Archive for March, 2014

Another milestone – Ella was fitted for two retainers!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

On Thursday, Sunny took Ella to the orthodontist for the first time.  Ella is beautiful in every way but her teeth could use a little help.  The tops have multiple teeth living in one space and the bottoms are very crowded.  These days, they use retainers to try to avoid pulling teeth to make room.  Ella chose a hot pink background with rainbow sparkles.  They should be ready in a few weeks.  Ella has to wear them all day and night and only take them out to brush her teeth.  Let the fun begin!

22.jpg32.jpg42.jpg16.jpg What a beautiful sweet love.

Today was Ella’s first soccer game of the season.  We missed last week’s game because we were in Az.  The Black Widows lost but they just need a little more education on what they all need to do to win and they can totally do it!

52.jpg62.jpg72.jpg82.jpg92.jpgFun fun fun after the game.  Ella is sleeping over at Emmi’s tonight.  We love you Ella!

Fun at spring training

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Last weekend, Sunny, Ella and I went to Scottsdale with the Giants Community Fund and saw some spring baseball!  We all had a great time and Sunny along with the fund raised around $22,000 for the Junior Giants!  Our friends from Ella’s school came with us and Ella had a blast with Zoe and Carmen.  Here are some shots from the weekend.

21.jpgElla with our buddies.

31.jpg Check out who’s watching over mommy and Ella…Willie McCovey!

41.jpg Sweet spring training family shot.


Ella is the most amazing kid and a true lover of life.

Some serious catching up

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

OK – life has been beautiful and super busy!  Here are some pics from the past month.  The highlight of the month was that grandma and papa came to visit and we all had a fantastic time together.  Ella continues to thrive in school and was so excited to go back after a week off.  This makes us so happy.  Soccer starts up soon, Ella is loving her new musical theatre class and is excited to do Matilda.

1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg A few weeks ago, Ella and I had a really sweet day at the Oakland Zoo.

4.jpg Ron set up this tent in Stella, Juliet and KJ’s room.  The tent sleeps 10.  Ella had an amazing time.

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7.jpgGrandma took Ella ice skating twice when she was here.  Ella loved it so much and bumped into a lot of friends at the rink.

8.jpg 9.jpgBeautiful day when papa arrived.

9a.jpg Grandma is showing something very interesting to Ella, Papa and Panda.

10.jpg11.jpg12.jpg Grandma and Ella took a tour of the TCHO chocolate making facility.  They were both in heaven!

13.jpg14.jpg All you need is love!

15.jpg Love the tooth brushing ritual!