Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Science 101

Cadence's uncles sure know what this girl wants!

Our little scientist got to work in her lab, first thing in the morning:

Experiment #1 had two parts: make slime and then add chemicals to create a rubber ball. Cadence takes care to exercise safety in the lab:

After 24 hours, the slime was ready:

And now for the final procedures:

The final product is awaiting us in the basement, I mean chemistry lab!

Experiment #2 involved milk, food colouring and soap:

A minor lab accident, that we didn't cry over:


Observe some more ... it got really exciting!

Thanks Uncle Jay and Uncle Chris!!! This was a definite hit!

Monday, December 19, 2011


This little guy has kept me hopping EVERY night!!! I am now running out of places for this little fellow to hide.

It took Cadence about 2 weeks, a great little video and a sleepover at a friend's (who also has an elf) to let go of her 'fear'. She is now excited to look for him every morning, wish him well and say goodnight...a far cry from not going into any room Alphie was in alone!

Alphie has been a welcomed and wonderful tradition in our home again this year ... one we know won't last for too many ... at least not in the sense of truly believing in his 'magic'. Thankfully Christmas has a magic all of its own .....

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's ON!!!!

Santa issued Cadence a challenge this year (thank you Magic Santa!) and she has been on it every morning!

The girl is making her bed!
It's not perfect ... yet, but mom and dad are happy nonetheless.

She's cracking us up in the process.
I sat on her bed one day after school and was told, "Mom, I made that bed, please get off!".
And last night as she tossed the pillows on the floor, she exclaimed, "Great, all my hard work is wasted!".

Where does she come up with this stuff???????

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Who Let the Letters Out?

This is Cadence's wee 'performance' at school:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Message From Santa

Cadence was absolutely THRILLED to get a video message from Santa:

She was over the moon when he revealed pictures of her friends and family:

She was even excited when Santa challenged her to make her bed this year!!!

There is just something about the magic of this whole season!!!!

As for Alfie ... that's a whole other story ....