Miss V grew two full inches this year! She got her first pair of glasses, which are helping her so much with her reading. She can tell you anything you want to know about most animals (even though she's still a little skittish around dogs and bugs), she is curious and extremely verbal with a giant vocabulary and a busy mind. She loves to swim! She is sensitive and funny and loud, and she digs anything to do with rainbows and unicorns.
The J-bird grew almost an inch this year. He started orthodontia last August, and it is making a huge difference for him. He should finish "Phase 1" early this Fall. He continues to love math and reading and science. We finally had to give him an old Kindle to use part of the time, because he swallows books faster than we can provide them. He participated in Coding Club and the Mad Science Club at school this year and really enjoyed both. The J-bird loves Minecraft and LEGO and drawing and playing with his buddies. He joined the Cub Scouts this year and really found his niche there. Typically 9, he feels things deeply, and his social world is all new now, but we're lucky - he's a talker (so far).