Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy 7th birthday, Isabella!!!

Bella is 7!  When I look at her sometimes it amazes me that she is the same person as that tiny baby who entered our lives seven years ago.

Let's take a look back. . . 

 2005

2006

2007
 
2008

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2010
 

2011
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We are so thankful to God for blessing us with her and are happy to celebrate her life today!

I glanced back at her birthday post from last year.  Many things are still the same.  She still loves to write and color in her many journals.  She still enjoys arts and crafts in all forms.  She still loves all things girly like Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, and My Little Ponies.  But she's also discovered some new interests.  T-ball was a lot of fun for her this past spring and she's really excited to do it again this year.  And when summer arrives, she'll want to be in the pool as much as possible now that she can swim!

We're pleased with the fact that she looks forward to going to church on Sunday.  And when she's able, it's a treat for her to go to Daddy's office to work or attend special church services with him.  My special time with Bella comes during our girls' nights.  They usually involve a little treat and some shopping.  Both of us appreciate our girl time - especially because we are outnumbered by the boys in this house!   

Bella is doing great in school.  She's catching on to things really well and is making a lot of friends.  Of course, her favorite part of the school day is recess.  From what I hear, she spends a lot of time on the monkey bars.  Her hands sometimes have the blisters to prove it!     

Bella lost four teeth this past year - changing her appearance quite a bit.  She sure is growing up! And it's been our joy to watch.  :)

Happy birthday Isabella Marie!!!


1 comment:

Jodi said...

Happy birthday, Bella!! Auntie Jodi, Uncle Aaron, Ava and this little peanut named Owl love you soooo much!!! Your present us in the mail w/Grandma Debbie's!!! Can't wait to see you all in a few weeks!!