The winter of 2013 to 2014 was cold but busy. What follows is a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.
We made Bible scenes out of gingerbread one winter evening. The kids loved it! Here is Caleb's creation: Noah's ark.
Corbin made a scene from Jonah:
Nora made Daniel and a lion:
Anna made herself (with animal friends) in Paradise:
Rosa made Moses parting the Red Sea:
Alex also made his comic character:
We evidently kept Lee up too late!
Even the animals liked snuggling up on the cold winter evenings. Here's Rosa and Caleb with Lizzy, Bubba, and Birdzie.
One especially cold evening I mentioned to Corbin that water would freeze really fast outside. Well, the scientist in him took over. He did the opposite of frying an egg on a hot sidewalk. In 15 minutes, this egg was frozen to the plate!
He also set out a glass of water. Here is the result of that: (Notice it is frozen solid. The cup is still on the table!)
Bubba is such a sweet and mellow boy. The one thing he still treasures from his old owner is his little stuffed animal. He carries it all over, and if he can't find it, he grabs one of the kids' stuffed animals!
Here's Corbin before a Tuesday meeting. What a ham!
Anna lost a lot of teeth this winter. When I suggested I help her pull out a very wiggly one, here is the face I got!
I took some casual pictures of some of the girls one afternoon. Here's Anna:
Anna is really, really into rabbits. Here she is with one of her favorites.
Rosa with her dog, Lizzy:
Rosa looking out at all the snow:
Ella is loosing her baby face and becoming a regular girl!
Another beautiful smile:
Here is the face I usually get as she says 'Let me see it!'
Our big news of the winter is Caleb graduated from school a semester early. What does a pioneering bird lover really want?
A camera, of course!
With some coffee for good measure!
The congregation also had a gathering for him. We all had a blast. Here is the cake:
Alex wore one of his many goofy hats:
I found Ella a giant lollipop at a store. She sure was excited about it!
Finally spring started to appear in late April. The girls were itching to get to a playground. Anna is a pro on the monkey bars!
Go, Anna, go!
Only in Minnesota can you play on a nice day at the playground with snow still around!
Finally spring arrived. Soon the sleds and snow pants were replaced with bikes and helmets.
Lee taught Ella how to pedal in less than an hour. She is so proud!
Here's Rosa on her skates:
Thus ends our long winter. We are ready for summer!