A few pictures from life these days... things have been a bit of a whirlwind lately and the last few months with baby Ellie have just flown by. I'm still trying to figure out how to keep up on everything that needs to be done with 5 little ones, it seems like a constant rotation of feeding and cleaning (Groundhog Day anyone?) but we're starting to get a good system down and there might even be some sleep in my near future (praise God!). It's certainly a lot of fun having a baby in the house again, even though Violet still thinks she's the baby too!
Henry is constantly doing the most amazing things that just make me go what? how did we get so lucky to have him as our boy? The other day he wanted to reorganize his nature books and he categorized them into diverse wildlife, creatures with scales, survival books, encyclopedias, small animals, and habitats. He's amazing. That's all I can say.
The kids are starting to get excited about Christmas and Akemi has been talking about holiday lane and the christmas lights and candy canes since about June so she is especially happy. I would say it's her most favorite time of the year for sure! She has been taking ballet and just adores her class. She insists on wearing her ballet tights all the time and the other day I warned her she may get a hole in the knee from wearing them so much and she said "no mom, these won't rip, they're made of rubber silk! it's the strongest fabric you can find!" I just love her crazy ideas!