Ella's Best Soccer Season Yet

Ella put a wrap on the Spring soccer season with her team the Fusion.  This was her best season yet, scoring 5 goals, and really played hard each and every game.  Her league recognizes one player from each team to be awarded with the Hamilton Sportsmanship Award for playing with the values of integrity, fairness, and respect.

She was recognized during a Carolina Railhawks game by being able to go down on the field at halftime and be introduced to the crowd.

She is going to give some tougher leagues a go, and look to try out for some more competitive teams in the fall.

School Projects from the Kids

The kids have completed some school projects lately which were kind of fun.

"The Biopoem of Ella Wynn"
Brave, loving, heart warming, strong
Daughter of Chris Wynn, sister of one
Who loves stuffed animals, loves freedom, loves traveling
Who experiences love, sadness, and failing over and over
Who fears of darkness, the movie 2012, and being separated from my family
Who is accomplishing soccer, basketball, and reading
Who wants to go skydiving, go to Brazil, and live in Brazil
Born in Florida and living in Cary

Max did a project for Mother's Day that was amusing, especially if you know Sarah.  The underlined words are what he filled in.

Happy Mother's Day
Mom, it's me I am really sorry that I've been really mean.  So this is time for me to say sorry.  You are the best mom ever!

1) What is your mom really good at?
2) What does your mom do to relax?
Sleep from 9:00am to 1:00pm
3) Where does your mom like to shop?
4) How old is your mom?
5) What do you love most about your mom?
She snuggles with me
6) If you could buy your mom anything, what would it be?
7) What does your mom do while you're at school?

My mom is as pretty as a Queen
She is as sweet as candy
She is as smart as a velociraptor
But most of all, she is as special as my modified nerf gun

My mom is special
Oh those nerf wars
The fun at the beach
Hi mom
Ewww! What's this
Royal as can be

All About Mom
Let me tell you about my mom.
My mom is 40 years old.
She likes to take naps.
The best thing she cooks is mac and cheese.
Her favorite food is a lot
Her favorite thing to do to relax is sit down and watch tv
we like to read together.
She is really good at cooking.
As you can see my mom is special because she is as awesome as a nerf gun.

Christmas 2012

Christmas is most definitely the kids favorite holiday.  This year was our first Christmas in North Carolina (thought that it would be a little warmer than it was).  We also drove up to Michigan to see family and friends over the Christmas break, stopping to see Chris' brother, Eric in West Virginia on the way up.

Disney Vacation - 2012

We had another excellent December vacation to Disney World for Max's 7th birthday, keeping with the tradition of going each year on his birthday.  We'll see how much longer we can keep this up, the whole family wants to get back to Hawaii and go on another cruise, so at some point we might have to make some decisions.

We took it more our usual style this year and really relaxed.  We didn't try to do too much, so we were able to take each day at a nice easy pace.  We were still able to see everything that we wanted and had a lot of fun.

Max lost his first tooth on his birthday at the Magic Kingdom!