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Friday, July 20, 2012

Independence Week

Big A has been in Kingston for the week with my parents.  They have been extremely impressed with how grown-up and confident she is.  Starting a new camp with all new kids, in a relatively unfamiliar city without her parents around hasn't fazed her for a second.  My parents say she was instantly comfortable with everything and the camp counsellors reported that she is very well-behaved and getting on beautifully with the other campers.  Big A is beyond thrilled because she has learned how to jump off a diving board and do cannon balls.  My parents said she now does this everytime they are at their pool about 20 times!

Little A has been enjoying being "Queen of the Castle" but also deeply misses her sister.  She won't stop asking when Big A will be back and has had several tantrums over it.  But she's had a great week too.  She spent the day with my mother-in-law on Wednesday and visited a fire station.  The fire fighters let her sit in the fire truck, which delighted her.  Thursday she had an amazing time with Adam's cousin, Shawna, at Canada's Wonderland.  Admittedly, I worried that she was too young for this,  and thought I'd be getting a call from Shawna early afternoon that they had to come home.  But I was wrong.  They were there from 10am to 3:30pm, and then went to Adam's grandparents.  They didn't turn up until 5:15pm.  While Little A was visibly tired, we only had a few brief and not very dramatic (relatively speaking!) meltdowns before we got her to bed.  Remarkably, she didn't pee the whole time they were at Wonderland.  This worried Shawna, but what is amazing is that she didn't have any accidents.  She held it until they got to Adam's grandparents house!  She is finally showing a commitment to the potty training.  In fact, I was surprised to find her pull-up dry this morning when she woke up!

Tomorrow Adam goes to pick up Big A in Kingston and is going to take her to her first concert: Kristina Maria (I have no clue who this is) at the Live Green Festival at Yonge/Dundas Square.

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She's been begging him to take her to a concert and he figures this is a perfect one to start with since it's early (5pm), only 30 minutes, and free.  Little A and I might join them for it, depending on how hot it is and what time she her friend comes over for a playdate tomorrow.

Adam actually went to this event several years ago when Little A was an infant.  He went with her strapped into the Baby Bjorn and saw Carly Rae Jepson.  He said along with the music, there is all sorts of healthy/environmentally conscious food and consumer products and he even brought home a little free swag.  I can't wait to see what's on offer this year!

Wow, the whole family at a concert!  They really are growing up.  It's exciting, but scary.  Before we know it they'll be driving and dating and doing all sorts of other things that are going to give me gray hairs.

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