Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bug Zone!

Before the "official" blog post today, I just have a little PSA to anyone that has kids or spends a lot of time outdoors. Please don't let your kiddos run around outside without shoes on - holy BEES! I am couch bound today from one little sting on the bottom of my foot that has totally taken me out. It's sore and swollen, and I seriously need crutches. (Have you ever seen a pregnant woman try to hop on one foot? Even I know I look ridiculous! Haha.) My sister has been to the emergency room for stings twice in two weeks - the second time because she was throwing up from her bee sting. She has an allergy apparently, and the doctor told her every time she gets stung for the rest of her life, the symptoms will be doubly intensified each time. My little brother has also been stung.

The sad thing is, I was actually wearing shoes when I got stung. The little booger flew under my sandal as I was walking and stung me. The bees are especially bad in our area because of our mild winter and current drought. All I know is that I've been stung multiple times in my life by different things, and this one takes the cake. I can't even imagine being a little kid and dealing with this today. So please, please, please, be careful! It sucks.

Now, speaking of pesky little insects....

Its Vacation Bible School season again, and this year our theme is Bug Zone: Transformed by our big God! For one week in July our kids will be playing buggy games, making buggy crafts, and even eating buggy snacks. :) But the most important part of VBS are the lessons that they will learn. Like a caterpillar that mysteriously changes into a butterfly, many of US have been transformed by God. And the bible shares many many stories of other people who have been transformed throughout history. 

Each night our children will learn about someone in the bible who was transformed by our big God. 

Taken from the Bug Zone website.
(Ignore the crafts - we're doing our own!)

I am working with the preschoolers this year, so I might see some of your kids there! VBS is for kids ages 3 through 6th grade. I am so excited that Evelyn will be able to attend Vacation Bible School for the first time this year, and even more excited that I will get to watch her experience it.

I don't have a single childhood summer memory that doesn't include Vacation Bible School. My sister and I were just talking yesterday about how we can't drink red kool-aid without thinking about VBS. :) It is a wonderful ministry to little kids and a super fun time! You don't have to be a member of our church or any church to attend. In fact, last year in my class of fifteen 1st and 2nd graders, only ONE of my students was from our church. The rest were visitors!

And just like last year, we are putting a float in the Red Bud Fireman's parade. My parents were asked to be in charge of the float this year, and so even though I'm not in charge, I've still been helping out. If you've ever built a parade float before, you know it can take a lot of time and there are many steps! We're not even close to finished yet, but here are a few sneak peeks. :)

Yep. we still have a looong way to go before this weekend. If you're going to be at the parade this year be sure to keep a lookout for the float!

So if you know any children looking for something fun to do this summer, make sure to send them our way! Here is all of the information you need:

Vacation Bible School
Bug Zone: Transformed By Our BIG God!
First Baptist Church of Red Bud (new building)
July 22-27
6:30 - 9:00pm

I would love to work with some of your preschoolers (ages 3 & 4), but that class fills up FAST, so if you think you might like to send your kiddos, let me know and I can reserve them a spot! Hope to see some of you there! :D


The Pettijohn's said...

You just scared the crap out of me with the bee story. I might have to stay inside a lot this summer. I have to carry an epi pen on me because of those little stinkers, that and cats.Hope your foot feels better.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog and love it! I was disappointed that we missed rb Lutheran VBS this week.

The dates for the baptist VBS - it stars on a Sunday And ends on a Friday? That's the 22 - 27. Just making sure lol

I'd bring to send my daughter. She's 3.5 years old.

I can only imagine how exhausted the preschoolers will be spending the evenings staying busy!

Can you email me? If those are the right dates I'd like to sign her up!

Teresa_roy1 at yahoo dot com


The Independent Spinster said...

Ouch girl! If I were you, I'd be hoofing it in tennis shoes the rest of the summer. Can't wait to see you Sunday!

Adrien said...

Oh my Christine - yes, watch out! Just about an hour ago on the news they were commenting about the extra bugs. Boo!

Teresa (I'm assuming that's your name!) Yep, the nights of VBS are Sunday-Friday. The first five nights are regular VBS and the last night is family night. :) I'll email you!

Where do you sit, Heather??


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