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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Interesting facts from everyday life right now

Interesting facts:

Isaac loves to comfort the babies and help put them to bed. It's so sweet! He's really, really amazingly good at it, too! He strokes their cheeks, prays with them, talks to them softly, and cuddles them in a blanket if they're having a hard time settling down. Or he plunks them in their crib if they're just ready to go to sleep. :)

Will can say 19 words, the most of any of the kids. I never would have thought he'd be the most articulate!

Seth likes Carnation Instant Breakfast mixed with chocolate milk, whole milk and half-and-half.

Gracie says "up" or "uppy" now when she wants to be held. She is certainly the most verbal, if not actually speaking the Queen's English. ;)

Marcie is as rough and tumble as the boys. She likes throwing herself up and over into a huge cardboard box 2/3rds full of stuffed animals. I guess she knows the landing will be soft?

David is fairly obsessed with cars and push toys and push carts and a specific truck book he makes us read to him over and over and over again, always with great delight on his part.
David in the cart he accidentally knocked Gracie over with, (see previous post) enjoying his milk and resting.

THE truck book David loves so dearly. Grandpadad sang it to him! He had to make up both the lyrics and melody. Impressive.

Gavin has been out of town since Sunday. I keep forgetting to mention that. He's doing a training course in maintenance of the engine in our Quest Kodiak aircraft in PNG. He's also getting some more helicopter flying time so he can be fresh for his next and last training: Bell Helicopter's full touchdown autorotations (practicing landing without any engine power to the rotors). He returns Saturday. In the meantime, we're doing great, thanks to lots of help and God's mercy! But I need to go to bed since I am a single parent currently. :)

The joys of single parenting: one can't keep an eye on all kids simultaneously. (Okay, so that's always true, no matter if both of us are home!) David came running down the hall with this toilet paper streaming out behind him like a bride in her veil. 

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

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

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