-is doing really well in school. We had a bumpy start to Kindergarten but we seem to be over that and she is really excited about going to grade 1 and all that comes with it (full days of school, riding the bus, eating lunch at school, etc.). She is speaking French really well now, it's incredible how quickly they can pick it up after only 8 months.
-is quickly developing into an incredible musician. I mean, I'm her mom so I will always think that. But, I'm also a piano teacher and I really do think she has a special talent that will really flourish, should she choose to pursue it. She is able to do things technically that are beyond her years.
-is independent. New for us is dropping her off at the curb for piano lessons. She loves having this new bit of freedom but holy smokes, does it ever break my heart a tiny bit to see her skipping off to lessons alone.
-has some tics that have developed in the last couple of months. I have no idea what they're from but she's always been an anxious kid so I guess they're her way of coping with stress? They're extremely annoying to watch!!! Her doctor isn't concerned about them so we are hoping they go away on their own (SOON).
-is a great reader. She's reading Level 2 readers now almost entirely on her own. She's starting to read French and has some sight words. She's finally printing in lower case after some persuading (she really liked the comfort of capital letters).
-weighs 41.3lbs and is 45" tall. She wears mostly size 6 clothing but will need longer pants ASAP for her long legs. Her feet are size 12. She has lost 2 bottom teeth and a couple of teeth are slightly wiggly.
Favourite things lately:
-riding her bike, playing chase games with the boys at school, rollerblading.
-going to movies.
-stuffies. Whenever she gets the chance to choose something at the toy store, it is inevitably another stuffy.
-sleepovers with Presley.
-Hans from Frozen.
-I asked her and she can't think of anything. I can't either. She's pretty easy-going.
Things I never want to forget:
-how excited she gets when she works hard at something and finally "gets" it...a hard book, a hard piano song, holding a monkey stand for 10 seconds, etc.
-how she yells Presley's name when she sees her at the playground after school.
-how when I asked her if she could always please be my baby even though she's big now, she said, "of course".