We've mastered the art of getting five kids out the door and are enjoying each and every one of their individual personalities. After a few times out as a family of seven, we realized that people just stare and make comments, some rude and some really encouraging, but that in today's culture five kids I guess is a lot. Our new favorite hang our is Sam's Club. We can feed the whole family for about ten bucks and we can also get the bulk items we need. :) It is our go to eating out spot. Each time we go out Ben has begun singing the song from Madagascar 3 (Afro Circus) only he replaces afro with Bolte...and we all laugh. People really scratch their heads when they ask ages and we say, 9, 6, 3, 10 months and 3 months. :) The last two make people think...sometimes they ask further, sometimes they just get wide eyed and walk away. Overall it has been amazing though and we feel mighty blessed.
We got to experience TWO first Christmases here this year and that was very fun. This has been just the most joyfilled, peaceful Christmas I can remember and I am so grateful. Our hearts are full, our home is pretty full and our hands are very full and I cannot imagine it any other way! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well!