Bella and the Lightning Bug

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Bella and the Bug - photo ©CindyRippe2013 - quote - Author Unknown
Bella celebrated her 5th Birthday over the weekend.  We had so much fun at her carnival themed party with Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Hot Dogs and Nachos.  Oh, sure, we had a fresh veggie tray as well, but the idea was fun, fun, fun.

The kids had a great time playing carnival games, jumping in the "bouncy castle" and creating crazy designs with face paint. As evening approached the girls started chasing fireflies, or lightning bugs. After I shot this picture I realized that it is the perfect representation of our little Bella.  She is a very sweet "girly girl", loves shopping for cute outfits, jewelry, manicures, flowers, Princesses, Barbie, and Paris.  She is a graceful ballerina and loves gymnastics and swimming. But there's that other side of her that has always loved trains, running, and Star Wars. She doesn't mind getting dirty, has times where she just doesn't care what her hair looks like and her best friend is Larry the stuffed monkey.  We think all of this makes her just perfect!  I bet you know a little girl that's a lot like her.

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. she can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
-- Alan Beck

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