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38/52 – We travelled to Illinois and then to Wisconsin over the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend this year in order to see our friends and explore their new Lake House.  It was too cool and drizzly to think about swimming in the lake for all but the bravest, but the trampoline kept the four kids occupied for hours at a time.  And I have to admit: I can sort of see why!  Wheeeee!

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36/52 – 7am any morning of the week. You are our alarm clock. You are always awake early and as soon at the clock hits 7, you come in with a bound and a big smile for a morning cuddle. Never without a sunny smile. You tell us it’s because you were born at “Sunnybrook” (Hospital). Whatever the reason, it’s a wonderful way to start the day. Limbs still warm from bedsheets, the smell of last night’s bath still in your freshly washed hair, your sweet voice chattering about the day while I breathe in deeply all that is sunny you.

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35/52 – In two days, you will start grade 2.  Grade 2 already!?  How is that possible? I find myself wanting to stop time, or at least to slow it down.  But it marches on.  You’re ready to go with your knapsack packed with new binders and pencil cases.  Freshly sharpened pencil crayons and mechanical pencils.  Your outfit is chosen.  You can’t wait to wear your new running shoes.  And you will, I know, skip into the school when the bell rings, with nary a backwards glance.

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