Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cultural Diversity

Cuban music:


Spaghetti with chopsticks:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Cadence and I were playing PlayDoh. She was creating shapes and animals; I was making words and sentences for her to read.
She read: Mom is cool.
Cadence: Mom, do you mean cool like the temperature or cool like a rock star?
Me: Like a rock star!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Yes! And it's BEAUTIFUL!

This morning while Cadence was preparing to brush her teeth, she looked at herself intently in the mirror and asked:
"Mom, do I have a China face?"

"Yes, Cadence, you do. And it is beautiful!"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Prima Ballerina

Just before the 'break' Cadence completed her final ballet class.
She was a joy to watch ...

She enjoyed ballet, but I think she may have enjoyed the final 'treat' a little more ...

Well done Miss Cadence!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011


MOMMY's been on vacation ... a whole week ... in Cuba ... on a beach!
I will have to spend some time hangin' with my girl to make up for lost time and then I'll get back to posting ........

Despite the guilt ..... I had a GREAT time! Thankfully, so did my future ball hockey star!

Thanks Daddy ... best birthday gift EVER!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The 'B' Word .... Not What It Seems!

So ... my little 4 year old, I repeat, FOUR year old, came home from daycare yesterday with some 'information'.

"Mom, this is your bagina" she says, pointing to her behind as we are preparing to head to her final dance class.
No, Cadence actually the word is vagina and that's not your vagina.
"Yes it is, it's a bagina ... AVA told me."
Well Cadence, Ava is wrong. It's a vagina and we'll talk about it after dance class. It's a private word. You only talk about that with your mom and dad.

Today, I asked the daycare 2 questions: 1) Who is Ava? and 2) Why is she talking about vaginas?
Apparently a few of the children were discussing moms and dads and babies and that babies come from their mother's bagina. Cadence was quick to correct her friends: "I didn't come from my mom's bagina, I came from China!"

Now to figure out where to go with all of this and how far .......
I'm not ready!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

An 'Emotional' Day

Cadence wanted me to take photos of her looking 'different ways'.




FRUSTRATED (I can almost hear the growl in this one!):


From time to time, she can actually experience a few of these emotions all in a 5 minute span .... lucky me!

Monday, March 7, 2011

There's Just Something...

...I absolutely LOVE about this photo! Except for the fact that she looks soooo grown up!

I love it so much, I duplicated and cropped it ... I think I may even do a little more.

Cadence ... beautiful inside and out!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

She Shoots ...

and scores!

Cadence and her dad spend a fair bit of time in the basement playing hockey:

The 'uniform' is a bit unconventional, but it works for her:

She wins every single game ... so there can be peace in the home:

Today she told us she wants to play ball hockey:

I think dad's going to sign her up next week ... for the 8:00 am slot on Saturdays:

Have fun you two!!!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Final Ski Lesson ...

This weekend Cadence finished up her ski lessons.

She's ready and waiting ...

Mom skied with the camera dangling, just in case we met up on the hill ... chair lift line was the closest we got ... little monkey lapped us a couple of times!

All done! Now it's time to hang with the folks on the family hill and try out these poles:

'Skatin' to the car...

Well done Cadence ... you met all your goals and developed some great skills!

See ya on the hill next year ... or ... next week ... me thinks it's going to be a l o n g winter ... time for more skiing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Up, DOWN and ... Turn Arounds!

Cadence insisted I post this one ...