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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bella Turns 2 AGAIN...and yet, again!















Yup, you read it correctly. Bella has now "turned 2", THREE TIMES! :-)
Once, in Italy, we had a dinner party and a small celebration with cake. Then again, in London, on her actual birthday of July 28th! And now, well put it this way, once our friends asked if we were having a party stateside, how could we refuse?

The day before her party, Bella was thrilled to run around the Martz Mansion, a guest for Stacy's baby shower. She is having a boy, Aiden, who Bella will automatically have as another BFF for life. ;-) Stacy is one of those "glowing mom to be"...she looks amazing and is SO HAPPY. And the Grandparents, WOW, you can see the sheer joy on their faces at all times!
The party for Bella was underway and she was wearing her new party dress, with her ruby slippers. All had a wonderful time, as did we, visiting with friends, new and old. Always a treat to see our friends, their familiars and of course, the kids! Bella has many cool kid friends. She may not see them frequently, but they all seem to know of one another when the are in each others company. Godmother Kate brought her wonderful Mom, as did God sister Amy, who brought along Mom Martha, and Scott. So many people, so much fun! Gifts were SO COOL....and fun and conversation was the name of the game.
Enjoy the pics and for those able to attend, THANK YOU!

For those not able to attend, THANK YOU too, we know you were able to be with us in Spirit!

Still, NO WAY TO COMPREHEND THAT OUR LITTLE ONE IS NOW 2! WOW!!! Amazing how times flies!
Friday, August 8, 2008

Bella Turns 2 - In Europe!














































Well, we made it back, rested and bummed...bummed cuz hell, we really didn't want to come back. We spent one glorious week in a Villa in Italy, the Tuscany region, just outside Siena and another 5 days in London. Talk about a dream vacation... But, since this is a blog for Bella and myself, I wont bore you with pics...if you would like to view them, please email me, or leave a comment here, and I will send u the links.


In the meantime, enjoy the video of Bella on her birthday in London...we had visitors, Ghis and Heino from Holland. Ghis is Bella's "Euro Godmother". As well as my Niece, Debby Deb, who came along on the trip with us, to help with Bella! Having the party in the garden area of the Royal Park Hotel was quaint, and awesome!!! We had a dinner party in Tuscany, for myself, Debby Deb and Bella, with our friends staying: Cousin Debby from Seattle, Debbie from LA, Susan from Philly, and Kelly from Phoenix...gifts were shared and SO APPRECIATED!
Also a few pics of her in Europe...I literally took 700 pics...not to mention, everyone else's pics....so, only sharing a few here...will update with more soon!

Bella travelled well, and the Italians absolutely ate her up! Even stopping us on the streets of San Gimignano, Siena and Florence to exclaim how beautiful she is. And when they heard her Italian name, it was even more fun! Bella is always the social one, the smiler and the poser...Going to Europe proved, she is the JET SETTER!
Gotta love her!




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