I’ve started a new feature here on Servants’ Quarters, Zoé Artwork!
I’m not sure if the world realizes this yet, but Zoé is a prolific artist. Coming home from school with dozens of new drawings and other pieces of art everyday. It gets a bit overwhelming. We’ve had to resort to putting most of it in the recycling bin (sorry Zoé). However, I have started selectively scanning pieces of it that represent her current efforts.
Without further delay, may I present a sample of some of her recent work!
On Tuesday August 31st, it was Zoé’s first day of school in jardin (or Sr. Kindergarten for you non-french speaking folks). Here are a couple of pictures of her and Sam outside of the school before heading in. Sam also goes to ‘school’ in the same place. Although he is at L’Étoile filante daycare on site.
As some you may know we have decided to sell our house.
I wanted to take this time to thank my mom and Roger. They came to town Friday of last week and really helped us get the house ready for sale. Roger was a machine moving through the house and doing all the repairs that hadn’t been done in the last 5 to 10 years. My mom was equally awesome in cleaning and painting and helping with the kids. She stayed with us until Thursday.
Without their help we would not have been able to get the house ready. Today our agent, Joan Smith, is coming into the house and taking pictures. Tomorrow the house will be up on MLS (I will provide the link).
Sam and Zoé had skating lessons starting today. Zoé has done them in the past and this was the first time for Sam.
Zoé’s last skating lessons ended badly with her coming off the ice a few times and just not wanting to go on another occasion. We chalked it up to poorly fitting skates. We got her some larger skates but still no dice. At the last lesson an instructor offered to look at her skates and it turned out they were too narrow for her feet. We returned those skates and got her another pair in time for today’s lesson.
It didn’t seem to make much of a difference though. Zoé came off the ice almost right away complaining about foot pain. Sam on the other hand pretty much melted down right away, even before getting on the ice.
After encouraging them both to get back on the ice a few times, we gave up and decided not only to end the class early but to end the skating lessons for the foreseeable future.
Neither of them seem interested in perusing skating at this time; we won’t push them.