Here are some photos from the past month or so, just as a bit of a catch up on what we've been doing recently.
Working backwards...here's what we did today.
Ice cream for lunch. :)
Don't tell Rachel she missed out on the ice cream. She has no idea!
Our church hosted a 5K to raise money for a girls' home in the Dominican Republic. The entire Crew was supposed to participate, but with a few of us being sick, Hannah and I went on our own. It was a fun way to kick off a mother-daughter day. :)
Last Friday we did the big seasonal clothing switch. We have been working on acquiring all that each child needed for spring/summer for a few weeks. It was so much to keep track of that I was having anxiety dreams over it - even with my master checklist!
Praise the Lord, the final clothing items arrived just in time to put away the old and take out the new. But by the end of a long day, I could hardly stand on my feet. Joshua was sick that day, so these guys were my clean up crew - chocolatey faces and all!
Hannah and I may have walked a 5K, but Claude ran about 20 times longer earlier in March. We hung out near the finish line, played on the playground, and ate candy. :)
The kids were pretty excited to see the sun set and watch the stars come out while we waited for Claude to finish. Here they are, enjoying some rest while Dad is slogging away in the mud.
And he did it! 100Ks! Joshua is wondering when he'll run 100 miles...
We had quite a bit of snow in the late winter. The kids loved it!
Claude and Jer built this snowman just after the last (Lord willing!) snowfall of the season.
There was plenty of shoveling to do. Since Claude never did get a snow day, we had a pretty long driveway to clear with each storm.
I recruited a new team of kitchen helpers.
I have to watch these three. They all like to taste test, especially Rachel. Just this week she shoved her face into a measuring cup of cocoa powder. I don't think it feels great going up the nostrils!
Hannah and Joshua helped sew some wash cloths. They are begging to do more on the sewing machine.