1. VBS - Vocation Bible School, that is!
Had to be the Holy Spirit again because I can assure you that, left to my own devices, I would NEVER have signed up to leave the house at 7:30 AM each day to drive 45 min (except for Wednesday, which was torrential downpour/thunder and lightening and so, more like an hour) and spend three + hours hanging out with other people's kids (I was working in the nursery. Cute as buttons, each and every one but, wow, what a workout...like three or four sets of twins at once!). Anyway, it was the Holy Spirit and, as always, I am so glad I listened.
#1 son learned all about the Spiritans in his class. How the Holy Spirit leads us, sometimes to places we would never imagine, and how we should listen closely and follow. A wonderful Spiritan father came to talk one of the days and told them all about his mission work. Perfect for little boys who love adventure!
#2 son was with the Fransicans and learned all about The Pope, St. Francis, and the creche (which was St. Francis's creation). He cried at breakfast this morning and said "I miss the Franciscans". How cute is he?
#1 daughter...well, you probably know her penchant for all things religious by now. She was in the Benedictines (yes, Benedict and Scholastica...her very favorite Saint siblings) and turned out to be the only girl in the group. This meant she was lucky enough to put on the mini-habit when they were discussing the different parts of the uniform. She met three amazing nuns and one postulant, all of whom promised to be pen pals with her this year. She was so blessed by the experience.
Some photos of the week:
Every morning of the week, I was usually out the door before the two tiniest of our crew were even awake. It was hard - I missed them a lot! So, I was thankful that we had a chance to celebrate our newest three-year-old on Tuesday. Princesses were everywhere - we do love our parties!
Have a blessed Sunday! Rest ;0)