I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Easter was the final holiday that had yet to be celebrated in our Moncton home.
I can’t believe how fast time is going now, too. Since Christmas it feels like we’re running in double-time. April??! Are you kidding me? I seriously think Christmas was late last night!
Anyways, back on topic. How was the first year here?? Overall, Great! The “dreaded” Moncton winter turned out to be a “snowy” Toronto winter. The last one I remember happening was when Timmy was 4 or 5. The kind of winter that’s fun for the kids and not-too-bad for the adults.
Liam has done so well at kindergarten here that there was not a single thing missed in his testing and not a single negative on his report card. I never thought I would love a kindergarten teacher as much as Mrs. L in Toronto, but I am overjoyed to admit that Liam’s teacher this year definitely equals up.
Timmy’s year was a lot harder. As Grade 3 is everywhere. But also, he had a “sit silently at your desk and write” teacher which is a disaster for most 8 year old boys. But we’ve gotten through it and he is doing just fine. He has lots of friends, who tend to show up unaccompanied and tell me to tell them when it’s five so they can walk or ride their bikes home alone to houses I don’t even know where they are. Hmmm. What’s your address? I dunno. What’s your phone number? I dunno. Hmmmm. My reaction: fake it. Calm, cool, and collected on the outside and freaking on the inside that I might have to let Timmy go with them someday!
Lily’s been my constant companion. In September she starts a local preschool program that, although not co-op, greatly reminds me of RYRNS and that makes me happy. We’ve been doing lots of parent and tot swimming and gymnastics. In September I’ll put her in ballet, too.
We’ve taken lots of mini-trips around the Maritimes (just got back from Halifax where I spent an obscene amount on girly Gymboree clothes. Hey, it’s better than narcotics!). But our big trip this year will be to Toronto this summer. Lots of people to see, places to eat (I salivate just thinking about some of my favorites), and I guess, given the previous mention, Gymboree clothing to buy! No really, our list of things to do, eat, see and buy is super long! But I know that once I’m in Toronto, I’ll be craving to get back here and hit the beach. That’s how it works. 🙂
And FYI, Trevor made a fabulous home movie musical titled “Year in Review” but as we don’t pay to have videos on here we can’t post it. If you’re interested it’s in our DropBox. Email or Facebook us for instructions on how to access it, if you’re so inclined.