Tuesday, May 26, 2009

to know her...

.....is to love her!
I know I said that last week but it really is true.  This child is precious.  She has such a gentle spirit about her that I can rarely express in words.  
My sweet BellaRose has turned 2.  I can now just say I have a 2 year old and I no longer have to figure out her age in months.  These past 2 years have been no easy journey, but a journey well worth taking.  I would do it a million times over to have this child.  I know I could be jinxing myself when I say this, but I really feel as if we have turned a corner with her.  She seems more content.  I do believe that teeth have a lot to do this.  I am pretty sure all her teeth are in and she is no longer in pain.  That is just my theory but to me it makes sense.  Sure she still has her moments, but she is so polite, saying her "please" and "thank yous" often.  She is so loving and so caring.  She ADORES babies.  She always wants to make sure that they are okay and that their mouth is wiped.  I am not sure why that concerns her so much but she likes cleanliness.
She loves animals and especially horses.  I may have had something to do with that but I am pretty sure her love for them came all on her own.  She LOVES her cousins, all 7 of them, what is even more special is that they ALL love her too.  
She talks about her friends often as well.  She always wants to go "this way" when we pull out of our neighborhood so she can go see Will.  We can't pass Ellen's house now without BellaRose saying she wants to see Ellen.  She adores baby Beckett.
She says her prayers at night and before meals.
This child is my heart!

















































































Banner by Katie
Dress by JTP

14 comments:

The Colorado Carrs said...

Oh Happy birthday day sweet girl!!!

KatieKate said...

Ok- her running behind the bubble lawn mower? Awesome.

Great photos, Sun! Of course, she's a perfect subject :)

LisserCoates said...

Happy Birthday Sweet B Rose!

What an amazing dress, way to go JT.

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday BellaRose!!! I love the pics you posted.

JTP said...

Thanks for the dress shout out- she looks super cute in it :-) i LOVE, love, love the lawnmower picture..... of course BellaRose is the sweetest- just loike her momma!

Becky Swann said...

I love that I have been able to watch that sweet girl grow to be 2! And see her become friends with my Ellen and love her and wipe her mouth:) She is such a wonderful child! Happy Birthday thanks for having such a fun party!

Jim said...

A Happy Birthday to that girl. Sure is cute, but maybe it's the photos, nah...

I am sure you can't believe she's two... I have that problem with Rose being nine. She's running in her first 5k this week, time goes by so fast....

Adam and Annie said...

I love the Uggs picture. She is so funny and growing into such a pretty little girl! Loved the dress! Looks like you guys had a great celebration.

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday sweet BellaRose!!

Annie Singletary said...

sweet sweet Bella Rose.
What great pictures from her big day.
love that girl

Byerly said...

you have a 2 year old. oh my!! What a cutie-patootie:o) JT's dress was perfect. Thanks for sharing about your sweet girl!

Aunt Karen said...

Great Fiesta! Thanks sweet B Rose for a great birthday! Love all the pics but the swing pictures are really cool!

Niki said...

That fiesta looks like it was SO much fun! I'm so sorry we missed it (and that awesome dress!) but I'm glad I got to see the little cutie on her birthday. Happy Birthday BellaRose!!

It's hard to believe it's been almost 2 years since you were where I am. You are such a good mom and watching you be one has helped me so much (along with reading your old blog entries).

heather said...

Hi Sunday! This is Annie's friend, Heather, and I don't know if you remember me! Anyways, love your blog; I've been a reader for a while! I am so happy bc I found out we are having a girl in November and your little lady is so cute. Bella Rose makes me happy we are having a little girl!! anyways, love your photography too. check out my best friend abby's wedding photography www site. she is incredible. www.ligaphotography.com