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, May 14, 2014

Donut craze!

Dad always brings the leftover donuts from Sunday school, so by now the kids well know what the white box signifies. All they have to do is catch a glimpse and they are mobbing him, asking "More??" and doing the "please" baby sign language (David is doing it in the below picture).

Marcie throwing herself up onto the couch next to Grandpadad. How ladylike! She is such a little brute, it's hilarious. She can out-perform the boys with her escapades and intensity. She climbs up onto high places they wouldn't even attempt, then stands up!!! She is a brave, determined, opinionated, charming, affectionate little girl. Gracie is much more docile and sweet, but she's definitely increasing in spunk as well as she's learning to fight for her rights to toys and books and laps. She isn't as bold as Marcie, which makes her much easier to keep an eye on! Gracie is also much more verbal (although I don't understand 99% of what she says; I think she speaks "apogee" - as Gavin calls her language - most of the time.). I've read that kids work on motor skills or language skills, so it's fun to see my girls each focusing on one of those areas right now. I love how very different yet equally precious and enjoyable they both are! Observe the difference between Marcie in each succeeding photo and Gracie, when she finally appears on the scene.
It's a good thing Grandpadad finds this so amusing. Others would be stressed by the chaos and intensity!

David is worried Seth might get his share.

Look how full Gracie's mouth is! And Marcie is starting to move in . . . 
Poor Grandpadad! Marcie is choking him in her desperation to obtain pride of place on his lap. David is caught under Dad's right arm, which you can see if you look closely. Will only has eyes for the prize. ;) Sweet Grace is yielding to her more intense siblings.

Looks like Seth, too, decided he'd had enough donuts for time being. The remaining "alpha" babies battle it out.

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

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

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