All three kids are now in school. Life is good :) Lauren is a big 5th grader and seems to be enjoying it. Taylor is in 3rd and had a great teacher who's father was the head zookeeper while she was growing up. Taylor loves her zoo stories.
Josh did it!! Parley had to take him (the teacher specifically suggested that I not do it). He played with his friends on the playground for a minute and then walked right in. After he said it was "rockin awesome." We can all breathe a sigh a relief :)