Ellie is in 1st grade and is being home-schooled by her mom. She does very well at math and is becoming a good reader. She reads books to her little sister Blakeley often. She was just moved up to Maggie's gymnastics class so she is doing well in that activity.
Grayson (Grady) is a pretty happy kid. (What is not to be happy! He has 8 people who adore him and meet his every need.) He has learned to crawl and is into everything now. He is also starting to pull himself up into standing positions so it won't be long now until he is cruising throughout the house. Anyway we know who runs the show at our house.
So again, we will let you decide whether the lady in the beginning of this post was smiling because of a well-deserved break or because she was reminiscing all the times she spends with these great kids. (It was probably a little of both.)