Haven't mentioned the kids here in a while.
Funny thing, for the first time in years, Mari has become more annoying than Austin. I mean, Austin has always been great, but he's as temperamental, stubborn and opinionated as his father. Meanwhile, Mari's usually a sweetheart.
Lately, though, Austin has matured to an incredible degree. He's very polite, understands (a little bit) putting stuff away and keeping things neat, and he's helpful and considerate.
Nothing wrong with Mari, but she's still a four year old and has a tendency to whine when she's tired or grumpy.
When they're both in good moods, it's terrific to listen to them play together (I tend to get out of their way when they're getting along so well).
Oh, also Mari decided she didn't like the hair in her eyes so she gave herself a haircut today.