Thursday, October 22, 2009

5 years old!

It's hard to believe that Bella is 5 years old! Sometimes it feels like I've been a mother FOREVER and not only a mere 5 years and then other times I feel like time is flying by and my babies are growing up way too fast!

We had fun celebrating Bella's 5th birthday with the Angus cousins. (We only do a friend birthday every other year). Bella wanted me to make a Hello Kitty cake and this was a very simple design that I found online and felt like I'd be able to duplicate it. I'm glad she was happy with it.

Bella is truly a sensitive soul. She has such a sweet and gentle spirit about her. She is a loyal friend, tries to make people feel good, and she definitely wants to do what is right and please us and her teachers. She is also a little worry wort and sometimes she wakes up crying in the middle of the night because she has remembered that she left something at a friends house or worrying about something else. She is becoming a great artist and she is sounding words out as she is learning to read and write very well. She is a very smart girl. We just love her to pieces and are so grateful she is our sweet Bella Joy.


Howard and Karleen Hamilton said...

Loved your birthday photos Bella!!! You look so grown-up and happy to be 5 years old! Was your Hello Kitty cake as delicious as it was cute? We miss you and the rest of the family! We love you tons!
Grandma and Grandpa Chile!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Bella!! How funny because this has been the theme that Gracie decided on about three months ago for her 4th B-day next Feb. It will be interesting to see if she sticks with it until them. I love Bella's cake. I could probably handle duplicating it too, but lucky for me I have a sister who helps with that aspect of party less thing, right?