The kids had their 7 and 4 year well child visits last week.
Avery was so sweet during the appointment and stepped up to do everything first so Ben could see how it would go. She asked if he would like her to hold his hand, to which he quickly said yes. He who usually rejects any and all affection from his sister was very grateful for a comforting hand.
Everything checked out just fine! We were very proud of Ben for being so...compliant (not a natural trait).
And then came the vaccines for Ben. Three shots. Suffice it to say that was not well-received. He rejected the stickers but picked two suckers on the way out. Fortunately, aside from flu shots, they don't have to have any more vaccines until they're 11.
Both kids are growing right along with their growth curves. Developmentally they're hitting all the appropriate milestones, although we do need to work on Ben getting himself dressed (he refuses to try). Ben is average height for his age but very slim (duh) although not underweight. Avery is a little shorter than average height and also thin. Both kids are happy and healthy!