Doing well over here

Tonight Bianca was ice skating... in the bath. "How?" you may ask. Well it is simple really. You need:

1 x empty bath
1 x soap bottle
1 x 5-and-a-half-and-a-bit year old

Now stand in the bath and squirt some of of the soap into the bottom of the bath and start sliding slowly, voila! And that is what 5 year old's like to do in their spare time... (and please don't worry, Terence watched her closely!)

Anyway, things here are going great. I just find it hard to believe that we are almost at the end of January already. Yesterday Bianca and I went to school to pay her school fees (a total of $135 for the year) and we bought her stationery. Luckily they have these in stock at school so we went around and Bianca loved choosing the items she needed (and yes, where she had a choice she chose pink...). and off we went. We don't have to cover any of her writing books and so it was a pretty quick process of writing her name on everything. And now we wait for Sunday afternoon when they stick the class lists up at school and then we'll know who will be in Bianca's class and who the teacher will be.

Then on Monday we have to be at hospital for a blood test to see if they will increase chemo or not and then Tuesday school starts again and my little girl will be in Year 1.

Bianca's reading is really really good. Just yesterday she read her Little Red Riding Hood book to me and she read around 40 pages (each page has quite a lot of words) and apart from struggling with a few words here and there, she did really really good and managed words like "beautifully", "loveliest", "grandmother" and so on.

Other than that, we are just trotting along and enjoying the nice weather we have. Of course the flies are driving me mad and they make Caitlyn freak out every single time she spots them. So when it is time for winter I will be very happy to be rid of most of these stupid flies.


superrelish said...

Happy start of school. We go back in stages, boy-child on Monday and girl-child on Tuesday. I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

OMW! I love the bath skating. That is such a 5-and-a-half-and-a-bit-year old thing to attempt!

Good luck with school!

Anonymous said...

Bath skating sounds like a blast!!!!!!!!
I think its fantastic that she likes to read, it certainly is going to help with her education!

Amanda said...

She's quite ingenious! And I just love girls who love pink, there is just no other colour!! Sounds like she really likes school, good for Bianca!

Deb said...

You have an amazing little girl there!
I noticed on your site that Bianca has had kidney stones. My husband is a kidney cancer patient and has had stones lazered twice now. If you have discovered what might cause them in cancer patients, I'd appreciate your input.
My blog is www.myhudbandskidneycancer.com and my email is daandrews@eastlink.ca
I will definitely be a regular on your site.
Take care!