Seems like I haven't written about my children for a while, so...
Elijah is still a bookworm and still learning by leaps and bounds. His latest interests center around science, particularly electricity and physics. The other day at snack time, he set his bowl of popcorn spinning in a circle, pieces flying in every direction. "Look Mama, centragifagul force!" he said. Okay, so his pronunciation needs some work. :) I'm hoping to begin properly homeschooling him this fall, with a schedule and curriculum and all that, if I can ever make up my mind which curriculum to use. I think the first part of the school year will probably be spent teaching him him to focus and get things done in a timely manner. He is quite easily distracted!
And...Noah is learning to read! I haven't done much with him other than the Bob Books (which I highly recommend), and pointing things out here and there as I think of them. If he hasn't learned to really read by this fall using my informal "a little of this, a little of that" methods, I plan to go through the book Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons with him (which I also highly recommend, and which proved useful with Elijah, though he only needed the first 30 lessons or so). Other than learning to read, Noah has been drawing lots of pictures and writing strings of letters, with real words sprinkled here and there (he laughs and laughs at my attempts to sound out the nonsense he's written).
My favorite part about being a mom to these boys, other than watching them learn, is watching them interact with one another. There are squabbles, to be sure, but more often I see companionship, and inside jokes, and shared traditions. I'm glad they're not being sent off to school to be separated from one another for most of the day, as I think spending all of their time together has made them quite close.