Thursday, February 5, 2009

Serenity On The Mountain

Here in Utah there is a school program that takes the fourth graders to go skiing at Snowbird. I am so glad that Serenity was able to participate in it before we head off to New York. She only got to go on one of their trips, but hey, that is more skiing than mommy has ever done.

She looks like a natural from my inexperienced point of view and she looks so cute in all her gear and wearing mommy's sunglasses. They got vouchers for skis and boots, a two hour ski lesson, and a few minutes a little more on their own.

She had a blast and she says she only fell four times and only crashed twice. She described how the snow flew when she crashed into the padding around one of the posts that goes to the ski lift. I have a very funny cartoon-like image in my head and wish someone had caught that part on film.

But thank goodness for those wonderful cushy pads that served their purpose so well. Next time I'll do better about sunblock too, she got a little bit pink. I truly hope that it isn't her only experience with skiing and that Cadence and I can share in this newly discovered source of fun someday.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Upside Down Girl and the Tooth Fairy

I have said before so I know a lot of you are aware that I call Cadence my upside down girl. Since she was a baby, she could be found standing on her head in the corner of the crib. She watches T.V. hanging upside down from the couch or in a chair. She loves the monkey bars on any playground and has even turned the canopy of her and her sister's beds into a jungle gym. She cannot really tell me why she likes doing these things, but as her modest mother, I think she finds value in looking at life from a different perspective. I took a few pictures/videos of her swinging on her bed since I am not sure how conducive her next bedroom and ceiling will be for such activities.

Cadence is creative in many ways. Life with her is never boring. Its fun to look at things from her point of view.

Cadence was also very excited this week to lose her first tooth and of course her first visit from the tooth fairy. The little blue bag in her hand has her little tooth in it to put under her pillow. That tricky tooth fairy put her dollar in the bag and took the tooth without her even feeling it. How does time get away from us so much. We measured the girls within the last few weeks and Miss Cadence is already 4' 1". My baby isn't a baby anymore *sniff, sniff*.