First Days: E in Grade 1

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An interview with Emily on the first day of grade ONE

My favorite food is: “PASTA and CANDY! (and I think you can guess that one)”

My favorite colour: “Blue and pink”

My favorite toy: “I don’t have one”.

My favorite TV Show: “Barbies Dream House and other than that my second favourite is Garfield”.

My favorite movie: “Frozen”

My favorite thing to do outside: “Relax in the hot tub”

My best friend: “I have lots of different ones but not one. Jaida, Zaire, Leah and cousin Meg”

The coolest person in the world is: “Daddy and Mommy and Owen”

My favorite sport is: “Mini golf and soccer”

My favorite animal: “tigers and cats and dogs’

My favorite thing to do with daddy: “Going on daddy daughter dates. And go to Scandia and get slushies”

My favorite thing to do with mommy: “”Girl time”

Favorite place to go: “Energyplex and our house”

When I grow up I want to be: “Dog trainer”

My favorite snack is: “Apple chips and pickles”

I LOVE to…”PLAY”

My favourite thing about me is…”I’m FUNNY”

This year I want to…”I want to learn about Ears”

 

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First Days: E goes to KINDERGARTEN

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An interview with Em on her first day of kindergarten:

My favorite food is: Cream Cheese

My favorite colour: Pink and Purple

My favorite toy: My new horseys that mamma bought me and it came with a trophy and a brush

My favorite TV Show: Sophia the First

My favorite movie: Rio

My favorite thing to do outside: Slide down slide into the pool

My best friend: Jaida is my best friend in school

The coolest person in the world is: Teacher Grace

My favorite sport is: Golf

My favorite animal: Dogs and Cats

My favorite thing to do with daddy: Get Candy

My favorite thing to do with mommy: Get Candy

Favorite place to go: Candy Store

When I grow up I want to be: Ballerina Teacher

My favorite snack is: Pizza fishy crackers

What was your favorite thing about his summer? “I had fun on the train”

 



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First Days: Grade 2

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An interview with Owen on the first day of school:

My favorite food is: Bubble gum ice cream

My favorite colour: Blue and orange

My favorite toy: Monster trucks, angry birds and stuffed monkey.

My favorite TV Show: Jake and the Neverland Pirates

My favorite movie: Robin Hood

My favorite thing to do outside: Play with monster truck in sandbox

My best friend: Lane and Leah

The coolest person in the world is: Daddy & Mommy

My favorite sport is: Baseball

My favorite animal: Monkey

My favorite thing to do with daddy: Go to Disneyland

My favorite thing to do with mommy: Get candy

Favorite place to go: Disneyland

When I grow up I want to be: Fireman or a Police

My favorite snack is: White noodles

Best thing about summer was:  All of it</

First Days: E goes to Pre School

An interview with Em on her first day of preschool:

My favorite food is: Cottage Cheese and Butter and Cow cheese

My favorite colour: Pink and Purple

My favorite toy: Sleeping Beauty dolly

My favorite TV Show: Dora

My favorite movie: Princess movie

My favorite thing to do outside: Play with Sam

My best friend: Megan Feddersen

The coolest person in the world is: Aidan Feddersen

My favorite sport is: “the tricky one”

My favorite animal: Elephant

My favorite thing to do with daddy: Go for adventures

My favorite thing to do with mommy: PLAY

Favorite place to go: To the tree fort

When I grow up I want to be: Nurse

My favorite snack is: Marshmallows

Anything else mommy should remember about you? “Oh…I also like sprinkles and cupcakes and lots of chocolate things”


First Days: Grade 1

 

An interview with Owen on the first day of school:

 

My favorite food is: Egg Sandwich

My favorite colour: Blue

My favorite toy: Stuffed animals (Dukie, giraffe and monkedy)

My favorite TV Show: Jake and the Neverland Pirates

My favorite movie: Cars 2

My favorite thing to do outside: Play pirates with my sword and hat

My best friend: Evan and Matthew

The coolest person in the world is: Evan

My favorite sport is: Soccer

My favorite animal: Lion

My favorite thing to do with daddy: Play with him

My favorite thing to do with mommy: Play

Favorite place to go: Disneyland

When I grow up I want to be: Police (of course)

My favorite snack is: Egg sandwich

“You are crazy asking me all these questions”

 



 


Have a great day boy! I’ll miss you!

 

 

Country Chronicles: A Dance Studio

Miss E? She has been a handful lately. I spent three hours reading journals and blog posts about when Mr. O was 3.5. Turns out I was certain he might be a career criminal. Feddersen kids at three are tough, strong, feisty, stubborn…they shout a lot.

But today? Miss E? At her first Highland Dance class? Anything but…all sweetness and bright light. It was wondrous.

She was amazing, adorable, graceful.

I cried a little.

And…who would’ve guess? A Highland Dance studio in Joe Rich? Most excellent.

E is wearing the shoes that both her Auntie Shell and I wore for our Highland lessons. And of course a tutu; I couldn’t resist. She couldn’t stop looking at herself; though I must admit it was hard to look away.

First Days

An interview with Owen on the first day of school:

My favorite food is: Ham

My favorite colour: Blue

My favorite toy: Jesse, Robot and Tokyo Lightning McQueen

My favorite TV Show: Backyardigans

My favorite movie: Cars 2 and Rio

My favorite thing to do outside: Waterslide

My best friend: Lane

The coolest person in the world is: Aidan Feddersen

My favorite sport is: Soccer

My favorite animal: Elephant

My favorite thing to do with daddy: Play cars

My favorite thing to do with mommy: Play cars

Favorite place to go: To the ‘wee’ and Lanes house

When I grow up I want to be: Police

My favorite snack is: That Mater sandwich that I just had at school

The best thing about school today was: EVERYTHING…and playing with the fire truck

“You asked me all these questions two times already”



Beauties

It’s hard to imagine isn’t it?

Hard to imagine that anyone could miss it…

When we look at these girls, we cannot help but see their beauty, their potential, notice the way the room lights up when they enter.

Somehow though, living in a world that tells them otherwise, sometimes they forget.

It’s hard to fathom I know.

We took the weekend to remind them that they are:

Created.

Chosen.

Celebrated.

Cherished.

How about you?

When you have a week like I had this last week.

When the marriage is thread-bare and listless.

When you feel like the worst parent to have ever walked earth.

When you feel like you couldn’t possibly fail at anything else.

Will you remember that you can relax a little?

Trust that even when you feel overwhelmed, exhausted and inadequate, the One who lives in you is Greater?

Last week I forgot. It took telling someone else of this truth to remind myself and today when I opened my mail box there was a beautiful gift to remind me everyday.

THANKS (in)courage! I needed that.

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