Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Houston ... We Have a Problem!

The second I arrive home, Sean advises me
that there is a problem:

The solution my dear ... remove the bucket!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just Hangin'

Once again, my poor girl is dealing with her PND!
After being asleep for about 2 and a half hours Cadence awoke with her cough and eventually
emptied everything in her stomach. This is the second time this week already ... poor
little thing! Now I'm thinking the reason she had such difficulty getting to sleep Monday
night was due to fear of puking. We've done the allergy thing ... nothing. I started the
Nasonex Sunday ... apparently it takes a while to kick in!
I'm back and forth with getting in to see our doctor today. She doesn't have a fever and has not
coughed ... not once ... yet! I know he's going to tell me to let it run it's course ... we've been down this road ... several times!
The difficulty is at night. She, and then we, can't sleep. Cadence was up until past 11:00
and was up early ... coughing, so I made the decision to keep her home. I'll continue the nose
spray and give her some Benedryl as well and hope tonight is a better night.
You were a brave little sweetheart pumpkin!!!!

A Cadence Concert

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The First Birthday Bash

Since Cadence is in school now, we allowed her to plan a 'big' birthday. PLAN she did. BIG she did too!
She had it in her mind, her one track mind, since September, that she wanted a movie party (she'd seen kids having one at the theatre over the summer). We tried to dissuade her and encourage a different venue, but she was not interested. She started making a guest list, a long guest list (14 children) in October. I wasn't worried, I was certain it would change over time ..... WRONG! She had her mind made up and never wavered, not once. She picked out her own invitations, Tinkerbell for the girls and Transformers for the boys ... she's thoughtful that way. One little battle we won, sort of, was with respect to the cake. She also wanted 2 cakes: one for the girls, one for the boys. We ended up with a compromise: Tinkerbell meets Transformer:

She was one excited little four year old that day!

We met up with the children and parents in the lobby and were well taken care of. Our young 'hostess' took the children's drink orders, their coats and presents and even my 'packages'. Unfortunately in my infinite wisdom, my camera was in one of those packages and I have NOT ONE photo of the little darlins in their 3 D glasses. Take my word for it, they looked absolutely precious.
The movie was a tad long and a little over their heads ... which I think was okay because they really couldn't make too many connections. I CAN tell you they were exceptionally well behaved ... at least 95% of them were! Oh how I sympatized with one dad ...
The kids were great in the 'party' room ... despite the lack of elbow room. They coloured a bit, barely ate cake (glad I didn't opt for the hot dogs!) and the birthday girl opened her MANY wonderful presents from her generous friends.

I am disappointed that I really didn't get many pictures ... in hindsight, I would have liked a photo of Cadence with each of her guests ... perhaps that would have been a bit much?!
All in all, I would say it was a success! My girl was happy ... in the end, that's what mattered!

Sweetest though, is this:

The dad shared that he helped his son write, "From ....", but upon later inspection noticed an 'addendum' of sorts! It is just too cute for words!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Word of the Day ....


The word to describe:
  • Cadence's first 'report' from her teacher
  • the proudest parents ... EVER!
  • Cadence's photo proofs
Throw in a tree lighting ceremony complete with Santa and fireworks and you've got a pretty great day!
Congratulations on ALL of your accomplishments Cadence! We are VERY proud of you!

Mom and Dad

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

This gorgeous girl ...

is FOUR!!!!!!

She started off the morning opening mail,

and enjoying her choice of breakfast!

I offered pancakes, waffles, french toast, crescent buns ... she WANTED toast with jam.

We booked a photo session following our appointment so we 'dressed' for the occasion:

After all was said and done, we came back home to change for school.

Our last stop was McD's ... our birthday girl's choice for lunch.

Sadly, daddy had conferences tonight as did all our friends and even our aunt Marnie! Cadence and I hung out ... putting the paint easel together, colouring and heading to the hairdressers to update mommy's long overdue hair colour! Sorry sweetie, but I just couldn't pass up the cancelled appointment!

My sweet Cadence, I wish you all the happiness in the world, this and EVERY birthday! I often tell you to bring back my baby ... I love how you laugh at that. I am so thankful that I can still scoop you up and hug and cuddle and carry you in my arms. Someday I will miss that too I imagine. You are FOUR ... a big girl ... but not too big ... not yet!

I love you Peanut!

Thank You!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Night and Good Bye!

Tonight I tucked my sweet little preschool 'baby' in for the last time! One of us was VERY excited about saying goodbye to 3!
I can't believe that she will be 4 tomorrow ... FOUR!!! As much as I am excited to see what the next phase brings, I have to admit, a part of me is grieving ... I miss my baby!!!!! Who is this 'girl' that lives in the next bedroom???? Just the love of my life and centre of my world ... that's all! See you in the morning sweetheart ....

A Quiet Morning ...

Cadence is often lively in the morning ... singing, dancing, running (usually away from me!). BUT on this particular morning I found her sitting quietly, actually reading her book. I consider her well rounded!

Crazy Hair???

It ain't the HAIR that's crazy ...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

She Insists ...

Cadence insists she NEEDS glasses!!! Seriously, she wore an old pair of my glasses ALL day Saturday (to Costco, to Wendy's, to the ski hill ....). I had to fight her to take them off during her gymnastics class and then hide them once she went to bed. She is not giving up! She continues to tell me her "eyes hurt and she needs glasses". She continues to ask if I've called the eye doctor. Two of her best buddies wear glasses .. FYI!
She is precious I tell you!

Monday, November 8, 2010

On the Way to Nationals ...

or the Olympics!!!!

Cadence's gymnastic club had a photographer at the gym this weekend as a fundraising event.

We didn't order the turkey through the club,

or the fudge,

or the meat products ...

But we DID purchase the CD of ALL the photos taken of Cadence!

Although she didn't cooperate with 'hair', she did manage to look prety adorable nonetheless!

Look at her form,

and level of concentration.

There's no doubt about it ... she's a natural!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Down on the Farm

Last weekend, along with pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, gymnastics and a staff gathering, we also squeezed in a trip to the farm. I left the big camera at home but did manage to capture a few moments with the phone.
The girls enjoyed the jumping castle...

a magic show, dog show and wagon ride. They also ran along the hay, conquered the corn maze and fed some animals.
They enjoyed making silly faces and filling in holes ...

These girls put in a full afternoon and totally rocked the farm!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coke and Cookies

That's what her father gave her while I was having a massage! So much for relaxing ....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tough Week!

Some weeks we try to do our shopping on Friday after school as Saturdays tend to be a tad hectic.
Cadence wasn't quite up to the task ...

I absolutely adore this photo ... she is truly precious!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Her Choice ..

This Halloween Cadence actually got to choose her own costume. She had a fairy in mind from the get go so ... a fairy she was.
As would be expected, there was an abundance of posing once she was in full costume:

There were even a few fairy dance moves:

She was MOST excited about getting the opportunity to wear REAL make up:

Cadence posed for a picture with our first set of trick or treaters:

And then she was OFF...and running:

Back at home checking out the goods ... and there were plenty!