Sunday, September 8, 2013

Abigail Starts First Grade

Just a few days after our trip to California, Abigail went back to school. Jake had to do the first morning by himself because I have been working a boatload of hours going in early and staying late (more to come on that later). So, he wasn't really able to get photos from her first day but I snapped a few one afternoon that week - with Bryony in them too. Don't I have the cutest kids in the state? :)

And, here's my bragging opportunity: 36/36 on her first spelling test!
Love my lil' Smarty Pants ...


A quick post with photos of only Bryony - because she is at a full-of-fun stage, and gives me enough stories to start a whole other Blog if I had the time.

paint with water will go right through the page if you drown it enough

splash pad fun with her sister

loves to colour in her own legs with marker pens

because I did ALL of these with Abigail ...
I try to make it to every classroom party - love you Boogie-boo!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

This book is "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout, not "Elizabeth Strout" by Olive Kitteridge.
Four and a half out of five stars - I loved it. And I keep thinking it would be a great film - hopefully somebody in Hollywood agrees with me ....

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Last-Minute California Weekend

Thanks to a work friend, Brian, and his family, we got an unexpected, last-minute 'extra' summer weekend at the beach over Labour Day. We stayed at Brian's parent's house near Seal Beach, and the girls had fun because Brian and Victoria have two girls themselves, both a little younger than Abigail and Bryony.

Sunday, September 1, 2013