I'm really not sure where this winter has gone! Though it felt excruciatingly long at times, it's now March, the sun has started peeking out again, and the mountains of white snow are slowly melting. Looking at my blog, I just realized that I haven't posted anything since the New Year - apparently it's been a busy couple of months.
And it has! My sweet girls are both doing so well. I wrote a few months ago about Lady A and her 'big' reactions (read: tantrums) and one day a few weeks ago I realized that she just hadn't had any lately. It seems we've come out the other side of Tantrum-Ville, mostly unscathed. All of a sudden my little girl seems a little more grown up. No more tantrums, telling eloquent (and hilarious) stories, and keeping us in stitches all the time. The other morning she came to me, as I was doing my hair, and said "Can you make my hair straight like a Mummy, please?" - apparently she equates my stick-straight hair to all mummy's, and wanted me to straighten out her curls to she could look like me, and Lady M too. Life will Lady A is filled with sweetness, snuggles and a lot of laughter.
My budding 6-year old has become quite the linguist. Listening to her speak in French after 6 months of pure French school is really incredible. She's enjoying her language studies, and is really loving an in-school science program she's participating in right now. Each week she comes home with a new trinket from her science lesson, and is really getting into it. (Having read many articles on the lack of women in Science, Math and Technology professions, I'm all for her pursuing this passion!) She started Irish Dancing back in September, and continues to do so beautifully, and with a beaming smile on her face. And her calf muscles are amazing as a result of it!
Calvin has had a very busy few months as he works to launch a business (on top of his full-time job) with a few of his colleagues. He's been working tirelessly nights and weekends with the team to get everything ready, and will hopefully be launching the new company soon. However, he managed to sneak in a weekend in California for a Trade Show and nearly a week in Daytona for this year's Daytona 500, so at least he's finding some balance!! For a sneak peek of what's to come in Cal's world, check this out: techbook.tv
I've been working to finish up my current Masters course which wraps up at the start of April. Then I will jump right into course #10 - my last one! My 5+ year journey to this degree will be finished the last week of June, and the very next day, we're heading south! In 2007 when I attended my Bachelor of Education convocation, Lady M was just a wee little 9 month old. My favourite picture from that day is one my Dad took of Cal, Lady M & I, with me in my graduation gown. Throughout this whole M.Ed, I've often imagined the picture with now the 4 of us, and me in my gown once again. I love that my kids have been able to see my educational process and be a part of it in some way, and believe me, that picture is going to display proudly in my office when all is said and done!
So, as we sit on the cusp of spring, visions of warmth, no snowpants and outdoor activities dance in our heads. Life has not slowed down for my little family of 4, but I wouldn't have it any other way.