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Garden of BJASE

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Our garden is in full bloom this year, it’s almost looking somewhat mature!  After 5 years of seeing my babies grow, the plant mama in me is so proud – Zen-like lunches in our backyard are so wonderful!This hydrangea will soon be a big, bright pink bloomOur Lilies seem to have overcome our hungry rabbit “Sparkles” this year – she’s seems to be sick of them and is now munching mostly on the odd weed she can find.These Lilies border our Magnolia – which I planted purposely so that they would bloom soon after the pink flowers fell off the magnolia – I wanted to have pink in our garden all summer xoThe baby lavender I planted in late summer last year has almost grown to full adult size (usually takes three years)Our beautiful Clematis comes back each and every year – I’m always concerned that it has died after our harsh winters (it never looks healthy in the spring) but this beauty flowers almost the whole summer! Hen and Chicks (see her little ones sprouting in the lower right) One of my…

Last day of JK and Grade 1…

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September 2014                      June 2015What a difference 9.5 months makes!  Here’s a blog post I couldn’t help but post…  I guess we’re not the only household this rings true to when school’s out…“An open letter to my kids about summerHey Kids,Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half-finished smoothies in the family room? No problem. I got it. Socks in the hall. I'm on it. Dishes in the sink? Keep 'em coming. Legos? Everywhere? Love it. Oh, and feel free to drag your blankets all over the house and abandon them the moment you no longer want them. I'll fold them lovingly for you and return them to your rooms.And doors? Shutting them is optional. I'm right behind you, so, seriously, don't worry about it. I love when the wasps get in and the air conditioning gets out. Who are we to be sequestered in our climate-controlled house? Open door policy in this house. We have endless money.And it's totally fine to leave your wet bathin…

Our dancing stars!

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The girls had an incredible finish to their year of hard work – both performed two different dances in their year-end show “The Glass Slipper” at Dunfield Theater.  Daddy got to celebrate his Father’s Day in style, first watching his athletes sweep the podium at Toronto Tri Festival, and then beelining it to Cambridge to see his beautiful girls on stage.  And my dad was proudly able to watch his grandkids on stage and celebrate with us all day.So proud of our girls for their hard work and dedication.  They’ve worked incredibly hard every Saturday morning since September.  Dance is not only teaching them work ethic, but it’s making them strong and allowing them to express themselves in what seems to be a natural gift for them – they love moving and both have found their rhythm and beat to music.   Annika’s been asked to audition for the competitive team next year, which she’s very excited about!Cuddles and quiet time before their second show on Sunday!Trying Annika’s ears on!Me and my …

Our Little Girl is a Graduate!

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Selena graduated JK today!  I can’t believe it’s come and gone so fast!  She has come along way since September, and is going to miss her friends and teachers all summer… but’s it’s time for a break and some fun in the sun!Eagerly awaiting her little sis!Our picnic spot… and James with outstanding postureTimmie was so exhausted from all the excitement…Selena’s best-buds!  After our picnic in the parkThese two are inseparable!  Selena and AnaleeAnalee, Mrs. Brousseau, Mrs. Cawthra (on maternity leave), and Mrs. Mason (filling in for Mrs. Cawthra’s maternity leave)Cuddles for Mrs. Mason!Caomihe was patiently waiting for her buddy to come back for lunch recess!Comparison!  Annika on the left graduating JK in 2013 – and Selena on the right graduating JK today, 2015!Same spot, same walk!