Sunday, February 20, 2011

UCLA and Disneyland















We Love LA!

Mom arrived home from Houston late Friday night. I had a nasty cold, but was downing vitamin C like crazy, because I was the designated Mom for Claire's gymnastics meet at UCLA, and it was Shaelee's first trip to Disneyland. There was no way I was missing it!

Claire did an amazing job at her meet. She rocked her Coaches with her beam routine. I had a few tears running down my face. She did it beautifully, and she didn't fall. The most solid routine yet, and I was privileged to be there to watch! The Meet's theme was Heart of a Champion. That is our Claire. She never gives up, she always has a smile on her face, and she has the sweetest heart ever! I love my gym girl.

We all had a great time at Disneyland. Shaelee knew it would be fun, but she had no idea how much fun she would really have. Her eyes were as wide as could be, head turning in wonder at this place she had never even stopped to imagine. She figured it all out after the first ride, fittingly, "It's a Small World."

She met Mickey and Minnie, Tinkerbell and Sleeping Beauty. She was amazed at how "nice" the princess was to her! She was a trooper through the rain. She has been talking about her buddy Tung Tung, and wants her to go with her to see her new favorite place. She told me to let her friend know, "that she would really like it here." She never forgets her friend from Hunan, and she is always top of mind when Ms Shaelee is having a good time. She also knows that Ms T is due for a visit soon.

Last night Shaelee told me, with a big yawn and a big hug after a long day, "your the bestest Mommy in the whole world." My heart almost burst. Yes, it was a great weekend, and I got to spend it with 2 special girls with hearts of gold. Finally home with all 5, I sure missed the middles....
That first picture is at Claire's meet, love the expression as she listens to the National anthem.
Congratulations Claire!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Gym Girl. As always, we are so proud of you. Looks like a great time in LA with those two sweet, precious girls.

Ammy

DiJo said...

What a great weekend of firsts!!!!! Yes, Nadi, Miss Tung Tung would LOVE to experience Disney Land! And, Yes it is a small world!!!! We are thankful that you are all part of it!

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday night!!!

Hugs,
Diana

Sammons said...

Girl you've been busy!!!! No wonder I haven't seen you in forever! I LOVE the pictures, all of them!!! I'll call you in the morning, Mary