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Visit from Grandma and Papa and the playoffs!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Wow – what a wild ride we have been on with the Giants.  In the middle of an intense playoff series, we had an amazing visit from the two most beautiful people in the world!  Grandma and Papa came to visit and it was terrific to have them here.  We hung out, went to Ella’s soccer game, went to the beach, mommy, Ella and papa played golf, we went to the Academy and of course, we watched baseball!  Here are some great shots from the weekend.

1a.jpg First night here – walking to Nama.

110.jpg A little chilly waiting for Ella’s soccer game to start.

210.jpg Three beauties at the beach.

32.jpg41.jpg Sweet love – soon Ella will be taller than grandma!

51.jpg So sweet!

61.jpg Now we can see their beautiful faces!

71.jpg Ella and the eel.

81.jpg Photo bombed!

8a.jpg8b.jpg Ella and brave mommy climbed this bridge at the Japanese Tea Garden.

91.jpg101.jpg Thank you for indulging me with the pics!

111.jpg Sweet family shot!

Grandma and papa had to go and we weren’t able to go to any of the games with them.  Here is a series of our play off photos…we had a blast at the games!

121.jpg Ella at game 3 against the Nationals.

131.jpg Can’t believe we’re all here together!

141.jpg Silliness in our seats!

151.jpg161.jpg Look at this beautiful ballpark.  Notice the moon!

171.jpg Uh Oh – mommy looks a little nervous.

181.jpg Don’t worry mommy – we’re going to win this.

191.jpg Ella and her rally rags.

201.jpg Uh oh – can we do this?

211.jpg Oy – this game is too close!

221.jpg Yes!  They did it!

231.jpg Ok – why not go to another game?

241.jpg We can hardly stand it!

251.jpg261.jpg Puttling our rally rags to good use.

271.jpg281.jpg291.jpg They did it again!

301.jpg OK – we could win the pennant tonight.  Let’s see what happens.

311.jpg We’re so excited!

33.jpg Pulling our hair out.  It’s Giants Torture!

34.jpg35.jpgThey did it!  The Giants are going to the World Series!

I have let too much time go by!

Monday, October 6th, 2014

I will try to keep up with this blog and our busy lives!  Let me first begin with a beautiful visit that we had from Nikki B about 2 weeks ago… 1.jpgSelfie at Ella’s soccer game. 2.jpgNikki B took us out to a delicious dinner at the Slanted Door to celebrate Sunny’s 60th. 3.jpg4.jpg5.jpg7.jpg8.jpg Ella had some amazing cotton candy for dessert.  She loved every bite! 6.jpg I had a little fun with the cotton candy too! 9.jpg On the walk home… 10.jpg Ella and Nikki B made all of these creatures!  Talk about patience. 11.jpgRosh Hashanah.  Someone is peeking! 12.jpg Our last date night of the 2014 regular season. 14.jpgAs a family, we took part in a 5K for breast cancer.  The head of the middle school at Ella’s school recently died of breast cancer, so a whole bunch of families from Ella’s school walked or ran in her memory.  Ella is her daughter’s buddy this year at school. 13.jpgHere is Ella and her buddy Sophie and two of Ella’s friends Marlowe and Jasmine. 15.jpgCDS representing for Josee! 17.jpgBuddies! 16.jpg Ella and her friends. 18.jpg19.jpg20.jpg Ella and Emmi – forever goofy and wonderful. 21.jpg The homegirl.  I’m not sure what sign she’s throwing up. 22.jpgEarly morning love. 23.jpg24.jpg The wildcard game was out of town, but the Giants opened up AT&T park so that the fans could watch together on the jumbo tron.  Sunny was on her way back from LA and met us at the ballpark during the 7th inning.  We all watched the Giants win the wildcard that night.  It was a lot of fun! 25.jpg26.jpg27.jpg28.jpg29.jpg30.jpg31.jpg Shots from the classroom.  Thank you so much Colette.  If you are reading this, we truly appreciate each and every picture that you send us.  It’s amazing to be able to see Ella while she is learning and thriving!