Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost April

Time for another long-overdue update, I can't believe it's been so long since I've written. It seems like I get (or make) time to do this about once every 3-4 weeks, I'm not a very good blogger. Things are going well around here - Kennedy is getting toward the end of grade five now and getting psyched for middle school. The biggest issue right now is what school she's going to be attending. The one she is slated to attend is up on the chopping block to be closed but the government has not made a decision yet. Apparently we're supposed to know by next week. I don't really have a strong opinion either way. The one she will attend if the original closes is closer in proximity to our home, but will be HUGE in terms of student population; the other is in an area of the city that is really rough and known for drug busts, etc. The school, staff, etc, is good, it's just the periphery that is worrisome. We shall see and whatever happens, Kennedy will adjust and do well, just like she always does. I always worry more than is necessary, but I'm getting better.

March has been fairly uneventful - she's had lots of school work and projects to do so that's kept her busy. This Friday she has two big projects due: one on floods and a 'Wanted' poster for a character in a book. She has been working hard on those. I have been supply teaching a lot and also got a second interview for a teaching position at a private school so I've been preparing for that this week.

In March, Kennedy also went to the endocrinologist, who found she was happy with her growth in terms of height (that had been a concern). She still is around the 5th percentile for height but has remained on her own curve and her growth velocity per year is fine. Other issues we are watching for now involve puberty; we had a blood test done to look at some things so hopefully all will be moving along in that area when her body is ready.

Last night we had a family date to go see Monsters vs. Aliens, which was very cute. Kennedy actually let me dry her hair with a diffuser to really bring out its natural curl. Since it happens so infrequently, I captured the look with my camera. Here are a few shots - I love her curly hair! She is wearing her favourite shirt in these photos - it's her grade five graduation shirt from her school. They have a tradition of having everyone sign their name and putting it on the back of a t-shirt in the year of graduation, with the school crest on front. Cute keepsake!

Front view: my little girl is growing up.

Back view: I love these curls!

Side view: Little button nose :)

Typical pose: I wish Kennedy would open her mouth and smile more for pictures but she has it in her head now to keep her mouth closed. It's still adorable, but I miss her open-mouth smiles. At least she lets me take pictures, I remember my boys did NOT like getting their pictures taken at this age!


The Claytons said...

Very cute pics! Love the curly hair :O) Christopher and I went and saw Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend too. I agree with you it was a very cute movie. Hope ya'll have a great week!

Kristi said...

Such cute pics! :-)
I hope that someday Miss K appreciates that gorgeous, natural curl! Women pay top dollar for hair to look like that! :-)
And... sigh... I can't believe she's going to be in middle school!

Good luck on your interview, Lisa.

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Love your curls, Kennedy! I'd sure love to have some of those myself!

Good luck on your interview, Lisa!

Brady Patrick Antaya said...

Kennedy is gorgeous! I can't wait to meet all of you in July!


Eva Nichole said...

Adorable pictures!! I love the hair I wish I could get some curl in my hair but it never stays.
Good luck with the interview and enjoy April!!
Crystal and Eva

hannah m said...

I always love reading about what Kennedy has been up to! And Kennedy, I love your hair curly! My hair is naturally wavy, too, but I can never get it to look as cute as yours! Maybe you and your mom can give me a diffuser lesson :-)!

Molly said...

Cute curls Kennedy!

Jeffrey W. Baker said...

Oh Kennedy, your curls are gorgeous, and such an envy! I'd love to have your curls!! Do you realize some people pay $80.00 to get a perm to have curls like yours? You are so lucky and quite a beautiful girl.
Smiles from Jeff's Mom

Tina McLaughlin said...

Wow Kennedy! I've just 'met' you today, for the first time, and I must say - you seem like a really awesome person!

Great curls, too. I have to pay a lot to have curls like that!