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Parenthood Sum-up

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Audition

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The confidence in this girl grows by the day… Annika was called in for her audition today for the competition team.  When I asked her how she felt just before she went in, she calmly yet excitedly said “so excited.”  Considering that she didn’t take tap or jazz this past year, I thought she might be a little tentative or nervous (this audition is one-on-one with the studio’s owner/choreographer).She mastered the required steps and aced her audition.  We’re so proud of her!  I’ve said it so many times, but I just can’t get over her natural ability to dance at such a young age.  She picks things up so naturally.On top of the audition, Annika’s ballet class was scouted by a dance examiner in June (I had no idea…)  Annika was one of a few girls in her class selected to be in the primary syllabus ballet class starting in September.  To be selected for the syllabus class, the examiner looks for posture, rhythm and the dancer’s ability and focus.  This means that Annika will be dancing with …

Summer Update

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Selena with her buddies at the cottageBonfire at Lake ErieJames attempting to nonchalantly flex for the picThe girls about to start their second week of dance camp!Jamie’s Big Day!  He’s 5!We stayed the night at Dale and Rob’s and biked over to the men’s triathlon race on the opening day of Pan Am’s in Toronto!  A 14 k bike ride for our trooper!  Our RTC friend Andrew Yorke was running in 2nd place for a while!  Finished 7 – within a minute of the winning time.Snapped a pic of Annika with daddy’s old tri friend/olympian Simon

Poo-Poo Parents Say..

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This will not be funny to anyone who hasn’t parented a a child 6 and under….To those who have…. it will be hilariously accurate!

Adventures in Camping 2015

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We officially survived our very first camping trip!  The kids were troopers and so was my “non-camper” Jamsie!We camped at Cyprus Lake in Tobermory.  I’ve never been up that way and wanted to see Flower Pot Island and Indian Head Cove and Grotto.  We took a glass-bottom crusader boat out to the Flower Pots where we hiked around half the island.After we set up camp at Cyprus Lake, we took the kids down to the beach where they could stand up 50 meters out, and watched the pretty sunset.  We had a bonfire, sparklers and smores and to sleep we went.  Despite a few noisy neighbours, we managed to catch a few zzz’s and woke up ready for our big hike to the Cove!It was a fantastically beautiful trail – but the black flies were out with a vengeance at the water.. so much so that we couldn’t stop for more than a few seconds to snap a couple pics.. in fact, most of the pics I got were when we were literally running… attempting to save ourselves from the torture of the hoards of black flies.  Bo…