Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat! The Bad Witch is on the loose!

So we ended up on Lee Street in Old Town tonight trick or treating and Bella had a blast. The street was blocked off and the ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, and black cats were out! Bella got an entire tub full of candy, and we took a taxi there and back with some of her friends which she absolutely loved. This was to help mommy stay sane and not have to worry about parking. She is wiped out now to say the least... Happy Halloween 2010 everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bella's Ballet Class

Well, this was Bella's first Ballet class. I don't really think it went to well to say the least. She enjoyed the jumping when they did it, but wasn't really a fan of the coloring of the ballerina pictures and the somewhat strict teacher she had.... Plus, her father chose not to take her on his weekends so she missed half of the classes. A bit of a disaster... but she took beautiful pictures... Here are a few!

Pics of Bella's Power Tots Show 2010

Carving Pumpkins with Violet

Bella and I are going to visit Lisa, Violet and Sage this afternoon to carve pumpkins. We are so excited! Hopefully I can get some good pics and post them later!

My ears are broken

So today we had Bella's little stud friend Collin over who says he is going to marry Bella.... Yes, he is 4 and he is already planning his future with my daughter. Anyway, they were playing this morning and Bella was having a hard time sharing... and she was not listening to me. When I asked her why she was having a hard time listening, she told me that her ears were broken and not working and started tapping them to see if they would start working!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ice Cream made out of sand

When I picked Bella up from school today she told me that she had just finished making me an icecream cone and had been waiting to give it to me! I ran over to her, only to find out it was an ice cream cone made of purple sand that was also mixed with rocks and some other odd textured things that I couldn't define! It was awesome.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Burke Fall Festival- October 9, 2010

Glenn, Bella, and I went to the Burke VA Fall Festival for the first time ever and to say that Bella had a miraculous time would be quite the understatement. We got there and we were surrounded by slides, pony's, moonbounces, swings, apple cider stands, and pumpkins. It was awesome. Bella was so excited. The part that made it even more magical, was that Bella actually laughed harder than I have EVER heard her laugh in her four years of life.... and guess what she was doing? She got on a swing, that was simply hanging from a 30-40 foot tree. It was built with rope, and a small board that she could sit on. When she got on and started swinging, she was litterly laughing so hard she was hyperventilating.
It was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. She had a blast. Afterwards in the car on the way home, Glenn and I were asking her questions, and she could not even speak, she was so worn out.
Definitely something we will continue to do for years to come.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mommy, can you give me a picture of you and me to sleep with so I don't miss you tonight?

Yes, I know... how sweet. Bella slept with a  picture of her and I when she was a baby because she told me last night before she went to bed that she was going to miss me while she slept.

Bella a working girl

Ok, so my day started off pretty bad, as I rolled into work and realized, "oh no! where is my computer?" When I didn't see it in my car on the way in, I thought for sure I had left it at work. But after searching for it in the office, it was nowhere to be found.
So I then drove back home to look for it, only to find it behind Bella's bedroom door! And then it dawned on me. She had been playing "work" last night while I was fixing dinner. She likes to take my work badge, and get her purse and pretend she is going to work. She makes me pretend like I am crying as she drops me off at school. Ha!
But she took it a step further this time, and actually somehow managed to pick up my laptop and drag it into her room to play and I found it hidden behind her door! Two hours of my morning were spent searching for it! The good thing, is that she is getting practice being a responsible working woman. What else could a mom ask for?

Monday, October 4, 2010

My sweet girl-sick again!

I am home with Bella today because she has a bit of a cold.... You know, the sneezing, coughing, runny nose that she likes to wipe with her sleeve! She is excited though about being sick... why? Well 1. She gets to stay home with Mommy and not go to school 2. I have told her that when she is sick, that is the only time she can sleep in mommy's bed now that she is a big girl. So, where is she now? Yes, in mommy's bed, snoring up a storm. Despite being sick, I have loved the excitement I have seen today from her. I wish I could see the bright side of things when times are tough like she does. Today, we went to Target to get cough drops, tissues, and toothpaste, and when she stumbled upon all of the Halloween decorations and costumes, her face lit up. She put a witch hat on, which of course flopped over her face, and announced to the entire store that she was going to be a witch for halloween and starts cackling like a witch. I am so glad I got to experience the joy she has brought me today on such an icky, rainy day at home with who you would think would be a whiny, grumpy girl. She is the best!