Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Behold - feminism's fifth-wave

Ever since seeing a group of "big girls" dressed head to toe in pink, Maia has dreamed of the day when she too could become a Spark. "Mummy, when I'm big enough I want to be a beautiful pink girl and then a bride."
Well that first wonderful day has come and Maia has made her pledge to "Share and be a Friend" to all the other bright pink girls.

Today Princess Maia galloped up to me on her trusty steed Butterfly, "I'm busy with Princess business." She told me. "I won't be available to set the table."
Was she off to slay a dragon? I asked.
"Of course not - that's so old fashioned. Princes slay dragons, while Princesses do the important stuff. Anyway..." She called, as she galloped out of sight. "Princes are expendable."

Monday, September 11, 2006

Deb and Lorne's Wedding


The day was magical and the bride was radiant. She and her bridesmaids rowed across the lake, while Balkan singers up in the maple tree filled the yard with song. Maia and Colleen accompanied Deb and Jade and the bridesmaids - as they made their way to Lorne, Heron and Lorne's best 'gal.

Then the band played until no one was left standing.

The First Day of Kindergarten

Maia is in a sweet class with 13 other kids - she loves her school and her teacher.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Maia's 5th Birthday

Can someone please tell me how 5-years went so fast? My baby is such a big girl these days...

Look Ma - no training wheels!

Maia set herself the goal of being training-wheel free by her 5th birthday. After one morning of determined effort she was off!