Thursday, February 11, 2010


How to shave???? This is what you get when you have a 2 year old and an 18 year old...

Bella loves her big brother. When he is home...and that is not much, she wants to just hang around him. This time it was to watch him shave. Before we knew it she had cream on her face and was using a popsicle stick to "shave." If she every grows a beard, she will be prepared:)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February with Bella

I know I know...three weeks and no post. Life happens.

Bella was really sick. Had double pneumonia. It was shocking how quickly she went down hill...but also, how quickly she returned to normal. Both were sooo fast. She is doing well now.

Some Bella-isms:

"I like my shower cold, mommy likes her shower hot." (unfortunately she likes to take a shower with guess who has been taking cold showers:)

After getting frustrated with the cat jumping on the counter, and pushing the cat off, my 2 year reprimands me.... "Gently, mommy." (ew...I guess I better be nice to the kitty.)

Her favorite greeting..."Hello, Bombshell" (Victoria Secret add??? What has she been watching?!!!!! and then egged on by the older kids who think she is sooo funny)

Lining all her dollies up on the couch...telling them "shhhh" and then singing Amen ( a la gospel music style).

She is awesome, smart, giggly, funny, and simply fun to have around. The frenetic play that I wrote about has all but disappeared. We have not seen it for so long I am not sure if we will again. She sleeps in her crib. She still is an iffy eater but she ha snow grown 5 inches in the 4 months she has been home. (now in the 20% ) She has maybe gained a half of a pound. (50%)

We had her hair braided on Friday and the beautiful black woman confirmed what I was learning...her hair is soft so won't hold the style so well. It is best for her to wear it down or in little pony/pig tails. I attached pics of her hair being done though.