Friday, May 22, 2009

The Infamous Toyroom

Our toyroom is actually the space underneath our stairs and entryway, but it makes a great hideaway for our kids' toys. Except for their books and a few choice favorites, this is how I hide "The Stash" of toys we own. I keep a few baskets scattered conveniently for the baby of the house, but this is definetely the brunt of them. We usually adhere to a toy schedule (mostly during the school year) which I found to be very helpful to maintain sanity around here. Monday through Saturday, I have 5-6 things listed under that particular day and then all the tubs are listed and have a specific spot so younger ones learn where to find them and put them back! This helps with the mess for sure, but I have also found it helps them to really play creatively with their toys rather than go from one tub to another just dumping. The lights Jared put in, and now the carpet have made it so much cozier for the kiddos to play house.
Come on over, and you'll be sure to be made coffee, cake, hots dogs, tea, corn, chicken nuggets, you get the idea...

Awana Awards Night

The kids from Lexie on down to Keilah Grace enjoyed another year of their Awanas club at our church. They worked hard to earn their awards and although the youngest three also earned certificates and ribbons, they missed out on awards night due to visiting Grandma and Grandpa, so no pictures of them!
The girls both finished their books full of verses and different Bible memory work. Lexie even finished two books! Maddie won the neat uniform award as well as bringing the most friends. Neeless to say, their Daddy and Mommy are very proud of them and thankful for a wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a God-honoring program for kids.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Sermon on Modesty

Today while driving home from doing errands, I overheard Brady, who is 6, say this to his sister in complete seriousness.
"Hey Maddie, what if cars didn't have their tops on... they wouldn't be modest huh?"