Today you turn 7! SEVEN!
Kiddo, you are strong, you are loving, you are smart, you are funny and you are kind. I am so proud to be your mom.
- Your legs seem to get longer every day.
- The wiggly tooth you have waited so long for is finally here.
- Your quick smile lights up your face, the room, my life and more.
- Hugs are your absolute favourite thing.
- You can not get enough books – stories to read, and always stories to listen to. Fiction, nonfiction, jokes, facts, you name it.
- You love Minecraft and Stampylongnose.
- You have a soft, warm, caring, sweet heart,
- You run and run and run and jump and climb and roll with boundless energy and grace.
- You love to build, create, and figure things out.
- And talk. Kid, you could win an Olympic medal in talking and I will always have time, find time, make time to listen.
- You amaze me.
We love you so much and always will.
Some pictures of our amazing boy.
Yesterday Blake’s class held it’s poetry celebration.
It was amazing!
Each child presented two poems and they were all so lovely.
Blake’s poems were called “December Days are Done” and “Nature.”
Brenda had a ‘poetry hat’ or beret for each student, Blake chose not to wear his, but I made him put it on to pose for a picture at the end, because how cute is this kid!
Here is a video of Blake reading his second poem.
We headed back to Great Wolf Lodge at Niagara this break for another fun filled holiday. This time Barbara, Erin and Richard came with us and we had a wonderful time.
These are my two favorite wolves.
I didn’t bring any of my cameras into the water park. I think I’d like a new waterproof camera. Scott and Blake both used the Go Pro though. We haven’t looked at the footage, but I’ll post some here when we get it uploaded.
Blake LOVED running around that place with a camera on his head.
We had a brilliant time!
Before Christmas vacation, Blake’s class went on a field trip to a local migrant school called Li Min School.
When we arrived the first graders sang to us and we sang to them.
Afterwards, each of the SAS students gave a small bag of goodies to the Li Min students. Blake and his classmates raised money for these bags by baking cookies and selling them. Our kids decorated the bags with holiday pictures. Cute!
It was a pretty neat event.
We walked into the classroom and there were more than 50 kids in each of the grade one classrooms. See how all the kids are in big jackets? Chinese schools usually don’t heat their classrooms.
SAS has a long history working with Li Min. The blue tables the students are sitting at were donated by our PTSA several years ago and one of our high school clubs, G.I.F.Ts had a read-a-thon to build their school library. They have built school libraries all over China actually. Amazing students we have here.
Our tubing buddies were either sick or had left for Vancouver (miss you Peg) so the three of us headed to the hill first thing this morning.
It was snowing – YAY! and pretty fantastic. An hour and a half of fun sliding, followed by a delicious hot chocolate in the clubhouse. Yum.
It was snowing when we went this morning and now it is raining. Crazy winter weather this year!