It was an EARLY morning - we had to leave the house at 6:15 am to be there for checkin at 6:45 am. Ella was really tired and dragging but recovered and we actually enjoyed a really pretty sunrise on the drive over to the pool in Pearland
And for the best part of every meet? Lots of fun with her friends :)
We found out on Monday when Ella got her ribbons at practice that she ended up winning First Place in her heat for the butterfly! This was her first 1st place and a really big deal because she has only swam butterfly in one meet before and didn't get a time because she was DQ'ed for not bringing her arms out of the water with every stroke.
So she was extremely proud of her accomplishment when she got her 1st place ribbon, and wanted to get a bunch of pictures.
Unfortunately Dottie couldn't keep her hands off the ribbon so Ella was grumpy in this one :)