Ben and Lilly,
I miss you. It breaks my heart that in your years of innocence (well, close to innocence, anyway) that I will miss a single second, let alone half a year. To see you smile, even from the other side of the planet on a little computer screen, melts my heart.
You are close. Like your older siblings, you have more in common than you realize. Ben, you are definitely a boy--happier to play with robots and transformers than with dolls. Lilly, you are most definitely a girl, who would rather try on all of the dresses in her closet than do anything else. Yet you are so alike--and find common ground between the two of you.
Lilly, you finally decided on the day after I left to put the diapers away and never looked back. It breaks my heart now, knowing that after all four of you I have changed my last diaper.
I miss you so much. You are both growing up so fast.