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THE BRADY BUNCH

THE BRADY BUNCH

"AND HE DETERMINED THE TIMES SET FOR THEM AND THE EXACT PLACES WHERE THEY SHOULD LIVE. GOD DID THIS SO THAT MEN WOULD SEEK HIM AND PERHAPS REACH OUT FOR HIM, THOUGH HE IS NOT FAR FROM EACH ONE OF US." ACTS 17:26&27

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bonkos for the Broncos!



Today was spirit day at Washington Jr. High!!! Last night Brady ran Riley to "Stuff-Mart" to get her some blue and gold nail polish and blue and gold ribbons. She and I painted her nails blue first then a gold glittery top-coat! She got up early to crimp her hair (can you believe it, Mom?). Personally, I loved crimping my hair, just for special occasions, of course!!! She also wore a t-shirt she had printed up with "BONKOS FOR THE BRONCOS". I can't believe Riley is on the verge of becoming a teen-angel! I was just getting accustomed to the tweens. She doesn't even like Limited Too anymore! So far so good, she is awesome! She just penned some poems about her siblings tonight. I thought I'd include them in this post! I thought some of y'all might enjoy knowing she hasn't changed completely. (Remember her sweet little poems she wrote in the third grade, that she would read to the family?)

Hallie

My adorable lil’ sib,
With musical talent divine,
I’ve been with you since the crib,
Now you’re almost nine!
You have this certain air,
It lets people know “You can,”
We make an awesome pair,
My cutie, Hallie Anne!

LYLAS, (well actually you are my sister)
Riley

Bailee

My dearest little sis,
With a giggle so fine,
Your sweetest little kiss,
Earned your way into this heart of mine,
With your bubbly personality,
And that simply gorgeous face,
You possess originality,
My little Bailee Grace!

Love always,
Riley

Jay

My energetic brother,
With your famous little prayers,
I’d never want another,
To pray for my affairs,
Slowly your eyes close,
Then you bow your head,
Your innocence, it shows,
When you thank Him for our daily bread,
And every now and then,
You say these precious words,
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Love,
Riley

Charlie

My tiny little man,
You are growing way too quickly,
This was NOT the plan,
Your feet are supposed to stay tickly,
With eyes so blue and that cute button nose,
You are forever to be my baby,
I love you so much, from your head to your toes,
I might let you grow up, just maybe

Your biggest sister,
Riley

7 comments:

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

So sweet! Almost a teenager??? Weren't we teenagers just not that long ago? I was totally a hair-crimper, too!

Emily, Stephen, and Maddox Greer said...

Ok... that was too sweet!!!!!

Jeanine said...

Oh Vicki...that brought tears to my eyes. What a precious teen-angel (I LOVE that term...I'm gonna steal it!) sweet Riley will be!

Jeanine said...

Ok, just read your comment about my clean-house woes and I had to tell you how what you said lightened my burden! Thank you SO much for reminding me to keep my focus on God and not on my wood floors! You are such a blessing to me, sweet friend.

Rebekka said...

What a neat treat to find your blog!!! I'll miss running into you and your family in interesting places.
Bekki Kearns
BekKearns@aol.com

Etta said...

A teenager??? That same little sweetie I used to give piano lessons to? I can't believe it.

Love the poems. So precious!

The Herrington Hacienda said...

Vicki,

I can't believe that our girls are as old as they are. Wow! The time has flown. Do you remember the first time they meet? Riley asked Hannah "Do you want to be my friend?" Little did we know, that so many years and miles later, they'd still be close. By-the-way, is Riley going to Koinonia this year? We'd fly her down! Love you, Kani