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Matthew had his first day of preschool today. He was happy to walk to school and when we got there he gave me a big hug goodbye. There were no tears (this is pretty normal) and no clinging to my leg! Seeing as he had been making a bit of a production about me leaving unless I told him I'd wait "outside", I was expecting difficulties but so far so good. It helped that his summer camp was in the same room. At pickup the teachers said he had a good time and commented about how quiet he is (!)


Here's Matthew's take on day 1.


"First I played outside. Then I had to go into the classroom. I didn't get to play in the park and [accusingly] you said I would play in the park." (I reminded him I dropped him off and picked him up at said park) "Oh. But it wasn't a yong enough time, so I didn't count that." We agreed that next time I would come a few minutes later.


"At the classroom I had snack! I got cheese and muffin and cucumber. I 'membered to wash my hands when I was done but none of the other kids did. That's cuz I'm the biggest. And a fire doggy. [Ed Note: I asked that Matthew be required to wash his hands after eating; it's one of our strict house rules in a vain attempt not to kill off Janice, and me, I suppose] Then my teacher read a story. But not my story I picked out. Her story was about dinosaurs. No I been Joking. It been about school. And elephants. No, I be making that up. There was water. And playdough. And painting cept I didn't do painting cuz I was too 'cited about the toys. Then we went outside and you were there."


Back to school day and we now have a second-grader, with a better view of her new smile!


I was given secret information and was able to look up her teacher in advance on the parent portal. This reduced my anxiety levels quite a bit, especially since Elizabeth was very excited about her teacher who is "très gentille".


Elizabeth was not nervous at all. She banned me from going to school with her ("I'm too big for that!"). She's not in best friend Adi's class, but by now takes this very philosophically. She IS in the same class as her also very good friend Olivia and is pretty happy about that. She's also next door to her grade one teacher AND a water fountain. This is apparently a big deal. "Why?" I asked? "Oh Mom..."


Day 1 was deemed "super fun".


We went to visit Uncle Ryan and Uncle Lauren and Auntie Donna and cousins Lindsay, Anna and David at their cottage!


The kids loved playing together at the beach and in the loft. A real highlight was sailing with Uncle Lauren - Verdict: "It was Awesome"


Amelia's bangs were getting pretty out of control so Daddy finally let Grandma give her a little trim (just at the front).


Amelia seems to approve of the increased visibility. Her hair has really lightened up over the summer; it's pretty similar in shade to the other two now.


Summer 2016 at the cottage featured free tubing rides this year in addition to our annual trot around the resort on Squeegee the pony.


We were lucky enough to have great weather for both weeks. Turns out Amelia is a big fan of the motorboat motion (nearly fell asleep both times). I went with Matthew both weeks. Daddy went with Elizabeth week 1 and Grandma did the honours week 2. We all took turns watching the boat for hand signals.


Matthew thinks we should buy our own motor boat so we can go tubing every day next year.


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