Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our Beauty...

Well, our little Beauty is growing up... I can hardly believe she will be 1 in less than a month! WOW.

She is taking after her daddy, getting funnier and funnier everyday. She loves to make people laugh! We will be in the grocery store and there is Bella in her cart trying to get every person to look at her with her smile. If that doesn't work, she waves, laughs, or makes what we call the "lion face" to get their attention! She is a pretty determined little girl!

So, the "lion face" is where she wrinkles up her little nose and smiles really big while making some silly noise... pretty cute!

She is also a very loving baby. She loves to share everything... food, her toys, whatever she has you can have it too!! She will continue to try to share until you decide to take whatever she is giving you. Pretty sweet! She also has learned to pat you on the back when she is giving you a hug, makes me smile every time.

Bella loves to crawl, but I wouldn't say she loves to walk. She tries walking with her baby stroller, but the minute she wants to go somewhere else, down she goes, crawling is much faster!!!

Bella LOVES music. Auntie Katy got her a piggy bank that plays songs and every time the music comes on Bella starts dancing! It is now her new favorite toy. One day I tried leaving the house without it... BAD IDEA. She let me know quickly that the piggy bank needed to go with us. So, I loaded it up in the front seat with the diaper bag... BAD IDEA. No, the piggy bank needed to be in the back seat with her!! Oh, this girl makes me laugh!

She still LOVES food, pretty much anything suffices for her. She gives herself her own bottles now, she thinks she is such a big girl! The time change got her off her schedule for about a week, but now she is right back on track and sleeps like a champ. Still sleeping from 7:30 pm now to 7:30 am!!

Bella has had a lot of "firsts" lately! We got to celebrate our first Thanksgiving with Bella! We have so much to be thankful for. We're also looking forward to celebrating Christmas with Bella this year and teaching her about Jesus' birthday and then her birthday the next day! What a special time. Bella also got to see the Alamo for the first time and go to her first Spurs game! FUN, FUN!

Bella is an absolute joy. How can I love this little person so much? It boggles my mind, but I do! She brings a smile to my face each day. Really, it's hard to have a bad day with our little beauty around. If I could have another baby just like Bella, I would have 10!! Oh, wait, Kyle might have something to say about that! ha.

Here are some recent pics of Bella. Love you all, have a great holiday season!

At the Potter's wedding! We are soooo happy for Jarrod, Amy, Riley and Brady!

Bella laughing at the Brenda blowing the bubbles!

My Pumpkin
Our little lady bug on Halloween!

Kendall, Bella and I had a picnic in the front yard the other day...lots of fun! Bella loved it of course because we were outside!

Bella's first Spurs game with Auntie Kate and Uncle Jeff!!

Bella and Mommy at the Alamo

Bella just hanging out at home!

Bella's first Thanksgiving! (at Dad and Sandi's house!!)

Riley reading to Bella...he loves Bella!

Riley helping Bella learn to walk! Riley and Brady sure do make great cousins!

I took Bella outside in the cool breeze and she laughed every time the wind hit cute!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bella update....FINALLY!!

Here are the pictures as promised! Sorry it took me so long. Bella is still growing and growing...I'm thinking she might be close to 20 pounds now! I can't believe she will be 10 months in just five days! It's really hard to believe. She is trying to walk, but her problem is that she does not like wearing shoes. She is always finding a way to get them off. She is one determined girl! She is a very social baby...always making new friends! She loves playing with her friends on Thursdays at Kids Day Out! She doesn't like to nap while she's there because there is too many fun things going on so when she gets home she passes out for a few hours! She is still sleeping great at night. We never hear a peep from her from about 7:30 pm till 7:00 am! She loves to sleep:) She is taking two naps a day lasting from about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half! She loves eating her solids, although I think veggies are still her favorite! She like the fruits now, but this girl will devour her vegetables! She does fine with me, but she prefers Kyle to feed her! They have a bond that is so neat to see..she is definitely a daddy's girl! She is getting really good at drinking water through her sippy cup...she loves water! We still enjoy our morning walks at the a matter of fact, Bella lets me know if we don't go soon enough. She crawls to her stroller and starts talking to me...Basically saying, "Let's go mom, you're taking too long!!" Too funny. She is talking a lot on her walks now saying hello to our friends that we see every morning! Bella is a blessing. I seriously don't know what life would be like without her. God is so GOOD!

BaBy LeGs!!

Bella's new outfit from Nana!!

ballerina? pianist? or both? she is too darn cute! she loves to play the piano:)

This was my best attempt to get a picture of Bella's pumpkin outfit from Grammie, but seriously this girl does not know how to sit still!! She is definitely a baby on the go!!

Pumpkin Patch! We had a lot of fun. Bella didn't quite know what to think about all of the pumpkins!

Bella hanging out on the front porch on a beautiful fall afternoon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

8 months and already about to be 9 months!!

Well, I haven't exactly figured out what I'm doing wrong, but I've been trying to post a new blog for a while and haven't had success. Sorry for basically missing a month, but we'll try to catch you up soon!! Kyle said he would try to figure it out today. For some reason, it's not letting me upload any pictures. :(

Anyway, I thought I would go ahead and write about her 9 month check up!! We went yesterday and unfortunately she has a cold and mild ear infections, but after a couple days of an antibiotic, she is already feeling better!! Other than that, she is perfectly healthy!! PRAISE GOD. She weighs in at 18 lb, 6 oz., and 28 inches long! That puts her in the 50% for weight and 75% for height! She still is measuring large for her head size putting her in the 95% for head for that big brain! She put on a show for the pediatrician during her was so funny! She waved and said "hi" and then continued on with "mama", "dada", and "baba!" Dr. Davis was quite impressed with her vocabulary! We were very proud parents. :)

We are having so much fun with our precious Bella. She has been such a blessing and she continues to teach us so much everyday. I promise to post some new pictures once I figure out how to fix this thing!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Kyle made a video of his first 8 months with Bella.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

7 months

Bella watching fireworks for the first time!! She LOVED it!!

Jacqui pushing Bella to the lake to watch the fireworks!!

Bella helping Mommy fold clothes!

Bella and Nala like to check each other out through the window...really cute!

Just doing her thing!!

We recently made a trip to Abilene and got to visit Grammie and Auntie Amy and got to catch up with some very special people! (some for the first time! Sweet Ava and Noah) Here are some pictures of our dear friends and family we got to see:)

Rebecca and Noah!!

Bella's Great Granny Slough!

Aubrey and Sweet Ava Kate!

Ava and Bella

Aunt Tammi!

And Aunt Sandy!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

6 months

My attempt to getting a picture with her 6 month sign, but it lasted for only a few seconds before it went into her mouth!

HAHA! I thought this was funnny! NO, it's not's home-made plums!!