I can't believe it's been this long! I'll try to give a brief synopsis of the year...
Lainey is potty trained and in a big girl bed (and has been for more than 6 months). She's very "assertive" and will let you know what she wants (in a loud voice!) BUT she's also very shy and clams up when we're around people she doesn't know. She loves to dress up, have tea parties and read books. She also loves to do anything her brother does! She'll eat most anything except mushrooms (like her dad). She also recently renamed our large male cat, Taco (we're not sure why! His name was Boone, but everyone calls him Taco now.)
Hayden is in kindergarten! He's learning to read and is getting good at it. He spells words to me all the time... (i.e., "I'd like h-a-m ham on my sandwich.") He also loves numbers. He's taking a gymnastics class and is the only boy (which is ideal! He loves the girls!) He's also begun playing with all the boys at school. Legos are his new favorite thing! Before cold weather set in though, it was all about bugs. Taking his bug catcher, catching at recess and bringing them home to show us. He also got two fire-bellied toads after catching a virginia peeper. He was so sad when we let him go that we decided he should get a "real" toad.
We just finished remodelling our basement bathroom. It looks great! Doug did a fabulous job.
Hope the last year has treated everyone as well as it has us!