Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bella Comes Home!

Most of you know that Bella spent Christmas this year with her daddy in Georgia. I had a very hard time letting her go, but Zack did a good job of reassuring me all week. They called me everyday! Hearing Bella always cheered me up! Zack had his hands full with a 2 year old, but I think all in all they both really loved seeing each other. I ended up working everyday including Saturday and Christmas day to keep myself busy. As much as I missed my little princess, I did LOVE having time to sleep and go to the grocery ALONE! :) Because the ride over there was 7 hours and tough on both Bella and Zack, Zack decided to fly her back. It turned out to be a GREAT idea! This is Bella's return home! I wish you could hear her.. she was so excited to see her Mommy! Christmas a day after was just as wonderful because she was home!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cards

I just wanted to post my Christmas card this year made by my sweet and talented friend Jenny Holloway! Even though they just got out today due to my over energized schedule, you will be getting one! Jenny did such a great job and I was so impressed! Please check out her website or She can do ANYTHING you need! She is amazing! Thanks again, Jen.. I love ya.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Little B's Second Bday!

For Bella's birthday party we had it at the Play Place of Ridgeland. It turned out to be a GREAT place to have a 2 year old birthday! There was such much for the kids to play with and enough room for all the adults! I was very pleased and think Bella had a ball! She sang Happy birthday at least 10 more times that day to herself, so Im pretty sure she knew it was for her! On top of it, she has enough toys and dress up clothes to last year until she is 5 so don't worry with the next 4 birthdays! JK... she really did get alot of fun things and my apartment is flooded with singing and moving toys, so mission accomplished! Here are some pictures my Aunt Noe took. All my pictures are on Shutterfly so as soon as I get them on my desk top I will add a lot more of the party!
Thanks to everyone who came! I am so blessed to have such supportive and sweet friends! Thanks to Beka, Steph and Kyle for all their help with the food.. LIFESAVERS!To my Mom, Paul, Adam and Drew for all their help with set up and crazy, psycho ME who couldn't get everything done alone! Thanks to my Aunt Noe and Uncle Joe for taking all the pictures and Mrs. Ginger for the all your help with Bella's cake preperation! It was yummy! I wouldn't have had a ONE if it wasn't for you guys! And to all my friends who came who are CHILDLESS.. man, you guys are troopers! :) 10 two year olds and 3 babies and not a one complaint! :)
I still can't believe she is 2!! How much my life has changed in 2 years! ;)

School Party and Dinner for B!

I can hardly believe that Bella turned 2 last week! I think this past year has taught me so much about myself and about being a mom! As Bella grows into this sweet little girl with so much love, she reminds me the importance of being comfortable in your own skin and loving the ones you care about with no ends! I thought birth through age one was fun, but MAN! 1 to 2 is awesome! I'm loving all the hugs, kisses, funny one liners and EVEN her sassiness! (wonder where she gets that)
For her actual birthday, her Godmother, Steph flew in from NYC and Beka came up early. We had a party at school filled with cupcakes and lots of playing! Bella even blew out her own candle! That night we went to eat at Little Tokyo Habaci Grill where Cadie and Claire joined us. Bella LOVES ginger salades and rice so she was in heaven! She also loves to watch the cook with all his tricks! She's just not too sure about the FIRE part! She kept saying, "mommy its Hot" and acting like she was blowing out the fire! TOO CUTE. I have to give her props, it was the first meal in a while where she sat through the entire dinner in her OWN seat with no outburst or tears! It was great! She was precious and it couldn't have been a better night! Thanks to the girls for all their gifts and for sharing this special night with us! We love you!!
We went for her 2 year check up to find out JUST how small she is! :( She weighed 22lbs (5%) and was 32in tall(10%). Doctor Ellison joked that she would be on whole milk until she was 16! What can I say.. she may be a petite little thing but she is a firecracker at heart! I can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
The pictures include Jacey Woods, her BFF :) Steph and one of her teachers Christine or "Nina" Beka, i couldn't find a cute one of yall but I promise to make it up to you! xoxo