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Daddy daughter dates

by on Mar.12, 2014, under Catherine, Damon, Elizabeth

I took my girls on some daddy daughter dates this weekend. Elizabeth went rock climbing and Catherine went to Main Event. 20140312-220539 20140312-220528 20140312-220514 20140312-220458

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Happy birthday Babi! Buon compleanno Babi!

by on Sep.15, 2009, under Elizabeth

Today is my sister Barbara’s 30th birthday.  It’s not only a milestone birthday, but a special birthday because it’s the first that we get to celebrate now that we know each other.  Since we’re 5000+ miles apart I recorded a video of Elizabeth singing Happy birthday to her.

You can also find it on my youtube channel, www.youtube.com/dhammis

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Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Buon Compleanno Elisabetta!

by on Sep.08, 2009, under Elizabeth

Today was Elizabeth’s birthday.  She turned 4 today.  We originally planned to have a party for her this past weekend, but due to the loss of Evie’s uncle we had to postpone the party a week and will instead have it this coming Saturday.  Evie and I spent the day with Elizabeth (I took the day off of work) and we took her shopping and then out to Gatti-town, which is a place that has a pizza/salad buffet and lots of different games for kids of various ages.  She picked out some Word World toys from Toys R Us and played skeeball and air hockey at Gatti-town.  That night my mom took Elizabeth out for some special time with her.  They went out to eat and then mom took Elizabeth shopping at Target.  She had a very good birthday this year.

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Mini golf!

by on May.15, 2009, under Elizabeth

We went mini golfing with our friends Jenn and Rex and Lizard played with us and on her first try she got a hole in one!


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Hockey School – Week 7

by on Feb.28, 2009, under Elizabeth

This week was a much better week than the last two.  Elizabeth, while still a little sleepy, went out and skated and participated with the other kids as much as she could.  She stayed out the entire session this time and was in good spirits, laughing and having a good time with the other students and instructors.

Next week is the last week and she will take a little bit of a break.  The next session starts in April but she’ll be visiting with family throughout a lot of that time so she’ll either miss the next session or only do the second half.

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Hockey School – Week 6

by on Feb.24, 2009, under Elizabeth

Elizabeth had another week of hockey school and unfortunately, this class didn’t go as well as previous weeks.  Elizabeth didn’t want to go to bed on Friday night and was very tired and cranky on Saturday morning.  When she woke up she didn’t even want to eat, so partway through class she decided she was done and didn’t want to participate anymore.  We took her off the ice and while she was sitting on the bench she made friends with another little girl named Olivia who wasn’t in the class but had a brother who was.  Olivia had some Fig Newtons and offered them to Elizabeth, who promptly scarfed them down.  Again proving that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. 🙂

We will try again next week.  We are also considering holding her out of the next round of classes because of the amount of time Elizabeth will be gone on vacation and doing other activities.  The classes are only 8 weeks and she’s going to miss at least 4 of them.  I’ll still be able to take her out from time to time at public rinks to keep her skating and she can rejoin the class in the next session, so it’s not a huge deal.

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Hockey School…kinda

by on Feb.14, 2009, under Elizabeth

Elizabeth and I showed up at hockey school this morning to discover that there wasn’t a class scheduled for today.  Due to a tournament the coaches weren’t available to teach today so they put a hole in the schedule.  One of the coaches who wasn’t in the tournament showed up because he had forgotten that there wasn’t school today and since the ice was open for stick and puck he decided to take a couple of the kids that showed up (we weren’t the only ones) out for just some fun time on the ice.  It was probably a good thing that today wasn’t a real class.  Elizabeth was tired and not really into it and even though she did get out and skate for a while, she was really tired and just wanted to go home by the end of it.  She did skate well though and definitely isn’t afraid to be out on the ice anymore.

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Busy weekend

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Elizabeth

In addition to Elizabeth having Hockey School Saturday morning we also had some other activities this weeked.  Saturday afternoon we attempted to take Elizabeth to meet Marty Turco, who is the goalie for the Dallas Stars, but unfortunately the line was too long and we didn’t get up to meet him.  Elizabeth did get to see him, but wasn’t able to get his autograph or a photo with him.  We took pictures at a distance and she did get her picture taken with the Ice Girls and got to play in a bounce house they had setup outside.

Sunday Evie and the girls went to church and then had some time together before we went to Chuck E Cheese’s for a birthday party for one of Elizabeth’s classmates, Jaidyn, who turns 4 on Tuesday.  She had a lot of fun playing games and dancing with her friends.  I’ll start posting pictures later this week.

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Hockey School Week 5

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Elizabeth

Elizabeth picked up right where she left off last week.  She went out on the ice unassisted and skated the entire lesson without a chair and only minor assistance from the coaches.  She needs to work on getting back up after falling, but once she gets that down she’ll ok.  This week was also special because my mom came to watch Elizabeth for the first time.  Elizabeth seems to really like going so there will be more updates to come.

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Hockey School – Week 4

by on Jan.31, 2009, under Elizabeth

Elizabeth had week 4 of hockey school today and continues to improve every week.  This week she got rid of the chair she was using for balance and stability and skated all by herself back and forth across the ice.  She joined in with the other kids doing the rest of the activities the instructors were teaching and learned how to get back up on her skates after falling to the ice.  I posted new pictures to the gallery of today’s class that were taken by our friend Erika, who is the wife of one of the instructors.

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