With pictures of my kids, here's an update:
Avery finished first grade with flying colors. Reading sometimes at a 3rd grade level. Spelling her heart out and writing the most wonderful stories you have ever heard. She illustrates them too. Yes, yes...I know she's a genius. :)
Jack graduated from preschool and is ready to head to kindergarten this fall. He is turning into quite an artist himself, and he is also a natural athlete. He wasn't allowed to play t-ball this spring because he wasn't old enough but I think the other parents wanted to keep him out because he's so good. :)
Jack and Avery will go to the same school next year, much to the dismay of Avery. She has agreed to be helpful and show him around but "only once, Mom". I am so very proud of them both, but am a little sad that they are so grown up.
This summer we skipped camp and are lucky enough to have 3 lovely people watching the kids for us. My sister Jackie, Dan's mom Shirley and our friend Ari. Ari has been a big help this year and we are not sure what we are going to do when he leaves for college in the fall.
That's it for now...the familiar cry of "Mom, I am hungry" is coming from the other room...better feed the beasts. I promise to be better about keeping up with this.