Then, we brought her home and began feeding her good old American dairy products. It has apparently done wonders for her, because now any size difference between the two of them is subtle. I had them each step on my scale over the weekend. He weighs 70 pounds. She weighs 72.5 pounds. Yes. Even though he has 15 months on her, she weighs more than him now!
To illustrate, I'll share a family picture from May 19th. We were getting ready to do a 5K. I say "do" because some of us ran (Brock), some of us ran/walked (Preston & Shaling), and some of us just plain old walked. Need I name that person? The 5K was part of the 10 week Girls on the Run program that Shaling had just completed. Family members are encouraged to register and participate as well and it was a fun, positive activity for us to do together.
If Shaling weren't leaning back against me, you'd see even better how similar their heights are.
Monday night, I talked Brock into watching our wedding video for the first time in several years. I had the kids watch with us. Shaling kept asking when Preston was going to be in the video. We explained that he didn't come for several more years. After the video, Brock showed her a few minutes of a video from when Preston was a toddler playing with his cousin Maggie, who was about 5.
On Tuesday night, both kids requested that Brock put on "the Preston show" (more videos of Preston). He popped in some footage from our February 2002 trip to visit Grandma & Grandpa Reynolds in Marco Island, Florida. Preston was about 19 months old. I thought it was sweet hearing them all giggle, especially nearly 12-year-old Preston laugh at nearly 2-year-old Preston. So I took a brief video to share. You can view it here: https://vimeo.com/43191912.
Shaling is in the midst of a week of golf camp and has basketball camp next week. Her softball games are ongoing as well. Preston is in the midst of two weeks of piano lessons and starts with a weekly social skills group next week. We have a college student babysitting them for the summer, which is incredibly convenient, because she also acts as chauffeur, shuttling them to their activities for us.