Thursday, March 15, 2012

bella joy is 2!

and just like that, my baby girl is 2.  it really happened fast!  2 years ago today i started the hardest, most fun, most rewarding job of my life.  this is actually the longest i've ever worked at the same place!  this is a job that i do not take lightly.  raising, disciplining and discipling our children is the most important thing that i could do and i truly am thankful to the Lord for blessing us with bella joy and for allowing me to stay home with her (and any following children).

anyway, enough about that. 

bella joy, at 2 years old, you are a BALL OF ENERGY!  you are so much fun!  you wake up in the morning ready to go.  as soon as i get you out of your crib you start playing and you do not stop (except to eat) until nap time.  and then when you wake from your nap, you do not stop until bed time!  you love to play!!  you really will play with anything.  but your favorites are still your little people.  you also love your potato heads, books, puzzles, and play-doh.  and you are so funny!!  you make us laugh all the time.  sometimes because you are so clever, but sometimes because you are just a little mocking bird.  some of the words that you frequently say that you have picked up from us (that are the funniest) are awesome, dangerous, and hilarious.  you often talk about how awesome the trees are (which we agree, but are unsure of where you picked up on the fact that they are awesome).  you talk all the time!  it is so so fun!!  you love to eat grilled cheese, soup, yogurt, grapes, bananas, and anything sweet :)  you get so excited when daddy gets home from work and when anyone comes to our house.  you love to help!  you are awesome at helping daddy with the trash and helping mommy unload the dish washer.  you are going to be an AWESOME big sis.  you love your family and you love animals!

sweet baby girl, we love you.  and we are so thankful for you.  and we can not wait to see all the things you learn this year!
 b running running running at her birthday play date.
curious little one getting photographed by "auntie" ashmill :)


Kristin Bridgman said...

Happy Birthday to Bella! Happy day to you momma! It's always a joy to celebrate our little ones:)
I have enjoyed seeing, reading your joy at being a momma and you are certainly a very good one!
Blessings to all of you!

Brittney said...

Happy birthday! So glad we were able to see her and you while we were visiting. She really is so sweet, precious, and funny!