Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 151

Today we got to go visit Ella's new school for next year, where she will go to Kindergarten. Hunter got to come with us, as it is late start day and it was before school. He was quite the big man on campus and got to stop in and visit the fabulous teacher he had for Kindergarten. It was so cute. She asked him how college was going and he got all flustered. Adorable! I think Ella's teachers are going to be a good fit for her and it helps that the principal is already in love with her : )

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 150

Hunter had another baseball game today! He played good!! Unfortunately I did not get any good pictures. We were sitting quite aways away from the field because it is horribly dusty and of course the little boys love to kick dirt around. So, all my pictures turned out blurry, except for this one.....
Ella was not really cooperating with me so here is the best we could do....Nana is holding up the Go Hunter sign : )

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 149

One of Hunter's very favorite games to play is wall ball. I'm not sure exactly what that is except kicking a ball against a wall or fence or house or whatever Hunter can find to kick it against. Apparently it is THE game to play at recess. Here is Hunter and his buddy playing....
Today was pictures for dance class and our last regular class. Ella had to come in her costume and makeup... Here are a few pictures of a child I don't know. LOL. Ok, I know her it just doesn't look like my child......she looks SO much older!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 148

We had a great Memorial Day!!! My mom and Dusty came over for some play time outside and dinner! The weather was great!!! This 4 day weekend went by way too fast....someone was sad to have to go to bed at his school night time!!! Only for 3 more weeks buddy!!!
Ella and Nana had fun swinging on the swingset before dinner!!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 147

We had a great time at some friend's BBQ today!!! The kids had a blast playing with all the other kiddos....Hunter layed down in some tall grass in an empty field and it kicked off his allergies. He was pretty miserable by the time we got home tonight. His poor eyes were so itchy!!!
Here is a picture of Ella earlier in the day cuddling with Ruby in the sunshine!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 146

Today we headed up to Nana and Grandpa's house and played outside! Apparently I did not take very many pictures because I don't really have any good ones!!! Hunter was trying to fix the "road" in the dirt.
Ella playing in her new water table at Nana's with the neighbor babies : )

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 145

It's that time of year again.....Hunter's freckles are really starting to come out. I, of course, have a ton of freckles and have never really been fond of them. But something about them on my little boy's face just makes me smile. I think he looks adorable!!!!!!
Today we experimented with makeup on Ella. She has to wear makeup for her ballet recital, and picture day, and dress rehersal so I figured I'd better give it a try. Not too bad for our first attempt, especially considering how hard it was to get the makeup on her tiny little features. She of course loved the makeup. I think I am in big trouble with that girl!!!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 144

I forgot to take my camera with us to t-ball tonight so had to settle on a picture of Ella fresh out of the shower : ) I took Ella into the pediatrician's today because 2 days ago Ella had petechiae appear on her eyes both under them and covering the eyelids. No coughing, screaming, puking nothing to cause it. I asked her Endocrinologist about it yesterday and he argued with me and said it's a rash. Fine. Well after I thought about it, even though I KNEW it wasn't a rash, I figured that if it is a rash it still needed to be checked out right? Those of us in the Down syndrome world know that petechiae can be a sign of the dreaded leukemia for our kiddos. Better safe than sorry. Anyhow her pediatrician said that it was definetely petechiae and because Ella's health has been so "weird" lately (I love her pediatrician) she'd to do a stat CBC just to make sure though she was sure it was nothing. And it was nothing! Her tests came back with everything perfectly normal. Yay! Don't know why she got it but don't really care now either : )

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 143

Hunter had a baseball game today. In the middle of the first inning it started raining and even hailed for a minute. They finished the inning and then sent the kids to their cars to warm up and see if the rain would let up. We sat for a few minutes and then they called it. We were one of the last ones to leave because we sat chatting to Nana and before we left it had stopped raining. Oops. Oh well!!
Ella had a appointment with her endocrinologist today and I am happy to report that Ella's levels are in the normal range though a bit too high meaning hypo so we adjusted her meds just a tiny bit. But this is great news!!!! We are in a good place for the first time in 9 months! Here she is in the waiting room....
And in the office reading a magazine. I just thought she looked pretty in this one even though she isn't smiling!
When we got home from Hunter's game this bunny was in our yard. The kids and I got a good laugh saying that luckily Ruby wasn't outside or she would literally have a heart attack because she is scared of EVERYTHING!!!

