-is excelling at school. She is a top reader in her class and speaks French so well. She has joined the school choir and the running club.
-plays piano very well (I say this as a piano teacher and not as a mom). She's very good! And after a rocky start to the year, is enjoying playing (and even practicing) again. She is in ballet and is really enjoying that and joined the Conservatory Children's Choir that I accompany. She started swimming lessons and has finally gotten the hang of it! I wasn't sure that would ever happen!
-still has some tics. Some have been extremely noticeable and annoying (like the week of nonstop sniffing) and others have been slight (wrinkling her nose like a bunny). They have subsided considerably, thank you, thank you, thankyou.
-is a great reader. She's reading novels all the time now. She wakes up in the morning and grabs whatever novel she has on the go (currently the BFG by Roald Dahl despite declaring it too scary a couple of months ago). She is reading level 10 French readers (not sure what that means but that's what it says on the books!).
-not sure what she weighs but she has a checkup later in the week and I will update then. She wears mostly size 6-7 shirts but needs size 7 pants for her long legs. Her feet are size 13-1. She has lost 6 teeth and as you can see from the picture, this includes her front teeth. They've been gone for quite a few months now and show no signs of growing in any time soon!
-slight obsession with food...when's the next treat coming, what are we having for the next meal, etc. Hopefully this is healthy and not a sign of trouble down the road.
Favourite things lately:
-riding her bike, reading, hiking, dancing, music.
-most meals we prepare for supper.
Things I never want to forget:
-just how much she has changed. We had close friends over for ice cream cake on Friday and when I lit the candles, she shouted, "SING!". This is a far cry from the little girl turning 3 who cried when everyone sang to her because she was so embarrassed.
-hugs where she wraps herself around my legs.
-how she waves from the bus every morning. And how bittersweet it is to see her get off the bus and come running up to me.