Aug 30, 2013

A strange day for Cailyn

Today is a strange day - last day for Cailyn in her current toddler class :(
We recently received a note that Cailyn is being "early advanced" to a higher level class in recognition of her advancements.  She will move on Tuesday to a class that has a pre-school/junior kindergarten curriculum.  It is wonderful that daycare/school recognizes her requirements and skill sets, but sad to see her leave her current teachers whom she loves oh so much! The picture above shows Cailyn sitting at the red table with her friend Lily - they both are being advanced, and I think this picture tells a story of why.  These two girls are the only ones sitting and colouring!  We are very happy that they are being advanced together as they are buddies.  I have spoken with Lily's mom and as much as we both have concerns about this advancement, we are wildly proud to see our girls recognized!  Lily is of Indian decent, as is Cailyn in some regard and we wonder if this has anything to do with it?  We will never know but it is a funny commonality!

Aug 29, 2013

No chipmunk!

Somehow Cailyn finds herself quite concerned with chipmunks which she mentions in her last line of dialogue here in her self chipmunk...

Aug 18, 2013

Offically TWO!

Cailyn turned 2 on Saturday and we had a great party to celebrate!  The night before, Cailyn helped to make her cake.

Baked and ready to decorate
The finished product!

Hmmmm cake!

We ordered a bouncy castle..and it was a hit to say the least!!!  The kids and adults enjoyed it for hours!  The owners of the bouncy castle company left it at our house for over 24 hours so Cailyn sure got her fill of jumping, falling and having a blast!

Look how high she jumps!!
Fun with friends!

Smile for the camera!


Adult fun too!


And the gifts of princess and dragon are a hit 24 hours later!

Aug 13, 2013

Summer 2013

Been so so busy that I have not had time to update the blog!!!

In April we visited Springridge farms - Cailyn and her friend Jason had a great time ripping around the farm! They rode the tractors and Jason was brave enough for a pony ride ...not Cailyn!!

In July we visited African Lions Safari


Also in July, Cailyn discovered the art of enjoying summer..
Reading books
Sparklers for July 1st holiday
We officially have a water bug!!!

Eating candy (ugh) in a tent with two boys (cute now 12 years.....not at all)

Early morning singing!
Riding a bike...

Cailyn loves to say "oh my goodness" and here she is in the car saying it and showing her "oh my goodness" drama!


The Beach!


The Campfire!

Always helping...

Cailyn is just so much fun, it is hard to describe the joy she brings us!  She uses full sentences and can carry on a full conversation.  In the spring she became obsessed with the word "cupcake"..thank god this phase is over as we threw out alot of cupcakes!!!  Cailyn remains super shy when first meeting people, but in ten minutes she has warmed up and turned on her charm !  She seems to entertain people where ever we go, and people tend to fall in love with her and her big personality.
Latest desires are the Shrek movies...of which she can now repeat word for word the script!  Cailyn has just started appreciating wearing dresses.  I think she realizes they are nice and cool for the summer!  Cailyn's vocabulary is outstanding and her ability to think and understand in amazing! She fully understands consequences and always thinks before she does.  She says please and thank you appropriately and also loves to recite her name in full. She says the alphabet and can count to 15 and recognizes letters and numbers.   We are very proud of our smart little girl!
Cailyn received her 6 month toddler report card and we are happy to report she is on track (ahead in most cases) except for the one needs improvement...using scissors!! The fact that she is not a strng scissor user does not bother us at all!!!
It is hard to beleive that in 4 days our wee little girl will be two years old!! She talks about her party and reminds us that she will be 2!