About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Isabella!!!!

:::this was mostly written yesterday on Bella's actual birthday. I only had a few things to finish it, when the day went downhill. I never got back to it, which is why I am sending it today, a day late : ( Poor Bella, her birth day wasn't so great, I was in a horrible mood. You know, one of those days when nothing goes right. I will have to make this up to her!:::::

My Bella turns 11 years old today! She has the honor of being my biggest baby at birth. She weighed in at a hefty 10lbs 1oz. She was HUGE! Needless to say, I was extremely uncomfortable during her pregnancy, and was VERY happy when she finally showed up 10 days overdue. She did bless me with a quick labor though, she was born 3 hours after my first contraction and only about 30 minutes after we got to the hospital. I needed that quick labor to be able to get through the pain of pushing her fat self out. Aiyiyiiiiii that hurt! She has been a true blessing ever since. She was my fourth child and was born only 15 months after her sister Sydney. I was very nervous about having 4 children 5 and under and especially with the youngest two so close in age. She was such a calm and sweet baby however, that it made the transition much easier than I could have dreamed.

Even now, she is my kindest and most obedient child. She always helps out even before I ask her to. She has a very sweet spirit, the kindness comes from her heart. However, even though she would never purposefully hurt someone, she won't let people walk all over her either. She will *kindly* put you in your place if you try lol I am so glad that she isn't a pushover, sometimes these sweeter personalities get taken advantage of. I might hurt someone if they tried to take advantage of my Bella. I have always said I could have 10 children if they were all as sweet as her : )

Isabella has the most gorgeous blue eyes. I have almost black eyes, so I never expected to have a child with sapphire blue eyes. Her Daddy's are pale green. She is a beautiful girl, if I do say so myself, and she looks nothing like me : D She is also my clumsy child. She broke her leg when she was about 4 just by jumping on the trampoline. She didn't fall off or anything, she just jumped wrong and fractured her shin, right below her knee. But even though she is clumsy, she is a very talented dancer, when she isn't falling lol I can't begin to say how much I love this child, I know that she will be my friend long after she is grown and leaves the house.

Happy Birthday Isabella, Momma loves you very much!

Here is Bella with her best friend Katy in their tap costumes from dance recital in May


jona said...

Happy birthday Bella (appropriate name)! What a lovely honor for a sweet girl!

I wish she could meet my Sofia (also 11), they would have so much fun together!

My Inspired Heart said...

Happy Birthday, Bella! She IS beautiful! What a wonderful post for your sweet girl :)

harts4Him said...

Your birthday tribute to Bella brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful young lady you have been blessed with.

Much love!

Amber said...

Happy belated birthday Isabella!
I think she looks alot like you - aside from eye color!!
Hope you guys find something fun to do together to make up for yesterday :-)

Randi said...

Happy birthday to your lovely Bella!

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Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your Bella! She is beautiful like her mama...

Hope you all are having a lovely day today!

cathy gaubert said...

happy birthday, sweet bella!
when i read your words about being nervous having 4 children under 5 (and now you have 7!), i think that i surely must be a wimp worrying about having 3 under 5 when our next one comes in the next week or so!! you are incredible! :)

Tiff said...

Her name is perfect!! She truly is a beautiful young lady!! Happ Birthday Bella!

Tine said...

Happy birthday Isabella! Your parents were right when they named you, you are beautiful!

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