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

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More time outside and with family

After bowling for my brother’s birthday, we came here for cake and ice cream.  It was so nice, we went outside to eat.  (I need a bigger table!  :)  )  Bella was just starting her HME time (read she was off the vent!), so we thought it would be easy to bring her out to join us.  I love when she can be with everyone. 

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Grandma brought over Bella’s birthday presents - this colorful noisy toy that plays 4 instruments sounds and a sample from a symphony and a brightly colored pull toy – a ladybug, in fact!  But more importantly, Grandma got to hold sweet Bella.  I love watching Bella’s personality emerge.   She is a very quiet little person.  She wants to watch everyone.  She notices everything around her.  There is a very sweet presence around her.  She is very calm and time just seems to move a little more slowly around her.  She’s content.  We love ya Bella!

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Lacey said...

So sweet. That is a great idea to use her time off the vent to take her outside and let her play. Yeah!!

Unknown said...

Wow, I cannot believe she is ONE already. I am so glad you were able to celebrate such a wonderful milestone and wonderful day for her, with her, about her! She is a blessing, she is a gift and I am so glad you found each other. happy Birthday Bella!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Miss Bella! One year old! S

helley, you left an important person off that list of important people that have given your beautiful girl 365 days of life...YOU! You have loved her, advocated for her, held her, and been her mommy on the not so good days and all the beautiful ones too.

Congratulations Turpin family!

And Happy Birthday sweet Bella.

Miss Juli