June 23 09

first day of school, September 2008:



Last day of school, June 2009:



Emily and Joshua have passed through grades 2 and 1 with flying colors! (that’s second grade and first grade to you Americans and colours to you Canadians! I am such a giver)

Last September…

Emily didn’t know how to ride a 2-wheeler, and last night she rode 7km with her daddy

Emily didn’t have bangs.

Josh was in swimming level 1; he’s still in swimming level 1. Emily was in level 3. Now she’s in level 6.

Isabella had never heard of Yo Gabba Gabba.

We didn’t have a dog.

We weren’t moving to Atlanta.

The kids had never been to Niagara Falls.

Josh was reading at a first grade level; he’s now reading at a 4th grade level.

Isabella didn’t have her ears pierced.

Emily didn’t care about the Jonas Brothers.

Josh had never played hockey before.

Josh had all of his baby teeth; and Miss Emily had only lost ONE tooth.

Emily had only been in one play.

Josh had never touched a chinchilla and Emily had never held a snake.

Josh had never been on the jumbotron at a Jays’ game.

Isabella didn’t know how to write her name.

Emily had never taken a shower; now she ONLY takes showers.

wow. It has been QUITE the year.

and now….NO MORE CARPOOL UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF 2010! awesome.

  1. can i have emily’s dress? okay thanks.

    Comment by kristinblakely on June 23, 2009
  2. Um, I don’t know if its just based on your moving schedule… but schools in the South start in August. Which I always thought was completely unfair. But they also finish at the end of May/first week of June.

    Yeah, you’re moving to a weird part of the US, but I’m sure you already knew that.

    Comment by Darcey on June 23, 2009
  3. I love that they’re wearing the same clothes. Or is that a uniform? Well, if it’s a uniform, Emily’s dress is awesome. Imagine what you’ll be posting this time next year!

    Comment by Tamara on June 23, 2009
  4. I love that headband and sunglasses, that is all. Am I more constructive on Twitter?

    Comment by Mari on June 23, 2009
  5. I love that headband and sunglasses, that is all. Am I more constructive on Twitter?

    Comment by Mari on June 23, 2009
  6. Sounds like an amazing year of firsts. Enjoy the summer break.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..FOR YOUR TEARS =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on June 23, 2009
  7. The fact that they are wearing the same outfits is adorable.

    LOVE the recap.


    Comment by Angella on June 23, 2009
  8. I’m not sure if it’s the photos or what, but they really look like they’ve grown a LOT!!

    Comment by Maria on June 23, 2009
  9. I can’t wait til Monkey takes showers. This whole dumping tupperware full of water on her thick head of hair over and over is getting TIRED.

    Your kids are so gorj!

    Comment by Haley-O on June 23, 2009
  10. She is such a little Ali.

    Comment by slynnro on June 23, 2009
  11. Wait, I’m confused. Are they not going to school next year? Or are you just not carpooling in the ATL? Or do you mean no more of THAT carpool?

    They’ve all really had a momentous year!

    Comment by Kristabella on June 23, 2009
  12. I’m loving Josh’s pose in the 3rd pic; he’s like, hey, I’m going to school, what what!

    Your kids are gorgeous!

    Comment by Jen on June 23, 2009
  13. See, who needs baby books when there are awesome blog entries for your kids to look at one day to see just how adorable they were and how far they had come…

    Comment by Emma on June 23, 2009
  14. when I first looked at the pictures I thought, “Oh for pete’s sake, Ali dressed them the same on the first day as the last for comparison?”

    Then I realized they were uniforms.

    I still can’t believe you’re leaving.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on June 23, 2009
  15. Let the summer begin! They sure are cute!!


    Comment by Green-Eyed Momster on June 23, 2009
  16. I’m taking serious issue with the fact that Emily is more fashionable than me. I should not be jealous of a 2nd grader!

    Comment by MonsteRawr on June 24, 2009
  17. High five on the no carpool until 2010 – whoot whoot! (and dang they’ve grown)

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on June 24, 2009
  18. I love idea of taking pics of them in the same clothes for the first and last day of school. I might steal that one. 🙂

    I LOVE Josh’s hair the way it looks right now. He is so stinkin’ cute!

    Comment by mamatulip on June 24, 2009
  19. they look great. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Atlanta!

    Comment by Chantal on June 24, 2009
  20. I love the last picture with the big kiss. Too cute!
    .-= Mollie Hubenak´s last blog ..Grace in Small Things #30 =-.

    Comment by Mollie Hubenak on June 24, 2009
  21. those pics are so sweet of your children! hope you have a good summer break from school.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 24, 2009
  22. You failed to mention that Emily didnt accessorize last year. Look at her rocking the headband and sunglasses!

    Comment by Maya on June 24, 2009
  23. I think I just wept for joy a little bit for you! Sometimes, when I accidently drive by the schools at pick up time, I swear to you I chuckle a little bit and think “Suckas!”

    I LOVE this post. What a great way to realize how much the kids have changed in such a short time. Also love they have the same outfits on!

    Comment by fadkog on June 24, 2009
  24. That’s quite the year of big things happening! Too bad there’s only 10 or so more years of that to come… guess we better enjoy it.

    Comment by ian on June 24, 2009
  25. I absolutely LOVE your list. School in Toronto ends tomorrow, and I am going to start thinking about that list for my girls tonight. What a great way to reflect on how fast our kids change.

    Comment by katie on June 24, 2009
  26. Love the idea of taking photos in the same outfits!
    PS: Emily is your clone.

    Comment by HollyLynne on June 24, 2009
  27. Boy, do they grow up fast!

    Comment by jen Laceda on June 24, 2009
  28. I too love the same outfits for photo. I love the sunglasses, too cute!

    Comment by Heather on June 25, 2009
  29. At least they still fit in the same clothes. How cute that they wore them both days!

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on June 26, 2009
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    Comment by Carla on February 9, 2012
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    Comment by oivnuvan on February 9, 2012

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