Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bella Beautiful

Four years is not a long time. 

Four years is high school... or college.

Four years is a presidential term.

Four years is a lifetime for a mouse... betcha didn't know that did you?

It is hard to believe that I have only been a mommy for four years.
That Four years ago today I was just about to meet this little girl who would change my life forever.
Isabella in 2006

One year old

Two years old

 Three years old.. I love this picture.

She won't tell me yet what she wants to be when she grows up... a mommy? A doctor? A teacher?
When I ask she just says" No mama, I just wanna be Isabella Josephine."

This is who she is so far...
She loves to dance, and sing... and generally be the center of attention. 

 She loves her "brotters" and thinks she is the mini-mama

 She likes to use big words, even when she really has no idea what they mean.
"I need some "pribacy" in the bathroom mama"

She loves shoes, every time we pass a shoe store she wants to "look"... so do I but someone has to be the voice to reason.... Daddy is the voice when it comes to shoes.

She is still very attached to her "byank". Her receiving blankets from when she was baby. She doesn't care which one.. as long as they are hers, the boys blankets won't do, it has to be pink or purple.
She was constantly spitting up when she was a baby and we couldn't get her to nap well.
Finally her Grammy told me to give her the burp cloth for naps. 
"she has it 24-7, you can't take it away when she goes to bed"
Turns out my mother in law (who has twelve kids of her own) knows a thing or two! worked like a charm :) Now Grammy, how do we get her to let it go??? 

notice the blanket in the bottom left...

Her newest love is riding on her big girl bike. She still has training wheels but she thinks she is very big and bad.

She loves her princess dolls. Two small Disney princesses with little rubber dresses.

She loves to dig in the dirt.

She loves to go to Cooks Forest every year with her big family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents. Happiness for Bella is people... lots of people.
She loves to cuddle with her Grammy
(when she is upset Grammy has a way of talking her down better than anyone else),
or watch her Grandpa cook breakfast,
or ride on a bike with one of her many aunts and uncles.

She loves to go to Nana and Pappy's house,
and play in my old playhouse,
or play with the bathroom sink,
or ride her bike inside!
Or anything else she would never get to do at home.
Nana is her partner in crime.
Pappy is her over grown Teddy bear.

She loves Chocolate
(anything.... seriously)

  She loves to pray long, exhaustive, rambling prayers..
possibly to just keep from having to go to bed.

She loves the movie Cinderella.

She loves going to Sunday School.

She loves her Daddy

and she loves me too...  

Four years is not a very long time, but we didn't need four years to fall in love.

Before you were conceived I wanted you.
Before you were born I loved you.
Before you were here an hour I would die for you.
This is the miracle of love
Happy Birthday Bella Baby.