Thursday, July 28, 2011

CBC Days

Cadence pays attention ...
During her morning programs she came to realize that CBC was hosting a kid's day in Toronto. She knows it's not far and that her uncle Jay lives there. She asked if she could go. Of course, we indulged her!

The bus and subway ride were actually part of the highlight of the day:

She got to see all of her favourite characters live:

Cadence was fortunate to meet up with her favourite morning artist, Jeremy. This alone was worth the trip!:

There were many hands on activities to do, including planting a seed and arts and crafts:

We had a great day!
Thanks Jay and Chris for your hospitality as well!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Girl Time!

Cadence and I spent an afternoon with our 'Good' friends.
We started off the day seeing a theatre production of Treasure Island. These two little ladies were pretty excited about their front row seats:

We took the opportunity to take some pictues on stage afterwards:

Then we had photos taken with some of the cast ... AAARRRRR matie!

Madison, our friend and sitter, was our favourite character by far:

Following the production we headed to Shirley's for some fine dining on the patio:

Later in the evening, the girls had some play time, park time, ice cream and a swim. It was a really "GOOD" day!
Thanks girls ......

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer is in Full Swing!

It took some time to get into 'summer mode', but after winding down we were full on!

Summer started with a fabulous wedding in London for my BFF and Cadence's godmother:

There have been sleepovers ... these party girls had a 'rough' night it appears:

There has been a LOT of pool time .... we have been LOVING this weather:

We have even made sure to include some reading time whenever we can:

There have been fires and sparklers:

And there has been a heck of a lot of play time! Burger anyone?:

Sometimes I wonder who has been having more fun this summer...:

As for myself, I've gotten a few 'jobs' done (I am WAY behind due to the incredible weather), read 2 novels, shopped a bit and for the most part ... you will find me here:

Ahhhhh ... summer ... it doesn't get much better than this!

Friday, July 15, 2011

How Time Flies ....

Cadence on the first day of school:

Cadence on the last day of school:

Wow ... how time really does fly!
Sometimes I can look back on 'the wait' and feel like it was just yesterday and then I see my 4 and a half year old daughter and realize just how unbelievably fast the time passes. I wish I could bottle up each and every hug, kiss, funny and frustrating moment, the hilarious AND not so hilarious conversations, the beautiful smile and hearty laughter ... all of it! Each and every single moment! I suppose that is partly what brings me here. I can capture some of that and revisit it as often as I want.

I am so utterly blessed and thankful to have Cadence as my daughter and to have built this wonderful little family with my husband ... a dream fulfilled in a way I hadn't even imagined ... a miracle really!

This first year of school was awesome! Cadence skipped in and never looked back. She excelled and is more than ready for the next grade. I am sooooo very proud of you peanut! You're amazing ... just the way you are and I love you more than you can ever imagine!!!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Play Day

In the last week of school, Cadence took part in the school's Play Day.
Here she is ready for action:

Carson, her team mate and class mate, took extra good care of her:

Playing a mini soccer game:

Ready for the 3 legged race;

Afterwards, I treated Cadence and her friend to lunch at the golden arches:

Complete with dessert:

Soon ... I will catch up to summer here soon ...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Splish Splash ...

I still love shots in the bath:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Celebration Time!

In the last weeks of school the kindergarten students at Cadence's school put on a Celebrate Me show for the parents:

She led the classes onto the stage where they performed a few songs and a poem.

She was not as 'animated' on stage as she is at home, but she was doubly cute!

Afterwards we were invited back to the class for refreshments and to share Cadence's Memory Book:

She enjoyed a fantastic first year of school, learning from an amazing teacher, colleague and friend. There was an awesome report card to celebrate last week as well. We are VERY proud of our polite, well mannered, thoughtful, considerate, caring, reliable, helpful solid reader! Cadence is disappointed that she will not have the same teacher next year. Fingers are crossed that their paths will cross again in a couple of years!

Cadence was also excited to celebrate a classmate's birthday in those last weeks as well:

The girl who was afraid to go and see the 'animals' is rumoured to have apparently interacted with them ... atta girl!