Glad we were here for Independence Day in the USA!
I noticed that I have been so busy and distracted that I haven't done my usual scrapbook-esque noting of where the kids are in their everyday growth. Indulge me for a moment:
Bethy is singing her little heart out to every song she hears, reads (though she still doesn't think she can), and has a mind for math and spelling. She loves unicorns and rainbows and is incredibly loving and thoughtful.
Thomas can count to ten, seems to have a quick understanding of athletic pursuits, wants to climb everything, knows where we are as we drive around (impressively so) and is still Maisy mouse obsessed. He wants hugs (ug!) and kisses (is!) and his current cute phrases are "It's OK!" and his french ""Allo!"
These are the kids that we're taking with us. Life is good.