Archive for December, 2011

Winter performance

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

I want to share some video I shot during ELla’s winter performance.  It was absolutely beautiful and sweet and very meaningful for the kids.  We are off on our vacation adventure tomorrow and we can’t wait!

Lots of fun

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

This past weekend was fun and busy.  On Sunday we went to see Ella’s favorite band VDQ and then went to Brickelle’s ballet birthday party.  Ella had a terrific day!  We are all so excited about our upcoming trip next week!  We can’t wait to be with the family and can’t wait for some warm sunshine.  Here are a few pictures from the weekend and a video of Ella dancing with her teacher today at ballet.

13.jpg Ella and her third grade buddy Alex after the VDQ concert.

22.jpg Ella and Brickelle.  Two beautiful ballerinas.

32.jpg Putting on a little show at the end of the party.

Happy Birthday Papa/Dad

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Happy Birthday Papa/Dad.  We love you so much.  Can’t wait to celebrate next week.

The Redwood assembly and ice skating

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

On Friday morning, Ella’s class presented at the assembly.  They did a really cute song about seeds growing.  All the kids were super cute.  The video is at the end of the post.  Ella has been asking to go ice skating lately.  We have never taken Ella ice skating but we decided that today was a great day to do it.  Before we left the house, you could see Ella getting a little bit nervous.  She kept saying that she didn’t want to get a bloody knee.  Ella did a great job.  She held onto the wall for most of the time and took a little spill but she got up and kept skating.  Ella said she wants to do it again tomorrow.  We’ll see!

12.jpg21.jpg31.jpg Some sweet shots from the assembly today.  All the artwork in the background was done by the Redwood class.

41.jpg Ella made this in school.  She said instead of “Peace on Earth” it’s “Peace on Dreidel’!

51.jpg Friday night movie night.  All the kids watching Mary Poppins.

61.jpg71.jpg8.jpg9.jpg10.jpgWe had a lot of fun ice skating.

Our little sugar plum fairy

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Here is a video of Ella from ballet class today.  She was so beautiful dancing in her own world today.  The end of class was really cute too.

11.jpg Two Yoohoos arrived today from grandma and papa.  Ella loved them.  We love you guys.  Can’t wait to see you.

So busy these days!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I also don’t have a good camera to carry around right now.  I’m still waiting to get one back that broke last month.  Anyway, Ella got her second haircut today.  I documented it.  She was so cute at the place.  So cooperative.  I am also putting in 2 videos from ballet yesterday.  In the first one, Ella was doing all the right moves but acting totally goofy.  It’s great to see her have so much fun in class.  The second one is very cute with the girls doing some kind of dance from the Nutcracker.  First, here’s the haircut…