Monday, June 9, 2008

Homeschool Vacation Bible School!

Our Homeschool Vacation Bible School is finished!! We survived getting up early and eating and getting dressed and out the door every day last week (Mon-Thurs) by 8am!! It was held at a local homeschooler's hobby farm.
I was in charge of preschool. I can't imagine why? haha! I was actually volunteered by a friend, but it was right up my alley and I loved it!!! (last year, I was in charge of snack) We had 12 little ones, give or take a couple who only joined us for snack. I was literally exhausted though each day, crashing on the couch after feeding the kids lunch and putting babycakes down for her nap and putting in a movie for the others. (not much sleeping done though, picure 3 kids sitting on me laying on the couch to watch their movie) :)

The program was called Parachuting with the Angels. It was about St Catherine of Laboure' and how an angel appeared to her as did our Blessed Mother. Each day there were themes with angels, like messengers, protectors, comforters and guides. Along with that there were also bible stories like The Annunciation, Daniel in the Lions den, the Agony in the garden and the Ascension. Lots of games and crafts were done. These were the necklaces I made for each child (in my group) with the Miraculous Medal. Well, you know how I love themes, I loved planning the snack, craft and games to go along with it all!


The music was wonderful!! All lead by homeschooled teens. As were 3 of my helpers. I was amazed at how wonderful these teens were!! They all helped so much, and they WANTED to help, they WANTED to be there! They were not paid, it was all voluntary. I am SO happy we homeschool. These teens give us SO much hope. They are truly inspiring. The music team was better than the CD we got to go along with VBS.

Each day we had a religious there to give a talk. The first day was a Schoenstatt nun. The next 3 days we had Fr Tony Oelrich (pictured), Fr Thomas Knoblach and Father Aaron Kuhn. The week was chilly and rain was held off only by prayer. On the last day, right after Mass, the sun shone for the first time all week and we were able to have our end of VBS picnic in the bright sunshine. On the way home from the picnic, on that last day, the dark clouds slowly came and covered our area and within an hour of being home, it downpoured the rest of the day!!! It was quite amazing. It showed the power of prayer and made our VBS so much more special.
Special thanks to the homeowners and their unending charity of their home and lives for all our children. Their rewards will be great in Heaven.






6 comments:

  1. We love Fr. Tony! He's one of "ours", you know. I'm looking forward to next year.

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  2. This is so cool! What a wonderful program!!

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  3. Those teens sound great!

    What a fun and crazy week for you! I bet you did a great job.

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  4. You did do a wonderful job - Stanley amy have played toys a lot - but he really liked the activities he participated in. I loved helping with Crafts, and taking pictures for our yearbook. But no picture or video camera can capture the spitit that was surrounding the week. It felt like we were all lifted up to heaven in praise when we all gathered in that old barn!

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  5. Have you caught your breath yet? My CVBS is coming up SOON, and I daresay you'll see a post or two! It's a lot of work but it's sooooo worth it.

    PS. I missed you! :)

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  6. Jamie, I am so happy to see a post from you. What a great week you all had! They were blessed to have your enthusiasm. I've taught preschool VBS and know that's like being a cheerleader for hours. I was always tired too. Great post.
    Luv, Nerm

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