every one looked like they were having a blast. That water slid looked like fun and a great way to get cool. Your Father's day sounded so wonderful, I just love and enjoy our family time which is far and few between... thanks for sharing your weekend with us... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great idea to have a whole day of VBS!! Looks like fun! I wouldn't have tried the slide either. Just a little too painful for my back! Glad you had a nice Father's Day!

Kindra said...

Hey no fair, I want to go to that VBS! That looks like fun! And what a great idea to have it all day. Ours is coming up right after the 4th. Kellon is always timid every year but ends up enjoying it very much!

Madison said...

Looks like fun I love those slides! VBS is a lot of fun but I missed ours. Have a great week!

Love, Madison

Marcia said...

Hi Tammy,
I like the pirate veggie tales theme. All the costumes are cute. The slide looked like it was a blast too. Thanks for sharing.
Marcia

Colleen said...

Oh, the fun! What a treat to catch up with all of your summertime activities here tonight, Tammy.

Enjoy!

Backwoodsprim said...

What a great VBS theme!!
I just know kids and even the "grown up kids" had a great time! We just finished our VBS last week...our's was the five nights version...it was one of the best ones DH & I both have ever been blessed to be a part of!
Several decisions made that week!
PTL!

Have a great evening!
Backwoodsprim

Julie said...

Oh, Tammy!

What fun y'all had and what an incredibly inspiring idea to have a one day "Super Saturday"!

One of those "annoying pirates" looks very much like someone's sweet son.....LOL! You
have such a blessed family!

I remember Fazoli's -- we used to have one, but it closed down. They have the BEST breadsticks. Have one for me, next time you're there!

Many Blessing,
Julie

Sharon said...

It sure does look like everyone is having a ball. The slide sure does look fun, but for the younger ones.
Thanks for sharing your photos they were great.
God Bless

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