Thursday, July 07, 2005

Happy Birthday Kodiak!

Dear Cody,

I can't believe that you are 10!! The time has flown by. You are such an amazing young man. You have a great sense of humor and I love to hear you laugh. I am so proud of how loving and sensitive you are towards others. I can usually find you with your nose buried in a book and that makes me very happy. Your brothers really look up to you and you are usually very patient with them. La Diva is becoming more girly and you are rolling your eyes at her lately. You still get along but I am seeing that you are both growing up. School is still very interesting to you and you do very well. I can only imagine what interesting things you will have to share with us as you grow older. Some of your interests, besides reading, are soccer, collecting rocks, archery and Freedom.

Happy Birthday my sweet boy.

Love, Mom

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Freedom's Excellent Adventure

Saturday was quite the day for Freedom. The Hero's mom and sister were visiting from the west coast so we went into the city for the day to go swimming. It was a lovely day in the city but apparently there were wicked thunderstorms out here in the sticks. To say that Freedom is not fond of loud booming noises would be an understatement. Poor baby was terrified and shredded the screen door to the patio trying to get into the house. She also chewed the handle right off trying to open the screen. She then bolted over the 5 foot fence and went off in search of us. She made it half way to the city but only stayed at this place for about 30 minutes. We arrived home 6 hours after this spotting of her to find the screen shredded and Freedom gone. Panic ensued... Kodiak trying to be the big man but worrying himself silly. It took over an hour to reach the fellow who had left the earlier message about her. It was very frustrating to then discover that he didn't think to tie her up and she'd taken off. The Hero and a friend went out looking for her and they had just made it to where she was last seen when I received a call saying she was at a farm about 2.5 kms north of our house. The Hero turned around and retrieved a soaking wet and sorry dog. She was very happy to be home. Other than some runs from who knows what she ate and drank during her countryside tour she came away unscathed. We hope that this doesn't mean we have to tie her up whenever thunder may be in the forecast. We are very happy to have her home.

And the Award goes to.....

Excellence in French Posted by Picasa

Kodiak received an award for Excellence in French with a 92% average. This is a huge deal because this was his least favorite subject and one he really struggled with. His French teacher (not pictured) said that he really has a natural ability for languages. We are really proud of his accomplishments. His report card was also impressive with A's and B+'s. Off to grade 5... gulp...

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La Diva had an amazing year in Grade 2. Her teacher was fantastic, so much so that I wrote a letter to the principal about her. La Diva really cashed in at the awards ceremony with medals for: Honours, the Citizenship Award and a silver in Music. Her report card was straight A's and she is off to grade 3. Of course we are very proud of her as well.