Yesterday at VBS two aids didn’t show up and 28 5th graders did! I found myself monitoring children rather than supervising the music. We had a blast. We made our very own rainsticks, listened to a Bible story, learned a bit about nurturing plants (the way God nurtures us), played some games and did some singing and dancing — oh yeah, we also had snacks. I stood up for the entire 3 hours. I think the only sitting down I did was during my bathroom break. (I know, TMI.)
After VBS I went home, munched a hot dog, then the kids and I went and explored the tidepools at False Bay. False Bay is a huge inlet that, at high tide, looks like a gorgeous bay or harbor, but is actually only about waist deep. It is the perfect place to play in tidepools and collect sea shells.
After our visit to False Bay, we went to the Whale Museum and explored the wonders of the PNW sea, specifically Orca and Minke Whales. We got to pet an otter pelt, hold whale teeth (they are quite large) and see and learn about many interesting things. The sound booths were of special interest. We got to hear all the different underwater whale songs, and the calls of the other sea dwellers as well.
After the museum, we went grocery shopping and after grocery shopping we went home. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. yesterday the only sitting down I did was in the car. My legs and feet were screaming! They are still feeling pretty sore this morning. Luckily, I am not scheduled at VBS today. I have a doctor’s appointment and then my cousin and her family will be joining us for a day of picnicking and mayhem!