Monday, February 28, 2011

Friends, Fun and Fashion?

We anticipated a quiet, low key weekend. It was what we had planned after last weekend.
Plans change ... and change IS good!

After a morning of shopping, followed by skating, we headed to the movies with some of our friends.
We used up all of our coupons, but thanks to Nicole, we scored some more!
We followed up the movie (and popcorn and Kindersurprizes) with pizza (and ice cream!).
Cadence also met a new little friend ... too bad mommy is 'allergic'!

The kids entertained themselves for quite some time and then Emma entertained us with her fashion show:

Thanks so much J family!!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blades of Glory!

The skates had been sitting in a box in the back of the truck for well over a month. Someone decided it was time to at least bring them in the house!

Someone also decided she needed to practise walking around in them.

Her mother realized that little someone was onto something ....

The very next day, someone went to the ice rink ... for the first time!
Someone proved to be a natural ....

Well done Cadence!
Your drive and positive attitude are to be commended!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We Interupt This Blog ...

for a special 'report'!

Cadence received a glowing report a couple of weeks ago. She is doing well in most areas of her kindergarten program so far and exceptionally well in a couple of others ...
We are SO proud!!!!!!!

Cadence 'reports' that she 'can paint'.

Her teacher reports that she "is a bright, enthusiastic learner. She is sensitive, caring and kind. She is polite, well mannered, friendly and reliable." Is anything else more important than that??????

Well done Cadence ... well done!!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lovin' the Long Weekends!

We had a GREAT Family Day weekend up north!
We enjoyed dinners out (and in!), games (including adult porketta bingo!), the great outdoors, sleepovers and just hanging with friends!
There were a lot of smiles and laughter ....

Many thanks to ALL of our hosts ... especially the fabulous Di!!!!
Looking forward to having y'all here soon!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Techno Fun

We've been having fun exploring a few apps. This one had us giggling.
Not sure who was having more fun ...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

The roses were red,

The cash was blue,

We had a happy Valentine's Day,

How about you????

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Getting Ready for V Day ...

For some reason, I don't quite understand, our school had pink and red day in honour of Valentine's Day, on Friday.
Valentine's Day is on Monday ... a school day ... ?????????
Regardless, we were prepared!

And in keeping with the whole idea of preparation, my little cupid was hard at work sorting her goodie bags ...

Another post likely coming tomorrow ... Valentine's Day!

Parents Welcome Today

This week was the 1/2 way point of Cadence's ballet classes. As such parents and guests were welcome to sit in, view and of course, take photos!

Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery power 1/2 way through the class! I did manage to squeak one last picture at the end, but I totally missed the 'pose'.

Cadence really seems to enjoy the art of dance ... when asked, "Dance or gymnastics?" she consistently chooses dance ... not what I was hoping for, but ... it's not about me now is it?????!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Curling Up With ...

a good ebook, ibook .... whatever!

This girl LOVES her technology. I had a feeling this would become HER new toy.
Gotta admit ... I love it too!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

School Stuff ...

Last week Cadence's class completed their 'study' of penguins. They wrapped things up with the march of the 'penguins':

What a sight to see! 20 little kiddies, dressed in black and white, wobbling through the hallways and classrooms ... precious!

Later in the day, it was time for 'hip hop' class.

The poor young instructor ... I don't think he had ANY clue! I stuck around for a few photos ... I even have a video clip! But in the interest of protecting the NOT so innocent, it will remain in my private collection.

I should say, "Kung Fu Fighting" ... not a great song choice for a class of 4 & 5 years old, especially if 14 of the 20 are boys!

While making the rounds, I also discovered some of Cadence's work displayed in the hallway.

We are ever so proud!

This week we will receive Cadence's first official Report Card. We know what it will say .......


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We Got Hit ... HARD!

The big Texas storm DID make it all the way to us as predicted.
It was a full fledged 'Snow Day'. Buses were cancelled and much of
our student population remained safe at home. And it gave Cadence
the chance to wear this shirt!

It snowed ALL day! The snow in the front yard now measures double Cadence's height.

Despite the fact that the weather presented problems and extra work for many ... my 'guys' seemed to enjoy every minute of it!

I think that was number 4 this school year. Can we go for 5?????
I'm game!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Conquering the Quad!

This weekend, I caught up with Cadence at her ski lessons to find she had 'graduated' to the bigger hill with the 'carrot' rope.

As expected, I was the proud mama at the bottom of the hill continuosly cheering her on.
I was so thrilled to see her master the rope AND make it to the bottom of the hill without 'wiping out'.

I THOUGHT that was the goal of the day. I was wrong. Cadence went up on the rope once again, but ... she never came down.
We waited and waited and wondered ... and then went to 'chill' in the chalet, expecting to see her little group make the trudge back to their wee village. Again, we waited and waited. Much to our surprize, it turns out, our little peanut, our precious wee darling, went up the quad lift to the top of the hill!

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!
We are so excited and proud ....