coming soon....

the second party!!

theres nothing better than family...

my aunt elizabeth and uncle ken where in town for thanksgiving, thats my dads brother and his wife. i hadnt seen them in years. bela and i really enjoyed our time with them!! i hope that they are able to come back to visit soon, its been way to long.


the first party

yesterday was belas birthday, today was her first party with my friends. everything went really well, we ate food, bela opened presents, then we ate cake. thats the short version. bela got so many wonderful gifts! lots of great books, puzzles, an awesome music table, a learning treehouse
toy, a chair just for bela, a nursery rhyme player. a beautiful holiday dress, and some really
cute clothes!! this little girl is officially spoiled, but she totally
deserves every lick of it. of course, as i predicted, the bakery
misspelledbelas name on the cake, but oh well , she still enjoyed it!

it took her a bit to get into it, she started eating her normal thumb
an index finger dainty way, but by the end she was covered. tomorrow is
another party, more cake and more present... more later.



i apologize for posting pictures instead of heartfelt and comical words about bela. i am lazy today, again. i should have more to write this week though! thanksgiving and belas birthday are both this week!


bela stood up on her own this weekend, by stood up i mean she was sitting and she stood up. i think it might be possible that she will be walking by her birthday, well thats only 4 days away, but you never know! i also continued on my "what will/won't bela eat" journey and discovered that she loves watermelon and zucchini, but does not like mango... strange.


she loves it

holy bori

the fabulous oma reached new heights this weekend when she tracked down a store that had belas favorite friend boris in stock. she bought 3 backup borises (bori?) and now we do not have to worry about the what ifs. when oma presented bela with the new frogs, i told her that she was blowing my current scam that boris was in this alone. i do not think bela caught on. the original boris has been retired, he had a nasty accident in chicago and is now out of commission. doris will now be limited to home use only, so we do not run the risk of losing her. the new bori look a little bit different, but only to the trained mama eye. hopefully bela will not catch on. these three new members of the lovey team will be names dolores, horace and florance. for lack of better rhyming names.


bela's wish list

many people have been asking me what bela wants or needs for her birthday. so i figured i would work up a list of ideas. no, she does not require a TMX... not that anyone could get their hands on it even if she did. i think that a toy with three interactive tickle spots is way out of her scope. plus i would not want anyone to get shot, stabbed or mauled in the name of a one year olds birthday. although i bet that thing is cool as hell, how could it not be? 6 AA batteries = off the hook fun. anyhow back to the list:
clothes- bela just now fits size 6-12 months, yes she is a peanut and yes i like it that way. the pants are bit big on her, but gives her room to wiggle, or grow. yes, pink is ok as long as it doesnt include lace, ruffles or looks like a garden threw up on it. she is in need of winter wear - sweaters, hoodies, pants, warm jammies, sleeper sacks. also i am currently in a tights and dress/jumper mode. we like patterned/striped/fun colored tights! you all know how much hair this girl has, we can always use cute accessories to tie it up. also any soft soled shoes - she isnt walking yet, but i am told these are best for beginners. stride rite has some cute ones, also most of you know my new obsession with robeez.
toys- she honestly doesnt have very many toys, at least not big girl ones. she enjoys stacking, putting things inside other things, toys with lights and toys that make noise, including musical toys. of course mama would appreciate learning toys - abc, 123, shapes, colors, etc. anything from the leap frog, fisher price, or melissa and doug lines are wonderful. we also need board books, puzzles (the wooden ones like the "melissa and doug" brand) and bath toys.
ok that is all i can think of right now, hope this helps!!



too cute to not post

short but sweet

bela and i spent the weekend at my parents house. my sister was in town on friday and then left for NYC saturday morning leaving behind the precious franka. my mom was watching her until my sister gets home tonight. bela and franka had a great time playing together, although it seemed like most of the time they just took turns napping. on sunday we went shopping at the mall and oma bought each girl her very own ice cream cone.
thats all for now, too tired to write anymore, plus it comes over better in pictures.


treats or tricks

we had a great time trick or treating! bela's costume was a big hit, she looked so adorable! we were out for about an hour and half, she was such a trooper. my mom just carried her around and bela loved every minute. she likes when people talk to her and tell her she is cute, thats what the whole night consisted of. by the time we made it back to my parents house it was 7:45. bela took some time to unwind and then was out like a light by 8:30. very late night for my little bug, but it was worth it. i had such a good time with her, you all know halloween is my favorite holiday. can't wait for next year!