Straight hair, grandma and papa and adventures with friends

So since my last post, Ella has moved on from being a 3rd grader to a 4th grader!  It seems like it all happened so quickly.  Grandma and Papa came to visit and got to see the “passing of the torch” ceremony at Ella’s school.  It was so great to have them here with us.  While they were here, we celebrated their 52nd anniversary, Ella’s promotion, and Sunny’s birthday.  Tomorrow, Ella leaves for sleep away camp for 5 nights and 5 days.  She is so excited to go!  We can’t wait to hear all about her adventures.

110.jpgElla met Kristi Yamaguchi a few weeks ago at the gym.

210.jpg36.jpg41.jpg4a.jpg51.jpg61.jpg71.jpg Ella had a haircut during the first week of June.  This was the first time that she had her hair blown out straight.  She really liked the way it looked and felt.  Her haircut was on a Wednesday and she rocked the straight hair look all the way until Sunday!  She also loves her natural hair and has been practicing different ways to put it up for camp.

81.jpg91.jpgPicking up Ella on the last day of school!

101.jpg Ella’s promotion dessert.

111.jpg 3 beauties at Golden Gate Park.

121.jpg Ella helping KJ tie his new white belt with a yellow stripe.

131.jpg Tai Kwon Do group shot.

141.jpg Grandma out for a stroll in front of AT&T Park

151.jpg Love these 3 Musketeers!

161.jpg16a.jpg 171.jpgElla had a sweet visit with Ms. Kay’s daughter Gabriella.

181.jpg191.jpg201.jpg211.jpg221.jpg231.jpgOn Wednesday, Ella and Juliet gave Panda a bath.  They did a terrific job and deep down, Panda loved it!

241.jpg251.jpg261.jpg271.jpg281.jpgElla and Emmi had a fun day together on Thursday – bowling and fooling around at AT&T Park.

112.jpg212.jpgOn Friday, I took Ella and of my students to the Oakland Animal Care and Control that Becca now runs.  Ella was so happy to be reunited with Pineapple!

37.jpg We took out the duffle bag to get Ella ready for camp this weekend and Panda decided that he wanted to get into it!

42.jpg Ella stopped by a birthday party for her buddy Sophie today.  When Sophie saw Ella she said, “My buddy is here!”  She was so happy to see Ella!

52.jpg62.jpg72.jpg Tonight, we celebrated Mommy’s birthday at the Slanted Door.  The dessert was Ella’s favorite – Lychee cotton candy!  Happy birthday Mommy!  We love you so much.

One Response to “Straight hair, grandma and papa and adventures with friends”

  1. Grandma says:

    Great pictures. Such happiness! Love you. Mom

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