Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blessing of the Backpacks

Today at church was the annual "Blessing of the Backpacks". We were pretty psyched that we got to participate this year since the boys start preschool next month.

The boys were very proud of their Winnie the Pooh backpacks. (These are "props" if you may ... the boys not need real backpacks for preschool this year.)

After the service, our church has a big family festival to celebrate back to school. It was ... a fiasco.

Three crazy toddlers, two parents, and a busy four lane road right next to the festival did not make for a good combination.

But, we stayed for a couple hot dogs, some cookies, and a turn or two in the bounce houses.

First up to try out was the simple train shaped bounce house that had a very small slide. (In these first two pictures, you can see just how close this road was to the festival -- enough to give a mom a heart attack.)

Yeah ... unfortunately, that didn't hold the boys attention very long, so we moved onto the obstacle course bouncer with the really high climbing wall and slide.

All in all, it was a good morning, but I think I might drop a few suggestions to the church for the festival next year -- like having it in the back of the church instead of in front next to the main drag.

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