Tuesday, September 4, 2012

'bonjour' senior kindergarten!

senior kindergarten - Sept 2012

I can't believe my big 5 year old is starting Senior Kindergarten this year! Wasn't it just last week that she started Junior Kindergarten?

Lilah LOVES school. So much so, that recently she's been dreaming about her school friends, because she misses them SO much.


And school has given her more confidence than I ever thought possible!

So Lilah was supposed to start SK today, but since we're heading to China tomorrow, I didn't think it would be fair to tease her with the idea of school and then we'd be gone for three weeks, actually 4 weeks, counting the time I've factored in to recover from different time zones and jetlag! So I emailed her new teacher this week and told her that Lilah will likely be starting school on October 1st. That gives us one whole week after returning from China, to try and adapt back into routine and time zones. I'm being a bit optimistic, yes?! Ha!

This is a big year for Lilah, the writing on her shirt says "bonjour"! Well, it's all too true, Lilah is starting French Immersion this year. So it's a big year of change for her, but I know she will thrive. And seriously, learning another language as a five year old, it's such an incredible opportunity.

I love her in bunches.

Oh yes, and I took some pictures of her last week outside her school, which is just a block from where we live. I figured I better get a few pictures now, because I might be a bit busy for pictures when we get home! You never know! Just trying to prepare myself for the inevitable! Ha!

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[ note: that booty shot above, was a mix of Lilah's confidence, silliness and French all mixed up...
when I was taking her picture, she turned around, wiggled her bum and said "Oooooooo la la!" ]


  1. Love Lilah's outfit! She just looks so grown up now.

  2. The ooohhh la la picture is my favourite...

    Tomorrow you leave! Enjoy every minute!

  3. My older daughter spent one week in kindergarten before we left for China to get her little sister,so I understand your situation! We gave her a week to recover after we were home and sent her back to school. She was happy to go and did just fine. Can't wait to follow YOUR journey!

  4. That Lilah is such a hoot! She is seriously cute and is sure to be a super Senior Kindergartner! Our girls really are growing up fast.

    Gin =)

  5. Hi, not sure how I found your blog :), but I have been following along for a week or two and enjoy it immensely.

    I was wondering if you could tell me what site you used to make the collage of August pics; I know you're busy at the moment so if you don't have time to respond that's ok...