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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bella’s Week

Playing with her sisters


This crazy sweet baby – she loves her Mama and hummus!  She has reached a new developmental milestone – separation anxiety.  If I leave the house, she is so sad.  Her face just melts.  She asks to go.  Breaks my heart.


Bella exploring – notice those feet avoiding any tactile contact.  Painting in therapy.


Bella had her big ARD this week on Tuesday.  ST, OT,and PT were added.  I’m sorry, but what a joke.  ST is a group lesson once a week that she was already getting because she was in the classroom.  OT and PT are just consultations for the teacher.  We really needed to do three months of testing and documentation for that?  Really all of the changes just created more work for her already over-worked teacher.  (Have I mentioned how much I love her teacher??  I adore her!)  Anyway, Jason built Bella a new walker for school.  The classroom environment is too crowded for her to use it in class, but for the hallways (going to the bathroom, to motor lab, that type thing) it is perfect!  Jason made it and painted it pink.  We put her name on it.  We showed her last night and she walked all over the living room and entryway, giggling the whole time – I so wish we’d gotten it on film!  ( I still think it’s funny that she HATES the expensive walker specially designed to help her, but this $20 PVC walker her Daddy made, she loves! Whatever works! )


My silly girl who loves selfies – I turned it to video instead of camera and got this.  Love this sweet baby!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bella’s Week

Who needs expensive toys when there are cabinets to explore?


We had a beautiful day on Monday.  So much to explore and play on!


Playing with sister on bikes


Watching a movie in Mama’s bed


We had Friday off school so we had headed to the Arboretum.  Afterwards we went over to the park so the kids could play.  Bella loves sharing Jessi’s music!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bella’s Week

Bella was so excited to be back in school!  She loves it there!

“Helping” me fold towels!         She adores her Daniel Tiger!


Coloring a box with sister


Playing with one of Brother’s balls with sister


I love when they play together!


Playing with her new Daniel Tiger toys


At the park with the family