May Pics in Review

We met our favorite family for DQ
Great thing about 2 boys and 2 girls...the teeter totter is equal
When he wants to swing he subtly walks to it and stands in front of it

 After Chaney got on the bus it was fishing time
I love it when he sits like this
Sitting on the trash cans playing
Baby bird
Trying out the backpack for hiking
Just working with his tools
I think he is missing an umbrella
I love this hat on him
Even studs can push pink strollers

 When your screen shatters this is what pics from the front camera will look like...incase you wanted to know
(Pretending to) drink honey from the bottle
Tuck upside down
Rigley got up early and got to see Chaney get on the bus
Audra and I...we took mom out for mother's day
Pais taking pics of herself
Me and the littles on a walk
Nursery friends

I love this sticker
Mud fight after church?....sure
Field Day
Rigley and I loves these juices
He photobombs me all the time
Ice cream anyone?
More ice cream anyone?
Mint chocolate lips

Rigley and I
Chaney holding the littles
Climbing trees
Everybody at DQ

This boy loves sunglasses.

Bible Verses for Kids

This summer since the kids are not in Awanas and I'm still memorizing verses on the 1st and 15th day of the month, I decided to stick with verses that are more "kid" related.  Picking verses that I can work on and having the kids work on has proved to be easier.  This mush brain can not handle too much memorization.  I googled some verses this morning and these are what I found...

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (NLT)
Leviticus 19:3
Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God. (NLT)
2 Chronicles 34:1-2
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. He did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right. (NLT)
Psalms 8:2
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. (NLT)
Psalm 119:11
Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. (NASB)
Psalms 127:3
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. (NLT)
Proverbs 1:8-9
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don't neglect your mother's instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck. (NLT)
Proverbs 1:10
My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them! (NLT)
Proverbs 6:20
My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's instruction. (NLT)
Proverbs 10:1
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother. (NIV)
Proverbs 15:5
Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise. (NLT)
Proverbs 20:11
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.(NLT)
Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (NIV)
Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old. (NLT)
Proverbs 25:18
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow. (NLT)
Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (NLT)
Matthew 18:2-4
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (NIV)
Matthew 18:10
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven." (ESV)
Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." (NLT)
Mark 10:13-16
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it." Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. (NLT)
Luke 2:52
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. (NLT)
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)
Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. "Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth." (NLT)
Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. (NIV)
1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (NLT)
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (ESV)


Timmy Time

Each year I try to get to at least one country concert.  This year was Tim McGraw.  We tried to get our normal "groupies" to go.  Two of them were leaving for vacation tonight and the other was on call.  It  was just Emily and me.  Her and I have been to a few concerts together in our 28+ year (is that right 28 years?) friendship. We met for dinner had VIP parking and seriously got to our seats right as Tim was walking out on stage.  Perfect timing!

This year we were under the pavilion.  We have come to the realization that we are too old for the lawn seats.  We actually want to enjoy a concert and not party our brains out.  

Tim put on a great show and played for about two solid hours.  Happy Mother's Day to me!


Last Day of School

Today was the last day of school.  I'm pretty sure Chaney would go to school all summer.  Here is here pictures of the first day then of the last day of school.  Her teeth are back.

Last week we received an email from Chaney's teacher telling us she would be receiving an award on Awards Day.  Honestly, we never thought of kindergarteners receiving awards.  This morning Josh had the day off so he stayed home and I went to watch the awards.  Here are the awards they give out:
Math Award
Science Award
Art Award
Music Award
Academic Honors Award
Superior Academic Honors Award
Character Builder Awards

Chaney received the "teamwork" award.

She also received the Superior Academic Award for kindergarten.  

Since Josh was home and I have not had the chance to eat lunch with Chaney I decided to surprise her and eat with her.

Her teacher Miss McCormick and her.  We loved her teacher.  


Play Date

After Chaney's graduation we planned to take the kids to the Children's Museum.  The last few times we have gone Chaney has been at school and bummed she couldn't go.  We wanted to go before all of the other schools were out for summer break.  I will say that going today was a perfect time.  We went in the afternoon and there was hardly anyone there.  The kids were able to do tons of stuff and Rigley could run around enough we could still see him.

Kindergarten Graduation

The Plan: all of us would attend the graduation at 1:00-1:45
Reality: Rigley falls asleep on the way to the school (its a 4 minute trip),  I keep all the kids with me and cruise around town while Josh goes into the graduation

Josh took the camera in and got some pics of Chaney.  He was trying to get pictures of her when they called her name but she literally ran up there too fast and he barely got one good picture.

Below is a song that they sang


Memorial Fun

Dad had his annual cookout today.  The weather was a little chilly but once the sun came out it warmed up and was pretty nice out.  Since Dad and Barbara have chickens now the kids loved messing with them today.  Pretty sure one of the highlights of today was feeding worms to the chickens.  A few times today we had a chicken on the loose.  Who needs a wild goose chase when you can have a chicken chase with about ten kids running around after it?  Needless to say we had some pretty good laughs.

This is our annual family photo.  My cousin Kylie was there and (we) volunteered her to take the picture.  (And of course its our kid who has his head completely turned around not looking at the camera) We are missing Tony, he was at  his family function.

Some random pics of the little people...

Believe it or not but Dad and Barbara are not the only people raising chickens in Broad Ripple, crazy I know.  Since they have six chickens every family got to name one.  And since we were all there we all got our picture taken with our chicken.  For some reason I do not have one of Audra.  PS-there were so many chicken jokes being said that we were all laughing so hard.  Of course none of those jokes can be posted.  We let the our kids name ours.  Captain Marvel Junior Brown is the name of ours.  I know this name probably surprises a lot of people;-)


New Do

Today we went to Jaclyn's for a much overdue highlight and haircut.  I love that when we go up the kids play so well together.  Tucker is usually in heaven because its boys everywhere and boy things everywhere.  Paislee usually gets beat up  and ends up crying at least three times.  Such is life I suppose.

When we walked in Rigley heard "Super Why" on so he went and sat in the chair to watch it.  This was short lived, he was only there about 10 minutes.

Uncle Rick got up early and went to get donuts for everyone.

Rigley got to sit at the big table like a big boy and eat lunch.

This little boy is so full of personality.  Seriously, I had to take 10 pictures and each one he has a different facial expression.  

And what is a day that doesn't have someone getting hurt.  Today was Rigley's turn for a goose egg. He was watching the kids outside and climbing at the same time and bumped his eye on the corner of the window.  It's starting to look like we beat our kids up.  I promise, we don't.  Our kids are definitely clumsy.

Today Jaclyn had a new do for me today.  When Jaclyn recommends a new cut I usually don't argue with her.  She knows her stuff and knows what would look good.  Here is what happened...