Good Things Come in Threes

Lu: Grade Three

This big girl started third grade a couple of weeks ago. She has a big brain and big feelings — every day I see something more nuanced and mature in her, which I both love and mourn. Current big concerns: getting to school via bus or bike, keeping track of homework and finding ways to incorporate a sweater-coat into her wardrobe when the high is 92.

Milo: Three Years Old

Milo turned three earlier this month. He's potty-trained, he uses complete sentences and has a raucous sense of humor. He still loves "guys" — in fact, we are awash in tiny plastic people because we're still giving him prizes after he goes potty. He really needs to move out of his crib, but I'm not ready yet.