Back to School

Ella went to church with us for the first time on Sunday morning. There were a lot of people doing double-takes when they saw an elephant in the building!  I don’t know how she behaves at home, but she did a great job sitting nicely on the pew, and there was a collective sigh of relief. I think the pastors were afraid she would trumpet loudly during the sermon! But no, she sat quietly and unlike the 3 menfolk next to me, she did NOT turn her bulletin into a paper airplane.
Perhaps this is because she did not eat chocolate cake for breakfast?

dressed for church in her Sunday best

dressed for church in her Sunday best

Charmed, I'm sure!

Charmed, I'm sure!

As you can see, she was wearing the lovely dress and bonnet that Dr. John bought for her to wear on Easter Sunday, and she received several compliments on her attire. 😀  I hope that Quilly especially notices the lovely flip-flop charm that Ella is wearing. (Melli, I found it attached to the cowboy hat.)

Sorry about the poor photography.  I grabbed the old camera and MusicMan has messed with the settings. Only he knows how to use it now!

If you haven’t yet figured out who Ella is, just click the link on her name  and you can learn all about her. The short explanation is that Ella is a little bit like a Flat Stanley for the Blogosphere, LOL.  At least that is how I explained her at church Sunday morning!

The school year begins on Tuesday. It is going to be a really busy couple of months here with one kid in cross-country and 2 kids in marching band, 2 new schools (moving on up and a boundary change) and just back-to-school in general.   MusicMan is a senior this year, Encyclopedia Blue is a junior, Humorous-Juniorous is in 8th grade, and SnakeMaster has entered the 4th grade.  I’m grateful to only be juggling 3 schools again this year!  (When we first moved here, each kid attended a different school.  It was a bit overwhelming for this mama.)

I’m glad that Ella is visiting.  She is making sure I post SOMETHING at least 3 times each week, and her fresh look at life makes it easy to post. Besides that, she is cute! 😀

11 responses to “Back to School

  1. She behaved better in Church for you than for us. She tried tight rope walking on the altar fence and did several other things she shouldn’t have.
    Of course it could be that she just likes you better.

    • Or maybe I could be a mean mom who always made her kids behave in church? You’d have to ask my husband. I’m still working on him… he was one of the paper airplane creators…

  2. When Ella came to church with me she ran off and played in the prayer garden. Some of the birds were quite frightened to find an elephant in their bird bath!

    I am grinning at the charm. Only Ella could lose the chain and still have the charm!

  3. I’m glad she didn’t fall asleep in church. I bet her snoring is pretty darn loud. 😉

  4. ROFL! I’m wondering HOW Ella lost the chain, and HOW I missed seeing that bracelet! That is darling! I never had the nerve to take Ella to church while she was here… I reckon I better take her before she heads overseas! I’ll do that when she comes home! I just know she’ll want to play the drums though…. *sigh*

  5. Busy, busy times indeed. I can’t tell you how much easier life is since Danger Boy got his license last spring–no more school runs for me at all. It’s a whole new life!

  6. A very sweet Ella post! She looks divine in her Sunday clothes!
    I’m glad she behaved.

    Hope the first day of school is successful for all of you!
    Remember to breathe. 🙂

  7. Ella gets out more than I do! 🙂

  8. hee! ella looks absolutely lovely for her church outing 🙂

  9. Ella!! So glad to see you again and it looks like you are having a wonderful time! Glad you had the opportunity to meet some more elephantine friends too! You look so beautiful!
    Happy trails to you…