Oh my gosh. How did this happen?
My niece Bella is five.years.old.today.
She was just born, wasn’t she? I remember holding her for the first time like it was yesterday.
Oh, those eyes…
This child. Oh, this sweet child. She has the kindest little soul. She covers Vivienne, (“Olivienne”) with kisses and is always taking care of her. And Lila adores her. Literally, Lila mentions her cousin’s name at least 3 times a day. Bella has more influence than she knows, too. For quite a while there we were saying, “Yes, Lila — Bella loves to brush her teeth…” And, “Lila loves to eat peas and carrots…”
|Sweet Bella and Baby Lila. (What’s wrong with Lila’s hair?)|
We were using her in whatever capacity we could. And, it worked.
Happy, happy birthday sweet, Bella. You bring so much joy to our family.
Your smile lights up our rooms and hearts and I am so very glad that you, precious girl, were born.
It is a pleasure being your aunt and watching you grow up.
We love you to the moon and back.
Aunt Ky, Uncle Craig, Lila and Olivienne.