I missed her first - and second. As a matter of fact, I missed her third, fourth and fifth birthdays, too. But I was there for the sixth, and the seventh arrives later this week! My eldest and first grandgirlie! Miss Bella!!!
Bella can light up any room. Actually, she can boss a room around pretty effectively, too - though quite nicely, I might add. She LOVES little cousins! And they follow her like the pied piper that she is! She is pink and purple and lipstick and Barbies. In other words, a foreigner in these parts and a welcome one.
Then again, she is also the master at going cross-eyed, and she certainly doesn't shy away from water fights and goopy stuff and being one of the boys. (I''m so disappointed I can't find the picture of my cross-eyed beauty! It does exist!)
You know the hardest - and best - part about having a grandgirlie like Bella? I have to figure out what to get her for her birthday. So far, I've figured out nothing with wheels, or superheros, or guns. What does that leave? I think I need a trip to Toys-R-Us - and Fast!!!
I love you, Bella! Happy Birthday!