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Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Rare Moment

Bella decided to take a little rest on the couch the other night with some friends. Since this was the first time in a while she was sitting still we decided to record the moment.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fun In The Sun

We all went to the Soap Box Race Festival last weekend. Bella loves street festivals, which she refers to as parties. This one had one of those bouncy inflatable rooms and she really loves these. This time she ventured out to the middle, even with the big kids. I got this picture through the window.
Here is Bella at the Soap Box races again. She had a great time!
One of Bella's favorite activities lately is for us to build her a "mountain" out of pillows, blankets and a matress. This time she decided to sleep on it, so I call it sleepy mountain.
This is Bella showing the balloon she decorated. You can see this one on the art blog, too.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Adventures in Wonderland

Ever since Bella saw Alice in Wonderland she has been fascinated by the Cheshire cat. This is her impersonation of her favorite character. Pretty good, huh?
This is a Cheshire cat with ears.
We wanted to take some pictures at Bella's favorite playground. This one is really deluxe and there is lots for her to do there. This is the tire mountain which she can climb by herself now.
Here Bella is about to go across the swinging bridge. She loves this part.
The other morning Bella woke us up at 4:30 wanting to watch videos. We had a hard time distracting her until mama put stickers on her face. After this point, Bella joined in on the fun and a good time was had by all.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I put the same picture on twice! Sometimes it is hard to post with a plastic dog jumping up and down on your arm. This is the first picture of her painting, before she became a cat.

Festival Day

We went to 2 festivals on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day. The first was outdoors and we walked around, enjoying the sunshine and music. The second one had lots of activities. Bella did a lot of painting there.
There was face painting and Bella really wanted to do it. Here you see her getting made up as a cat (she loves the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland lately).
And this was the outcome. As you can see, Bella takes her role as the Cheshire cat VERY seriously. Though she looks a little sad, she just gets serious when doing this kind of thing. She also may have been a little scared, but she sat bravely through it all.
Here the Cheshire cat went back to painting.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Art Gallery

Check out the new pictures on Bella's Art Gallery!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jumping Ewoks

Bella insisted on wearing Mom's jacket after she had taken her own shirt off at the Glass House yesterday. I think she looks like an Ewok.
Here is Bella at the International Children's Festival jumping on an inflatable platform. She took a break long enough to pose for this shot.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

International Festival

Today we attended the annual international children's festival sponsored by the University. Bella spent a lot of time petting a little gray bunny and trying to get close enough to a family of sheep to pet them. There was a table set up where children could get their faces painted, do bead work, and get a weave....When Bella saw the woman weaving colorful materials into hair, she literally jumped into the chair saying, "I am ready...I am ready!!!" The woman commented that Bella was a little young to sit patiently through a procedure that is not so pleasant...Bella told me she really wanted to so....


Here are a couple of photos of Bella having tea in her little kitchen....per request, we recently transformed her kitchen into her art studio....Have you seen the blog for that???

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Back With More Photos - New Ones Soon!

This is Bella in the snow in the mountains of the Czech Republic. We went there last February. She really enjoyed the snow and sledding down the mountain. We were right at the border with Poland. It was a fun trip.
This is the dollhouse that Bella got on her birthday. This is just after she opened it up for the first time. She was really intrigued by all of the little people and furniture.

Here is Bella at Christmas modeling her Texas outfit from Nana. She got a lot of good stuff.

Here is Bella with her favorite cousin Emily at Christmas time. They had a great time.