Sunday, February 24, 2013

Move Over Einstein ...

On our walk back to the car after shopping and spending about $60 Cadence made the following statement:

"Mom, you would need 12 fives for $60."

She's halfway through grade one.

Yep ... a genius!!!   LOL

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Cadence has been showing a lot more interest in her culture lately.  We appreciated that her teacher supported it by incorporating the teaching of multicultural festivals within the Christmas unit AND with a special focus on Chinese New Year.  Thank you Mrs. G!!!

We realized it was time WE acknowledged and celebrated Cadence's culture as a family.  We rallied some friends for our first Chinese New Year's party ... in a not so traditional way.  Small steps ....

We cleaned and swept out the bad luck
and hung the lanterns.

Cadence prepared the table with plates, chopsticks, napkins
and red envelopes.

Nothing says 'Happy New Year' like a friendly game of 
street hockey.  Just where are the children?

 Kudos to everyone for giving chopsticks a chance!

2013:  The Year of the Snake

We went with 'jets' in place of fireworks.

And snow diving ... just 'cause they could!

The final thaw...

We see continued good fortune for all our
friends and family and an even bigger
bash in 2014!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Catching Up ... Again!

There's really no good reason for not keeping up.
It just is what it is!

And with that, here are some highlights of the last few weeks .....


Baking cookies, whipping up some salmon marinade and homemade pizza!
She does it all!
All except the clean up that is ...

Training for the BIG GAME

The Wizard of OZ

We got gussied up and headed to the big city for a fantastic show!
It had all the great elements:  a yellow brick road, great seats and REALLY big sparkly shoe!

Playing 'Mary'

Not sure what to say about this ... a scarf was the inspiration.


The 'girls' got together and spent a great day enjoying all of the activities offered.
The weather was great but by the end of the day, the 'other' girls needed a little warm up.  A stop at the 'pub' worked wonders to warm our toes!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cadence loves to play school and  is often quite specific in choosing a theme.  We play 6/7 mix, assembly day and even college.

Sean was having a conversation with her during dinner one day, asking if she wanted to go to mom's university or dad's.

Her response:  "Which one has a better medical program?"