This posting once a week is for the birds. I’ve already missed out on telling you the late breaking news about the kids.
Grant graduated from kindergarten last week. The kids were so cute. Most rushed up to get their diploma and rushed away. Standing against the wall all I could hear was the muffled oaths of parents who had missed getting a picture. One little guy had the idea of ‘enjoying the limelight’ and walked slowly towards the teacher, pausing every few moments to grin at the audience.Â
The kindergarten teacher laughed and said ‘and we practiced two times!’ I got this fleeting shot of Grant, running away with the goods. After receiving their diplomas the kids sang us a song in French, their favorite, Petite Poisson. It was a hit.
Summer in Alberta is a burst of growth and life between long months of cool/cold weather and brown vegetation. When things start growing they go crazy.
I like to grow roses, and there are some very hardy varieties of rose that do well here. There is a whole line of roses named after famous explorers. I have an Alexander MacKenzie rose growing in the front of the house and its just starting to burst forth. It will be loaded with flowers for the next month.
That’s a Wiegela beside it.
Nicole finished grade 1 today and I went to the school in the afternoon but they didn’t really have a grad. I have one picture of her with her teacher and they both look so hot and fed up that I won’t post it. It was about 30C here today and the elementary section of the school doesn’t have air conditioning!
Another funny thing that happened recently a certain 5 old boy has discovered grooming and mirrors.Â What a goofball. He is working on perfecting his gel/spike look. Tonight I just about wrung his neck waiting for him to come and have his bedtime snack. He was that absorbed in the bathroom.Â Oy!