Bella has mastered the art of manipulation. Especially when it comes to bedtime or naptime. She seems to find every way to stay awake whether it be "I need water, or my blanket (which she acts like she cannot pull it up herself), or my animals, or my Mickey Mouse. You get the idea. For example, We switched the lock around on her door to keep her in her room a while back so she would stay in bed or rather at least in her room when it was time to sleep. Don't judge, we unlocked it once we knew she was asleep. Regardless she hated it and we worked it out so that if she stayed in bed we would not shut or lock the door. This worked for a while but lately she has been sneaking out of bed shutting the door and turning the light on to play. The other day she wouldn't settle down so I said "Bella do you want me to lock the door?" She said "yes mommy lock the door" So I did. She got up started playing and you know the rest. Naptime has been a challenge as well. After I put her to bed at night I tell her I have to go make Daddy's lunch. Well today she wanted her juice (it was on the dresser) and I told her "No, it's naptime". She screamed and cried and then said "Mommy go make Daddy's lunch again" I guess this was her attempt to get me out of the room so she could party. I left anyway juice in hand and she played with all her toys, and told her Jasmine barbie all about how our puppy Juno is coming soon and he is such a good boy. Maybe she knows something we don't but I sure hope so.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Posted by Bellamarin at 5:09 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This shows exactly how much fun she was having
The Gray family
My fav game and I didn't get to play...sigh
The birthday boy
The little girl to the right is another Bella that our Bella kept pushing
Me and my Bev
Bev and Brady hiding
Bev and Brady
Saturday we went to Gainesville to see my great friend Judy for her birthday. We had lunch at Cracker Barrel and got to catch up some. Unfortunately I didn't think to get any pictures so remind me next time I see you Judy. Judy got Bella a stuffed Florida Gator and she played with it all the way home.
Posted by Bellamarin at 11:54 AM
On Danny's bday Mikes parents came up because we they hadn't seen Bella in a month. The pictures didn't turn out very well. The restaurant wasn't this dark. Maybe its time for a new camera.....
Posted by Bellamarin at 11:46 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
She looks a lot bigger than she is
Let me see "it" mommy
Sydney and her little sister
Ethan loved the TV remote
Well everyone Emma Grae Fariello is finally here! It seems like we have been waiting forever for her to come, especially Heather. I am going to copy Danny's email to tell you all about it:
Posted by Bellamarin at 1:39 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So today is Me and Mike's "dating" anniversary. I am copying my friends blog with this but I have no old pictures to share on this computer. Wow! This time 10 years ago we were visiting the keys for the first time and Mike was trying to teach me how to snorkel with our friends Megan and Alan. His ultimate goal was scuba diving but little did he know yet that I was such a chicken. Eventually though I did get certified even if I had to have my hand held the entire time. Thanks Doc!
Posted by Bellamarin at 4:50 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I think I mentioned in a previous blog that our movie theatre is offering $5 movies Monday-Thursdays during the summer with $5 refillable popcorn and drink. Total steal! Although that's nothing compared to the dollar movies we went to growing up.
Posted by Bellamarin at 7:29 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
God I love these kids...
She also had a blast throwing wet sand
Look at this pregnant lady she is so over this pregnancy.
Bella is going to put me in a perpetual state of worry. Especially in the water she has become the ultimate daredevil. We went to St. Augustine beach yesterday with the Fariello's and John and Kathy. She is proving to be her father's daughter. Because it was a Thursday Mike had to work and I was on my own. The last time Bella was at the beach she went in the water but mostly made sand castles or her version of them which resembled blobs. This time all she wanted to do was jump the waves in the water. Ethan has been several times lately and he does really well and at least doesn't give Danny and Heather a heart attack. We were up to the kids chests and everytime the wave would come we would pick them up or help them jump. The problem here is that Bella didn't want help even if she went under. SO everytime I would try to grab her hand she would yank it away try to jump the wave and fall under. Each time I would pick her up make sure she was ok she would sometimes hack a little wanter and would jump right back down to do it again. I kept leaning over to pick her up under her arms which gave me a really bad backache and I have been exercising lately!
Posted by Bellamarin at 6:09 PM
She kept looking away and forgetting to drive
She loves Chuck here
This thing was super cool and Bella would not go on.
Aaaaaahhh Chuck E Cheese's! I know I used to love this place as a kid but I don't remember a lot of it. We have one here in Jax so why not subject Bella and Ethan to a little Chucky. From past reviews some people have said that the food was just horrible and not worth it but we found some coupons and ventured out. As soon as we got there Ethan started yelling "Chuck E Cheese mommy, Chuck E Cheese!" Then Bella started once we got inside. Keep in mind the kids have never been here. Just goes to show what good advertising does. No wonder we want so much!
Posted by Bellamarin at 5:33 PM