The poor chicken dog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 142

Tuesday's are by far our busiest day. I run Hunter to school, drive across the Valley to take Ella to school, go back across the Valley and volunteer in Hunter's class, leave there drive back across the Valley to pick Ella up. Drive back across the Valley to the house for a super quick lunch and then we head to ballet class. Then home and then t-ball. Why is it that everything seems to happen at the end of the school year. Looking at the calendar we have something every single school night for the remainder of the school year (June 15th,) and of course baseball on Saturday's. We haven't been getting home until between 7:30 and 8 (sometimes later) everynight and the kids are supposed to be in bed at 8 but we have to eat dinner and shower etc. So today...ballet class started off well enough
Practicing her princess smile for the recital
But ended up pretty much like this.....Ella decided to just not listen for a good 30 minutes of class. As in completely ignoring my snaps and death glares that have been so successful in the last couple of classes.
I prayed that it would start pouring rain, for a thunderstorm, anything to cancel tonights t-ball practice. No such luck, instead we went and played in the chilly wind. Luckily though Ella did pretty darn good. For the first time ever a bribe has actually worked..I promised her a Girl Scout cookie for good behavior (not something I like to barter with with that kid but desperate times call for desperate measures,) and wouldn't ya know if she started acting up I would say "uh-oh, looks like someone doesn't want their cookie," and she would snap to attention. It was glorious : ) Here she is in the ready stance!
Throwing the ball
Hunter was chilly and not impressed with me when I started taking his picture.
The dog, likewise, was in no mood to get her picture taken today. LOL!!! I was trying to take a pic of her new harness that finally came in, as she outgrew her last one, but this one is too big (she gets out of it on her own) so back it goes for a smaller one!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 141

Hunter's baseball game got rained out tonight so we were able to make it to his Boy Scouts end of year BBQ.....or at least that is what my husband told me it was. It turned out to be a very long awards ceremony and we finally sat down to eat 2 hours later. Thankfully Ella was so well behaved, despite it being way past her dinner time!!! Hunter sure loves, not so much, lol! Hunter moved up from being a wolf to a bear.
Ella saluting!

Hunter with his wolf scratch paint or whatever it was supposed to be. HA!
Ella thought he looked like a monster. It was so funny!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 140

We had a fun evening with our good friends the Kibbes!!! Hunter and Rex rode bikes and did cool big guy things : )
And Ella and Riley jumped on the trampoline! This was Ella's first time on a big trampoline, and she was a little unsure about it at first, but by the end of the night she was loving it. I LOVE watching these two play together. There is more personality packed into these tiny 5 year olds than you will find anywhere else!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 139

Hunter had a great game today and unfortunately I missed most of it!!!! I took Ella to one of her little friends from schools birthday party at the dreaded Chuck E Cheese. Chris kept me informed as to how well Hunter was doing by text though, lol. Hunter sure was excited about his performance and quite dirty too : )
I didn't take my camera into Chuck E's because I usually have to wrestle with Ella. I'm happy to report that, while still a bit overstimulated, Ella was the best she has ever been at that horrible place, lol! Here is Ella after Hunter's baseball game, I think we watched an inning and a half and she was pretty upset that she didn't get much play time with her new little friend but one of the moms gave Ella a snack and told her she had to smile for me : )

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 138

My boy had a rare afternoon with no scheduled activities so he got to just play!!!!!
This is Ella this morning before we headed off to therapies. She was quite thrilled with her new shirt and would giggle and say "doggie wearing glasses." It was so cute!
This one is her being a rockstar : )

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 137

Ella had her last preschool performance tonight. I can't believe my baby is going to be going to Kindergarten next year!! We have been in this preschool for 3 years and will miss it. She did so good, as she has all 3 years. I'm so proud of my little rock star : ) This pics are all mixed up but I am tired of fighting with blogger so mixed up they will stay!!!!