Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anna ballerina

By K.J. Cardinal

About a month ago, our little angel started up ballet classes at the local YMCA and Anna ballerina doesn't disappoint.

I wouldn't call her technique "textbook" just yet, but she sure can rock a tutu and ballet shoes with the best of 'em.

Here's my best attempt at capturing her first class about a month ago. We were all excited because Meme and Papa were down for the occasion and we couldn't wait to watch Anna in action. Once we got there though, we learned it was Fort Knox and not the YMCA and we had to wait outside... which is why I had to shoot through glass.

Anyway, it was the thought that counted...

PS: The blog is starting to heat up...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ride with Leo

By K.J. Cardinal

One of my new favorite things in the world to do is go for a car ride with just Leo.

He's able to get a word-in edgewise without Anna around and the results are just too cute...

PS: Don't look now, but this is the third new blog post in under two weeks. Is The Cardinal Blog returning to old form with regular updates??? Let's hope so. With work slowing down, you can expect more from the world of Anna and Leo this spring/summer... you're welcome!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


By K.J. Cardinal

Every now and then, Anna treats us to a little storytime.

Her little voice is just too much. Enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Go Leo Go

By K.J. Cardinal

The temp got over 70 today and it was perfect weather for Leo to dominate the ladders and slide.

Completely fearless. Just went right up both ladders without any hesitation and then slid down the slide backwards on his belly with wreck-less abandon. I was a proud papa... and Anna was a proud sister as she cheered him on with her "Go Leo Go!" chant.

So glad for the winter championship season to be over, so we can play outside!