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oscar & elizabeth turn 5

it's so hard to believe that oscar & elizabeth are 5 already. i can still remember back 5 yrs 9 months ago when beth was throwing up every 15 seconds; seems like it was just the other day.

grandmom & grandpop came down from PA for the weekend with cousin gillian. we had a small family party today. here are the pics. tomorrow beth is having a pool party for them and their friends.

they were both so excited to turn 5. elizabeth hasn't said a whole lot about it, but oscar is convinced that this is one of the major milestones towards manhood.

they'll be graduating high school before we know it, but it's sure fun watching them grow up.

the visit from gillian has been wonderful. she has been a treat to have at the house. she and elizabeth have played so much together, but she has also played quite a bit with the boys. michael really likes it when gillian reads since she is such a great reader. he asked me in private after the first time gillian read to us how he can learn to read as good as gillian. i told him that she practices a lot, so he asked "can i read for an entire day and be that good?" typical michael question. we'll miss her when she leaves tomorrow.

if you are looking for a good read, check out "the camel club" by david baldacci. this was the first book of his that I have read and I am looking for to some more of his novels. It's a really good thriller.

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