June 18, 2009

School's out...almost

Danielle's last day of exams at Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's school (June 2009). Prep time, ten minutes.

We have always taken photos on the first and last days of school, and it's amazing to see the difference from beginning to end. This year of course was particularly different considering both kids started the year in Naperville and will complete the year in Montreal. Danielle finished writing exams (that's how finals are referred to here) last week. Louis' official last day is June 23rd, making for a long school year and short summer.

Danielle has become a huge fan of the uniform. So has mom. She can literally get up and out of the house in ten minutes if need be. Her school has lots of rules, which we actually like. No make-up, no nail polish, only natural colored hair, very limited jewelry and of course specific shoes, socks and the works. It limits morning drama...it doesn't eliminate all of it though, as many parents of teenagers can appreciate.

We continue to have those wow, life is different from a year ago moments as we get closer to our first summer in Montreal.

Danielle's first day at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville (August 2008). Prep time, 45 minutes.

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