2004 Son Games VBS draws to a close

Friday, July 30th, 2004
PMCCC was hopping tonight, as our 9th VBS drew to a close, culminating in the traditional pot-providence, (I don't believe in luck) followed by a children's presentation of what they learned during the week.  

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This year's theme, inspired by the 2004 summer Olympics in Greece, was called Son Games, and as usual, the folks at Gospel Light put together a wonderful program. Over a hundred children participated in the program, and they were joined by missionaries from Greece!

Although Kathy and I did not volunteer this year, we know all too well how much work is involved, having organized and run the Vacation Bible School ministry in the past.

We are thankful for the many volunteers, who gave generously of their time to share their love with our children and the children of this community. Thank you!

Wiggle Party

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
A diversion from productivity or technology posts: Michael Sampson revealed to the world that I was celebrating an anniversary of my 29th birthday. July is a month full of birthdays in our  home. Recently, I helped two of my daughters celebrate their Wiggles Theme birthday. Kathy "volunteered" me to be Captain Feathersword, the fun-loving, kindhearted, singing and dancing pirate. So for the Sampson family, here I am as the captain...

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 I love watching pirate movies. In fact, just last night, Kathy and I watched the Pirates of Tortuga.  I have a large collection of pirate movies I like to watch, including, Pirates of the Caribbean, Crimson Pirate, and even the VeggieTales Pirates who don't do anything. I have no problem dressing up to play the part of a pirate, but I draw the line at a dancing pirate. (I have my professional image to maintain.)

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with The Wiggles, they are a group of entertainers from Australia, who for the past 13 years have been entertaining children, young and old[er], as they encourage them to eat their fruit salad, hot potatoes, cold spaghetti, mashed bananas, and crunchy munchy honey cakes.

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The Wiggles are quite popular in our home, surpassed only by the VeggieTales. (That's another story!) If you have children under the age of 6 in your home, then you have an excuse to watch the wiggles. Highly recommended. Oh, thanks for the birthday greeting, Michael!

New worms unleashed, racing across ...

Friday, July 23rd, 2004
... the table...

Kathy had to travel to Los Angeles recently; she left the four girls in my care for the day. As usual, when dad's in charge, there are all sorts of adventures (and sometimes, mischief) to be found.

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After we completed our lessons, the decision was made to dump out a bucket of worms we had for bait and examine them. Suddenly, the idea came to me to let the girls  build a race track and race them.

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There is never a shortage of learning opportunities in our home. :-)

Since you are reading this on the web, I wonder if this qualifies as an Internet worm report?