Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

Another busy weekend for Ella [sept 13]

No rest for the weary (unless the weary spend half the day in bed on Friday)…

Let’s review the weekend, shall we? Starting with Thursday (because if college students have it right, the weekend really does begin on Thursday)

Ella went to PWOC with me on Thursday morning.  It was our fall kick-off (Bible studies start next week) but there was music

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and decorations


and a nice luncheon.

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Clearly, Ella has a sweet tooth!

Clearly, Ella has a sweet tooth!

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Ella makes  new friends wherever she goes!

here is Ella with my carpool buddy

here is Ella with my carpool buddy

On Friday evening, there was a high school football game to attend.  Ella tried to join in with the trumpets (she DOES have experience with trumpeting, you know)

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And then she tried out the drums:

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But the tuba turned out to be her favorite instrument:

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She was dressed as a cheerleader –in proper colors!

Ella helped sell game programs

Ella helped sell game programs with the freshman cheerleaders

(Thanks goes to Dr. John for Ella’s cheerleading uniform)

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The one on the right is my friend's daughter -- a beautiful girl inside and out!

Ella was given the opportunity to join the varsity cheerleading squad! 😀

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Look at Ella way up high!

Look at Ella way up high!

And then there was more time to be a band groupie…

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Note that MusicMan REFUSED to look!

Ella made a lot of friends!

Ella made a lot of friends!

Did I mention that Ella loves the tuba?

Did I mention that Ella loves the tuba?

Saturday was the day for another birthday party!

EB’s birthday was on Friday (but he had cross-country practice and half of us were at the high school football game that evening) — and SuperDad’s birthday is tomorrow, a.k.a. Monday (but we have back-to-school night at the high school) — so we celebrated with a joint party on Saturday evening.  Ella had hoped this stack of presents was for her…

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but in the end (after a small tantrum), she was convinced that a piece of homemade pumpkin pie was something to be happy about.  (Yes, birthday pie had been requested.)

Sunday saw us back at church.  The music group I participate in leads worship on the 2nd Sunday each month.  Ella was more than happy to rehearse with us

some of our group

some of our group

Then she helped our talented young organist with the postlude

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And she helped Pastor Jessica with the children’s sermon, too!

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For many Americans, today is all about remembrance.

Patriot Day 2009

Patriot Day 2009

Most of you know that SuperDad is in the Army. The events of September 11, 2001, most certainly altered my life and the lives of my family members.

But prior to 2001, the date of September 11th had a different meaning to a small number of people throughout the world.

Here is my family’s reason for having something to celebrate today:

EB at 9 weeks old

EB at 9 weeks old

Born on September 11, 1992

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Happy 17th Birthday to Encyclopedia Blue!