Friday, September 28, 2012

Student of the Month!

I think my kid is pretty cool.  She's fun to be around, loving, energetic, determined and stubborn (like me).

It is one thing to think your own kid is pretty awesome, but it is another for them to be recognized for it among their peers at school.

Summer was extremely proud to be the first "student of the month" in her class this year. 

Congratulations Summer!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Brooklin Bound

We spent last weekend in Brooklin with our friends, the Millers.  Summer had so much fun with Matthew, Eric and Emily.  There was lots of time spent at the park and also cheering Jeff on at his company charity ball tournament.  As always, we picked up where we left off after our last visit in the spring, and it was like no time had passed.  Although all the kids have grown like weeds!
Eric, Summer and Matthew

Eric & Summer's dance routine
Matthew & Summer

It's movie time!
Emilie, Summer and Eric (I think Matthew is snuggling with Elise on the couch!)

On Sunday afternoon we stopped into have lunch with Scott and Heather in Uxbridge.  Summer was quite affectionate to Jeff and Scott over the weekend.  I could tell she was missing her daddy.

Heather is quite the cook and we enjoyed a fabulous lunch and had a wonderful visit.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bizzy Days

September is half over and it seems to be whizzing by.  Last weekend Summer hosted her very first sleep over.  Her friend Myah - her bestie from school for the last two years, came to stay with us.  It went remarkably well.  It was her first 'real' sleep over too. 

The girls wore themselves out with play.  Myah spent most of the time 'pregnant' with a doll in her belly, and Summer spent most of the time dressed as a doctor.  It was priceless...  Both were asleep by 8:30 - what a dream!

Last night was our first double dance night.  5:30 - 6:00 Irish Step Dancing, and 6:30 - 7:15 Hip Hop.  Incredibly, this morning's routine was just fine and Summer was not too tired.  She had a blast at both classes.

Dropping her off this morning, Summer insisted on 'going in disguise'.  As you can see, she is OBSESSED with Hello Kitty.

On Sunday we caught up with our neighbours and wished our dear friend Marie the best of luck with her radiation therapy that she is undergoing this week.

Summer and Marie

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Doo

Yesterday was hair day for us...  time for a good old fashioned 'clean up' for Summer, and a root-job for me. 

We went together and while I got my colour applied in the back, Summer talked Jill's ears off in the front.  She had Jill and the fellow getting his haircut next to her in stitches.  I can only imagine the secrets she was sharing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grade 1!

The new school year begins today. There are a few new routines for us.  Summer no longer takes the school bus and instead she attends Kid's Connection for before and after school time.  She will miss her friends and staff at the YMCA, but she is excited to start afresh.

I think I was more nervous about the first day that she was.  We were the first to arrive this morning, and when I left her with her two new care providers, I still had no idea who her new teacher would be and which friends would be in her class.  I guess we will have lots to talk about on the way home.

On Sunday, we attended Kaida's birthday party.  Summer was quite taken with Trigger and Nibbles, the ponies that visited to give them rides.  She and Kassie enjoyed multiple turns.