Back to school has been CRAZY TIME! Getting my students into the studio again, processing business, sending Dexter off to kindergarten (sniff), and regular volunteer-y duties and fun are never ending.
We’ve been on the circuit… like, baby Alice hitting a piñata at our annual block party.
She was a natural.
We also ate homemade ice cream, ate BBQ and danced in the street. It was delightful!

 There were other nights, and other fires.

We took the kids out to cheer on the triathletes at the International Triathlon Union’s world finale!

The city was transformed and the most amazing athletes were gracing our roads and park day after day. What a thrill!

I have also been on the media circuit to promote Edmonton Down Syndrome Society’s Uniquely Me event on Thursday night.

 It’s a fashion show and live auction event! Local designers are creating collections specifically for the models Thursday evening, and I can’t be more excited to wear a tuxedo designed by Kathleen Todoruk!

 I also enjoyed the Prism tour brought to Edmonton by Katy Perry – Great show! Totally energizing.

Back to school also signals back to work on the public service volunteer front. My full coverage red lipstick is back in rotation and the evening dresses are out.

The kids and I also followed Don to work at a community BBQ. We ate hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches, and played in the park. My little girl is growing up so fast!

 And amidst it all, out on the bike.

I’m still getting the hang of our new routines!
Getting up early is not my forte. I am NOT a morning person by any means and I now find myself stumbling through getting Dex dressed and fed before taking off to kindergarden. But, it’s worth it. He is in French Immersion and he absolutely adores his teacher.
I’ve also got my fall crop of students coming in.
And lots of commitments. Events. Media. Touring facilities. Meeting and chatting and emailing about all my various volunteer responsibilities.
That’s my life! And I’m glad it’s mine and that I don’t have anyone else’s. However busy. However ridiculous. With LOTS of help, we’re doing it up right!
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When I was asked to walk the runway in the Uniquely Me Fashion Show for Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, I said yes immediately. I’ll get to share the runway with other community models and beautiful models with Down syndrome too, to raise funds for this organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of inidividuals born with Down syndrome.

You can buy tickets here! The big event is September 11th, 2014.

For now, you can see a few sneak peaks of the photo shoot the producers did with some of our models a few weeks ago. Thanks in advance to Derks Menswear and Kathleen Todoruk for creating and styling.

See you there! 

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