"You'd love the kids, Spike. They're real chips off the ol' blocks... meaning Simon, Theo and myself."
I've had the pic up there in my folder for several weeks now, because I wanted to make a new BG for it. But I ran out of time and the picture was getting older.
So here goes.
Clairice "Claire" Beatrice Seville: She is the eldest one of Alvin and Brittany's twins, often boasting it whenever her brother attempts to begin an argument on who gets the last cookie in the cookie jar. She's inherited her mother's looks and brains, yet her father's ice blue eyes. Claire is independent and is not afraid to stand up to school bullies when her brother or cousin are in a jam. Because of her sharp tongue (something else she inherited from her father) and her sly way with words, she's a force to be reckoned with on the playground. Claire enjoys playing piano at times, and a little bit of guitar. She enjoys singing as well, being part of the school choir with her brother.
Claire is the "Simon" of the Seville Kids; because she's the oldest, and the only girl in the family once the Chipettes have disappeared, she tries on numerous occasions to talk sense into her brother, for their and AJ's sake, when David is about to perform one of his schemes. Unfortunately, Davy's one-track mind veers around her words of advice, and often she finds herself tagging along for the ride. Sometimes, she enjoys it, despite getting punished by her father afterwards.
David "Davy" Simon Theodore Seville: David was born four minutes after his sister, and while he has inherited his mother's brains, he would much rather act upon his more "adventurous" nature, meaning the boastful and often reckless nature he inherited from his father. His father named him after the members in his family, not only because it sounded cool when abbreviated, but because it was his way of showing how much he really did care about his father and brothers. The clash of personality between Claire and David often is the spark for most arguments the two have. While Claire nags him about owning toys (action figures) and being the laziest smart kid on the planet, Davy never hesitates at an opportunity to hide his sister's favorite dolls. They also fight for the attention of either of their parents. Of course, when he's not fighting with his sister, Davy and Claire make an invincible team and are very protective of each other.
Davy has created a very close-knit bond with his little cousin AJ as well, constantly depending on him for his "smarts" (having inherited both of his parents' brains) when bringing a complex scheme to life. The two are like glue, the best of friends, despite AJ often frowning upon his big cousin's ideas.
Davy has also inherited Alvin's fancy in all-things music, as well as his vocals. While nowhere near as talented as his father is at singing, Davy would rather be singing or composing music than doing math.
Alvin Junior "AJ" Seville: The smallest chipmunk of the family, AJ very quickly became the "cute one". Ironically, being the son of the two tallest chipmunks of the family, AJ is, in fact, the shortest; while he is eight years of age, he has the height of a six-year-old. Books are often needed to be stacked on his chair at dinner. His eye sight is also incredibly poor; he had needed glasses by the age of two. Unfortunately, due to his small size, glasses and clothes were always three sizes too big. Even when his Mama would make him clothes, they were always too big.
And, as a bonus, he's inherited Jeanette's clumsiness.
AJ has taken on the role his Uncle Theodore had often played as a child: the youngest and the innocent follower/guinea pig for his best friend's plots. While he attempts to talk David out of his ideas, AJ is never successful. So he follows unwillingly, sometimes willingly. AJ is very close to his Papa, hardly doing anything unless asking Simon's permission first. After the passing of his mother, AJ grew very dependent on his Papa, as well as protective of him (when his Uncle Alvin claims he is Simon's little guardian angel, AJ does not take the task lightly). As the years go by, AJ's relationship with his Papa grows into a very strong bond of friendship and loyalty--AJ would take care of his Papa no matter how old he was.
AJ, unlike his cousins, did not inherit any of the Sevilles' musical talents. He can, and has on numerous occasions, sang songs with his cousins and The Chipmunks, often being featured as one of the SEville Kids on certain albums. He will not hesitate to be part of a concert when asked, either. But when it comes to playing instruments, he would much rather be drawing than playing piano (Alvin eventually grows to admire his nephew's artistic talent and hires him when he's a teenager to be the group's official album cover designer).
Cookies to those who read that. I probably forgot lots of info on the kids, but that will be discovered through more pictures and stories. They will be used in my KICS series as well, but of course, their species will change. David's middle initials change as well, and he's not actually named after his grandfather in my original series, but his name is a tribute to my own father. And his attitude is a tribute to my brothers XD
Claire, Davy, AJ, art (c) KicsterAsh