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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving brought lots of family to our house.  Bella got to show off her viola skills and play ball with Uncle Nathan, Daddy, and sisters.

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Decorating the house for Christmas – love this sweet girl!

I love this last picture of Bella.  It looks so much like our friend Zoe.  Love it!

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Signing Time Christmas!

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So proud of her – she is usually too terrified to sit on the piano bench, but she did it!

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A swing set!  She loves it!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bella’s 6th Birthday

Birthday picture                      (and the infamous selfie)

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Waiting for the bus in the morning, we made this video.

I sent cupcakes to school.  I wasn’t allowed to come up, but her teacher promised to send pictures!

Present and Cake Time

Dress up items                                       Joy modeling the ear rings for Bella


Her own head phones and mp3 player loaded with her favorite artist’s music – Britt Nicole!


Cake!  She blew out her candle all by herself  - but we didn’t capture it on video – so sad!


Away from the hustle and bustle of everyone, she gave me her smile

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Grannie Annie, Bella’s biological paternal Grandmother, sent Bella a pop-up book!  So fun!

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How we love you dear Bella!  I just can’t believe that you are six.  I keep thinking of the poem Now We Are Six.  I just feel like it’s such an accomplishment!  You are here and doing so very well.  I am amazed by you every day!  I love you sweet girl, all 26 pounds of you!


When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six
now and forever.

Author: A.A. Milne