Archive for September, 2014

Life is beautiful – we need to cherish every moment

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I’m doing some more catching up here – as I write this I am feeling so lucky that we have so much beautiful love in our lives.  Ella – you are the greatest gift – you are becoming such an amazing person.  OK – enough mush – now onto the pics.  16.jpg21.jpg31.jpg41.jpg51.jpg61.jpg111.jpg121.jpgFall soccer has started up again.  The Black Widows are 2 – 0.  They have been playing some pretty rough teams, but these girls are full of love and support and heart.  It’s a little nerve-racking to watch when Ella is playing goalie, but it’s also so cool to watch these young girls take charge of the field and of themselves!

131.jpg After the game on Saturday, Ella and I headed over to to the beach.  Someone had told me that there were a bunch of sand dollars on the beach.  We ran down to the water and found tons of sand dollars.  We brought home a bag full.  It was a nice little nature detour.

71.jpg Last Sunday, we went to my friend’s baby shower and Ella made them this beautiful onesie.

81.jpg On Tuesday, we went to they Giants game and were treated with this beautiful orange moon.

91.jpg Someobdy thinks she’s ready to drive a car!

141.jpg151.jpg161.jpg17.jpg18.jpg19.jpg211.jpg22.jpg23.jpg24.jpg25.jpg All of these great shots were taken on Strike Out Violence Day today.  It was a beautiful ceremony and Sunny was honored along with 6 other women for the amazing work that they do to help end domestic violence.  Ella was so proud to be on the field with Sunny.

26.jpg27.jpg28.jpg Colette sent these shots to us this week.  Here are three photos with Ella and her buddy.  This year, third graders are buddies to kids in the kindergarten class.  Ella really likes her buddy and can’t wait to hang out with her.

29.jpg30.jpg311.jpg This is a pic of Ella right after she found out that she didn’t have lice!

32.jpg33.jpg More amazing work going on in the classroom!

A little bit of catching up and Ella’s first day of 3rd grade!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Our minds are blown that Ella is began third grade today.  Seems like just yesterday, we were bringing our not quite three year old into the Leaping Lizards classroom at CDS!  Ella loved her first day and we can’t wait to watch her grow and learn and keep on being Ella!  Here are some pics and a video from the past week.  The video is more Circus Camp fun.  The first part is the flying trapeze (Ella’s friend Cecelia filmed it) and the second part is of Ella’s second performance.

1.jpg Ella is loving her “flash” tattoos.  this one is like a henna tattoo!

2.jpg Emmi and Ella after the first show.

3.jpg Ella loved the circus face painting.

4.jpg5.jpg6.jpg Ella completely loved getting to spend time with Bronwen and Georgia.  We loved it too.

7.jpg8.jpg Ella had some pretty fancy jumping moves.

9.jpg10.jpg Ella spent some great time with the Kim/Arena clan this past weekend.  It was great to have the kids hanging out again.  Their new place has a pool and it was great pool weather this weekend.  They all had a blast.

11.jpg New art installation near the Ferry Building.

12.jpg Sunny and I went to a really sweet wedding on Sunday.  Sunny started the ceremony with the blowing of the shofar.

13.jpg Ella’s first day of third grade!

14.jpg15.jpg Ella and Emmi were the first kids in the Quail classroom this morning!