In this pic, my little Madi bug going silly!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Today was the last day of VBS at the church right in the middle of our little town. Well, they sure know how to end a VBS! First because they achieved the goal of having 50 kids show up, they got to watch one of the leaders get his hair shaved off, then another leader allowed a kid form each class to throw a pie in her face all this was going on while they served up ice cream with blueberries and whip cream. However.....the ending was the best, the small town fire department drove 2 of their trucks up, parked at one end of the road and hosed the kids down for almost an hour as they ran around like crazy screaming in delight! My kids have never got to do this so they had no idea what to expect but they sure acted like they'd been doing it for years. It was so much fun to watch my kids enjoy this to the fullest of their hearts. They were shivering when done and tired, but wouldn't have traded it for anything else!
We planted strawberries this year but not enough to accomplish what I want to which is a nice supply of jam. I took my kids with me on Monday to a local farm to pick berries. I had never done this so I had no idea what to expect. We arrived an hour after they opened and it was already very busy. The farmers daughter handed us our flats and guided us out to our 2 rows for picking. After she left my kids and I went to town on picking every red berry that we could find and when all was said and done we left with 21lbs. of berries. They smelled so sweet and yummy!