[For some reason I'm having a lot of trouble getting videos on here this week. I'll keep trying, but may have to put them on another day.]
The first week of school is officially gone, and the verdict is... Avey loves it! Each day she came home and, when asked how school was, she replied, "Great!" She loves the new teacher, their library, and the fact that she gets a desk to herself instead of sharing a table. Her homework load has also decreased significantly from her previous school. They had her doing all sorts of busy work every night, but now she has less of that. In brief, she's thrilled.
Hakan has really been working on his words lately. He seems very focused on the sounds we make when we speak. He now says words like, "go," "car," "cat," and so on. He also tries really hard to say things like, "squirrel," and "banana." His latest obsession is Kix cereal. Just a moment ago, Kira put a plate of it down in front of him. He was holding a pen in one hand, and took a moment to decide how best to proceed. He then threw the pen to the floor so that he could shovel fistfuls of the cereal into his mouth. At the moment, his cheeks are stuffed with them like he's a chipmunk saving for winter. Good stuff.