Friday, September 21, 2007

New Babysitter

Kennedy had a new babysitter tonight and she had a GREAT time with her. This lovely young lady, Marysa, bowls with Kennedy in the next age bracket up. Kennedy bowls with her younger sister and absolutely adores both sisters. Since this was her first time, Marysa came on her own to get herself used to everything. Next time, I think her little sister will be coming too. Kennedy is in seventh heaven!

When I got home, Marysa told me Kennedy kept hugging her and telling her, "you're my best friend!" all night, which was I think, indicative of a very successful night. I must say that this young lady put more effort into babysitting than just about everyone else who has ever watched her. She brought a big bag of things to do with Kennedy, games, books, Webkinz pets, and some other stuff. I have no doubt that Kennedy had a ball and by the time I got home, she was in her bed, all tucked in and snoring away. I am so happy we've been able to find a regular babysitter I can call if I want to go out some evening. It's a bonus that this young lady is just about the nicest girl you've ever met.

Lucky us! Lucky Kennedy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kennedy's First Night of Guides

Kennedy went to her first official Girl Guide Meeting tonight. They did some games and introductions last week when she was getting registered, but this was the first, "uniform-on-no-moms-and-dads" meeting. She did great, met a few friends she knew from school and came out smiling and gave me a big hug. They chose "patrols" tonight and Kennedy wanted so badly to be in the "Red Rose" Patrol - guess what? She was chosen to be in the Red Rose Patrol. She loves the little Rose badge, ever since she saw it in her Guide Handbook.

Here she is in the front yard, just before we left this evening:World's Cutest Girl Guide

Friday, September 14, 2007

Peanut Butter Babe

As we continue our adventures in life with oral eating, we discover new and wonderful foods we love. The latest craze d'Kennedy is definitely PEANUT BUTTER. She is seriously obsessed with it, and after eating her other food, eats a generous "mound" of the stuff. She would eat it constantly if I let her; she asks for it ALL the time. I've recently made the decision to relocate the peanut butter to a higher shelf where she cannot see it because I'm just not so sure how much I trust the little curly-haired imp.

I wonder if it's okay to feed your kids peanut butter EVERYDAY? I hope it is, it's protein, right? It can't be THAT bad.

On another semi-related food/eating/tube note, I changed her button earlier this week and it promptly fell out in the middle of the night (faulty balloon). At 1:15am, Graeme & I were awakened by, "Something's happening!" - poor Kennedy was holding her gaping stoma in a sleepy stupor wondering what was going on! We took her to the hospital because we had no other spare buttons and ran into her pediatrician, who said we could just let it grow over. It was a bit sooner than I'd planned, but I thought, "what the heck, it fell out anyway". Usually a stoma will begin to close almost immediately (emphasis on "usually"). Kennedy did fine until the next morning after breakfast, just as she arrived at school, the ol' breakfast started pouring out, then lunch, etc...finally we put another button in her stomach. It looks like it will have to be surgically closed when we're ready.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Kennedy's First Spelling Homework

This was Kennedy's first day of having spelling homework. I removed her new "Spelling Connections 4" text book from her bag and proceeded to gaze down the list of words. She had to make a sentence for each word; here is the list (you can click on the photo to enlarge them to read them easier):
Kennedy's First Grade Four Spelling List
As you can see, although she attends a secular public school, "God" was one of the words in her list. Now I will share with you some of her own original sentences, without any help whatsoever, including the one with "God".
How You Can Tell Your Child Was Raised By Atheists

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Craze Dayz Are Here Again

Yep the hectic nature of all the "Back-To-School" has had me in a whirlwind this past week. That, coupled with the fact that I almost severed my pinky last weekend (trying to cook and get ahead, cleaning up and stupidly pushed the garbage down not noticing the serrated edge can on top!), has left me little time to post anything.

K is doing great in grade four - she has her old kindergarten teacher who we love so yay for that! The new Teacher's Assistant is doing well, K has been eating fairly well at school (what she doesn't finish at lunch usually ends up as after school snack but that is a-okay with me). Still managing well without the Ritalin as well. Hopefully as my finger gets better, I will be able to update more often.

Here she is on her first day of grade four, complete in her "cool" High School Musical outfit, giving me a sassy pose...

Monday, September 3, 2007

Tomorrow Is The Big Day

Grade four begins for Kennedy tomorrow; we have learned that Kennedy will be having the teacher she had in Kindergarten, who we loved very much and who "got it". We are looking forward to a very positive grade four! Fingers crossed.

Unfortunately I start on Thursday and I say unfortunately because I've had an accident yesterday where I almost lost the end of my pinky finger on my right hand (of course). So, typing and other work with my right hand is limited and slow - hopefully I can keep up with the profs and with Kennedy.

Here's to a great school year for all the kiddos and especially our friends with CHARGE, may they all have teachers and administrators who "get it"...