Tonight was the AWANA awards banquet. My three kids made me so proud! Jonathan was a flag bearer and recieved a special book award and trophy and an attendance award. He has now "graduated" from AWANA and plans to be a helper there next year.
Jake got a book award for "cubbies" and Mike and I got a parents' awards because at that age, if the parents don't work with the kids, it doesn't get done. He also got a big bubble wand that blows huge bubbles (his favorite part)
And then there was Madi... Madi puts a lot of effort into AWANA memorizing verses and doing the "extra credit" activities as well. For the second year in a row, she and another girl are the only ones to have finished the whole book (including extra credit) and for the second year in a row, Madi finished it all first and was recognized as "CLUBBER OF THE YEAR!" Besides the certificate and trophy, Madi received a $25 movie gift card and the T & T girls quilt (each girl in her class make a quilt block earlier in the year and it was announced that the clubber of the year would get to keep the quilt. Yeah, Madi! I am bursting with pride!