Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Ella finished her swim lessons today. Bart called to see how the last day of swim lessons went. My response "the same as the first day...she sinks to the bottom like a brick." She looked so dang cute in her swimsuit trying to learn how to swim with her class that I guess I can't be too upset that Ella didn't learn a thing.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Ella: "Momma, I want to read Ballet Kitty."
Ella: "Momma-I read book myself. I a big girl. No momma read book. Ella read it."
Mom: "OK" (Standing there stunned)
Apparently, I have been demoted from story teller to story listener.
Little Miss Independent read the book almost word for word-of course, it was in her "I spoke Mandarin for four years and am just getting this English language down" words. We said prayers and I tucked her in and got sad that she is getting so big. She is growing up too fast (I have repeatedly stated this fact about all my kids.) When someone figures out how to slow down time-please let me know.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Home - June 8, 2008 - Seven Months Later
Ella is growing like a weed-6 inches since we came home. That is like ONE HALF OF A FOOT in seven months. I had to do a side by side comparison. In China, our kids asked us to post a pictures of Ella next to Bart so that they could get an idea of how tall she was. Tonight, I made Bart and Ella pose once again in the same dress and gasp out loud when I saw the difference. Not only has she grown, but her face looks so much different...she looks her age of 4 1/2. In China, she looked like a toddler, but in reality she had just turned four. Not only has Ella grown, she is developing so quickly-I am amazed at how much her little mind soaks in. As a mom, I think she is the smartest and most beautiful little girl on the planet and I love to watch the stages of her development. So blessed to have our Ella Bella =).
Friday, June 6, 2008
Well, it was a night to remember-the showdown in the deseret between the Angels, who came into the game with the best winning record against the Mariners, the team with the second best record. The final score 8-9 with the Mariners pulling ahead of the Angels in the bottom of the six inning. These were two evenly matched teams and the game was a nail bitter to the end. One team would go up a run, then the next team would come in and score 2 runs and at times the score would remain tied. The stands were filled-standing room only-parents, siblings, relatives and friends cheering on the boys. So much fun and even though we lost-we are not hanging our heads over second place. The boys on our team fought all the way until the end, they never gave up and that is something to be proud of. My husband, who was the Manager and his two phenomenal Assistant Coaches had a great time. It has been amazing that even though our team was put together through a draft process, my husband could not have picked a better bunch of boys (although this one gave us a few headaches). These boys are kind, hard working, considerate and come with the most awesome set of parents. The mothers of the team have all remarked at how sad it is going to be to break up this "dream" team. Half of the team will be moving up next year and with the draft in place-no one is guaranteed a spot on any team. So Angels-Thanks So Much for an an incredible season.
Watching the balloons released into the air (sorry to all environmentalist out there)
Lining up before the game-waiting to get their name and number announced
Bridger on first base
Hunter batting and he looks so small-he is the youngest player on our team, but is right in the middle of the team as far as statistics go-I am so proud of him for hanging tough with the older crowd.