Wow, I really dropped the ball this year! Well, it's amazing how easy you are to please. I cancelled your hula party because it was freezing cold and was supposed to rain, I didn't even write you a blog post or take Birthday photos! You did get a new pink bike, a Lego friends yacht, some Legos and make-up from your grandparents and a new outfit from Nanna B. You are the happiest girl in the world!
Well, what can I say about you? You are such a fun girl. You have a very friendly personality and you like everyone you meet. You have been able to make friends in Kindergarten this year very quickly. You wake up every morning, get a cute outfit on, and want me to put a side ponytail in your hair, which is the new craze right now. You just learned how to ride your bike without training wheels and you are doing well at reading. I held you back a year so you would have an easier time in school, especially with the Chinese coming up in first grade. You are doing very well and you like being the oldest in your class.
Bea, you are such a big helper. I know the Lord gave you to me because you like to do many things I do not like to do, which usually has to do with cleaning the house. My favorite thing you have said to me is, "mommy, my favorite things to do are clean and work!". That makes one of us! You are constantly cleaning and humming while you clean. You help Fabi, our friend who cleans our house, all the time and she's amazed by how much you love to clean. You would like nothing more than a spray bottle and a rag and freedom to go wipe down the entire house. You cleaned your entire MESSY room last Friday for an entire hour and it looked amazing. You have the ability to focus and do whatever needs to be done.
Bea, you have started playing piano and violin. You don't mind piano, but you really are disliking the violin. Well, I'm going to take the advice of EVERY SINGLE PERSON I KNOW and I'm not going to let you quit anything you start. Our friend Alina, who is the national fiddle champion hated playing violin until she turned 12 and then she started loving it. There is always that element of difficulty when you start something new, but I know someday you will love playing fiddle with your sisters!
You have such a big heart. You love babies and are always playing mommy. You take care of everyone around you and wish we had a new baby in the house. You are so cuddly and sweet and always like me to sing to you and cuddle in bed. You always claim to stay up all night long, but you are the first to fall asleep and you're the last to wake up. You are my best sleeper for sure.
Bea, you love your brother and sisters so much. You fight sometimes with Henry but mostly you are both just bugging each other because you both have that tendency to be a tease. You like to control your sisters and luckily they trust you with most everything and are happy to go along with whatever you want to do. Your favorite things to play are a game called, "mommy, sissy and sweetie" (which is a mommy, sister and baby), anything dress up, playing in the play kitchen, Legos, and you love to dress everyone the same and do the cha cha cha.
Bea, I love you so much and I'm so glad you're in my life. You are so beautiful and so kind hearted. I know you'll be such a great mom someday and I can't wait until you've grown up and we can be best friends. Happy Birthday my little sweetie.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
How glad am I to see these teeth fall out. Woot Woot! Henry's first teeth didn't fall out until he was 7 and I was dreading her teeth for two more years, but gladly, her two bottom teeth pushed through and the first one has already fallen out! The ones behind are so close to being behind her front teeth and I'm just praying that when her top teeth come in they'll be in front of the bottom ones. I need all your prayers that it happens.
As usual, the tooth fairy didn't come the night after she lost her teeth. I am seriously the worst tooth fairy in the world. We told her it was because she didn't write her a letter. We also got a cute little tooth fairy pillow the next day and put it all under her pillow together and it was more climactic anyway. At first she tried to get $5 for her tooth and I could tell she was excited about possibly getting anything she asked for, but in the end she was still excited about the $1 she got.
