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Today was Kaylie’s last day of Grade 2. OH MY GOODNESS MY CHILD IS NOW IN GRADE 3. I’d feel old, but of all the parents who have children in Kaylie’s class, I’m the youngest by far. Looks like most of them (if not all) had kids the proper way. (The proper way = after you have the ring on.)

There was an awards ceremony for the primary classes this morning, and I was able to ditch out on work for 45 minutes to witness it. I even had time to pick up Noah and Liliana. I think this is the first school event that Noah and I have both been able to attend. Together.

Liliana spent her time weaving in and out of the (empty) chairs that were ahead of us. She kept saying, “Kaylie! Where are yooooooou?” She was kind of loud, not matter how many times we whispered for her to keep it down already. Thankfully, it was a small assembly in a big room, so hopefully not many people minded the loud kid in the back.

Kaylie was called up third-last for the Grade 2 awards. (Ah, the joys of having a last name that starts with “W”.) The awards were character awards, and Kaylie’s was for “a fun-loving personality and a great smile”. I am pretty pleased with it. I love how the school does that. I know that, as she gets older, there will not be an award for everyone. And that’s okay. But I appreciate that they gave an award to each primary student that emphasized their own unique gift/trait. Each student was thrilled as they went up to accept their own award.

When Kaylie’s name was called, Liliana went racing up to the front yelling, “Kaylie! Kaylie! Hi Kaylie!” Kaylie’s teacher invited Liliana up so that she could give Kaylie a big hug. Kaylie was beaming. Liliana then snatched Kaylie’s award and brought it back to Noah and me. And then we left. After clapping for all of the Grade 2’s.

I know it would have been polite to stick around for the Grade 3 awards, but I’m pretty sure they appreciated us taking the disruptive 2-year-old out of the building.

I really love going to school events. I love watching Kaylie interact with her classmates and her teacher. It’s amazing how different she is when she’s with her peers. She’s so well behaved and proper.

She really loves school and is very sad that it is over. She said she’s going to miss Grade 2, especially her teacher. (She had a really great one.) Her friends will be there again next year, but she will have a new teacher and a new classroom. I’m sure she’ll love it though.

In unrelated news, I get to (finally) meet Kami tomorrow! She’s the one I’ll be on a team with for the marathon in the fall. I’ve checked her out and talked with her references and discovered that she (1) is indeed a real person, (2) is not a serial killer, and (3) is crazy enough to want to meet me. See you tomorrow, Kami!

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  • bethany actually Thursday, June 25, 2009, 1:36 am

    My maiden name started with a W, so I was accustomed to being at the end of lines, in the back of the class, etc. Then I got married and my new last name started with a G. Is it wrong that I was really excited about that at the time? :-)

  • Elizabeth Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:43 am

    I love reading reports and seeing how different teachers express different things. Her teacher said “chatty”, eh? Heh. I might have used a different expression. Congrats, Kaylie, on finishing grade 2!!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..crash and burn =-.

    No, that is not the exact word her teacher used – and it wasn’t in her latest report card, just previous ones. It just stated that she talked a bit too much in class. I had the same problem. She is SO MUCH like me it’s insane.

  • Teresa Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:50 am

    I am SO looking forward to school events like that. How fun!! Wish we were closer, so we couldve come cheer her on, too!

  • Jen Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:59 am

    I’ve met Kami. She’s not scary at all. Have fun!

    WTG Kaylie! Enjoy your summer off. :)

  • Kami Thursday, June 25, 2009, 2:04 pm

    Oh my word, that last paragraph slayed me! You funny! I think I should accuse you of being crazy enough to meet me too :) Crazy is good though, right?

    And no I am not reading blogs instead of working, why would you think that? ;)
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Two Wheelin’ =-.

  • Kami Thursday, June 25, 2009, 2:07 pm

    And also, we forgot to taka a picture. I had my camera and everything *bangs forehead on keyboard*.

    Next time!
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Two Wheelin’ =-.

  • Jennifer Glen Thursday, June 25, 2009, 4:20 pm

    They actually do carry on that tradition of each child getting their own character reward until grade 7. For some reason they stop in grade 8. Can’t really figure that one out, maybe they’re trying to toughen them up for highschool! :)

  • Angella Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:01 pm

    Kami (and you) are awesome. I’m glad that you FINALLY met!

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