Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy Month

April is here and with it comes a month filled with activities. First off, Amber, Jenny, Dan and I went down to Sydney for an Essendon Bombers vs. Sydney Swans AFL game. The Bombers are Amber's favorite team, so it was a special treat for her. The Swans ended up winning, but it was a close game! I couldn't get over how big the field was! 18 players are on the field during AFL (Australian-Rules Football League) games!

This past Saturday, we had what Evan called a "Nerf 'n Turf." We went out to a park and had a big nerf gun war. We played games with our nerf guns like Capture the Flag and Freeze Tag (or Stuck in the Mud, as Aussies call it). Then, we had a sausage sizzle. There were about 20 or so of us there! As you can see below, some of us didn't have the artillery to really make a difference in the game. It was crazy!

This week, we had a Holiday Bible School (or VBS). We had around 12-15 kids each day from our congregation and the community. I was in charge of the skit centre. We also had a craft centre, class and snack centre. I am proud to say that one of the kid's favorite things was the time machine that I made for the skits. I would start out each day in "present day" then I would go into the time machine and come out in "Bible times" for the skits. The kids were fascinated and didn't seem to mind that it was just a refrigerator box!