So, with all those appointments in the month of June, this happened:
Anna got her braces off and Seth now has contacts. Contacts at age 9 (almost 10) was not really our choice, but his eyes continue to make huge jumps each year. He is now -6 in his right eye and -5 in his left. (I think I am half blind without my contacts and I am only -4 in each eye). Last year the optometrist told us to think about contacts and this year he highly recommended it. So, to help slow the near-sighted progression and for the health of his eyes we decided we should follow his advice. Lovin' those pearly whites and those beautiful brown eyes!