|Carrots from the garden. I like the cape and the puffy shirt|
|a milk mustache?|
|In gymnastics, on the high balance beam!|
|She insisted I take this one while shopping.|
|Ella is the Cheshire Cat|
|EG is a Greek Goddess|
|they are having too much fun|
|At Trunk or Treat at the church!|
|Ella lost a tooth in a sticky piece of candy!|
|Of course the Cheshire Cat smile glows in the dark|
Trunk or Treat is an annual event that our church puts on, where cars put out a theme with candy. It attracts a lot of the local community and the members dress up, so it's always a ton of fun. It was great to see so many kids dressed up!
|Quite the fuzzy rabbit. I'm sure she'll be delish in a stew or something.|
|On a team! It's her first team swim practice!|
I am absolutely thrilled about this. She loved it. They did about half a mile in 45 minutes including drills on all 4 strokes and worked the turns a bit at the end. Coach wants them to start showing up 15 minutes early for some dryland and stretching before hitting the water next week. She looked really comfortable in the water, and I've never seen her move like that. She wasn't the fastest kid out there, but wasn't the slowest either. And she had fun.
As a parent, seeing your kid get into something that you are into is an amazing feeling. I've been swimming on a Masters team for 5 years now and absolutely love it. I get in the water as often as possible every week and race open water swimming events all summer long from 1 mile to a 12 miler last year. Watching the next generation enjoy picking up the torch is absolutely amazing. Ella is pretty adventurous too, I might even be able to get her into an open water event next summer. For now, she's got practice on a regular basis and a couple of meets coming up. I AM SO EXCITED!!