It has been a new kind of week for this crew; Ella has officially started school! She is in Pre-Kindergarten Age 4 (Pre-K4). She goes to a wonderful school just down the road from us called Cedarcrest Academy. They have 2 campuses, one for Pre-K and Kindergarten and the other is 1st-8th grades.
Her teachers name is Mrs. Buss. There are 17 kids with one teacher and 1 assistant. Mrs. Buss is so warm and friendly - Ella said on the first day that she really loves her class.
It definitely feels like a new chapter for us. She attends school 3 days a week 8-3. It's an early morning and a very full day, but she is ready beyond doubt.
She has already met a new little friend, Juuna. Juuna is a very sweet little girl. I see many playdates and birthday parties ahead. Rick and I are very proud of Ella - she will be a great student and good friend for sure.
We have Ella enrolled in just one extracurricular activity: dance! She twirls and whirls around anytime she can and loves listening to Mozart ( I'm not kidding!) - it's ballet music :):) This is a picture of her with her dance teacher, Miss Kristin.
The following are some other pics taken recently.
The above photos include swimming lessons (she is a fish!) and beauty day. The photos below are from her longest bike ride this summer...I think 3 miles with training wheels is pretty good for a 4 1/2 year old. Go Ella!
We hope anyone reading this blog is stopping to enjoy life's little moments. I have learned that the laundry will always be there and trying to keep windows free of smudges could be a full time job. Sitting down to color a picture, share a snack or make cookies are truly the most precious moments for me during this season of life. Enjoy yours :)