It's mostly excerpts from our last newsletter.
Adorable puppy pictures later!
On their actual birthday, the quints' preschool teacher Debbie made them all crowns. So far they don't seem to mind having to share the spotlight on their big day. For their birthday cake at home we sang to each of them separately so they could hear their individual name and blow out a candle without having to "share" the song or candles.
|Birthday King Seth doing his favorite thing: looking at books|
|Birthday King Will doing crafts with Miss Alice|
|Birthday Queen Marcie doing play-dough|
|The "Royal" Siblings|
The kids' birthday isn't until tomorrow (our time), but we celebrated a few days early on Saturday. We had a very low-key bike/trike/skateboard "rink" in our community's Teen Center. The kids had a great time! Gavin and I really enjoyed it too, as did Big Brother Isaac, as you'll see . . .
HUGE thanks to Aunt Karen Weaver for all the photos, and to Aunt Mandy and Ellie and Deb Barton for cakes/decorating!
|David on the scooter|
|Gracie (with David and another friend behind her)|
|Will with his party blow-out|
|Marcie on a skateboard|
|Friend Zaria shared her Dora car - a huge hit with a lot of the kids! (Marcie)|
|Daddy's turn - on the unicycle!|
|David requested a race car cake|
|Marcie wanted a Sleeping Beauty cake|
|Seth's favorite color is green (there was also a pink one for the girls) - creation by Ellie and Mandy|
|Victoria with Grace and Marcie and the girls' favorite cake by Ellie. It had little yellow birds on it!|
|Birthday cupcakes and finger puppets as a gift - wow! Seth is delighted and David is watching his candle intently!|
|Each kid had a "4" candle to blow out. (Will)|
|Lighting Gracie's candle|
|Mom and girls: I feel so rich!|
|Isaac and two of his bros.|
|He REALLY liked the cake!|
|Isn't he handsome? His bike is practically a permanent fixture, he rides it so much!|
|Thanks for coming, friends, and thanks for praying for and caring about these kiddos for over four years now, everyone!|
|Marcie "riding" her imaginary horse. You can see her slapping the reigns.|
|Getting to draw blood for Gavin's yearly aviation medical certificate checkup. He has good veins, so it was great. :)|
(Samantha Burns, I feel like your soul sister now!)
|This is David making his "king face" on the chair he decided was a king's throne. What a funny face he thinks kings make! Will just smiles nicely while Marcie laughs at David's impression.|
|Our little princess Gracie on the "king's throne" (Will climbing on top of the throne behind her)|
|I LOVE this photo Gavin took out at Aviation! I love my six beautiful, fun, precious kiddos.|
|Isaac giving Gracie a ride on the dolly|
|Gracie on Aunt Karen's "waterslide"|
|Marcie and Will|
|Aunt Karen is always a good sport with fun ideas. Who would have thought that filling up large bowls with water from the hose could be SUCH fun!?|