Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Toy

I have fought this forever!  The girl can sign beautifully!  The girl can verbalize – yes, most people don’t understand her, but….

So I finally just listened to her therapists, watched her interact (not interact) at church, and decided to go for it.

One ipad, one very protective case, and one proloque2go purchase later and we were in business!

And she’s got it!  Look out world.  This little girl that everyone thinks is so mild mannered, she has a voice!  (The cute Ella, little girl English US voice to be exact.)


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guess who dropped yet another doctor today?

That would be this little miss:


GI is pleased.  She’s 30 pounds.  She looks great.  Yes, she’ll take Miralax for the rest of her life and we need to continue with the dietician, but, we are free!

Way to go Miss!

Who would have ever thought?

You live your life, Bell.  I’ll just tag along for the ride!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Derby Parade


Isn’t this fun?  They made a horse for Bella’s wheelchair.

They had a parade through the hallways.  So fun!


Happy Derby Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bella’s Week

They have formed a new special needs baseball team.  It has an astro turf field so if we need our walker or if it’s a wheelchair day, she can still plan.  She was excited! We are excited for this opportunity!

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Crazy Bella girl loves Happy Teaching Songs, ABC Phonics Song.  Texting her teacher, we learned they watch this song every day!  Teaching has changed so much since I was in the classroom twenty years ago!

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Bella getting a new walker!  PT likes her to use it behind her.

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Cuddling with my sweet babies.  You wouldn’t believe how often I get asked if my cute Jewish/French six year old and my Chinese three year old are twins! Love them so!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Well, at our follow up appointment from having our tubes placed,  Our tympanic graphs were flat again and she refused to let the doctor look in her ears.  Awesome visit, let me tell you!  Since she isn’t showing any signs or symptoms of ear pain or hearing loss (although she never does), I suggested we just wait a couple more months and try again.  Sigh!  I promise we aren’t trying to kill you Bella, honest!

She did say that her reactions to noise, particularly laughter, was sensory rather than hearing related.  That is good to know.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Break

For Spring Break, Bella got to attend KITE, a camp through EnTech and Spaulding University.  She worked with one, and some days two, OTA students.  She had a fabulous time!  She loved camp!
I marveled at how far she (and I) have come!  Who would have dreamed that I would be able to just drop her off at camp so she could play and have a great time?  It was awesome!  So proud of you baby girl!

 We found some Sisters Forever Frozen shirts with Elsa and Anna on them.  They girls loved them.  It's so fun to dress them in something besides uniforms.

 Thank you so much for working with and loving my girl all week!

Thanks!  I loved it!

They sent home eCards every day so I could see all of the fun they were having!

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Jason took all of the girls out to see the movie Home.  They enjoyed it!  Bella is still working on loud noises!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bella’s Week/Easter

Tech girl – Britt Nicole on the ipad and Frozen on the iphone

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OT – swinging with sister

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Dying Easter Eggs

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We got up at 1:30AM, piled the kids in the car, and drove out to Bec’s college to surprise her for Easter! 

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Hunting for eggs and Easter lunch

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Stopping in West Virginia to stretch our legs on the way home

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The all important selfies

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