After the orientation activities ended on Friday, Concordia Seminary Field Day followed on Saturday! This activity is organized and staffed for the benefit of the whole seminary community by the Student Services organization with a great deal of volunteer help from the student body and their families.
The morning was the main time of activities for the kids (there were "big kid" activities scheduled throughout the day). A little area in our park near the Woods (our apartment complex on the west side of the campus) was set up with face painting, a wading pool with prizes hidden under bubbles, ball throwing games, T-shirt painting, and a "family as team" contest to see who's dad could put on a t-shirt that had been folded, soaked and frozen solid. (Our neighbor's in the next building won!)
The highlight of the morning activities for the kids was a firetruck from the city of Clayton spraying water on the whole company for a very long time. A couple pictures of the fun are included in this posting. (As a humorous side note, the water supply about fifty yards down from the fire hydrant busted and was rendered inoperable for out seven hours shortly after the event... coincidence?)
I volunteered to help clean up this event, which was a considerably larger task than I had expected. But as my classmate Paul said: "I was undoubtedly going to help clean up anyway; I might as well volunteer for it."
On the whole, a very sweet day...