Monday 29 September 2008

Quick, funny video I found on YouTube

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I would have embedded it here, but the link was gone. Sorry.

Sunday 28 September 2008

Max is on his last life

I think we're all on the same page about the cat. I'm pretty sure he's going to be going somewhere else. Not exactly sure where yet. Even Jean-Paul is (sorta) on board. Max peed again in the playroom and I said to Alex, "I think it's time Max went to live somewhere else. Do you think that would be a good idea?". To which she replied, "Ya." Then paused and continued on, "Maybe someone had a cat who died and Max could go live with them."

Saturday 20 September 2008

Had a BLAST!

Make fun if you wish, but I had an AWESOME time at the New Kids on the Block concert! Wish I'd taken my camera though.....

Sunday 14 September 2008

Another mini milestone

Alexandria has gone from "one, two, free" to "one, two, three". Little steps. She was very proud of herself. She was reading a book and counting and I said, "Wow, you said the number three very well!" She smiled and continued on, and looked for that praise (trying to be nonchalant) whenever she said "three" again.

Friday 12 September 2008

Some "First Day" pics

So excited for her first day!

A very happy little girl (with a very big backpack!)
She had to wear a dinosaur shirt
"so all my new kid friends will know I like dinosaurs".
Too cute!

We could barely keep up with her!!

Being greeted by her teacher. The blue sheet in her hand? She gave it to Alex to give to me. Calming tea to help relieve the first day anxiety of the parents! (That got me close to the breaking point!!)

Being shown where to line up in the mornings.
(Quick cute story. After we met her teacher last week I asked Alex if her teacher seemed nice. Alex replied, "I don't know." She hadn't known her long enough to pass judgment, I guess. I asked her again at the end of the first day and she was able to form an opinion.
The verdict is - she has a nice teacher.)

She was paired up with an SK buddy to guide her through the first day.
(Gosh that backpack's huge!!!)

Still winning the smallest JKer award! The little boy's a close second, I think!

Holding hands with her "buddy"

The end of the day. So tired!!

How did we go from that little ball of baby I was holding in the hospital
to this schoolgirl?!

Zachary showing us how nice the weather was that day.
A bit cool in the morning, but sunny and warm the rest of the day.

My tuckered out little baby girl!

Thursday 11 September 2008

Thursday 4 September 2008

A couple shots to whet your appetite

Carla-Ann took some more great photos of our family. This is just a small sampling.

Monday 1 September 2008

Here it comes! The big day is fast approaching!!

I can't believe my baby girl will be meeting her Junior Kindergarten teacher tomorrow. She doesn't officially start until late next week due to staggered entry. Not sure how I'll react that day when I watch her walk into the school - WITHOUT ME!

The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with her for four years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave her at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love her as I would my own
And help her learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass
And that one day soon it will be my turn
To take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love her and take her in
When you leave her at my door.


Cheers to the newly engaged couple!!My brother, Jeremy and his FIANCE, Mary.