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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bella is 4!

Don't believe me?

I have photos to prove it.

Bella's growing up so (too) fast. She loves her gymnastics class, legos, playmobil toys, jelly beans, and her baby doll.

She's fearless, and jumps from ledges (not too high mind you) without a second thought. She's becoming a daredevil on the swings. I made the mistake of jumping off in midair, instantly regretting it, as I could see the wheels turning in her head, trying to figure out how she could also do this trick. It's only a matter of time.

She's learning signs at school (ASL) and her best friends are Aidan, Leo, Jackson, Cassidy, Dylan, and Keira (among others).

Her favorite color is red, and her favorite music at the moment is the Barenaked Ladies' new CD "Snack Time".

She's eating more (and now weighs 32 pounds and is 38" tall!) Her favorite foods are Tofu, Salmon (raw and cooked), edamame, and frosted mini wheats.

She loves to play school, where I give her 'homework' to do, like copying letters and numbers. She's learning uppercase and lowercase letters in school and I can sometimes see the light going on when she sees familiar letters, especially her name. Her favorite author of late is Shel Silverstein.

Bella's favorite expression is "Actually Mom..."

Others: Bella has a bit of a lisp, hates going to sleep, and proclaims that school is "boring" every night. She likes to climb to the top of anything and say "I'm King of the World!".

I can't keep up with her at times, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Each night she tells me, "Mommy, you're my best friend." And I truthfully, gladly, hopelessly in love return the sentiment.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A Glimpse Into the Life of the Mighty B.

A few photos to catch you up on the Mighty B's year so far. Enjoy!

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Where Ya Been?

Just a few photos to catch you up....Bella's growing up so fast - she's quite a little girl now!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bella Metrics: October

Bella loves Halloween. This year she's Little Red Riding Hood. Tonight we're heading to a friend's house for dinner and a little trick or treating in her small, cute, and less-traffic-than-ours neighborhood.

When I ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she says "Little Red Riding Hood!". I keep suggesting things like Doctor, or Lawyer, or Astronaut, but she's adamant about being Little Red Riding Hood. We'll keep working on her.

She loves tacos. The hard shell kind. And hard boiled eggs. And carrot sticks. She's discovering all sorts of new foods and is actually eating alot more. She's almost big enough for the volvo booster seat. Hallelujah!

She's also wearing big girl underpants all the time now. Yay!

We're going to Maui next week. We're looking forward to the beach, the sand, lots of fresh fruit, fish, and shrimp, and luaus. But she keeps telling me that "no, you can't buy me a coconut bra". We'll keep working on that too.

She's headstrong and beautiful and becoming her own person. We couldn't be happier! Hopefully our trip to Maui will result in a sibling for her. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Bella says she wants a brother, but I suspect she'll be happy with a sister as well.

Until next month. Stay safe and happy!

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bella Metrics: September

Bella sure is growing up. Here are some stats:

- She's over 36" tall now.
- She just passed the 30# mark (booster seat here we come). She's still petite, but she's really active so she needs to eat ALOT to gain weight.
- She's an adventurous eater. Today, we had bagels with lox (yes lox!) and she gobbled it up. At lunch she feasted on sushi (shrimp specifically) along with a bowlful of edamame.
- While she had a shrimp tail hanging out of her mouth, she started mumbling. 'what are you saying?' I asked her. Then she broke out with the months, in order, all correct.

what a kid. oh, and she wants to go rock climbing, horseback riding, and join a soccer team.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007


Need I say more?

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Howdy partner

Howdy Y'all!

Bella got some new cowboy boots:

thanks Auntie Leigh Ann!

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