Saturday, June 4, 2011

Let me introduce you to Isabella



This was Isabella's first birthday cake. I was so excited because it was my first time working with fondant. I was planning on making her one every year, I am still planning on doing that.


This is Isabella playing with her plastic grapes during her birthday party. I miss those beautiful eyes.



This is Isabella in her monkey pajamas. She was sitting in her bumbo chair. I am sorry that the picture is sideways. I am not computer savvy and am surprised that I was able to upload the pictures at all.




This is my little monkey in her high chair while I was feeding her cereal. Breakfast is her favourite meal. She loves her food, just like her mommy!





This is Isabella playing on Mommy's bed, which she loves to do. If you look carefully you could see her harness that she was wearing because of her hip dysplasia. We spent so much time cuddling on mommy's bed. I miss that!

I though that it was time for me to share my Isabella with you. I wanted you all to see the little princess that stole my heart, taught me how to live for the moment and showed me the meaning of unconditional love.



I am so proud that she calls me mommy!





17 comments:

ASHLEY ELDER said...

She is a beautiful baby girl! Great job on the cake, and you should still make her one every year ((Hugs))

Jenny said...

She is beautiful! Love all that hair! Megan never had much more than some fuzz lol

Lucy said...

I love her sooo much. I have the photo of Bella eating breakfast displayed in our family room. It's just one of many that we admire each day. She is an incredible child and you and Frank are incredible parents.

Susan said...

Brilliant cake - have a great cake book recommendation for you. I bought it when Catherine was 2, and she chose her 3rd birthday cake from it. She really enjoyed the excitement of choosing it... Like you, I thought we would be working our way through the book as she got older. It's by Anne Rigg and called Birthday Cakes for Children. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birthday-Cakes-Kids-Annie-Rigg/dp/1845978323

I didn't manage to make a b'day cake for her b'day last year - too hard. I think it would be lovely if you can manage it, but don't beat yourself up if it's all too much. The important thing is we loved them completely, and we continue to honour and remember them always.

Brilliant pics of Bonnie Bella, as always xx

michelle said...

She is soooo pretty,pink was definantly her colour! Thanks so much for letting me see some pics. She is sooo beautiful.

michelle said...

ps I was reading your info on Strep A and never realized before that its also called scarlet fever. I had that when I was I think 4 or 5. All I remember was being quarantined in the hopsital and getting a big stuffed monkey

Joyce said...

I'm so happy to see you post these pictures of beautiful Bella. Her curls are so cute and her eyes are so sparkly.

marisa said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. She was definately a little monkey.

Susan, I will check that book out for sure. I had so much fun making that cake and will hopefully continue to make them in the future.

I enjoyed showing you all pictures of Isabella and will upload some more recent ones soon.

Angie said...

What a pleasant surprise to see so many gorgeous pictures of Isabella posted today. I'm proud of you as I'm sure that wasn't easy.

That's our girl. Just a beauty inside and out. I thinks it's a lovely idea for you to make a special cake for her birthday as well as sending balloons up to heaven telling her how much we love and miss her.

Keep posting pictures !!

Love you always,

Angie

Lucy said...

I looked again at the photos you posted and it made me smile when I noticed her holding on to a bunch of socks, sitting in her bumbo. We know how much Bella loved her socks.

Chris M said...

I love the pictures Maria. She is so beautiful!

Josie DiMarco said...

Marisa, she's absolutely beautiful! Great pics!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome entry. The pictures are great and can't wait to see many more. Now those people who didn't know her got a chance to know her a little more. I agree that making her a birthday cake is a fantastic idea. I start everymorning kissing the picture that I have of her on my refrigerator.

Love always,
Mary

Chris Coz said...

So proud of you for posting these fantastic pictures!

Hugs,
Chris

BellaSteph said...

She is so beautiful. Those eyes and that curly hair, in fact all of her features are perfect. Thank you for sharing her pictures. That cake is awesome too, good job! I would never be able to do that. I am always thinking of you and Bella. Thank you for thinking of Gavin and I. I know how much you must miss that beautiful little girl and I am so sorry you have to miss her at all.

Loretta said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures Marisa..

I know if haven't posted much lately, but please know i'm here, and reading/feeling things as you express them.

You continue to inspire me with your strength.

Love and Hugs, Loretta xo

Lindsay said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I love those eyes and her curly hair. She's precious! I look at pictures of Ayden and I think...how am I functioning and living in this world without my beautiful baby? I know you wonder the same thing. Praying for you...I'm so sorry for your loss. If you ever need to talk..vent..just let it all out, feel free to email me. Bless you...