Wednesday, November 19, 2008

If I Were A Butterfly

Now that you're all humming the tune you might as well sing along with Sam's preschool class as they sing at church:

If I were a butterfly
I'd thank you Lord for giving me wings.

(Those kids in the four year old sure sing loud!)

...If I were an elephant, I'd thank you Lord for waving my trunk...

And if I were a crocodile, I'd thank you Lord for my big smile...

But I just thank you Father for making me ME!

Cuz you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile.

You gave me Jesus and you made me his child.

I just thank you Father for making me ME!

I would have taken more pictures to have all the actions for the song, but with these moms in my way the whole time I let the video camera do it for me. Sam did so good listening to Mrs. W, doing all the actions, and singing the words. I couldn't really hear him, but that's ok.

When the kids were done singing their songs, (they sang Into My Heart first), the rest of the children in the church came forward for the children's sermon. It was very new for us to have a church full of kids. There are only a handful of children at our church each Sunday. At this church all these kids and their siblings sit in the sanctuary during the service.

Sam came home from school on Thursday saying that Jesus was going to be at church on Sunday. I thought he meant the pastor that would have a robe on similar to Jesus.
Then we walked in Sunday morning and saw the front of the church.

See Julia there in the front? I was so proud of her for walking to the front to join her brother. At first she freaked out when she couldn't find Sam, but Mrs. S helped her and she sat right down....for a minute. Then she walked towards our pew. You know how kids will get within reach and then back up? That's what she did. I tried to entice her with her paci which worked OK until she came running back up the aisle. Then I tried to get her to come back to me by showing her a sucker. That got her atention until it flew out of my hands and up the aisle.

Thankfully the rest of the service was uneventful. The kids worked on their suckers and their Color Wonder books.


  1. thank you so much for reminding me of my favorite sunday school song. I haven't hear that one in years. Love it still. I will have to teach the nursery kids at my church that one.

  2. Awww, those pictures are so precious!!! Thanks for sharing.


  3. My cherub choir at our church is singing the same song next week. Now I will be singing it for the next hour.

  4. I was so proud of Sammy. When we were out for dinner on Fri. nite, he told me also that the "real Jesus" would be in church. I couldn't wait to see what he meant by that. I love to watch kids this age because they give their all to the songs they are singing.
    Way to go Sammy Sam!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh, thanks for sharing that! Your church is beautiful! Are you Lutheran? I can't remember...I know we've talked about it. I love hearing kids sing in church, it's so wonderful! (And that sucker looks yummmmmy!)

  6. Aww so very cute. I love it when the little ones perform.


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