A 7th grader, R is the second born who has loved books since he was quite little. Along with taking a few books to bed each night, he was often found ‘reading’ picture books as a young tot with his story being relatively close to the written words. He is active in Boy Scouts and reached Tenderfoot rank in December 2011. He achieved the rank of First Class at Summer Camp this past year and is working towards Star. Of all the boys, he is the ‘go to’ person to help a brother beat a level in GameBoy, DS or Wii games.
D is the third in the line-up, although he spent 6 years as the ‘baby’ of the family. A precocious child that takes after his Papa with whom he shares his middle name , he is the child most likely to learn in leaps and bounds. Puzzles have been a favorite activity since he was a wee tot, but he also is found playing video and board games. Math is his best subject although he’s a good reader when inspired to use that skill. He’s a 4th grader, even though his birthday is after the cut-offs in both Alaska and Maryland (where we previously lived.)