Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bowling for ...

the pure joy of the 'sport'!

She concentrates and winds up:

The release:

High score of the day ... 111:


Not bad for a beginner! Next stop the pros ... or the REAL bowling alley!
Maybe she'll end up in the newspaper with an incredible score like her Baba ... minus the 'fro of course!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Naked Chef




I love ALL of them cheeks!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Potato Chips

This weekend, we went to see the last of the plays from our season's tickets at the theatre. I was quite impressed with the selection and variety of shows ... we will definitely purchase them again next year.

Cadence poses with her peacock ... which happens to match the embellishments on her jeans:

A coincidence? Not bloody likely!:

Headin' to the theatre ... daddy takes the high road:

Ready and waiting ... patiently!:


And that's all folks ....

Skipping Grades!

We sent our little genius off to grade 7 for part of the day!

Here are father and daughter heading off to school:

The 'teacher' reported she stood for Oh Canada, listened to announcements and prayers AND did her homework!
Here she is getting down to business:

Hey missy ... eyes on your own paper!:

Looks like she knows how to use her time effectively:

The other students were pretty impressed that she was able to keep up ... she even took out her own math books to practise writing the numbers while they did their work. I'm sure it didn't take Cadence long to become the teacher's pet!

After a long day mom treated everyone to Drumsticks:


What's next for this scholar? Kindergarten of course!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SHE ...

knows how to 'move it'!

video

Those dance lessons are definitely paying off!

A Visit With Mac

Cadence got to spend a bit of time with her cousin Mac a couple of weeks ago. It was a very short trip and a brief visit, but we were glad to have the opportunity to get the girls together.

Cadence was quite excited to see her:

But painfully camera shy:

Or is that just attitude?:

Nothing like a little technology to focus on:

We are all very sad that Mac is so far away and our visits are few and far between. She has grown into such a lovely young woman ... we miss you Mac!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Okay ...

I haven't kept up as well as I've hoped. I need more time in my day, week ... so much to do so little time!
I'll get back on track ... someday!

Here's my little 'Nadia' (I'm dating myself!) on her last day of gymnastics ... which was WEEKS ago!

The balance beam:

Bridge position:

We have traded in the gymnastics for dance and swimming this spring. We have one lesson of each under our belts ... so far so good!

Just an all around cutie patootie looking like an ultimate school girl:

Wish she was this happy every morning I dress her. Can someone please shed light on how I explain that her 'beautiful princess dress' is not appropriate for school? She is not hearing me and it has been a rough couple of mornings! Is this a preview of things to come .....

Just a photo I love:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Things She 'Learns'

Last week, Cadence was reciting her Eeny, meeny, miney, moe ...
It went along like I remember, until I heard the ending:
"Kiss a boy behind.the.ma.ga.zine."

What??????

Friday, April 9, 2010

Found a Map!

That smart Easter Bunny found us at Baba's. He left lots of goodies out for Cadence to enjoy:

but he also left a map ...


I ignored her when she said, "Mom, you wrote this," after I read the accompanying note. I am going to need to be much smarter than I thought with this girl!


One destination was under the tv!


And the big find was here:

Giving it a go...


Thanks Easter Bunny!!!!

The 'Other' Bunny

Peter Cottontail was not the only bunny to bring treats this year!
Just couldn't resist sharing this one:

The girls are enjoying their hunt:

Great 'bunnies' think alike ... they both brought the exact same hats:

A little quiet time ... for all of us:

Another nice day to enjoy outside (with the dads!):


Could we find a smaller bed and smaller tv for these princesses ... likely not!

A great way to practice our letters ... scratch tickets with nonno:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back on Track!

Well ... I'm back and will be 'in business' again on a regular basis. The new hardware has arrived and there is LOTS of room for 'stuff'. Now if only I can stay on top of things and 'preserve' them as intended.

And now for updates...

Easter Weekend

Despite Cadence's sleepness nights and horrific cough, we managed to get some antibiotics and head north to see the family for the weekend. Although the temperatures were not as balmy up there, we still managed to enjoy a fair bit of outdoor time.

Bubbles with a new neighbour:


Just chilaxing ... hey, something's missing! Where's the 'bud'?

Playing around with the camera:

Most awesome ... NO SOCKS!!!