The Quad Squad: Six Years and Counting...

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    The Dilger siblings — Paige, left, Emma, Brenna, Noah and Alex jumped on the beds in the girls’ bedroom in Ferdinand on June 16. Paige, Emma, Brenna and Alex are quadruplets who celebrated their sixth birthday on November 15. Noah turned 9 in August. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Brenna, left, let Emma sample her snow cone as Paige also enjoyed a spoonful of Brenna’s snow cone during the St. Joseph Catholic Church vacation bible school carnival in Jasper on June 16. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Above: Paige, clockwise from front, Alex, Noah, Emma, Brenna and Shauna waited for the school bus before the quads’ first day of kindergarten at Nancy Hanks Elementary School on Aug. 10. Noah began third grade. “It feels bittersweet,” Shauna said after sending the children off to school. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Emma held up two fingers as she read the word “two” off a flashcard while practicing reading with Chris on Oct. 18. Noah, left, Paige and Brenna watched television. Chris and Shauna help the children with their homework individually so they can monitor their children’s progress and help them focus. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Paige hung from the rod in the closet she shares with her two sisters July 31. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Upon realizing that his parents do not save every piece of schoolwork and art the children produce, Noah protested, which resulted in chasing Chris and the trash bin around the house. Shauna comforted Brenna, who was accidentally hit in the pursuit, as Paige and Alex hung nearby. Moments later, the family was back to their seats at the dinner table Sept. 21. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    “No fighting,” begged Emma, left, as Alex, Brenna and Paige simultaneously attempted to climb a rope ladder on the playset at their home July 31. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Chris lifted up Brenna and kissed her on the forehead on June 16. When Chris leaves for work or returns home, he greets each child individually with a hug and a kiss. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Emma, clockwise from bottom left, Brenna, Paige, Alex and Noah ate lunch at home June 16. Chris and Shauna affectionately use the pet name “monkey” for their children. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Shauna cuddled with Brenna, left, Alex and Emma on June 16. “Some of my favorite moments are when the kids climb into my lap and snuggle,” said Shauna. “It can be overwhelming sometimes, especially when all five want to be in my lap or sitting next to me, but I try to cherish those moments because I know they won’t always last and I will miss the day they stop climbing in my lap.” Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald