Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hidden Talent

My friend Heather has been teaching me to crochet. I crochet Bella's blessing blanket for her this summer (with the help of my mom, she'd take over when my hands would get tired). She tried to teach my how to make baby booties (her specialty) I didn't do so great at those! Somehow I got the idea to start making beanies. I went with Heather to buy yarn during the yarn sale at Michael's and got some yarn to make beanies for my nieces for Christmas. They turned out so STINKING cute! On Tuesday when Frank took Bella to Stefanie's house he put the beanie I made for her on her. So Stefanie (being the amazing photographer she is) took pictures of Bella in it.


I love this picture. Her face is hilarious! She has started sucking her bottom lip and pulling these funny faces.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesdays with Mallory

I'm stealing this story and pictures from Stefanie "Mormons" blog because it's such a cute story and I want it in Bella's book at the end of the year.

Tuesdays while I work Bella goes to Stefanie's house and plays with Bella, or "Baby Beba" as Mallory calls her. Once she's dropped off, Mallory wants Stefanie to put Bella in the swing they have. She always turns the swing on, pushes the swing so Bella can "go high", and Mallory always makes sure Bella has LOTS of toys.
This last Tuesday, Mallory thought Bella would like to have Mallory's blanket, kitty, baby and the baby's bottle. I mean, who wouldn't want all those things piled on top of them?
"I'll share with her.""Here you go, Baby Beba"This is the face of sheer pleasure. I'm sure she's thinking, "Are you really going to just sit and watch this?"

Another story about Bella at Mallory's: Stefanie will sit Mallory on the couch with Bella to give her the bottle. After about 2 seconds Mallory will say, "Aw done, aw done, aw done," and proceed to start to push Bella off her lap. Of course Stefanie is always there to catch her, I think it's so cute that as soon as she's done, that's it, it's over.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

Halloween was much more fun with kids! Thursday night we went to a party at the church. It was supposed to be Trunk or Treat, but it was raining, so instead people decorated the doors of the different rooms at the church and the kids went door to door.

Bella and I went as a Hollywood starlet and her pocket poodle, Fifi. You can't see the rest of my outfit, but it was very Hollywood.

Poor Bella was so tired at the party that as we were sitting at the table eating, she was falling asleep on Frankie's lap. She looked like an old man, with her head falling down and when it would reach the bottom she'd quickly wake up and sit up. It was very funny! I'll post the video of it later.

Halloween night we just went to our friend Kathy and Steve's. We hadn't seen them in a long time, so it was good to see them. They had a lot of great ideas for Frank and I as far as jobs are concerned. Kathy loves poodles so we had to take Bella to see her.