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It's been a week since I last wrote here. I guess it's because we've been having a relaxed time this week. On the weekend, it was decent weather (-14C) so we went outside for a bit. Der pulled Kirsi and Hannah around on the sled and they had a blast! We got some pictures outside in the snow and then Kirsi and Der made snow angels. Gotta do all the snow things while we're here! Plus, you have to do it when the weather allows. It's now freezing a$$ cold out so we're staying inside as much as possible.

Kirsi has been having a blast playing with the Fisher Price toys that were Der's, Ian's and Trav's and playing hide-and-seek with anyone who's game. She's also been playing with the stickers that Nana and Auntie have bought for her. Auntie Rhonda got Kirsi her first Barbie, who came with a brush so Kirsi can brush her hair. Kirsi thought that was pretty cool, though she prefers Barbie without her dress on (like all her other babies). This morning, Kirsi looked at nakey Barbie and said, "She got saggy boobies." Where did she ever hear that? I know I haven't talked about saggy boobs!

Brody and Hannah have come over any time they can to play with the kids. Kirsi loves playing with her cousins; she's going to miss them so much when we go back. Yesterday, Brody taught Kirsi a secret handshake - it's really cute!

Aidan is doing well. He's so inquisitive wants to explore and figure things out. He loves playing with the baby stroller and spinning the wheels around. He also likes to play with a little piano that Auntie Rhonda brought over. And of course he's still teething but no teeth yet, so everything goes in his mouth.

We're really enjoying our time at home. It's been so fun to watch the kids with their cousins, aunties, uncles and grandparents. It'll be a sad day when we have to fly back. The good thing is that we'll be on the road the day after we return. We're driving to Argentina and will explore some of the Patagonia. We're really excited to see new things and some stunning scenery and wildlife.

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