It's been a while...so I figured it was time for a little update. :) Winter is still going strong! We had a nice little break which even included some temperatures in the PLUS (in January!) but now we're back down to -32 (and that's not with the windchill either). On the bright side, the kids have been working HARD on their schoolwork and have about 10-12 weeks left!! So that means - "official" school will be done for us around the end of April if all goes as planned. Just in time for spring. :) :) We'll still do some school after that, but it won't be nearly as structured or as much! Anyways, here's a few pictures to give you a snippet of what we've been doing!
And Kira...she is always coming up with funny things. She's such a little character at times. This was her dress-up outfit of choice the other week - a nice purple hat, and a plastic diaper cover on each arm!
Here's just a cute picture of all the kids with their stockings! We had a nice, quiet Christmas at home (complete with a visit from the "flu bug"!). Even though we had the flu, it was still nice to enjoy Christmas at home and just relax.
We haven't had too many sled rides recently due there being SO much really cold weather this winter, but we did do one with the girls while Tate was skating at the rink with Daddy. :)
Other news...well, if you've made it this far you'll be learning the biggest news of all! We are expecting baby #5 to arrive in 2014!! Yes, I am pregnant, and due in August. The kids are thrilled! Emily hopes it is twins, Tate hopes the baby will be born on his birthday (there is a fairly good chance of this!) and Jenna just wants to enthusiastically spread the news to the world that "There is a BABY (!!!) in Mommy's tummy!" And if you ask her she will tell you that she has one in her tummy too - she will INSIST that she can feel it in there if she pushes on her tummy. haha! When you ask her what the baby is doing in there, she'll tell you that it is "just resting." :)