The other place we have spent the majority of our time lately (aside from the volleyball courts with Max) is at every high school tennis court in the valley.
This girl has played a LOT of tennis this season.
Elle played on the Varsity team most of the season and had some wing-dinger matches. I think every one of them went into a third set (they play two out of three) and I swear that girl ran a hundred miles chasing after that little yellow ball.
My favorite match was the one below where she and her opponent split sets and went to the tie breaker. Elle was down 2-8 and came back to win. Everyone else was done with their matches so people started to gather round to watch that third set.
That picture doesn’t do it justice cause there were a lot of people gathered cheering which could have made Elle nervous as could be but she kept her head in it and came back to win.
Man it was exciting. Her Senior teammates were sure proud of her.
Not only has Elle played a lot, she has learned even more.
She got jousted out of her Varsity position for the last few weeks because she was too nervous to challenge anyone ahead of her in fear of hurting their feelings (and nerves). I could write a whole blog post about that because of all the lessons learned but I’ll just say she grew a lot from that.
Here cheering section:
Loved having these guys all there for her last tournament.
I was sad to say goodbye and wanted to take some tennis pictures with some of the other girls to close out the season and help cement what a great one it’s been in our memories.
Luckily Elle and her friends took care of that:I think those are the coolest shots. Good job girls!
In other photography news, here’s Elle’s latest client:Is she adorable or what?
On Easter she set up my backdrop and took some cute ones too.
I made the teenagers get in.Love them.
Click here to see her Easter video.
She’s getting pretty darn good at all that technology stuff.
Here she is trying to teach her sisters a thing or two.
One of our family’s best family friends came to town a while back. They have a cute daughter Elle’s age…
…and they used to live here so it became a big, BIG party.
I wish I had a picture of all the mountains of bikes in the front yard and a big “sorry” for our neighbors since those crazy boys figured out how to let of some sort of firecracker late at night.
They sure had a fun weekend which included a photoshoot with a really awesome photographer girl. I wish I had those pictures to post…if I find them I’ll post them later. For now, here’s one I caught…
Oh man we are sure grateful for this girl around here.
…and all the fun and creativity that comes along with her.