My dear sweet Bella-Bella,
I can't believe it's been two whole years! Time goes by so fast and I swear it was just yesterday that we were heading to the hospital hoping it was the day you would be making your arrival! You have grown and changed so much this year......you've gotten so tall that people often look at you and your sisters and ask if we have triplets. And the talking......wow, the talking! I always tell people it's no surprise that you talk so well (and have so much to say) because there is certainly no shortage of talking in our house, but I can still say that most days you have something else to say that just amazes us! You're so sweet and loving.......when I sneeze, I hear "Bess you, Mommy"....when there's something you want, you end your request with "Pease?".....when you're playing and you fall down, we hear "I'm otay!" You keep us laughing!
You also have an independent side you're not afraid to show, and you know how to hold your own with your sisters. A few of your other favorite phrases include "I do it!" and....probably my most favorite "Mine. Not. Yours." You're quite adamant with that one. I was changing you one day and you were holding something that was getting in my way. When I asked you to let me hold it for a minute, you looked at me and (very clearly) said "Mine. Not. Yours." I know I shouldn't encourage it, but it was so cute I couldn't help but laugh.
Your Daddy and I have been talking about when we should take you for your first hair cut......your sisters went for the first time when they turned two.......but you still have a "baby look" and I'm afraid cutting your hair will make you look more like a little girl.......and I'm not ready for that.....but you sure are growing more and more each day.
You bring so much joy to our lives and we can't wait to see what this next year brings!
Happy birthday, our sweet baby girl!