Back to school!

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  • francais

Yes, it’s this time of the year again, already: Ms M started Grade 1 today. She was very excited to show her new backpack and lunch box! Hopefully she’ll be excited to learn too!!!

Here she is, ready to go this morning:

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Go there to look at the pictures from the previous years.

Edit: no don’t worry the bag is big but super light, only a tissue box and a lunch.

She had a good day (except for the gum some stupid kid put in her hair argg!!!!!!!) and was glad to find a lot of friends from last year and some new faces. Her new teacher seems to be very professional and active in the school. The only issue I have is that like almost everyone in the school (previous teachers and administrative people) Mrs S had already done 3 or 4 spelling and/or grammar mistakes on her first note to the parents. We know French from Ontario and from France are different but still, the grammar rules and how to conjugate a verb should be the same! And I was not the best student in « dictée » and French classes.

Ok: we have been really bad bloggers. We’ve been busy and not very motivated, that’s all. So here are some quick bullets:

  • We all got sick for a month after Disney in May. One after the other and back. You gotta love the AC full blast after the pouring rain!
  • My parents came for 3 wonderful weeks mid July. Ms M enjoyed every minutes of their stay and I think they did too. A and I were working, so, sadly, couldn’t bring them everywhere. We didn’t travel much but enjoyed a nice long weekend in the Prescott, ON area close to the 1000 islands and they did a bunch of museum visits with Ms M. It was relaxing and laid back. A and I took the opportunity to go out a little. We all had a great time! And we can’t wait to see them again for Christmas in France (with the rest of the families).
  • This summer’s weather has been very crappy. Rain almost every day and not a lot of warm temperatures. We didn’t even try to book a camping weekend. Of course for the first week of school we finally have a summer weather! At least it was good for the garden: we have enjoyed our rhubarb and strawberries, then our lettuces and now our baby tomatoes. And I’ve found that the Halloween pumpkin I left on the side of the compost is now starting to make flowers so we should get some for this fall! It’s yummy to be green. I think next summer we’ll try zucchinis and eggplants.
  • Speaking of green we sold the Jetta and got a little Yaris! Ms M calls it the lovers car because we usually take it when we are only 2 or 3 people compare to the Foc (we lost the U and S letters on the car) that we took when traveling with my parents. We are also looking at getting solar panels but gosh it’s expensive to be green. I think we’ll have to do more planning and budgeting.
  • Yesterday we became free of our TV cable: I wanted to add HBO but you needed to add $17 plus they sent us letters saying we needed to renew our commitment for 2 years if we wanted a discount and also by the way we have to increase the rates blablabla…so tired of it we decided to cancel it. We will save more than $1oo per month and if we want to watch something we’ll just buy it on I*tunes or rent it. I will miss the HD programs like Disc*overy but since you cannot pay only for what you want and have to get a full package when you need only one channel from it we said bye! They will enjoy their quasi monopole without us.
  • Oh and A finally found out that someone (or something) had hidden links to their nasty website on our blog which was why some of you would receive a warning when visiting our blog. It should be all good now but it took him a lot of time and searches to resolve it. So many nasty people out there! So thanks if you are still visiting.

Ok, I think that’s about it. You don’t want to know everything anyway. Take care!

  1. Bonjour Juju,

    Juste une petite chose( en qualité de vieux parent!!!) je trouve sur la photo que le sac à dos à l’air bien gros et qu’il a quoi qu’il en soit une grande contenance, propice à de futurs maux de dos, etc
    Pourquoi n’essaies-tu pas un sac à roulettes??

    C’est bien de vous savoir en France pour les fêtes.

    On vous embrasse

    P.S: Rebecca bac avec mention AB et Loulou son brevet
    Rebecca prépare sciences Po Paris comme une acharnée!!!
    Pas fier le père!!!

  2. She is so sweet with that big bag of hers!

    You are SO good…green, no TV, no gas guzzler!

    I hope that the FOC or Yaris can make a trip to Mtl soon!!!

    Keep smilin!

  3. Bon! Très intéressant!

    Ms M est en première année, wow! Elle est toujours aussi belle. J’adore son sac a dos! Bonne première année a Maelle et aussi a papa et maman :0)

    Gros bisous!

    PS: En passant Joran commence la maternelle…

  4. Bonne rentrée jolie Ms M !!
    Pour Isaline, ce sera le 4 septembre !!

    Gros bisous de France où il fait chaud !!

    Géraldine et Isaline.

  5. Rapide coucou car je file au boulot,
    Contente de vous revoir et de voir que ce pbe de « virus » est loin…
    Je vois que c’est deja la rentrée et il me semble chaque année de plus en plus gros ce cartable !!!
    En tout cas le sourire de Miss M lui ne change pas !

    Bisous à vous 3 et à très bientot
    Anne

  6. Love the little girl with the BIG bag! Hope it was just filled with tissues and snacks!

  7. 1st grade?!! I love the hair cut… so, so cute! Ummm.. s the backpack big enough! lol I just had to chuckle when I saw this. Hope you all are well.
    Patricia

  8. E, M, J & A au K'nada »2ème Année! - pingback on 18 août , 2010 at 9:39

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