Sunday, September 25, 2011

End of Summer Antics

We have been busy busy busy lately and Bella is a big reason for that! She is on the go and wants to be doing fun things all the time. We have been doing a lot of: cuddling with out favorite stuffed animals (white fluffy dog, teddy bear, Minnie Mouse), cuddling while watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse....a favorite), playing with friends, splashing with water in the kitchen, playing outside whenever possible....it's still pretty hot, mall play areas, splash pads, and having a great time doing all of these things! Bella has also entered a very picky eating stage which can be a little frustrating....especially when you try 5 different things in one meal just to hopefully get her to eat something. Not my favorite, but hopefully if we keep offering good foods to her she will start happily eating her meals again. We are having so much fun with her, she is just adorable, saying a lot of words now. Bella being able to communicate some of her basic wants and needs now is really nice. However, any time she sees any kind of sweet, a cake, a cookie, anything like that, she is constantly signing "more" (the only sign language she learned). Some of her words right now: Hi, flower, doggie, pretty, that, this, shoe, please, bow, eye, nose, more, water, fall, Minnie, water, bye, bottle (baba), bowl, hot, sock, potty, dada, mama. She has really taken off with learning words lately which has been really fun. She is a great blessing to our lives!!



My sweet girl cuddling with her favorite, Minnie Mouse



Sometimes on hot sweaty days Bella just passes out in the car


Such a cute little face to see when I turn around in the car! She is obsessed with Mickey Mouse right now!


Our adorable little artist



Our friend Jenny put together a little craft for the kids to do together, they painted little figures of people and then we glued their faces on, they loved it, it was so cute!


Mischievous little smile, I have been occassionally letting Bella play with water in different bowls, containers, spoons, measuring cups, etc. in the kitchen on a bunch of towels. She seriously loves it, she moves the water from one container to another, overflows containers (which can be seen in the pictures above....lots of overflows) but she is pretty good about keeping it contained to our little area and she loves it and I can usually get some cooking done while she does it! Win/win!


Hard at work pouring water!


Look at those eyes, holy cow, those are the eyes that say "seriously, no more pictures mom!"


"Here mom, want some of my water I'm drinking with a measuring cup??!"


Watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with all her friends, her favorite white doggie (yes....wearing her socks....Bella has been insisting that her stuffed animals wear socks every day....and yes, she has specific color requests, I cannot put white socks on the white dog, apparently that is just not ok)



Putting mom's old glasses on her teddy bear


More cuddle time with Minnie Mouse


Snuggling with stuffed friends



Helping mom keep the house clean :-)


I just want to squeeze her in this little dress...she looks like a little prairie girl! It's basically a miracle any time I get a picture of her looking at the camera and sort of smiling!! Most of the time the second I take out the camera she begs to have it so she can play with it.



She loves the play area at the mall and loves these little flower cushion things on the ground, she quickly moves from one to the next to sit on them all, she seriously loves them...she tries to kiss them, we aren't sure why, it makes me gag, the whole place smells like feet.....oh kids!


She was helping fill up the water for everyone at the splash pad by dumping out her cup into the fountains....thanks Bella :-)


Splish splash


Playing at the neighborhood park, Dad helping Bella climb the stairs


Riding the slide


Just my two favorite people walking at the park and having a chat....so cute


Bella loves playing on the little slides at church, that's where she was heading after church nursery....Happy Sunday Everyone!

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