Entries in Cadence (54)


I think they look like they're related

This is Tays at 2 years and a couple months and her cousin Lucas at 2 years and a couple months (they're about 5 weeks apart).  I know my girls are the cutest little girls I ever did see.  And Lucas is definitely the cutest little boy I ever did see.  


My Children Continue to Baffle Me

How is it that a child who is still frightened of the vacuum, trains & rain splashing in her face; yet, she welcomes wholeheartedly freezing, face-numbing wind to submerge her whole being by running against it? Some things we will never know!

Meanwhile...the other child who pours water on her head, approaches life head on & doesn't get too uptight in general was found shuddering in the safety of shelter.


A New Friend

This month's favorite stuffed animal is Spot from Grandma Scellick. Grandma told Veronica that she had a puppy at her house waiting to meet her and her beloved Puppy (below). When we got to their house before Christmas, she fell in love with a new little puppy, along with the Spot books that went along with the stuffed animal Spot. Four of the five books have these little flaps, where you lift up to see what is happening or who is there. One book, Spot Goes to the Beach, Spot's parents ask him, "What did you find Spot?" When you lift the flap, there is Spot with another dog and he answers, "A new friend!" Now, Spot wasn't the only new pup introduced during Christmas. Cadence got one too.
As Grandma was reading this part in the book, Cadence exclaims, (while holding her new puppy and pointing at "A new friend" in the book), "It's NEW FRIEND!," meaning she was holding "new friend" while Veronica was holding "Spot." So, if you happen to be babysitting our girls one night and Cadence says, "where's new friend?" She's referring to her pup.


Facet of Faces

Aside from being utterly adorable, these two girls are such delights as well. Their personalities (as you can see by the pictures) are both unique (and uniquely different), which is quite evident in their hair alone. I'm very thankful for their blossoming friendship. With Veronica going to school now, she made a friend who she constantly talks about named M. When Ben was reading a book to Veronica about friends, he said, "Oh, like M, you're best friend!" Veronica quickly said, "No daddy! Cadence is my best friend!" I feel like we're currently in that stage of wonderfulness with our girls growing in understanding & comprehension. Veronica is showing more kindness and maturing in what a beautiful heart looks like, while Cadence is, well, two years old (it's a work in progress).


Gingerbread Houses

A couple evenings back we put together gingerbread (graham cracker) houses. As you will see, this was all girl decorated, which makes for a better house. Before actually putting the houses together, the girls had put the candies into various bowls. Veronica had picked out some gummy butterflies for her house, which butterflies are all the rave for her right now. One morning, she took one gummy butterfly out of the bowl; however, not to eat, but to use as a play toy. She put it behind her back saying, "Oh look at my butterfly wings!" as she pretended to fly through the house. Imagination sure isn't lacking in this house.

Cadence's finished house

Veronica's finished house

Here's a little video of Cadence helping put candy in the bowls.