Yesterday was the boy's birthday, so we now have a 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. Yay!! The kids are big! The boy, though, seems to have had at least one extra growth spurt that she hasn't had, and has pulled to within one inch of her for the first time. I was thinking he wouldn't pass her in height for years, but I might be wrong. She grew two inches this year to his three. If they do that again, he'll be her height when their birthday's roll around next year.
The school handed out report cards last week, so we already know that they did pretty well. The boy struggles in writing, but most of the rest was quite good. He's good in reading and math. His biggest problem is neglecting the things he doesn't like to do.
She did really well in very nearly everything. She got one bad, very bad, grade and that was for not turning in her (completed!) homework time and time again during the year.
For the first time, he had a better year than she did. Her teacher was difficult, and he finally caught his stride. But all in all it was a pretty good school year.
Today at 1:00pm, we will officially have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader in the house!!