These pictures of Gracie, David, Isaac and Marmi visiting local puppies and Guinea pigs were taken while we were still in Australia. She is doing better now, I think, although more clingy than ever before in her little life. Will is also more clingy than normal. Seth, while he has the cold, is still holding his own, careening happily and wildly through life. He climbed up a ladder onto our roof today while Gavin was up there pressure-washing our solar water-heating panels. Gavin heard his cheery "Hi, Daddy!" and looked up to see him climbing off the ladder onto the roof. What a surprise that was! We really need the Lord to guard these children, as I've said before. Thank God Seth scaled and descended (with Gavin's help) without incident. Will also got halfway up before a passing friend brought him to Gavin's attention. :}
Gracie walked up to me last night and said, "Mommy, I say one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight!" She can count to ten now, sing "Farmer in the Dell," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Jesus Loves Me," and more songs, including motions for some. Will can sing quite a few songs, too. All the kids are talking more and more each day. It's so much fun, and I think the frustration levels have gone down as a result. It's soooooooo nice to understand each other!
Marcie told me the other day that she was drawing a rainbow and "A,B,C,D's" with her marker. It was too cute. :)
Thanks for praying, and please keep it up for Seth, especially, as I don't think his cold symptoms have peaked yet.
Love and gratitude,