Monday, April 13, 2015


Well, I did it you guys.. I spent 2 hours on the phone with tech support, downloaded a $40 program and figured out a way to upload and view my videos on my computer. Which left me with 257 random folders of videos that showed up on my computer in no particular order. Funny how most days I can't seem to find a few minutes to fold a basket or two of laundry, but this weekend I dedicated at least 10 hours to manually uploading, converting, and organizing every video from the past 5 1/2 years. That included staying up until 1am this morning, then Hudson conveniently waking up and screaming for another hour leaving me with about 4 hours of sleep. But that's totally ok.. you really don't need that much sleep in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy... (she says sobbing into her one cup of allotted coffee of the day)

But ANYWAYS.. before I go take a nap here is (finally!) the video of Ella's Gymnastics Recital. She did SO GOOD and I was so so so proud of her. Now, keep in mind when I say 'SO GOOD' I'm not talking about performing sequences of perfectly executed roundoffs and backbends with exquisite form. I'm talking about how far she has come this year. I'm talking about being out on the mat by herself without me there (something she barely even did in practice). I'm talking about following directions, waiting in line, not running off and doing her own thing. I'm talking about not completely freaking out at the crowd of people watching her. I'm talking about wearing a different than normal leotard (it's a big deal.. trust me). And mostly I'm talking about taking the absolute best Ella can do and totally rocking it. 

Here are a few pictures first and then the video, which of course my battery went dead during so I only got about half of it, but oh well. Better a little than nothing. And better late than never.. And uhhh.. better to always have low expectation for yourself apparently. ;)


  1. Wow! Amazing! Way to go Ella (and Maria-for your technical skills)! :)

  2. Ella is getting so big! I love your blog...and I love watching our kids excel at things that may come naturally easy for others. It's so wonderful. Her leotard is too cute!!