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, December 31, 2013

Guess who started walking yesterday??

If you guess Gracie or Seth, you're right! They BOTH decided they could walk yesterday! Gracie got up from getting her little shoes on and seemed to decide that they were walking shoes! So off she went, just out of the blue, no warning whatsoever. Jennifer came to my bedroom door, where I was hanging out with Isaac, and said, "Has Gracie been walking?" 

"No . . ."

"Well, she is now! She's been walking all over the living room!" 

Sure enough, when I got out to the living room Gracie just kept going, and every time she would lose her balance she'd squat for a bit and then get up and keep going. I was so proud and happy and SURPRISED (we thought it would be a while yet before she took off, she's been so resistant to working on it). However, I was also a little bit disappointed that she had overtaken Seth, who I was sure would be the next real walker as he's taken a few steps here and there and absolutely CAN walk if he wants to. (He can hold onto a dish towel we've draped over our arm and walk completely on his own, but that's because we've tricked him into thinking he's holding onto something.)

Anyway, Jennifer had the brilliant idea to entice Seth to walk by pulling his little toy lawnmower just out of reach ahead of him. He proceeded to walk 10 steps completely unaided! Hooray!!! A very exciting morning in our house! Needless to say, I was too busy watching to take pictures. :)

Here are a few of our fun recent pictures, though:

Grace, Seth, Will, Marcie, David in their panda bear and tiger hats from "Aunt" Shauna

Adorable!


New swings from "Aunt" Julie! Will, Grace, and Marcie enjoying a beautiful day in Texas today.

Will was having a rough day until the swaying and swinging calmed him, and Gracie just laughed and laughed. 

Swinging in sync

I like how David's shirt reads in this picture "It's easy being this cool"

This is so funny. Marcie has to sit on or in everything, but she fell in a bit deeper than she intended.
David doesn't seem too perturbed, does he? 

Okay, so maybe he tried to rescue her a little bit.

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

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

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