"Eat your heart out," he said, and swung Destiny into a fresh bout of giggling.
Destiny had a fist full of mashed potatoes, the white mash oozing from between her fingers.
Whatever the cause, Destiny was drawn to Felipa from the start.
A moment later, Alex passed them, Destiny laughing in his arms as they danced.
Probably no more than he did when Destiny was born.
When I came in here, Destiny was awake, so I got her up.
She settled into the seat and relaxed, diverting her attention to Destiny, who didn't appear to notice that something unusual was happening.
Alex carefully detached Destiny from his neck.
Destiny was watching her as though she were a favorite TV show.
Destiny wiggled in Felipa's arms and pointed, declaring in a loud voice.
She smiled and nodded to indicate Destiny, who had fallen asleep in his arms.
Alex sat to his immediate right, with Destiny, Carmen and Jonathan beside him, in that order.
Alex waited for Carmen to mount and then handed Destiny to her.
After breakfast Felipa took Destiny and Jonathan to see a new foal that was born during the night.
When she put Destiny to bed, Jonathan was watching a movie.
Jonathan and Destiny are in the other room.
When Destiny squealed and Jonathan laughed, it broke the spell.
Dad even gave me some money to buy something for Destiny and Jonathan.
Carmen bought a few gifts for Destiny and Jonathan, as well as one for Alex.
Felipa bought Jonathan and Destiny something inexpensive to keep them entertained and then fed them all lunch in the mall.
Since she was not home, they set her portion of the meal aside for later.
I feel the same love for Destiny and Jonathan that I will feel for the new baby.
Carmen carried Destiny back to their room and got her ready for bed.
He didn't join them, but he was clearly enjoying watching them, even laughing once when Destiny gave up her home run to chase down the ball.
After the ice cream "party", as Destiny called it, they all went to their rooms to rest and prepare for the real party.
Jonathan understood, but what must Destiny think?
Jonathan was playing cars with Destiny in the family room floor while Carmen straightened up the clutter left by so many people.
"Destiny might wake up," she reasoned in an uncertain voice.
Destiny begged Alex for a ride on his shoulders.
Finally Destiny put her arms around Carmen's neck and simply hugged her.
They were fortunate to have Destiny and Jonathan.