Zoe worked hard this summer as she participated for the first time in the National Bible Bee. We were so excited to see her not only do well but also qualify for the national competition which was held in November. It was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and since that is driving distance, we felt we couldn't pass up the chance to go and experience the bee from a national perspective. She competed against over 85 children in her age division (7 to 10). We found out in December that out of those 85 she placed 46 over all! Not bad for a first timer. Aside from competition (which included working to memorize over 70 passages and studying Ephesians...competitors competed in an oral round and a written exam for the first round of competition), we also got to meet a lot of new people. It was a friendly and fun compeition that our whole family enjoyed.
On our way!
The competition was held at Wilderness at the Smokies which also has an indoor waterpark. The waterpark is the first thing you see when you enter the resort. The kids were so excited!
Zoe on stage during opening ceremonies. Gee, she made a friend...anyone surprised?
All ready for a day of competition. She had fun and we were so proud of her.
While Zoe competed in oral rounds, I took the kids (with Grandmere and Papa's help) to the indoor play area. Liam had fun on the ropes course.
Enjoying some slide time.
Oh and a fun treat was seeing these people: