I've decided to call this, "The Summer of the 6 Year Old", as basically everything we did was geared around keeping her occupied and having fun. It seems to me that when I was a child growing up on the farm, I would leave once in the summer for a week of Bible camp in the Cypress Hills, and other than that I had to entertain myself, mostly by playing with farm cats and sticks.
|Buckets at the awesome new Strathcona water park. |
It's a shame that it opened at the end of the summer.
|I love the new bouncy rubber park at Strathcona, |
no more worrying about the 3 yr old wiping out on
her butt at the bottom of the slide.
Although I feel a little sad that my oldest has headed off to Grade 1 this fall, I think the glorious 6.5 hours a day sans fighting will make up for it!
Update - I couldn't sleep last night because I was so anxious for her first day. She informed me yesterday that she hates school and didn't want to go. But, she woke up excited (I woke up bleary-eyed after laying awake until 2 am) and didn't want me hanging around when I dropped her off. When I asked her what she thought of school she said, "I love it, except when I come home from school I'm tired." We'll both sleep well tonight!