August 16 10

This. Five years ago.

It feels like forever ago that I was TEN days overdue during what felt like the hottest August to ever happen in the history of Augusts. I was  just so anxious to meet the little tasmanian devil that was going to make our family complete. THE BABY. I wanted to see who she’d look like (my mother) and who she’d be like (um..godzilla?!).

I had no idea that she was going to be this amazing blonde, curly-headed child.

I had no idea that she was going to become this lovely little queen of the one-liners.

I had no idea that her biggest fear in life would be the burning bush. Yes, the god one.

I had no idea that she’d have the most interesting taste in park wear.

I had no idea that she’d invent a Care Bears Countdown and The Final Countdown mashup.

I had no idea that she’d never wear pants.

I had no idea that she’d never be able to pronounce vanilla.

I had no idea that she’d be the kind of kid who could entertain herself for hours…with barbies or littlest pet shops or, you know, empty boxes..

I had no idea that she’d be terrified of ladybugs…and also, pretty shocked and angry when she found out that LADYbugs could be boys too.

I had no idea that she’s be a walking Spongebob Squarepants encyclopedia.

I had no idea she’d be such a ham.

Or a diva.

I had no idea something so small could eat so much.

I had no idea that she’d be THIS. The kindergartener who only wears dresses and skirts (that HAVE to twirl!) and tiaras and fancy shoes and necklaces and bracelets but is always covered, head-to-toe, in bruises.

I had no idea she’d be so stubborn.

I had no idea that one little girl would change my life so much.

Happy Birthday, my Bellezilla. My Belrose. My Bellerina. My Boots. My Isabella Rose.

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  1. Happy Birthday Bella!

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    Comment by NaomiJesson on August 16, 2010
  2. *sigh*
    .-= Gav´s last blog ..Grilled Pastrami Burger =-.

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    Comment by Gav on August 16, 2010
  3. Happy Birthday, indeed!! She’s perfect.

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    Comment by pgoodness on August 16, 2010
  4. So nice… Happy Birthday! Indeed, little girls are so swell.

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    Comment by Grumble Girl on August 16, 2010
  5. I love that kid!

    Happy 5th birthday Bella!

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 16, 2010
  6. Such a cutie!!! :) Happy Birthday, Bella!

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    Comment by Darcey on August 16, 2010
  7. I love this.

    Happy Birthday, Bella!

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    Comment by Angella on August 16, 2010
  8. YAY! Happy birthday Missabella! xoxoxo

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    Comment by heather... on August 16, 2010
  9. PERFECTION like her mama.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 16, 2010
  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER!! Just precious!!

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    Comment by Allison Zapata on August 16, 2010
  11. Happy Birthday Isabella!
    My 5 year old’s birthday was yesterday!
    I don’t comment much, but I really enjoy your blog Ali.

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    Comment by Ames on August 16, 2010
  12. I LOVE her hair! Also, my baby girls name is Isabel Rose. Only she is almost 7 months old and already pulling up trying to cruise!!!! Gah!!

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    Comment by Maile on August 16, 2010
  13. I love that you took pictures of her bruises! I can’t wait for it all! Thanks for the great post! Happy “day you gave birth”! (Take at least some of the celebration cause you MADE her!)

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    Comment by suzanne on August 16, 2010
  14. Happy Birthday! I think she will be a superstar someday. ;)

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    Comment by Hockeymandad on August 16, 2010
  15. Happy Birthday Bella!

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    Comment by slynnro on August 16, 2010
  16. She is spectacular!
    Happy Birthday, Miss Bella!

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    Comment by Nenette on August 17, 2010
  17. Newly following your site! Bella is so Bella indeed! Happy Birthday to her!!

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    Comment by Nicki on August 17, 2010
  18. The time? She flies! Happy Birthday!!!

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    Comment by Chris on August 17, 2010
  19. Sweet post (mine will only wear twirly skirts too. Even in the winter… when she wears them with pants) and beautiful pictures.
    .-= One Mom (Kristina)´s last blog ..The Weekend That Would Not End a belated posting =-.

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    Comment by One Mom (Kristina) on August 17, 2010
  20. Aww, happy birthday to Bella! You know what she loves? Cheese.

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    Comment by Avitable on August 17, 2010
  21. Not cheese Adam, butter!
    “Know what I love? Butter!”

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    Comment by Gav on August 17, 2010
  22. ACTUALLY, you are both wrong.
    It was…

    “Do you know how much I love butter??”

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    Comment by ali on August 17, 2010
  23. I love the diva shot! Please tell me you are going to enlarge that and put it somewhere in your house.

    Also Happy Belated Birthday Isabella!! I loved meeting you this summer!

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    Comment by DE Heather on August 18, 2010
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