Well we just wrapped up our church's annual Vacation Bible School- we call it Summer Spectacular! Over 6,400 people attended! It was our biggest yet and I think one of the most fun! The theme was NOAH- GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES! What an amazing story! Not just all fun and animals like you remember hearing growing up but such a wonderful story of faithfulness. It is a 2 session, 6 day event that takes MONTHS AND MONTHS of preperation and planning and it is just so amazing to see it all come together. I was over the atrium decorations and the give-a-ways we had each night. I was a BUSY momma these last few
|These were looking over the rail of the second floor!|
|This is our younger kids play area- it was turned into a space for some of the water animals!|
|I just loved these 8 foot tall giraffes (there are 2 you just can't see the other one!) because he stood in a pen next to a 5 inch mouse! They looked so cute together!|
|I normally hate all rodents but this one is cute!:)|
|This is our older kid play area in the middle of the atrium. Normally we just cover it because there is no way to keep it open with 6,000 people but this year we decided it would make a wonderful stack of "pens" for animals!|
This atrium is HUGE! So it was a little hard to come up with cool stuff in every square inch! We had a petting zoo for 2 of the nights, a "construction zone" where Noah's tools and equipment stood, and a rainbow balloon arch!
|Jeff just free handed these "blue prints" of the ark! Again I know Noah didn't have blueprints but I bet he wished he did and hey we had to suspend reality just a tad!!|
Our kids had a blast! They attended the first session but also helped me pass out the prizes and decorate and so much more! They were just precious and so willing to help!
|Precious Miss Tatum and Parker!|
|Awesome Miss Melissa Jo with the giraffes!|
|This is one of the give-a-ways we gave to everyone! I bet Noah and fam would've loved a poncho during the 40 day/40 night rain storm!|
|Each and every hallway was decorated! This was a precious underwater hallway and below is the rainbow hallway!|
With our wonderful children's minister at the lead, we put on a broadway type musical each night. The kids go to class first and learn a portion of the Noah story, then head into the musical to see that part come to life through song! We're talking dancing and singing from everything from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga! It is amazing! Here are some of the animals in the cast and the whole crew on the stage!
|You might recognize these 2- Caleb and Jenna who went to Africa with us! They were hilarious!|
|Another Africa-traveling couple! Joey and Sarah-- they were my favorites! They would poke their heads and shake their feathers throughout the show and it would crack me up every time!|
|Sarah and choreographer Lindsey|
|Brian and Angela|