Last year, the boys really couldn't read...This year, books and independent reading helped make the 13 hour drive a smooth one!
Last year, it took the boys a while to warm up to the idea of playing in the surf...This year, they ran directly into the waves and giggled in glee.
Last year, while on vacation they learned to ride on two wheels and were scared to go very far... This year, we are going on bike rides for miles.
Last year, they always wanted me to get into the pool with them...This year, they get in all by themselves and could care less if I am there or not.
Last year, there were tears when buckets of sand did not turn into a perfect sandcastle...This year, the buckets of sands are still not perfect sandcastles, but there are no tears, and the sandcastles are spectacular!
It is fun to watch them grow. Sometimes I miss the cute babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that they were...but mostly I am enjoying who they are now!