The big event for the year was Sam's Bar Mitzvah on April 28th, while Ellie turned 8 a month earlier.  Of course, the next biggest event of the year is Halloween.  We had a pretty good summer with Ellie getting to go tubing for the first time while Sam is an old pro.  Both Ellie and Sam are still dancing and Ellie is also skating (she took 2nd at Regionals) and riding.