Thursday, May 31, 2012

Make up

I just keep falling further and further behind with this blog! Everyday, it seems, something happens and I think to myself I HAVE to blog about that. I have been faithfully keeping up my 365 blog but that doesn't require much writing. Anyhow, that picture up top..... that is my Ella. WOW! Right? We had to practice applying makeup this weekend because she had pictures with her ballet class on Tuesday and then has her recital coming up next week. I find myself going back to that picture on my computer every night since I took it and just staring. I have such mixed emotions about it. On the one hand I find this girl to be breath takingly beautiful (with or without makeup,) but on the other hand I get a little depressed because she looks SO grown up!!!

Like I said, dance class pictures were this past Tuesday. The girls all wore their costumes, did the pictures and then had their regular class. I have sat in on the class for the last several weeks as Ella was having some......behavior issues. Not really behavior but focusing issues. It all just kills me. When she dances she does fantastic. She is able to get into the positions beautifully, she remembers the routine she just loses the ability to pay attention after awhile. I think a HUGE part of it is her Graves Diease which very much acts like ADD and maybe some of it is that dance just might not be her thing, especially the slow pace of ballet. Maybe when she is a bit older she can do hip hop or something. LOL. I have to say I am really anxious about the upcoming recital. It will be either great or horrible, it's really a coin toss. I will just be glad when dance is over!!!! Here are some pics of Ella during class.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The dentist and T-ball practice

Today was a busy busy day for Ella. I took her into the dentist this morning because one of her adult teeth is coming in (she has lost 2 baby teeth) sideways and extremely close to another baby tooth, so close that I couldn't see the line seperating the two, and she has been kind of hitting herself with her knuckles right on that tooth so I was afraid she was in pain. Basically the dentist said that it probably is really uncomfortable right now because her ligaments are stretched really tight, didn't know you had ligaments there, and she doesn't want to do anything about it. We could pull the baby tooth but she doesn't want to "traumatize her" for something that doesn't have to be done. She did get a panoramic x-ray of Ella's mouth, which I was super impressed that Ella stood still for. She said the orthodontist won't do anything until Ella's 6 year molars come in and from the looks of the xray that will be another 1 1/2 to 2 years. She also said that Ella is going to need A LOT of work, which I already knew. Ella's mouth is horribly crowded, some of her baby teeth even overlap, she has an open bite, a super high narrow palate and she is tongue thrusting (which she thinks is due to the open bite.) Genetics probably play a huge rule in this for Ella. She has the same mouth structure as both my mom and me. I wore a palate expander from 2nd to 7th grade and then braces for 4 years. This kid is going to put us further into the poor house for sure!!!!! I just wish, and I am sure this sounds vain of me, that we could fix her teeth now!!!! I have this issue with teeth. I have seen too many adults with various special needs with really bad teeth and I always wonder if their parents spent the money to get the siblings teeth fixed but not the individual with special needs??? It's just one more thing to make Ella a possible target of teasing and so I would really rather it get taken care of right this instant. LOL. Anyhow, after the dentist she headed to school then after school it was home for lunch and then off to dance class and then this evening she had her first t-ball practice of the season!! Here are some pics from t-ball.....

Warming up....

Not the best pic, this is mid jump-n-jack, but I love the smile

Ella has grown a ton in the past year....but she is still so tiny : )

Ella getting some hitting practice with the coach.  A really funny thing....on Sunday when we were at the park Ella wanted my mom to pitch to her.  So she did.  And what do you know that kid hit like 5 balls, being pitched to, with a real bat!!! The first 2 pitches right in a row.  My mom and I were AMAZED and Ella had like a whatever attitude, like well that is what I am supposed to do!  It was awesome!!

This conversation went like this.....  little girl says to Ella "you are so cute and little."  Ella replies "I NOT! I FIVE!!!" and walks off.  ha!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dance Class Pictures

This blog has been so neglected!!!!!!!! I have been faithfully posting my pictures everyday to my 365 blog but haven't done anything on this one. There is SO much to write about, so much that needs to be updated on like Kindergarten for next year and Graves Disease progress, but I'm too tired to write intelligibly after the kids go to bed. I WILL get to it one day, just not today : ) But, I wanted to post these pictures of Ella at dance class from today because I love them!!!!!!!