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 9:33 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Bea, you are adorable in so many ways, but I must document your goofy grin for your own posterity to have something to laugh at until their sides hurt. Bea, your crossbite is so bad! The dentist said your teeth would probably correct themselves when you got your permanent teeth in, so I'm praying for them to come early! Your front tooth will probably be worn down to nothing by then anyway, but I am praying for you so we don't have to do anything drastic in the future, like break your jaw or have serious head gear all through Jr. High (shudder). I love you so much my darling daughter! You crack me up!
|On the ferry at Jenny Lake in Jackson Hole. This one is the worst! hahahaha!|
|You can see how worn your top teeth are. You basically have one front tooth in the middle.|
|You always smile so big and I love it!|
|Here are you and Henry at Tuacahn Theater in St. George seeing Mary Poppins|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 10:46 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013
|At her My Little Pony dress-up tea party|
Where do I start? It's been so fun this summer watching you in your various activities. I am really not ready for school to start up again! You took swimming lessons this summer and passed your level the first time and graduated up to the big kid levels where you have to swim for an hour. You're the smallest one in your class and they won't put you up another level because you're so little, but you love to swim and I'm excited to put you on swim team next year with Henry! You also took tennis lessons again every day this whole summer, but I'm not sure if I saw you hit the ball even once. I just have this memory of watching(on TV) a 5 year old John McEnroe hitting incredible spin around volleys at your age and you're not quite there yet. lol. You love going to tennis all decked out in your sunglasses, rings, necklaces, headband, skirt, and silver shoes. Everyone loves your accessories. If you actually learned how to play, you could bring a whole new style to the sport!
|You and your sisters watching the pinata. You look like angels!|
|Blowing out her candles. It was picture perfect!|
|Saylor, Chloe, Emma, Ava, Molly, Ksenia, Clementine, Emma, Manuela, Olivia, Bea and Violette...and Pinkie Pie|
|Boogie boarding at the beach in San Diego|
|Every flower we found, we added to your hair as we walked around Old Town San Diego|
|These things are so strange. lol.|
|You pretty much wear this shirt every day. Front ways, backwards, then inside out front and back until it's dirty on all sides|
|We love you and all our accessories Bea!|
|Kids at at the zoo. They love each other so much!|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 9:58 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013
|Bea with her make-up. It's the only time of the year the girls can wear mascara and red lipstick and they LOVE it!|
|Sisters, sisters, never were there such devoted sisters....|
Bea had two parts in the show. First she walked across the stage as Pinocchio was supposed to be going to school and then she came back out to perform in her part which was trying to convince Pinocchio to come back to school. I have to admit that I didn't love the dance they choreographed, but Bea loved it because there was a lot of finger waving which is her most favorite move, although I'm not sure finger waving has anything to do with dance. If it does, I'm a self proclaimed professional dancer. lol. She had a darling white hat on with white gloves, but her hat was a stage hat and she wasn't allowed to keep it. Darn. One thing I really loved about this show is that much of the music was Italian so it was fun to sing along in my head to the few songs I knew. People don't know this but Pinocchio means "pine eyes" and one of my favorite vegetables, fennel is called Finocchio in Italian which means "the end of the eye" and if you cut off the bottom of the bulb, it looks like an eye with the nerves going back. I just love how everything has meaning in the Italian language. Her part was just a few minutes long but she loved being up on stage with the real ballerinas and she remembered some of the moves, but just like Clementine, needed to be reminded by the other little girls. We need to work on paying attention during practice:)
|They are best friends...most of the time|
|Singing and twirling at the same time|
|Another interesting spinning move|
|Bea laying on her rug with a fever after Clementine's show. Poor thing!|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 11:03 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|Bea holding the Y she colored for the Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law that said We Love You Gammie.|
I'm sorry that I haven't updated your blog for a while sweet girl. All you need to know is that all you want to do is play with your hairless rats, Pinkie Pie and Muffin Cakes. I also spend a lot of time looking for them and praying to the Lord that they haven't been eaten by our barn cats. You take them on our playground and you put them inside the tire swing while you swing around. Clementine colored one of them with pink chalk today and you are always making them hang on to stuff. I'm getting rid of 80% of your toys because you don't play with much else.
Also, you're not going to kindergarten next year and I'm not even sure you know your alphabet yet, but you're getting there! My goal is to get you reading before you start in 2014 so you're all ready for Chinese Immersion in first grade.
