Sunday, January 30, 2011

Not Her Injury

Cadence has a teacher who has been using a crutch all week.
Guess who else has been using a crutch?

She didn't add in the ski boot until about Thursday...

She cracks us up!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The big FIVE!

Cousin Olivia turned 5 this January ... where does the time go?

We all enjoyed a great dinner, the girls had fun running all over the house and playing, the 'boys' watched the big game and of course there was cake!

Bring on the chocolate ...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLIVIA!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Chester Project

A few weeks ago, Cadence came home with a 'project' of sorts.
Meet Chester:

He came in a bag with three picture books, a scrap book and a pencil case. Cadence's task was to 'read' the three books, take good care of Chester and write about our 'adventures' and/or the stories in the span of a week.
Cadence enjoyed having a new 'stuffy' to drag around and cuddle with (mom was not too thrilled about that part ... he has been around the block after all!).
He helped us out with some chores:

And was treated to a fabulous puppet show starring the bee and the fly:

Chester came to a birthday party, but was sadly forgotten in the bag.
He did get to enjoy an evening out at a 'fancy' restaurant.
Cadence fed him pizza:

And a special dessert with marshmallows.

At the end of the week, Cadence wrote her own 'journal' and drew a picture of us reading the books in bed with Chester.
This teacher gives her an A++! Way to go .....

Monday, January 24, 2011

4 Going on 14!


Last week Cadence was not happy when I told her she had to have a healthy snack after school.
Her response: "I HATE the rules in this house! I just hate them!"

This weekend she was upset with me over some issue I can't even recall, probably because I ended up trying really hard to stifle my laughter! Bottom line, she announced that she "loves me zero!" and she is" never talking to me ever for a whole week even ... HMMMPH!"

Cadence you are a hoot and you have no idea!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

One Might Think ...



we were baking something special ...

One would be incorrect!

Absolutley no baking going on here ...

Friday, January 14, 2011

DUH!!!

That's another of the 'phrases', our little Miss Cadence uses!
There's nothing more to say about that.......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cadence's First Ski

Here she is in action ...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet the Newest Ski Bunny!

We signed Cadence up for ski lessons well before Christmas this year ... waiting last year meant ... it didn't happen!
Last week she started practising 'suiting up':

And 'heel toe':

She showed off her second pair of new skiis and her pass;

All dressed and ready to go ....

(For the record, she really was happy and excited ... 'seriously, for real life' as she would say!)

And she's off ....

Up, up and away she goes:

Made it to the top!:

Getting a little lesson and/or pep talk:


Despite the cool temperatures today, Cadence REALLY enjoyed her first day on the 'slopes' and did AWESOME! She can already stop and turn a bit ... pretty amazing what they can do after just one day!
Tune in tomorrow for some video proof!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coming Together for a Good Cause

We were all set to celebrate a K**r**y Christmas this weekend! Unfortunately, a snow storm to the south and being under the weather, led to a postponement...
Luckily, some good friends were willing to pitch in and pick up a fork (and a glass of wine or two) and join us! It was a fun and festive impromtu evening ...

The kids (all 6 of them) enjoyed their dinner:

While the other 6 'kids' enjoyed some starters.

The girls played house, barbie, make up and watched a movie. They sang and danced and giggled away...

While we enjoyed some adult conversation.

Someone enjoyed quiet time away from the girls and the adults!


Thanks guys for helping us eat all that beef!

Practice Makes Perfect?

Once again ... I have difficulty picking just one. Cadence is just toooo dang delightful in these!
If you don't have the interest, or the time, might I suggest going right to #3 ... it's my favourite.

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I have to say, I think she's a natural!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dance Revolution

I couldn't decide which clip I liked best so ..... you're getting them both! I apologize in advance
for my singing ....


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I just can't get enough of my girl!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Latest 'Vocabulary'

In the past few weeks, Cadence has consistently been using the following phrases:

  • "Of course", in place of yes
  • "That's soooo embarrassing!"
  • "I'm totally serious. It's the truth."
Sometimes she sounds like a pre-teen.