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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dance Class!

Bella’s dance class doesn’t go over the summer.  Bella has missed it!  I don’t know how many times I have been asked, “Ballet class?” this summer!  She even got to the point that she would just insist, “Ballet clothes!”  Poor thing thought I was just depriving her of her beloved dance class!

Well, happy day, her group is performing at the State Fair, so they held a rehearsal!!

Never fear, Bella, class starts up again after Labor Day!

Friday, July 29, 2016


We have had the craziest summer – once we moved here and we got all settled, I got incredibly bored!  My babies were in school all day (on the bus at 8AM, and home around 5PM) – what’s a typically crazy busy Mama to do?  So I got a part time job at church.  It was great – around 20 hours a week and flexible.  But I didn’t think about the summer – my job is year round.  Oops!  So my big girls have been taking care of my little girls while I work.

On this day,  I went to work at 4AM, so I could come home and spend the whole day with the little ones.  We had a great time!


Bella loved the car at the grocery store!


Therapy is year round too!!

They have a phone in the waiting room – Bella always has to talk on it before we go back!


Trying on new glasses


And they are in!


Cooking with Jessi


Playing basketball!!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Iroquois Park

The world is starting to wake up here.

Jason and I took Bella over to Iroquois Park.  We all had so much fun!




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015

This Week in Bella’s Life

Well, she has been bored.  She was not allowed to go to school, so she watched a lot of TV and hung around.

(Back to her shenanigans of trying on everyone’s clothes)


Thursday she was finally allowed to return to school.  Believe it or not from these pictures, she was so, so excited!  She is stuck in this lovely contraption, but her leg is straight!


Friday we went for wound care – we were all so so pleased!  It is looking so much better and healing so nicely!

Restrictions continue until the 14th when we go back to ortho.


Grannie Annie sent Bella some presents for her birthday.  They got lost, but were found.  She was a happy girl!


Love the love between these sisters and their Bella!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Not how I had hoped things would turn out…

Bella’s cast had been stinking – I mean from two rooms away stinking!!

Last Sunday we took Bella to the ER – they told us her cast was contaminated and to go to the doctor the next day.  Monday we went to the doctor.  They were not happy with the ER.  That cast came off and we headed downtown.  Her incision had dehissed – completely opened up – and it was very, very infected.  She had emergency surgery for irrigation and debridement.  We don’t know what this means for her knee.  We will just have to wait and see.  Infectious disease is now involved with our care.  They are treating her as if she had a bone infection.  We move forward. After a rough night of high heart rates and low oxygen stats, I did a lot of quick talking and got us home for the holidays.  She just really hates being in the hospital.  (Heart rates should not be in the 150s when you have that much pain med on board!)



Bella spent her Thanksgiving in my bed, but at least she was home!


Saturday we got to see our old PT from Houston.  She was driving through, so we meet up for breakfast.  So nice to see her and her family!