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 10:25 PM
Monday, November 12, 2012
Papi came for a visit this weekend to see Lucy perform with Mountain Strings at BYU. She's pretty much the star of the show. Bea had so much fun with grandpa. One morning they went to this huge new sports store, Sheels, and rode on the merry go round. We also went sledding a couple of times and spent a couple nights just hanging out around the fire playing games and eating treats. We're even listening to Christmas music already. It's so fun!
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 11:29 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
|These are the photos the two guys were taking when they first saw us in the piazza in Florence|
|We bought some paintings from this man. You gave him a cherry and he painted you a special picture just because you were so kind to him.|
Bea, your favorite activity right now is ballet. You live for ballet class every week and you ask me why you can't go to ballet every day just like Angelina Ballerina. If you're not at ballet class, you're dressing up like a ballerina, dancing ballet and singing about how much you love Ballet. Your songs go a little something like this, "I love ballet, I love to dance and run around like fairies, but I have to wear my tap shoes sometimes even though I just want to wear my ballet shoes. Ballet is so pretty and I can be a ballerina princess if I want to." You sing this an octave above most normal songs and you do all your ballet moves while you sings. I have to say, you are getting much better at ballet and your movements are getting a lot more graceful, you're bending your body and using your limbs to do beautiful extensions. I think you could be a ballerina someday if you really wanted to.
|You do love your Popsicles!|
|Climbing the clostrophobic steps of the tower of Sienna. Over 300 steps in all|
|Swimming like a fish in the Italian Emerald Coast waters|
|Playing with a friend you found in Ravenna. You two were fast friends!|
You also love playing with water. When your hair is really bothering you because it has turned into a rats nest, you compensate by dunking your nappy head in a sink, which you always leave running, and slick your hair back and put a head band on. I'm actually so happy you like head bands so much because your hair won't break off as easily with head bands as opposed to hair ties.
|Bea posing as a Roman statue in the ancient city of Pompeii|
This year I have loved watching you develop into a big girl, becoming so capable and so independent with such a great big personality. You gather your sisters up like a hen gathers her chickens and I can tell you will be a loving mother someday. You love Jesus and always remind me if we forget to read our scriptures. You have never complained about going to church and you still love it when I sing you, "I'm trying to be like Jesus" and "Away in a Manger" every night before you go to bed. One of the funniest things you do is say the same prayer every meal and night, which goes something like this..."Dear Heavenly Father, thank-you for this day, thank-you that we don't do the things we don't supposed to to and that our mommies and daddies don't ask us to do and don't do the things we don't supposed to do. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." And you know what? I think after saying it hundreds of times, it's actually working!
Bea, the thing I love most about you is that you are so thoughtful and loving. You are constantly creating things for me and telling me that you love me. You kiss everyone when they get hurt and give such big hugs. I love the feeling I get when you completely wrap your little arms and legs around my body and squeeze me tight. Then you usually give repeated kisses and hugs to my head over and over again. When you do that, you melt my heart. I love you my dear sweet girl and I hope you have a wonderful year here on the farm. Thank you for being such a lovely part of our family, our sweet little Bea.
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 10:01 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2012
|This is Bea on the boat at the Mystic Seaport in CT. She actually let me do her hair and I'm glad because it doesn't look half bad in this shot! She has a strong personality but she is so motherly. I know she'll make me lots of grandbabies:)|
|This is Bea playing tennis: tank top, tutu, hello kitty socks, sparkly shoes, pink racket, nappy hair, eyes closed|
|Haha. Wonder why she missed.|
|Nice follow through Bea(eyes still closed)|
|This one actually hit the racket, but not because she was keeping her eye on the ball.|
|This is her preferred method of taking a break. Racket in the net and sit on the ground.|
|Mid-play hug from sister, Clementine|
|Tromping around on the farm in her favorite dress. See all the dirt?|
|Do I have the Titanic theme song playing in my head right now?|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 9:57 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
|Our little pumpkin|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 11:00 PM