Saturday, May 30, 2015

One last Party

On Saturday, the 16th, we got home from Ella's swim meet at 1:30pm, Preston changed quickly and I rushed him off to his baseball game. It was the last one he could go to for the season so we didn't want to miss it! Mike and the girls stayed home getting things ready for the family party. Since Preston requested Hansen Tacos for the party my grandparents came over and helped get them prepared. They are the experts afterall :-). Preston got all his favorite things! Lots of new lego sets, minecraft and lego books, and a special movie date. He also had fun showing off his new bike and all it's fun features. I think it's safe to say he is one lucky, happy and loved 6 year old!
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And a few more from the phone...
Preston's well check on the 14th.
We were planning to go to Tutti Fruitti afterwards before heading back to school, but it wasn't open yet so we found another tasty alternative.
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That afternoon a sweet client left a thank you note and a cupcake for me by our door. Such a nice surprise!
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Ella with Beauty on Sunday afternoon. Beauty is OBSESSED with Ella. It's a little freaky and if she was a human we would definitely need a restraining order :-)!
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And with all her ribbons from the meet!
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Swim Meet Weekend (and Ella's first A Times!)

With almost all of Preston's birthday celebrating over, it was time to focus on Ella for the weekend. We were off to Pearland for a long course swim meet and were hoping for much better times than the last one in April. She had a great meet. Although she barely missed A times on a couple races which was frustrating, she earned them in two and that was so, so exciting! My mom and grandma were able to come cheer her on one of the days and Addie and Preston had lots of time on electronics over the course of the two days which made them happy :-). I seriously almost cried when Ella got the first A time :-). She had top 10 finishes on 5 of her 6 races (that backstroke kills her everytime, haha). It is so fun to watch all her hard work pay off!
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100 Breaststroke
in middle, with purple Katy cap and in the lead
seed time: 1:59.15
this meet: 1:45.26, A time! (5th/54)

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100 Butterfly
2nd from the bottom
seed time: 1:52.07
this meet: 1:38.21 (6th/17)
(A time is 1:36.79)

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200 Freestyle
very bottom lane
seed time: 3:26.46
this meet: 3:00.51 (5th/46)
(A time is 2:58.39)

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100 Backstroke
very bottom lane
seed time: 1:49.11
this meet: 1:40.71 (18th/58)

100 Freestyle
3rd from the top
seed time: 1:31.11
this meet: 1:21.05, A time! (5th/68)

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200 IM
top lane
seed time: 3:32.34
this meet: 3:19.75 (10th/42)
(A time is 3:17.59)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Party Time Chuck E Cheese Style

On the evening of Friday, May 15th, Preston had his friend party at Chuck E Cheese. Although he initially wanted to do the party at inflatable zone, for the amount of children we were inviting it was a bad deal. Plus, the girls both had their 6-year-old parties at Chuck E Cheese, so it was nice to keep the tradition :-). Only a few friends couldn't come and Preston had a blast running around crazy playing games, winning tickets and hanging out with his buddies.  I had a blast just showing up with my camera in hand and letting Chuck E Cheese handle the rest!
The highlight was definitely watching Preston in the ticket blaster! He was beyond thrilled when he came out with the 1,000 ticket prize amongst all the otheres he had managed to grab.
Thank you to all who came to party with Preston :-)!
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Emi is the only girl that Preston wanted to invite :-)
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The girls each got to invite a friend...Ella invited Claire and Addie invited Shania.
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They got pretty into it, haha :-)!
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Tadeo, Jude, Ian, Adam, Bennett, Preston, Reid, Oliver and Emi
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Bennett and Ollie left a little early and I missed getting pictures with them, but I love these of Preston with all his other buds.
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