It's impossible not to completely adore this girl. We find ourselves talking about her and her antics after the kids are asleep. Bella's the one who generally says something hilarious and I have to call Justin at work to relay it to him before I forget. She's a character and we love her. Especially her quirks.
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Arabella has a fantastic imagination. She's typically singing and dancing. All her imaginary play requires her to sing everything her toys are saying. Often things get so dramatic that I end up asking her if she's OK, only to hear "I'm just playing Mom!".
She's pretty klutzy, at least once every other week she has a major fall and I'm certain that THIS is the time that I will have to call the embassy and figure out how to race her to one of the horrific hospitals in Addis for her bones to be set for a cast. Luckily, we haven't had any broken bones but her legs are in a constant state of watercolor shades of purple, blue and yellow. One of her front teeth was bruised from a fall and is now permanently discolored. She already has two small scars on her face. She's a mess and I do worry about her more. She's just going to require a bit more worrying than the other two throughout life.
It's wonderful to watch Bella grow. She's extremely independent and lovable. She brings us so much joy every day of our lives. Our family would not be the same without our Bella Bean. Happy Birthday precious girl! We love you.