You started school in February and you both love it. You're in the same class but sit at different tables. You're also enjoying opportunities getting older brings, such as after school sports and getting dropped off for a day with the grandparents during holidays. Alex's teacher informed me he was awesome during parent / teacher interview last term. He's so wanting to learn and applies himself well - until readers or sight words get pulled out at home. Actually, that's both of them lol. Taj is exactly where they need him to be, which is no small achievement. We've learnt a lot about Tajy's vision in the last six months and are getting support through school and a number of providers, including speech. It's definitely true how other senses kick to compensate as his sense of smell is amazing. Alex continues to have incredible distance vision for no reason other than he does.
Alex is still ridiculously tall and would again be at least 7cm taller than his brother. He'd also be at least 5kg heavier, if not more. They definitely have different builds where A is solid and stocky and T is on the slight side.
We headed back to Malaysia in April and again had a ball. This time we also visited Legoland and Angry Bird Park. Boys getting their Lego licences was a HUGE hit. Think Nik and I enjoyed Penang the most as we had lots of space (apartment vs hotel room) and the amazing swimming pools again. Caught up with friends for a few days who were also zipping around on holiday, so that was good - and a great excuse to visit lots of local restaurants. Got around on the local buses again, including intercity. Will be restricting vacations to during school holidays in future, so can see we'll be doing lots of driving around instead of heading overseas. Boys are happy to not do an international flight for a while, even more so when Tajy realised we have swimming pools here too. We're all hoping his grommets will be out by this summer so he can totally enjoy getting wet. Alex is also itching to get in again as he worked out what a pool is all about while we were away - do a bomb in, swim / float around, get out and do it again. And again. And again. Being able to reach the bottom of the pool definitely helped.