Archive | December, 2008

My Blog in Review 2008

via The Bookworm Post the first sentence of your first blog post of each month. You can also add a favorite picture from each month. January Dom posted this question on his blog and it’s been bugging me too, so I’m reposting it here. February Well, I didn’t have a leap baby. March Bella now […]

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Bella is rolling on her towel on the living room floor, clad in only a diaper, while my sister rubs lotion on her dry skin. She’s shivering and chattering her teeth.  “Are you cold, my Bell?” I ask. “Auntie Treese will warm my pajamas,” she replied. It doesn’t matter what she feels now, she knows […]

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It’s a Snap

Sophia has learned how to snap her fingers. It may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And she is so pleased with herself, laughing and laughing. Though it may also be that she’s pleased with our reactions. She quite surprised my sister, who was playing with her at the time. I suppose she’d been […]

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The Pooh Corner Chorus

The other morning I walked into Bella’s room and was greeted by the sight of a bunch of her stuffed animals all perched on her bed with books propped open in front of them. Probably not a coincidence that they were all Pooh characters: Pooh and Eeyore, Tigger and Kanga. When Bella came in and […]

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A Happy Christmas to All

The stockings were stuffed. Ooooh, chocolate! Phia’s first stocking. Bella’s new horse. Daddy, read this to me? Bella munches her candy cane near the creche. (Which is in our non-functioning fireplace.) Phia is excited. Hey, that’s my new doll! Isabella and Sophia Loving sisters. The Bettinelli family wishes you a Merry Christmas.

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On Further Reflection…

Maybe the shed wasn’t the best place to store the ice melt. Or the Christmas wrapping paper. Theresa got more ice melt yesterday. I had to make a run to Target today for diapers and stocking candy anyway, what were two more tubes of wrapping paper? Except that I know I have at least five […]

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Truth in Advertising

My little chatterbox is at least refreshingly self-aware. Last night at dinner she was going with her usual non-stop commentary that included exclamations over the advent wreath, the Christmas tree Dom brought home this evening and a recitation of her full name: “Isabella Bettimelli.” But my favorite was her declaration: “I like to talk.” Truer […]

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Fa La La La La La La La La

Yes! Dom went and got a tree tonight after work. And then we discovered it was too big to fit into our old tree stand so he had to go back out and visit three different stores to find a new stand. And then had to come home and cook dinner because I just couldn’t. […]

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Sweet Sophia

Dom’s been busy pulling all the videos off my camera and uploading them for me. For some reason my computer wasn’t recognizing them. Oh yeah, it might have been an overly full hard drive. Which is now not so full thanks to the thorough cleaning that Dom gave to it. Anyhow, I’m content to let […]

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