Lev is four and a half now. He loves playing with balls and frisbees, and wants to learn how to play basketball. He also loves to tell jokes, even when he's not quite sure how they work. He can count to 100 (with a little help), and is just beginning to learn how to read. He'd much rather paint than draw. He loves to help me in the garden, and understands quite a lot when I describe how plants work. He knows how to be a good big brother, but finds it difficult sometimes. However, every night he kisses and hugs Kyr, and says, "I love you, baby!"
Kyr is a little more than two now. He loves to help me in the kitchen, preparing food or washing dishes. He's just beginning to learn the alphabet, but he can recognize his name and Lev's. His favourite stories are about Winnie-the-Pooh. He enjoys watching the trains from our front window, and tries to name the colours of the train cars. His interactions with other people are always on his terms, especially with his big brother (although I wish they weren't quite so rough sometimes). While he is often shy around new people, once he's comfortable, he's sweet and friendly, and says and does the funniest things.