Friday, February 01, 2008

Bella turns 1 Sunday....

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without an effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own children.


Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Grampas have only so many horsey rides in them.
Bella and her best friend - Grampa.....

Bella-Is Italian for Beautiful
Kay-
means Older Sister
Miss Bella Kay was born February 3 2007
She was 5 pounds 5 ounces
She was 18 inches long
She was full term,but small...Her birth created a rebirth of our family structure that only a being as special and beautiful as Bella could bring.....
It seems like just yesterday she was born, I shared her from the start with you all, You have joined in with us and watched her grow, so wont you join us and wish "Our" Baby Bella a Happy Birthday, You've come a long way baby!

Grammy with her sweet lil peanut ~~
Grammy and her sweet lil peanut....
When a child is born, so are grandmothers.


Mom and her baby girl ~~
Mommy and her Baby Girl....
Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.

this shows her size LOL
This bill shows how very small she really was....

this is a newborn onesie - it swamps her still !
She was so small Newborn clothes didn't fit her....

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We first know she had problems with her eyes when she was around 2 months old.....
It didn't matter though. She was and is still beautiful.....

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Her first real bath was in a cake carrier lid.

bella Bunny 1
For her first Easter, she was a bunny....

Easter 2007- Of course Bella is more impressed with her hands LOL

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Halloween was lots of fun and candy for her too

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It was the day after Thanksgiving she had her eye surgery which corrected the eye crossing... The day after the surgery, she sat up all the way on her own the next day she crawled for the first time.
5 days after that she stood up by herself and NOTHING has slowed her down yet....




Her and the Pony Grampa brought all the way from Alabama for her, The Pony has been named Midnight.

Digging in her toy box seems to be a favorite pastime now....


Grammy and Belly as I call her now, she has started taking a step here and there and soon will walk. She has made such leaps and bounds in development since her Eye Surgery, I would encourage anyone who has a baby with this issue to have it done, its SO worth it...
So this is my Friday post, I hope you enjoyed it, I hope you know the love and honer of being a Grandparent.....

Everyone needs a little Sugar......
Peace!


12 comments:

Diva said...

She is soooo beautiful!!!!!

Happy Birthday Bella!!!!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Bella - a very happy birthday on Sunday [doin' this now in case I forget in my old age]. Remember to run rings around your Grandmama and Grandpapa - that's your job!

Shinade said...

Dear Bella,
We are singing this just for you...

Happy Birthday To you,
Happy Birthday To you,
Happy Birthday Dearrrrr Bella,
Happy Birthday to you!!

And congratulations on your first step.

Love from Walter and Jackie:):)

P.S. Bella,
Please ask your grammy to sing this to you....just especially from Walter and Jackie.

And please know that we think you are so very,very beautiful and simply precious!!

Love to you sweet,sweet Bella!

Not a Granny said...

What great pictures! She truly is wonderful. I especially like the picture with Bella and her matching Christmas Gift!!

Karen said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to her.

You've been tagged
http://www.chatbugkaren.com/2008/02/01/tag/

70steen said...

hey where do the years go? Happy Birthday Bella Oh and happy proud grandma Birthday too :-)

Shelli said...

My Belle was born full term and very tiny, too. And I call her Belly Bean. Papa calls her Peanut.

Happy birthday, Bella.

Sugar Queens Dream said...

To:Diva,,Daddy Papersurfer,Jackie and Walter,Not a Granny,Karen,70steen, Shelli Thank and I'm proud to call you friends of Belly and of me~~

EllorionsAngel said...

She sure has grown up so fast! She is My Bella Bee! I can't wait to move up there and be surrounded by my family and get to play with my niece all the time! Happy Birthday Bella Bee! Aunt Erin Loves you!
XOXO
Love You Momma!

darlene said...

happy 1st birthday Bella!!

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Thank you Erin and Dar...

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

WoW! My youngest son was also born on Feb 3 (1995)! Happy Birthday Bella!