Saturday, July 14, 2007


Yesterday we went to the pool to take some pictures of the kids at VBS. Since our church is STILL not finished, we have our Vacation Bible School at an area pool - this is the 3rd year in a row now. I didn't volunteer to help this year since it is right during nap time, but yesterday was really nice so I gave Luke an early nap and woke him up so we could go for the last hour and take pictures. If it's nice again next week we'll go at 1 when it starts and take pictures of the kids during story time or singing and then go home for a nap.

Luke really liked the pool. Last year he was too little to enjoy it much and I was too sick to help him (I was about 7 weeks pregnant and nauseous all day). I think maybe some summer we'll have to get a membership so we can go more often.

Just getting in - that's his Sunday School teacher sitting on the side (she has 7 kids and homeschools them all!).


This is a really nice pool. It is at the bottom of a big hill - when you come in you can look down at it. The wading pool area is all fenced in and has a few of these plastic play houses for the little kids to play in when they get cold or bored. Plus there are lots of deck chairs, a few cabana-type shaded areas, and a big shaded picnic area where we do our VBS. It works out really well - every hour they blow the whistle and empty the pool for 15 minutes to make the kids rest, so that's when we do the stories and crafts.

Luke and his friend, Mateo.

Hooray! Much more fun than the little pool at home! This one has friends!


This week I made 3 batches of jam - strawberry, blueberry, and peach. I got this little Mason jar caddy on e-bay for $5 - I like how the sun shines through the different colors of the jam.

The best part about making your own jam? Eating the foam on toast for breakfast!

1 comment:

B said...

Here, here about the foam! Jessica and I canned a ton of HOT salsa, tomato juice and spaghetti sauce the other day - it was a blast and I only got burned once! We can't wait for the end of the summer when the great Colorado peaches are in season! Ymmmm...!