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An update on Amy

I'm long overdue to post a catchup on Amy's progress: having let my blog lapse recently, there's otherwise a danger she'll be a teenager before I get around to it.

Her early entry to school last August seems to be working out fine. She is progressing with numbers, reading and – all-important – socialising. Despite being only four and a half, last November she won Mrs Kennedy's Headteacher's Prize for writing her own sentences:


Helen organised a fifth birthday party for her at the soft play centre at Springkerse on 5 March, which seems to have been a huge success, with lots of friends, and wonderful face-painting:


The next afternoon I took the whole family to Mamma Mia (Amy's favourite show) in Glasgow. We had managed to keep it a surprise, but Helen nimbly managed to capture her expression when she'd just discovered the posters outside SECC:


And although to my great regret she dropped out of Little Tigers, I'm delighted that she has persevered with the Lazytown Fit Club and today earned her Level-3 trophy. To me, she already looks noticeably older even than in March:



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