Ms. D turned ONE WHOLE HAND and says funnier stuff than I ever remember the other two kids saying...and that's saying A LOT because they said some really funny stuff.
M and K are almost 11 and 9, respectively. M is going to middle school next year, a thought that terrifies me. My son is still struggling with his learning disabilities, but he's improved a lot on his reading abilities.
We put our cat down in November and somehow came home with a new puppy two weeks ago, so our "we're going to wait a year after the cat dies before we get another pet" totally went to shit. But, dang, this pup is sweet and cute and the kids are in love. They alternate between being completely helpful and completely blaise about helping. I can admit an 8-week-old puppy is a lot of work. (We got her at 7 weeks)