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Happy Halloween


Bella has recently fallen in love with the Wizard of Oz, so when we asked her what she wanted to be for halloween, we thought for sure it would be Dorothy. Nope. Wicked Witch of the West all day. It was probably the green face that sold her on it. At any rate we were happy to ablige as we’ve already got our own “Toto” dog to compliment the outfit. Bella spent the evening trick or treating around our house and got a great big bag full of candy to show for it. While our immediate neighbors are pretty lame with blacked out non-holiday homes, the houses just down the street made up for it. There were lots of families and kids out and overall it was a really fun night!







Just a typical day

This is how Bella dresses for a typical day at school. Nothing to see here. Same old, same old.


Birthday gift list

This is what Bella said she wanted for get birthday this year.

a new Minnie phone,
Toy seaweed for her penguin to eat,
Hulk hands, 
googly eyes to glue on paper,
a toy chair for her penguin, 
a tuba, 
fish cards, 
a trumpet, 
her own thermometer, 
and a little medicine box.


She’s got Jokes.


Bella told me this joke on the way to school.

Bella: knock knock
Me: Who’s there?
Bella: Grass
Me: Grass who?
Bella: Grass Microphone!

Using the force

It doesn’t take much to get my family going towards the dark side. First Bella is scared of Darth, next thing you know she’s a Sith Lord, go figure.


Bella writes Bella

Bella is writing her name now. She is really good with drawing and shapes. She has a little trouble with the other of the letters but after a little practice she got it down. What makes me most proud is her willingness to practice, try hard and work through the process until it’s done right. That’s my little smart bear. Bella is about 3.5 year’s old


Return of the Jedi

Now I am the Master and she is but the learner. Bella watched Return of the Jedi for the first time this weekend. She’s seen some Star Wars before but only bits and pieces and not since she’s been old enough to really follow who’s good who’s bad and what the hell is going on. I started with Return for one reason and one reason only. Ewoks. If you’re going to hook a 3.5 year old little girl you use cute. She calls them “Super Bears” because they are like mega stuffies that walk and talk. I’d say by the end of the week we should be able to cover the original trilogy. Then I’ll decide how to proceed with the other movies. I wish I could show her that Topher Grace edit that I hear is truly epic…

This was Bella’s face as she watched Super Bears fighting the Storm Troopers

Isabella and the Super Bears

Introducing Ariel

What happens when you combine an overly tired/excited 3 year old girl, 2 at-their-wits-end parents, and an insanely packed “Build-a-Bear” and you shake vigorously for 40 minutes?

Well you get “Ariel” the Merdog of course.

Ariel the Dog Mermaid

Bella vs. Santa

Bella’s views on Santa have evolved over the years. At first she was like “WTF, stranger danger, STRANGER DANGER!!” and then she was like “sooo, you bring me gifts?” and now she’s all “OMG, so I want a princess dress and a princess castle and a pony and a ….”


Fall is upon us and our tree out front is shedding leaves faster then we can keep up. Actually its occurring up and down the streets throughout our neighborhood so I don’t feel too badly about it. This past Sunday we thought it would be fun if we raked the leaves into a big pile so Bella could run, flip and dance through it. Bella was happy to help with her mini rake so I didn’t mind raking the leaves into a pile 20 times in a row. She was having fun so how can you say no to that?




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