Sunday, March 23, 2008


Bella "singing" on her keyboard at Gramma's


HAPPY EASTER!!! Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend! We were blessed to spend it with so many family and friends!! The weather was a bit chilly but beautiful, sunny skies:)

The May Trio on Easter- someone is a little too busy for pictures now:)

Bella's Playgroup had an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday-it was a blast!!! Bella got to experiene her first juice box with a big girl straw and now she is an addict:) Jessfern (Mama's cousin) is helping her out.
I got this!!!!

She comes from a long line of table dancers:) Playing with Daddy and Jessi

Hunting for eggs with Jessi and "Pon Bob"

Taking her finds to Jessi & Bob

Some of her loot around her neck

yummmmmmmmmmm CANDYYYY!!!!!

awwww sparklies

Hang on, gotta make sure I didn't miss any eggs LOL We separated the "big kid" eggs and the baby eggs-Bella and her friend, Anna, were the only big kids so they got to totally monopolize:) Bella ended up overflowing her "Pon Bob" basket AND her jacket so she decided to hunt some more eggs and put them in Anna's basket:)

Sunday we went to church with Gramma and then went to visit with Mema. Bella found a random Easter shovel to play with:)

Helping Mema & Gramma open their Easter cards

Trying to climb the stairs in her dress at Mema's LOL

Playing peek-a-boo at Nana's house

Looking all prim and proper (think she actually fooled anyone? LOL)

Look Mama, fancy sleeves!!!

GORGEOUS Easter dress with her lil lady matching coat thanks to Aunt 'Net!!!
Playing at Nana's before we went to lunch

Papa's girl


Calling "Pon Bob" on her play phone with Nana

The girls- Bella with Jessafern and Aunt 'Tacy

hehe lil stinker playing music at Mema's while we watched the Hogs lose to UNC (fine with me-made my brackets pretty:) OF COURSE I AM KICKING BEN'S BOOOOOTAY FOR THE 4th YEAR IN A ROW!!!!!!)


Thursday, March 20, 2008


Today was absolutely gorgeous outside!! After going for a walk and playing/swinging in the front yard, Bella decided to help us water the "plants" on the back deck. They are basically the leftovers from last year's cheap pretties from WalMart but will most likely be used for tomatoes this year.

She is mesmerized by water!!! She loves bathtime, loves to brush her teeth and rinse her brush (and yes, spit like a lady LOL), and play with water any chance she gets.

Sweet lil red headed fairy

The famous cheeser:)

My new FAVORITE picture!!! She is absolutely in love with her Daddy (and visa versa) and loves to imitate everything he does (no pressure Daddy LOL). She always looks up to him with the biggest eyes and just soaks it all up.

Guess they needed some more water LOL

Helping Daddy throw leaves off the porch-my lil OCD clean freak at work:)

Her new favorite non-water activity is drawing. She did a really awesome job coloring her shamrock at school for St. Patty's and is starting to realize the whole "stay in the lines" concept.

This is serious business Mama!!!! Must have my pen AND pencil!

Hard work-had to take a drawing break outside:)

Spring and Summer are gonna be so much fun with her this year. She is all over the place and absolutely LOVES being outside. On the days it is rainy, she just stands at the window and moans LOL She loves birds too-anytime she hears one singing she gets excited. When we are in her bedroom in the morning she will say "tweets" whenever she hears a bird:) I wish my Nana were here to see all of this-she loved watching Bella grow and is like me-could just watch her do her thing all day long and my heart just smiles so full. But I know she is watching and gets so much joy out of seeing her little Petunia grow. I still tell her "Sweet Dreams with GiGi" every night at bedtime:)

She's Somebody's Hero

New favorite song- for my baby girl, my mama and my nana-my heroes!!!

She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moonS
he's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)

She's somebody's heroA hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

She didn't get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she's been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life's ambition
But now her baby's movin' on, and she'll soon be missin' her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin' down her face

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother's eyes
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters' starin' at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin' chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother's smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Swinging!!!

We had some awesome weather this weekend and Bella was SOOOOO happy to be outside again!! She was jumping up and down when Daddy put her swing back up in the tree:) Bummer-looks like she definitely has allergies:( Everytime we took her outside, her eyes would run so much it looked like she was bawling and her nose just went crazy. PLUS she is getting her bottom molars AND canine teeth in so she isn't feeling like sunshiney Bella.

Pretty girl loving her swing!! She loves it when Daddy pushes her REALLLLY high!

Miss Seriousness keeping an eye on everything going on

I'm gonna get you Mama!!!!

Our pride and joy-our little couch potato LOL At least she crosses her legs like a lil lady (right after she farts and burps like an old man LOL)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy March!!!

We traveled to Uncle Aaron's house (near Batesville) this weekend for his birthday. Bella had a blast playing with her guys (Uncle Popeye and Pop) outside and chasing Blondie around.
My favoritest picture from this weekend. She looks like such a big girl just sitting there!!!

Blondie checking out Miss Thang with her Mardi Gras bling (FYI-Pop, Bella HAD to wear her beads to the doctor this afternoon!! Luckily it was only 2 strands of purple beads which matched her purple shirt LOL)



"I DO IT!!!" climbing up the slide

TADAAAA I made it!!!

Swinging with Pop

Watching Blondie chase the ball with Uncle Popeye

Best Buddies

Pop's Girl loving the outdoors

LOVE this one!! She was picking "flowers"

Riding Blondie the Horse!!!

Bella left our house on Saturday morning with a CLEAR runny nose and woke up Monday morning with a nasty cough and disgusting gunky nose and fever. This is what the beauty queen looks like when she feels pitiful.

Poor lil fever eyes and red nose. Ignore the dinner crust-we were thrilled she was eating!! And yes, she HAD to wear Daddy's necklace on her head (you don't see the purple shoes that are 2 sizes too big-again, HAD to wear them LOL)

I swear, no drugs had entered this child's system during the taking of this picture!!! (wait 30 minutes LOL) Poor missy has a lil 'tude even when she is sick LOL