August 15 07

Isabella is 2 today. 2 years ago at this time i was dragging my big, fat, swollen arse over to North York General. It was my third attempt at going into labor on my own, and this time it finally took. Isabella was born after the routine-est of labors. a perfect clone of her big sister and brother, she was the icing on the cake. the perfect addition and completion of our little family.

Bella Boots (or just Boots, as we like to call her) was a little cutie with a big, giant bald head. just like her mama:

She truly was an angel from the beginning. a good sleeper, a good eater, a good pooper. what more could you ask for? She developed her own personality – much more of a bruiser and less of a diva than her older sister. she knew what she liked from day one – DoraBoots and Diego are her absolute favorites, but she’ll give a shout-out to the ‘yardigans and wundapets too.

she’s definitely the most easy-going of our kids…but she perfected that tantrum VERY early on:

she’s certainly hit the terrible two’s – with a vengeance. left on her own for more than 30 seconds, and something of value gets destroyed. the computer. the dvd player. our blanket (which is now covered in a lovely sharpie mosaic).

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but she’s also one of the sweetest kids i know. she wakes up in the morning singing twinkle twinkle or the ABC’s and talks to us through the monitor “mommy-o, are you dere? daddy-o? whatyadoing? momanddad, come and get me. i’m a princess! I wanna watch diego!”

could melt your heart.

i love her to death. even if this is her outfit of choice these days. (i’m not kidding. she sleeps in the skirt. every night. “i. am. a. princess.”)
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  1. Does that outfit come in adult size? I LOVE it! Happy Birthday Isabella!

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    Comment by Steph on August 15, 2007
  2. Wah! I want a new one!

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    Comment by AndreAnna on August 15, 2007
  3. Beautiful Bella…Happy #2!!!

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    Comment by ~JJ! on August 15, 2007
  4. Happy 2nd Birthday beautiful Bella!!
    Have a great day!

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    Comment by Sarah on August 15, 2007
  5. Happy Happy Happy Birthday to little Bella.

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    Comment by Mandi on August 15, 2007
  6. Happy Birthday Bella!

    Luv,
    Noah

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    Comment by Tova on August 15, 2007
  7. What a beautiful post, Ali. I cried as I was reading it – in that I’m a Mom and I feel that love for my baby too. And I know that when Bella can read, she’ll cry too – in that happy and loved sort-a-way :)

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    Comment by Tova on August 15, 2007
  8. Happy birthday, Isabella. She’s a darling, darling girl, Ali.

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    Comment by Rebecca on August 15, 2007
  9. Happy birthday, cutie!

    My daughter is also obsessed with the princesses lately. Only she doesn’t have a special outfit – she calls every dress she owns a “princess dress.”

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    Comment by andi on August 15, 2007
  10. Happy birthday Bella! PS – You ARE a princess! Tinkerbell whispered it in my ear last night.

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    Comment by shuey6 on August 15, 2007
  11. Awww happy birthday Miss Bella! Great post! I love the video when she is stomping her feet at the end!

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    Comment by Miss on August 15, 2007
  12. Happy Birthday Bella!!

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    Comment by mamatulip on August 15, 2007
  13. Happy Birthday, beautiful Bella!

    Wait, that’s redundant, isn’t it?

    Eh. Happy Birthday anyway, you sweet girl.

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    Comment by Mrs. Chicky on August 15, 2007
  14. Ahhh, Happy Birthday to Isabella!!!

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    Comment by Chris on August 15, 2007
  15. Happy birthday to your beautiful “baby” girl!

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    Comment by Jackie on August 15, 2007
  16. Happy Birthday to your sweet princess!!!!

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    Comment by FENICLE on August 15, 2007
  17. OY OY OY!!! I loved this post. So preshuss! Happy Birthday to Bella! Have fun celebrating! xoxo

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    Comment by haley-o on August 15, 2007
  18. Happy Birthday Isabella!

    “Why not celebrate by destroying a small part of your house?”

    ;)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 15, 2007
  19. Happy Birthday little Bella! I can’t believe how much you look like your Mommy! Love hearing all your adorable stories!

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    Comment by Michele on August 15, 2007
  20. Awwww happy b-day Isabella!
    PS – my family DR delivers outta North York General (though I delivered with a mid-wife in Oakville ’cause I live waaaaaay out in Milton and would never ever make it to North York with my quick labours.

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    Comment by Just Janice on August 15, 2007
  21. Happy Birthday, Boots – Give ‘em hell!

    I just about crapped a brick when I read about the sharpie mosaic… the girls found my dry erase markers and marked EVERYTHING in Mike’s study – the futon, the photo printer, the antenna, the computer, and many many pieces of paper. Later that week, they got ahold of the bath crayons and drew over the ENTIRE bathroom (what was in reach). At least that stuff washes off – mostly – whereas I think you’re pretty much screwed with Sharpies :D

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    Comment by loren on August 16, 2007
  22. What a beautiful girl. Happy Birthday Isabella!

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    Comment by Nancy on August 16, 2007
  23. I’m totally late…but HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLA!!!! I love all the pics….she’s so sweet. :) (and not a Sharpie?! Aw! Taylor recently decided to “tag” our white couch with a blue Supergirl logo and I about died! But it was crayon, so not permanent)

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    Comment by Sara on August 16, 2007
  24. Happy birthday little pink princess!

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    Comment by Nadine on August 17, 2007
  25. Happy birthday Bella!
    That’s gorgeous – I love the talking through the monitor.. hehe.

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    Comment by Bronnie on August 19, 2007
  26. Happy birthday, Bella! I can’t believe she’s two! And her bday is a day before my Matthew’s. :)

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    Comment by BlondeBlogger on August 19, 2007
  27. I love the talking through the monitor. We get things like “Mo-o-o-o-mmy! I hafta go peeeee!” “Da-a-a-a-ddy! Can you get my doggie’s pillow from downstairs?” “I’m awa-a-a-ake!” It’s pretty funny.

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