But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Percussion practice and wheelbarrow rides

Love the intense focus on both boys' faces as they pound out their rhythms.

Love the mutual enjoyment and grins, too! Will and David

Seth pounds on an empty rain water collection tank. Will answers the "phone" in response to Walter's "Hello!"

Gracie and Will


Marcie "pushing" the wheelbarrow

David wearing Isaac's shirt after accidentally falling while wading in the river a few days ago. It was the only dry article of clothing we had on hand for a cold little boy!

Monday playdate pictures

My daddy flies a helicopter ("ow-ca")

He flies way up in the sky!
I hear a helicopter going overhead right now!

Making dot pictures (Marcie's request - she found the materials and brought them to Karen, remembering having done them before! That child forgets nothing. EVERY DAY she talks about how we went to see the cows. "Bye-bye, moo.") This is Will and Gracie (Do you like Gracie's new 'do?)

Will and Dilue

The girls and Miriam (Note Marcie's new 'do too!)

Saturday, August 16, 2014


On cue, David was happy to hug Seth for Debbie's camera . . .
"Oh, I love my brother! Especially his giggle when I hug him."

"Aren't we cute?"
"Did you get the picture yet?"

"Okay, that's enough." (David's done hugging.)

Well, this was supposed to be a hug between Will and David, but it became a goof-off session with swamping their animal pacifiers.



and more Will

"I am Marcie; hear me roar!"
"I am Gracie; hear me squeak!"

 Thanks to Debbie for yet more great Friday morning play date pictures! The kids sure seem happy, don't they? I know Mommy was! ;)


The rest are of David, meticulous Mr. Intensity when it comes to focusing on a task. 
So tall!

Marcie hamming it up for the camera


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An evening in the life of the Jones family

We went to the river, about a mile away. Marcie is the biggest fan by far, not afraid of the cool mountain water. This is sweet, cautious, happy Gracie just wading. (That's all I was willing to do - I'm no Marcie!)
 David was goofy for the camera:

Marcie moved the pot over and used the BIG spoon to eat her rice while our backs were turned. (And the boys looked cute.)

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones