Sunday, October 30, 2011

Why I Laugh EVERY Day ...


The kid who always wants company EVERYwhere she goes, including the next room, the bathroom ... you name it, out of the blue, runs to the washroom and not only closes the door, she LOCKS it. She then calls for me ....
Cadence: Mom, how long before bedtime?
Me: An hour and a half. Cadence, why did you lock the door?
Cadence: (with absolute attitude) 'Cause I'm going to the bathroom!!!!


I was reviewing her RESP and considering increasing the contributions then I asked the all important question, "Cadence, do you think you will go to university or college someday?". At first she said no, then yes, then she asked, "Mom, will I have to live with boys?" After assuring her she would NOT be living with boys she decided she would go to university or college. Guess I'll be increasing those payments!


After performing a naked dance, the little ham sat on the toilet, raised her arms in the air, shook her fists and began making grunting screamlike noises. I asked what she was doing. Her response, "I'm trying to get all the gunk out!". She thought she was pretty funny and continued her 'performance'. I have to agree!

She really has brought more joy to my life than I ever imagined! It's these simple moments that I treasure and am so thankful for ......

Monday, October 24, 2011

Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit

We took the girls to the patch for an unbelievably, undeniably, unseasonably fabulous day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

She's Chinese

Here's a little excerpt from tonight's conversation ....

Me: Oh, I better get my glasses.
Cadence: Why mom?
Me: Well, I'm going to see a movie and I might have to read words.
Cadence: Why mom?
Me: Well, the movie is in Chinese, so the english words will be on the screen.
Cadence: Mom, I should come. I would probably know the words 'cause I'm Chinese!

You ARE, and you are amazing!!!!

By the way, Snowflower and the Secret Fan ... book ... much better than the movie, FYI!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Domestic Diva ...

and MORE!

She bakes:

She sews:

Cadence's new little obsession is sewing. Her first project was the teddy bear peaking out of her backpack. She's made 'Stripey' a sleeping bag and a dress in the last week. I can't take credit ... thank you Roberta from daycare!!!

AND she reads, reads, reads:

All this talent AND she's awfully cute too!!! Love you peanut butter!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giving Thanks ... Finally!

What an unbelievably balmy Thanksgiving we had this year!!!! Since the pool was closed just days earlier, we improvised:

Although we were missing our head 'chef', dinner turned out to still be spectacular:

Forget 'pass the salt', the name of this game was pass the leg:

The partaking of the pie:

We gave thanks this year, for the wonderful weather and the opportunity to get together.
We give thanks every day, for our health, our families, and the abundance of joy we have in our lives ....
We are very lucky indeed!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Unplanned and Undeniable Fun!

Fridays have become a bit of a free for all ...
Our door is open, the wine and KoolAid Jammers are chillin and ready and dinner ... well, we'll decide that while you're here!

On this Friday's menu ... spaghetti:

Cheers y'all:

Some serious 'apple' enthusiasts:

Mom always said, "Don't play ball in the house!":

Dancin', gymin' and zumbaing ... we did it all:

You were great company! Do come again ....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Over Now ...

Hard to believe a week ago we were doing this:

And this:

Today we turned the furnace on.
Yep ... summer's officially over!