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

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bella’s Week

Doctor ordered that Bella start receiving a tube feeding at school.  So after completing all of that fun school paperwork, I needed to go to school and train them on how to do it!    So I brought up all of the supplies.  I made Bella a social story entitled “Bella Eats at School” about eating with her friends and then getting a feeding.  She is so very defensive of her button that there was a lot of “No owie.” in her story.  I needed a couple of pictures of her eating with her friends, so I was allowed to go in the cafeteria and see them. 

She cried the first time we did it (2nd pic), but the next day she was fine.  Teacher said that after hearing her story, she lifted her shirt right up to be plugged in.  So grateful!

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Cuteness on the school bulletin board.  

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Therapy – she seriously loves this bike!  I just love that second pic!  And the tread mill, she just looks like such a little person!

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I was taking a picture of Brother and Bella had to get in on the action!

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Talked Liz into letting Bella use her bow for a little bit.  Bella LOVES the violin!

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I held Bella as she drifted off to sleep on Sunday afternoon.  How I love her brown eyes and her sweet body snuggled into mine.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Celebrating the New Year!

We headed out in the cold to Ohio!  We drove over to Cincinnati and played in the best park!

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By the end of the day she had learned that pockets are a good thing!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day!

Love her excited face!        Checking out a pop-up book from Grannie Annie!

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Opening her pink tent from Grandma Ball!

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She’s saying, “Thank you” to Becca for the new hair bows                    

                                                                                  She makes me smile, such a little lady!

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So she and Joy can play school, so intent!

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A new doll from Grandma Turpin

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A purple Hope bracelet – love her expression!

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Merry Christmas Arabella!

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Playing outside, she’s still not totally steady on her feet, but she is going to try 100% every day!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas

Such a big girl!

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School crafts plus putting a million Christmas stickers onto paper – very good OT

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Christmas Eve Jammies

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Because it’s cute

Teacher gave them these cute glasses.  I just love this series of the two of them!

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She is so cute!  Morning toast

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Funny girl – after therapy she thinks she gets chips.  Every single time!

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So there you have it, she’ll eat crunchy things.  But she’s cute doing it!