Archive for March, 2015

Futsal championship and life

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Ella played futsal (indoor soccer)  for the first time this winter.  Most of the girls on the team are from the Black Widows – the soccer team that Ella has been playing on since pre-school.  They had an awesome season and finished it off as the undefeated champions!  Ella’s skills have improved so much since she started playing futsal.  Here are some shots of Ella and her teammates – The Shadowbolts with their trophies.

36.jpg37.jpg38.jpg39.jpg40.jpg411.jpg42.jpg43.jpg44.jpg So much happiness everywhere!

45.jpgElla very tired after practice on Friday.

46.jpg47.jpgElla and Mommy went to Ella’s first women’s college basketball game with Rachel, Liz and Isabel.  Stanford won!

48.jpg49.jpg50.jpg Colette sent these pics of Ella and her classmates on a field trip to the Bay Model in Sausalito.

511.jpg Ella beginning her fractions unit.

52.jpg Love this shot of Ella and Panda.

SpringTraining 2015, futsal, life

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

We’ve had quite an amazing two weeks.  I’m going to start with Spring Training.  We went to Scottsdale 2 weeks ago with the Giants Community Fund.  We had a great time with our friends from the fund, got to see Cindy, David, Bob, Jackie and Emma, and also got to see grandma, papa, Anne and David.  I’m going to start with Spring Training.

1.jpg Classic airplane shot.  Off we go!

Here are some pics from the pool…

23.jpg2a.jpg2b.jpg2c.jpg2d.jpg2e.jpg Ella always has a blast with her friend Jesse.

31.jpg3a.jpg41.jpg Ella, Jesse and Bella have spent quite a few spring trainings together.

51.jpg and now for the throwback…throwback.JPG

We had a very special morning on the field on Sunday morning.  We were able to watch the Giants warm up before the game.  Here are some pictures of the players.


And now some fun shots with the players and us!  We had some great selfies and photo bombs and some actually legit pics.


Here are tow shots of Ella and Jesse doing their work for the Junior Giants.


On Sunday evening, after a really fun day of baseball, we went over to cousin David and Jackie’s house to hang out with sweet cousin 2 year old Emma.  We also got to see Aunt Cindy and Uncle Bob who drove up from Tucson so that we could all get together.  I didn’t get any shots of the adults, but I did get some shots of Ella and Emma.  They were so sweet with each other.  Emma kept hanging onto Ella’s leg and Ella loved it!


On Monday morning, we had the best visitor!  Grandma and Anne drove to our hotel and we went to the Musical Instrument Museum.  I don’t have any shots of Anne, but I will include a little dancing video in my next entry.

211.jpg221.jpg231.jpg24.jpg25.jpg26.jpg27.jpg281.jpg 29.jpg30.jpg311.jpg32.jpg33.jpgAnd this is what’s happening back in San Francisco.

35a.jpgSweet mom and daughter

I have to go to sleep now,  I am very sleepy.  More tomorrow.  xoxoxoxo


More adventures with Ella and Milo

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

I left off on Friday night so here is Saturday and Sunday… once again, we LOVED having Jamie and Milo with us last week.  Here are some more pics.

2.jpg3.jpg Milo really wanted to ride on the train so we headed downtown on the Muni.

4.jpg5.jpg Having fun at the mall.

7.jpg8.jpg 9.jpg10.jpg10a.jpg10b.jpgBubbles in the zen garden.

6.jpg11.jpg12.jpg13.jpg14.jpg15.jpg16.jpgWe had a lot of fun at the beach.  It was a little windy and began to get cold after about 45 mins, but so different than what AJ and Milo were living with in NY.

17.jpg Bedtime story.

18.jpg Posing with Willie Mays never gets old!

19.jpg Sister selfie

20.jpg One last walk/scooter ride with out heavy jackets for AJ and Milo.

21.jpg22.jpgShots taken through a fence at Ella’s futile practice.  Her team remains undefeated.  Tomorrow is the last game of the season and then they will go to the playoffs.

This next video was taken at a Little Kids Rock teacher’s professional development that I went to on Thursday night.  Sunny had a meeting so I took Ella to the training.  The teacher was showing us some Blues riffs that we can teach our students.  Ella joined in after she finished her homework and was jamming on the electric guitar.  I have never taught her anything on the guitar and that short lesson made her want to play the guitar!  She was terrific!