Friday, November 21, 2008

My baby's Party was Great!!!

Thanks so much to Aunt Jane, Uncle Jim & Cousin Claire who put alot of special finishing touches to make Bella's birthday so memorable & totally special. We were so glad to celebrate with immediate family. All went well even though we forgot the cake & had to turn around & head for home to get it. Bella looked beautiful in her pink & brown tutu & was an angel all day! She even enjoyed a little alone time with Cousin Claire playing in her room. They definately have a special bond. I am so glad for that! Just going to upload some pictures to remember the day by. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Birthday Girl!!!

Yesterday was a great day! We spent our little girls birthday at home just mom & dad & Bella. She dug into the cake like a true champ! Just like the gift wrapping, she acted like she's been at this before....hmmmm. I made her a cake & frosted it with cool whip after we decided regular icing was way too sweet. I wrote her name on it, sprinkled the little colorful nonperils & added the #1 candle that dad bought only we never lit it. I guess we'll save that for the Birthday party festivites.

She didn't hesitate a moment to put her hands fully on the icing as soon as we set the cake down in front of her. She plungged in face first for her first bite and came up with a full face of coolwhip! It was awesome to watch. She had a blast. We were excited to taste her yummy cake until all of a sudden......AHHHHH CHOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A SNEEZE!!! Well, not ALL over the cake so we quickly snuck a little piece from the other side! DEEEEEEEE~LICHious!!!!!!

Onto a quick bath & then off to bed. Or so I hoped! I think the sugar rush kept her awake more than even she wanted to be. We tried rocking her to sleep 3 seperate times. Not like her...this baby loves her sleep! Too much birthday party belly.

Well, hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves.

We know she is prepared to WOW them at her Birthday party with her cake & unwrapping skills!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bella's going to be ONE!!

WOW! My baby is turning one! I can not believe how quickly this year has gone by. I keep looking at pictures of her over the last year. How quickly they change. I cry at every month. I wish I could do it over! I just loved every stage. Don't get me wrong, I love every moment now's just, MY BABY is growning up!

We had her 1st Birthday pictures taken last Tues. Even though she was still battling with diarrhea from the week before, she was a trooper & they took alot of great pictures. She wore a party dress, pink & white with sparkley pink shoes & her outfit that she will be wearing her party (which is a surprise!) I will post pictures of those after her B-Day.

While we were viewing her pictures & her cousin Jenn was holding her, she managed to slobber all over my cell phone. We didn't realize it until later. Then when I went to use it, it would power off & not work. It didn't work for 2 days!!! Just as we were about to take it to AT & T, i guess it dryed up & started working again. Word to the wise, Don't let your baby eat your cell phone....NO MATTER HOW MUCH SHE

Well, since she was being such a trooper. I decided to also get her ears pierced in honor of her first Birthday. Never mind the fact that I've ben trying to get it done since she was born but was always to chicken. I'd walk in to the place talk to the girl & find out the prices and always leave. The girls was too young & inexpierenced, they were too expensive or some other excuse. Well, my very good friend Cynthia sent her money to get them done. So, I couldn't use that excuse anymore. Now, I have cousin Jenn with us for moral that was good. So off we headed to the mall. I had a grin & bear it attitude. We were doing this no matter how I felt. The girl was nice & not too young. The store was empty. That was all good. No excuses for sure. She had me hold her forehead & her arms down. It felt so cruel. After the first piercing, of course she cried. My heart ached. How could I do this to her? All in the name of beauty. There was no turning back now! The next one was over fairly quickly. She cried. I cried harder. Hers lasted about 2 minutes. I was still crying inside 20 minutes later. She is a true trooper. She looks gorgeous! Thank God, that's over!!! Thank God, Jenn was there. She was a wonderful help & support!
Thursday Bella received her first mail & wrapped gift! Aunt Jane from Colorado sent a beautiful outfit, sunglasses & hairbows...which everyone knows I am crazy about! I took the giftbox out of the shipping box & gave it to Bella & grabbed the camera. Pretty much before I turned the camera on, she was unwrapping the box! She has never has a gift before this & she started unwrapping it as if she's done this a dozen times before. I went crazy taking pictures, as usual. Thanks for the memories, Aunt Jane!
Now we are looking forward to her birthday party. Nothing fancy, just family & lots of celebration!!! We can't wait to see her dive into her 1st birthday cake!
We are soooooo blessed to have her in our lives. We Thank God every single day for choosing us to be her parents. I am loving every minute of it. Everyday is a new experience & a new adventure. I look forward to many many more. I love you, Bella.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Daa Daa & Bella

I spent about 36 hours away from my precious baby. It was hard. I missed her & my hubby very much. It was comforting to know that not only was she in the loving hands of our heavenly Father but also in the very capable hands of her earthly father. I love knowing that they are spending time together getting to know each other on a one to one level. I pictured them in my mind going shopping together at Sam's. Knowing how she loves to see people & interact with them every time we go out. How she draws people to her. My heart smiled when I heard they went on a "date" to McDonald's to share an ice cream. Her dad is truly the "apple of her eye". I love the way she lights up & sequels eveytime her Daa Daa pulls into the driveway. I pray she always feels that way about him. he is truly a wonderful father.

It felt great to feel a taste of that when I got in the car when they picked me up & she saw me & smiled and giggled. What a great homecoming...

This month has also been a month of remembering & thinking back over the last year. The miracle of what God has done in our lives. I feel like I could never thank Him enough for bringing this special baby into our lives & allowing us to be her parents. My heart is so full of joy from having her in our lives. I know that every moment in the future won't be perfect. But, this past year certainly has been for me. Being Bella's Mom has been a dream come true & an answer to many prayers.

I am looking forward to celebrating her 1st Birthday! We ordered her custom made Brown & Pink polka dotted invitations & her embroidered Brown & Pink polka dotted onesie, tutu & bow! Yes, I maybe going a little crazy with it but I am enjoying every second of my babys upcoming celebration. Although, a part of me grieves her growing up. I keep telling her...don't grow up toooo fast!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Well, we all know what today is. This is the 7th anniversary of 9/11. It's hard to believe that 7 years has gone by. Being from NY & experiencing 9/11 from a very close point of view this day always gives me rushes of different feelings. I am sure we all remember where we were when we found out about the Twin Towers & the massive chaos that went on that day. I will not bore you with my story of where I was. I do thank God that I did not know anyone personally that perished that day. I have 2 very good friends, a fireman & Police Officer that were there though & I thank God that they returned safely to their families. Let's all take a moment today & say a prayer for those who did loose loved ones & for their memories. I pray God grants them comfort & peace.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Boo Boo Baby

My baby is sick. This has to be the worst thing about being a mother. You want so much to do anything you can to comfort your child. When nothing works it is heartbreaking. No amount of medicine, rocking, swaying or singing will bring relief. Thank goodness for Faith. Thank goodness for Jesus.

A favorite verse I stand on is Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement our of peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed.

I don't know how people do life without Him. I am so glad I don't have to.

I am praying that my sweet girl feels better real soon. I know God is hearing my prayers. What comfort that brings.
I can't wait to see her sweet smile again & hear her belly laugh. It brings pure Joy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

This is my journey to be the best mother, best wife, and walk my life out to honor God. So welcome and I look forward to getting to share my life with friends I know and those I'm about to meet.