All in all, it was a nice and calm summer. Good thing, since our fall will be anything but that! The biggest development of all is that all THREE of the big girls completed the bike riding goal (around the hilly block, sans whining) and were rewarded with a trip to the mall for pierced ears! Mali went first and was really excited but pained by the experience. Brinn opted to wait until Carrigan was ready so I took the two of them the last day of school before summer. What a rite of passage.
aloud some new winners like the Tale of Desperaux and Encyclopedia Brown.
Jonathan did a few home improvement projects, with his ever-willing helpers.