Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finally the birthday!


My first born turned 3 on the 22nd of May! I am just now posting pictures here on the 10th day of June. I have loads of excuses on why it has taken so long but I will spare you those details and just share pictures of this special girl special day, well really days! We began the celebrations on her last day of her 1st year of school! I could not believe that she was already done with school. I have the picture of her on her 1st day of school sucking her thumb holding her dog. To say she thrived in school would be in understatement. She LOVED it!
Then we celebrated on her actual birthday with a wonderful party surrounded by friends and family. She had so much fun! She of course started out her morning with pancakes and syrup, her favorite!

PRESENTS! She got her "baby guitar" that she wanted and a water gun. Worth plays with both of them more then BellaRose!


Preparing for the big party!













Julie and Julia, hmmmm, sounds familiar?!












Ben's "special lady friend" also known to most people as a girlfriend, Julie helped celebrate BellaRose's birthday and it just so happened to be her birthday too! I think it was meant to be!

Swinging!














Worn out from such an exciting birthday.
Sometimes time on the couch with dad and his girls is a good thing!

BellaRose is an amazing child. She is 100% curious and active, and hardly sits still. She immediately has to jump into the deep end when we get to the pool. She is very concerned about "good spots" such as when we are reading stories to her before bed and she picks out my "good spot" to sit, or where we park our cars at the store. She loves her sister and her family and her friends. She just got her first haircut by me after 3 years without one. You can hardly notice but the hair is saved for her baby book! She loves to sing, and read, and organize! When I am getting deli meat cut she reorganizes the condiment cart. If Worth or me is going somewhere she has to give us a kiss and a pat pat or she becomes deeply saddened. She takes care of her own and has no problem going off and being by herself to play. She helps with the garden and the purple flower she wanted to buy that is thriving, just like her. She can bring me to laughter in a heartbeat as well has complete and total frustration!
She is pure joy!

11 comments:

KatieKate said...

Oh, Sun. SUCH great photos... I love the one of her playing her little pink guitar. So great.

Love you guys.

Adam and Annie said...

So glad to finally see this post. I'm so glad I got to see her this past weekend. She is so big...and daring, as seen on the zip line, in the river, on the skateboard... You've got your hands full! Happy late birthday, Miss BellaRose!

Kristin said...

Looks like a great celebration of such a precious child. The post was worth the wait!

Becky Swann said...

What a great little 3 year old! I love all the guitar picks too! That child just enjoys her life! I love her so...

Courtney said...

Looks like lots of fun.. love all the photos.. and i love hearing about sweet BellaRose!

Rachel said...

I love, love, love the picture of her holding the guitar, in her birthday hat, sitting on the porch under her birthday banner.

Byerly said...

Oh the guitar is too much! She really looks like she knows what she's doing. These are great pictures Sunday.

Margo said...

She really is pure joy!! So glad we got to celebrate her 3rd bday, it was so wonderful as always!

Niki said...

These are great pictures! Good reminders of how much fun BellaRose's birthday party was. I loved reading your description of her. I didn't know that about the good spots. She is perfectly quirky, isn't she? Hope you guys are having fun at the beach and we can't wait to wave at BellaRose from the shallow end when you get back.

Annie Singletary said...

we love that girl!!! what a fun party it was, thanks for the good time!

JTP said...

i love all of these....Hollings' mowhawk is killing me- I LOVE it!!!! soo sweet!!!