Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some cuteness.

Col:" What's your name?"
Ella: "Ella Jessie Crocodile Fletcher"
Col: "And where do you live Ella?"
Ella: (after much thought ) "In a pink room"

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Ballerina in the making???

Ella has been hounding us for her to do ballet for quite a while now, "not dancing Mummy, ballet" so after much whinging and needling she started last week and so far has loved both of the lessons she's had which is particularly good considering the first lesson she had was with girls about 2-3 years older than her. The teacher must of miss heard her age when I told her and told me the wrong group for her age so we followed her directions on the first day and went to the room she told us.

Ella did her class and although I wasn't allowed to watch her I could still tell that they were all quite a bit older than her but she still seemed to be keeping up with them as well as I could tell through the window. Anyway when the class was finished 'Miss Annette' asked me how old Ella was and seemed quite shocked when I told her she was only 31/2 years old and then proceeded to tell me that although Ella had done really well and kept up with the class she was in the wrong group. So yesterday we went to the right class and there were lots of little girls her age there and she still had a great time and came out after the class squealing with delight!

We hadn't taken her to get the 'class' uniform straight away in case she decided ballet wasn't for her but she is so excited about it all so after her class yesterday we went up the the ballet store and got her leotard, skirt, special socks and shoes (an expensive little outing I must say) and she was beside her self with excitement!!!
Ella was so excited she insisted on putting her new outfit on yesterday afternoon again and wanted to practice her ballet. So Col got her all dolled up and out she came with the biggest possible grin on her face, she was so excited.
She wanted music to dance to so Col got on the kids keyboard, Huddy the microphone and Ella danced to perform the first Fletcher Family concert!!! It was sooo gorgeous and one of those things that make you grin from ear to ear. :)

Here they are:


So in the first of new things for the Fletcher family this year, Ella and Hudson started Childcare last week which they both loved and had a really great time at. They were both so excited to be going and loved their new bags and drink bottles etc which just added to the excitement. I was quite apprehensive particularly about Hudson and his feelings about being left at the centre but he was fine, I think having Ella there was definitely a security blanket for him which helped a lot. He has had his moments but has been able to pop next door whenever he wants to check in with Ella and has even had sleeps at the centre without a bottle!!!! a huge thing for my bottle loving boy. I was so proud of how brave he was and how he has adapted to the change of going to childcare.

Ella on the other hand couldn't wait for me to leave, she is SO ready for some extra stimulation and has loved every minute of her time there. She has not blinked an eyelid about being left and has taken the whole change in her stride, just been extremely excited about the everything.

So here they are on their first day ready to go and looking so grown up.