Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Throw-Back 2011-2013.

I decided to throw together some pictures I found of Bella and me....these were taken prior to my weekly commitment of posting a picture with her.  I can't believe that it is a full year that I have been doing this. It also makes me realize how fast Bella is growing up!  She is soon going to be 2 1/2 years old!! My beautiful grand baby is quickly turning into a beautiful, adventurous little girl.  I love her so much!

This is the final 2013 posting.  "B n' Me Part 2" starts next week!

Bella and Grammy..2 days old..first time I got to hold her!
Bella at 3 weeks

District 12...Hunger Games set!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Everyone home for Christmas...everyone healthy...a perfect Christmas.

We wish everyone a joyous Merry Christmas...cherish the ones you love, hug them often, and tell them you love them every chance you get and enjoy each day you have...to quote Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
"I go home now please, Grammy!"  Santa wasn't her thing this year...but that's okay!
Thank you all for following "B'n Me" this past year...it's hard to believe the year is almost over. Where did 2013 go?!  I can't wait to see where 2014 will take us and what new things "B 'n Me Part 2" will share!

I asked her where the year had gone...she said "back dere?" (back there?) Silly goose! But she could be right...it's just back dere!

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Just one second..."

"Just one second"...Bella started saying it a few days ago..usually in response to when she is asked a question, or asked to do something..."just one second" usually putting up her hand to hold us off.  At first I thought it was sort of cute..then began thinking why she was saying it and it occurred to me that it's because of what she hears...from me, from all of us at some point.  Nowadays all of us have cell phones, computers, gizmos and gadgets...and when she asks us a question or needs something what does she sometimes hear in response? Yep..."just one second" as texts are answered, emails checked, etc. It brings to mind the song "Cat's In the Cradle"...and she is growing up just like us. She picks up things very quickly!

So today I made a firm resolution that she isn't going to hear "just one second" from me anymore...today was all about hide and go seek, dancing like maniacs in front of the blank TV screen because she could see herself  (I either need to exercise more or learn self-applied CPR!), it was picnic breakfast in the pantry, picnic lunch as we colored on the dining room floor, it was singing at the top of our lungs, it was wrapping up in a huge blanket so we could sneak outside to put seed out for the birds and "crazy squirrels" (her name for them), and "doe a durs a female durs".  It was about listening to her (like yesterday when she was telling me EVERYTHING that was going on around her) and what she was trying to say or ask. (the recording has made her laugh even more today!) Why??...because she asked and because it was important to her .....and because life is just too darn short to put important things off for "just one second".

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Christmas is quickly approaching. Bella is more aware of Santa Claus this year so when you ask her who brings toys to good girls and boys she will say Santa Claus. I think she is going to have a blast this Christmas!

She is still struggling with her chest congestion, runny nose and low grade fever...hopefully a clinic appointment tomorrow will give us some answers. Her breathing was so raspy.  We did a couple extra albuteral treatments today along with some extra manual CPT to try to clear her breathing. Even when she is congested she never slows down!

Singing and rearranging decorations were among the activities today! She decided to open all the empty decorative boxes under the Library tree.. "Bellya get 'nother box, K?K?"

It's been bitterly cold outside so Bella has had to remain indoors so we have had lots of fun coloring, playing games and just being silly!  I wish we could keep her in clothes!  She loves stripping down to her diaper no matter what the weather is outside!  

Bella took this picture.  She pressed the timer button and ran over and sat down next to me. Good job Bella!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Baby it's Cold Outside!

Brrrrrrrrrr!  It's cold outside! Sleet and snow have arrived.  18 degrees right now and the snow continues to fall.  I don't like this kind of weather...but it's pretty!

Bella and I watched some video's of snow and I think she is actually excited about snow coming in but she isn't a fan of cold weather, either.  She put her hands on the windows and came running over to me to have me feel her "cold hands, Grammy!!! Bellya hands cold!" and would put them on my face and then would do her "cold" sign language and then run back to the windows to do it again! Jess and Bryan are home today...so they will get to feel those "Cold"  little hands!   Enjoy them guys...they don't stay little hands for long.

Bella has another stuffy/runny nose and is having a hard time breathing at night. Not good. We all hate it when she gets this way.  No fever...so that is good.  Mommy will keep me posted on her today.

I owe Mommy and Daddy an apology..sometimes Bella and I talk baby/Bella gibberish ... googooblabla...moomoo? tootoo?? .etc..(we giggle and of course understand exactly what we are saying! LOL!!)  Jessica mentioned that Bella rattled off a complete conversation the other day and she couldn't understand a single word she said..... OOPS!!!

Sometimes just standing and doing breathing treatments are more fun!

"Grammy..do you want some too?"

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Walking Dead!

What a great Thanksgiving!  Friends and family and lots of good food! And a Walking Dead marathon!  Bella loves "walking dead...walking dead again, pleeze!"  She has to have her eyes covered a lot, but then so does Grammy! LOL! She cracks me ups! She wandered around with her bow shooting zombies...which I'm glad she was shooting zombies and not me!

We have lots to do before Christmas..projects, shopping, wrapping..she had so much fun decorating and Thanksgiving pie baking and think she is really going to love Christmas!

I won't see her until Wednesday..I sure miss her when I don't see her for almost a week. Just might have to squeeze a Grammy visit in before then!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday's !!

Christmas decorations went up around our house and Bella has had a blast. She does like rearranging a few things, but she helped me decorate and she loves showing everyone the "way high" angel on the tree!

We also played around with curlers and discovered her hair curls great!!   

It's been a great week.  Bella's sniffles are getting better..she still has a bit of a cough (which we don't like) but she seems to be doing great.  Thanksgiving is next week and we will be baking lots of goodies on Wednesday!