You know how every once in a while you get a photo or a letter from someone and it is just so...them? Well, here's each of my kids in a nutshell.
D almost always has a preface before he speaks. "I have something to tell you," or "This is an exciting thing!" or "Do you want to know something?" Then he tells you whatever he wanted to. Then he usual either sums it up for you again or repeats himself. I'm sure somewhere there's some writing teacher who teaches these three steps. Introduce your thesis, State your thesis, Repeat your thesis.
I got this cute letter from him the other day. Besides being so adorable it made me want to squeeze him, it is also written in perfect Daltonese.
Belle vs. Liam
Here are two pictures that tell you a lot about those two.
1. Belle and Liam in a chair together.
Belle doing her usual crazy dramatics about whatever she finds amusing and Liam staring fixedly at something random, like her hand, wishing he could eat it.
2. Belle, again with the emotions, this time I believe she just walked backwards into the kitchen table. Poor sad little face. But every time one of the other kids starts crying, Liam looks at me and grins. It's odd, but very predictable.