Monday, September 08, 2008

Birthday celebrations

Because we were on holidays in August, I neglected to commemorate Allison's birthday on this blog. Allison turned ten on August 4. Happy belated birthday to a beautiful, creative, funny girl!

Jonathan turned six today, September 8. Happy birthday to a silly, feisty, affectionate guy!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back to school!

It was a beautiful day to go back to school! Today Allison started grade five at St. Joseph/St. Mary Catholic School. She has two new part-time teachers and looks forward to getting to know them.

Jonathan began grade one at Rideau Public School. Today was quite different from his first day last year, when he cried and screamed upon entering the classroom. Today he was a little clingy and a bit uncertain about his new classroom, but was very happy to see the familiar faces of the vice principal and his teacher (whom he had last year as well). The teacher said he walked right in to the class and sat expectantly on the carpet, so he remembered the routine very clearly from last year. He has a new E.A. but he spent some time with her last year as well, so everything seems quite comfortable.

It was a good day for all of us!