Shimmsa is cute, snuffling the quilt. April in the background looks like an acorn. A BOY acorn.
Panel 2: Shiimsa leaps away from Liz hyperenthusiasm. And the transfer is happening in January, eh? Is that a yes or no to Paul visiting Milborough for Xmas? If it is, then that's another discrepancy between the retcons and the strip. Although "before New Years'" might indicate that she has to go see him.
Panel 3: Aw, how sweet. And April is reverting to grade school again. I could be wrong, of course, since I've never been in her position, but it seems to me that this is the kind of thing a brother does, not a sister, who has her own tendency towards mushiness (blatantly deep-tonguing Gerald in front of Elly just to show off) and therefore wouldn't mock such behavior. At any rate, when is Liz going to learn to tell April to LEAVE at a time like this? Lock her door if necessary? If that's the only way April can learn to respect other people's privacy...
Panel 4: Well, all right! She looks like Kortney, in fact.
Panel 5: Your door has a lock, Liz. And April is 15, Lynnions.
ETA: fleeps, what happened to your blog?