Archive for January, 2013

Another tooth lost, awesome taekwondo moves, ice skating oh my!

Friday, January 25th, 2013

I guess I shouldn’t keep saying that I will keep up with this blog – I’m trying.  Things have been great – Ella is loving life and throwing herself into everything in front of her.  She has become an amazing pogo sticker – her record is 500 something.  I’ll have to catch her on video.  She does it one handed, hops all around – she loves her pogo stick.  Sunny and I want to get an adult pogo stick – looks like great exercise.  Here are some shots from the past week.

1a.jpgBeautiful Ella with her missing tooth.  Ella woke up with her tooth missing – she swallowed it in her sleep when her friend Marlowe was sleeping over.   Marlowe swallowed one of her teeth over the summer so Ella knew it was ok to swallow a tooth.

1aa.jpg Ella and Marlowe watching the Powerpuff Girls the morning after a sleep over.

1ab.jpgElla, Hannah and Naomi kicked Sunny and My butt during a wild game of pictionary junior.

113.jpg212.jpg2a.jpgWe had a blast ice skating the other day.  Ella helped out Sunny on the ice and she was skating like a champ within 5 minutes.

311.jpgElla and Isabel went on the carousel after ice skating.

43.jpgElla and her buddy Hannah creating a poster for MLK Day at Ella’s school.

53.jpg63.jpg73.jpg Ella’s beautiful sign.  Joint effort with Ella and mommy.

83.jpg A group of sweet kids on the MLK march.

This video is of Ella sparring on Saturday.  She got to spar with one of the instructors.  She was doing such a great job.  She’s really getting into it!

Mommy and Ella go to Monterey

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This past weekend, mommy and Ella went to Monterey.  Sunny was invited to accept an award on behalf of the Giants Community fund from the YWCA in Monterey.  Ella and mommy left early on Saturday morning and headed straight for the Monterey Aquarium.  They both LOVED it.  Ella was super excited about the sea horse exhibit, the sharks, the jellyfish and the otters.  In the evening, they had the awards ceremony.  Ella stayed on the stage with mommy as she accepted the award.  Ella was also a big help in setting up the tables at the country club.  She placed chocolate on all of the place settings.  Here are some pictures from their adventure.

112.jpg Ella at the sea horse exhibit.


3a1.jpgJellyfish, sharks and otters!

42.jpgElla helping withthe table setup.

52.jpgElla and mommy accepting the award.

62.jpg72.jpgFrost in the morning!

Time to go back to school and back to work!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

We had a wonderful break with grandma, papa, AJ, Michael, Milo and Nikki B visiting us.  Thank you for coming here!  We love you guys.  Time to get back to the grind.  Here are some pictures from the end of the visit.

110.jpg Early morning video.  Milo looks thoroughly entertained – Ella looks like she’s still sleeping.

210.jpg39.jpg The amount of love that these four have for each other can power a small village!  True love.

41.jpg Ella and Milo at the space ship on the way to the Ferry Building.

51.jpgWatching fish.

61.jpg Learning about volcanoes.

71.jpg Cousin picture in front of the big fish tank.

81.jpgMilo insisted that AJ come into this picture.

91.jpg Walking up to find the butterflies.

101.jpg Ella tried to get a butterfly to land on her finger.

111.jpg Saying see ya soon to AJ.  We love you!

121.jpg Saying see ya later to a very sad Milo.

131.jpg Cooking dinner with Nikki B.

So much fun – so much love – so many long waits for trains, cable cars, trolleys!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

We’ve all had a wonderful time together.  Happy New Year.  Grandma and papa are leaving in the early afternoon.  We can’t believe how fast this week flew by!  We love you and will miss you.  Can’t wait for February.  Here are some pictures of the past few days.

1.jpg Ella and AJ having a jam session.

2.jpg3.jpg Ella and Milo were treated to some rather large cookies and peanuts outside of AT&T park.

4.jpg Waiting on a long line for a cable car ride.

5.jpg6.jpg The most special love in the world.

7.jpgThe Leoanharts on the cable car.

8.jpg Science experiments with grandma.

9.jpg Panda and Ella having a sleepover party.

10.jpgLove the look of Milo weraring Ella’s Giants hat.

11.jpg12.jpg13.jpg Scootering cousins.

14.jpg Ella trying to bring Milo down the slide.  Mission not accpmplished, but at least she tried.

151.jpg Beautiful ELla.

16.jpg171.jpg18.jpg Kids playing some baseball in the little stadium.

19.jpg Ella’s cool slide.

20.jpg Get those children across the street!

21.jpg Ella at the aquarium.

22.jpgWaiting on line for the bungee.  Oh – how much excitement there is!

23.jpg24.jpg25.jpg26.jpg27.jpg28.jpg29.jpg The kids did an amazing job bungee jumping.  Ella must have flipped at least 18 times and Milo just smiled and jumped and loved it.

30.jpg31.jpg32.jpg Heading down to the restaurant to bring in the new year.  Too bad the picture of me, Sunny and Ella isn’t so great.

33.jpg34.jpg Big kids at the table.

35.jpg Fun with grandma.

36.jpg Running innocense.

37.jpg Happy Nw Year with love from the Schwartz/Obstbaum/Leonhart families.

38.jpg Sweet dreams angel.