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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bella’s Week

Bella had fun at therapy this week!

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Valentine’s Day Party at school

Her sweet teacher and teacher’s assistant come up with such cute games. Stacking candy hearts, using a socked hand to pick them up, throwing money on hearts, and a nerf gun (cupid’s arrows).  She really loved the gun!   Getting all dressed up in her Valentine’s finery!

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Practicing that violin – she loves it!     Working on her name with Play-Dough

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Her chocolates from Daddy.  She wouldn’t eat them, but she was happy to receive them!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Bella!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Bella’s World

This is from a bit ago, but I had to include it.  It’s so sweet.  They were both sick and had fallen asleep on me.  Sweet babies!  Joy painted this picture for Bella at school.  Joy gets so worried about her sister.

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Our family went to the Kosair Shriner’s Circus.  We had so much fun!  Bella LOVED everything!  She wasn’t interested in eating anything -  no cotton candy, no snow cones, no popcorn, no nachos.  She just wanted to see everything!  She kept poking her Daddy and then pointing at something as if to say,  “Look Daddy!”  She loved it!  With her wheelchair, she had a first row seat.  She even got to shake the hand of one of the performers and a clown came over and said hello!

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Someone got new braces.  She is not pleased about them.  I haven’t figured out why yet, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that she can’t wear her pink shoes anymore! :(

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Bella and I  - just feeding her selfie addiction :)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bella’s World

Bella wants to be outside and play. I love the idea – the freezing temperatures, though, make me say, “No!” too often.  So whenever we can, we say, “Yes!”

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She loves the violin – even if her bow is backwards!

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My sweet girl, and her selfie addiction!

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Mom and Dad attended a workshop on Special needs trusts and wills.  So Bella got to play at Kid’s Town at VIPS.  She had so much fun!

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Just such a fun picture!

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Here in Kentucky, Kindergarteners have to go to the dentist and fill out a dental form for school.  Crazy, in my opinion, but my opinion doesn’t matter.  So we went.  While this dentist came recommended, she obviously doesn’t deal well with special needs kids.  Our form was completed, but Bella and I left crying.  It was one of those moments when I wonder, “Does everything have to be hard for this poor kid?”

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Therapy is so fun!

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Full days make for a sleepy girl.  She is so cute when she sleeps!

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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!