Tis the season, dance competition season has begun! The kids’ dance studio Pointe of Grace held a fundraiser dance showcase for Make a Wish and Tysen’s Mission to a Million. Last year the studio raised $10000 and were able to grant a child a wish.
Traditionally we go skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa during Winterlude. Sadly this year was soooo cold we waited til it warmed up (albeit briefly) and went the weekend after Winterlude closed.
I’m sad to say I just got back from the Maritimes after burying my father. He died on December the 13th after a long battle with 2 cancers. He fought Multiple Myeloma for 10 years and kept it in remission but ended up being diagnosed with lung cancer this past spring. He was a fervent non-smoker and it’s suspected he had inhaled asbestos while on Canadian navy ships as a navy reserve in the 1950s. It will be a sad Christmas this year.
My daughter was very excited to start pointe ballet this year. She let me take some pictures of her en pointe but I was only allowed show her legs. :)
I can’t believe Christmas is just a little over a month away! I wanted to take advantage of the mild weather and the snow blanket we have on the ground to take some Christmas card pictures.
I’m a little late on the Halloween front. My 11 year old loves Iron Man and made his own costume all by himself. My daughter planned her own as well dressing up as Wednesday Adams.