Monday, July 15, 2013

Collosal Coaster World-VBS 2013

Last week was a crazy week for several reasons...but one of the main things had to do with the fact that it was VBS week! 
My mom, aka Gigi, aka VBS director, was obviously unable to truly babysit Elyse all week while she directed my home church's Elyse got to experience her first week of VBS with a group of 2-3 year olds who were all children or grand-children of worker's kids.  This VBS is still held in the mornings and so several of the workers have to bring their small children in order to be able to help out. 
I'm not gonna lie, it was incredibly hard dropping her off the first day...I had images of dropping her off in a few years for her first day of kindergarten & I know I'll probably be a blubbering mess!  I was also more than a little nervous...we were dropping her off in a strange place, with a lady she didn't know, in a room full of kids she'd never met, and maybe most importantly, she was going to miss her morning nap EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 
My MIL also filled in for a teacher who was unable to teach, so Elyse got to spend lots of quality time with her cousins & Mamaw as well!
And as I should have expected, all my fears were unwarranted.  She did have a minor meltdown the first day and spent a little while with Gigi...but otherwise she did great and seemed to have a blast.  She made crafts every day, and also got to enjoy Music, Recreation, and snacks--just like all the other VBSers! 
Trading in her silver quarters for pennies...the girls won the Penny War this year!
Cousin Jackson is one of her favorite people ever!

Checking out the hula hoops from Mamaw's room

Dropping the pennies in the pink bucket!

The theme was Colossal Coaster World and was such a fun, themepark/circus theme!

The music team singing the opening song!

Gigi in all of her crazy glory! 

Doing a jig with her new shaker she made in crafts! 
 On Thursday I was actually able to come help out by taking pictures during the entire day.  However, I had to steer clear of wherever Elyse's class was so she wouldn't want to spend the entire morning with me.  Thankfully I dropped her off with Gigi and she was more than happy to spend the rest of the morning with her long as she had her Ba (pacifier), she was a happy camper! 

Watching the opening with Gigi

And getting her moves on...

The kids are also challenged to bring canned goods for the church's food pantry, they filled 4 grocery carts!
Thursday was also a fun day in recreation because they rented a bounce house for all the kids to play on!  Elyse honestly wasn't too sure about it, but I got some fun pictures of her first bounce house experience!

Not sure if you can see it, but her bottom lip is puckered out...she was not too happy about going down that slide!

Her class had music at the end of the morning so I released myself of my photographer duties and went into the music room to watch her jam out a little bit...this girl has some serious moves!

Me & my precious girl! 
Friday night was the VBS program so we headed out in the hopes that she would get up on stage with her class to sing "If You're Happy & You Know It."  While she didn't get up on stage, she certainly did perform and we got every bit of it recorded!  She was quite the little performer!
Heading out the door to the program

Dancing with Gigi before the program started...

Hanging with Papa

Dancing in the pews...Shhhh...don't tell the preacher!
Since my mom is director, she always makes the challenge for the food collection...and if they collect 300 items, she will do something crazy.  Well...since this year's theme had to do with roller coasters, she "rode" a roller coaster on stage.  She obviously got into it! 

And for your viewing pleasure, a little vide of Elyse clapping her hands, stomping her feet, and showing her diaper...enjoy! 
I have such wonderful memories of VBS from when I was a little I'm sure this is just the beginning for Elyse! 

1 comment:

Melanie said...

We had the same theme at our VBS AND ours was last week too!! Wore me plumb out!