Belle's 4th Birthday!

What I'm trying to say here is, my little Isabelle is a big girl now. 4 years old! I mean, that's big.

To celebrate the big day, we headed off to Disneyland!  We had a great time; Belle kept saying so herself.  What I like about Belle is that your never wondering how she's feeling. She wears her expressions so well, and one glance tells all.

To my bubbly, giggly, beautiful, engaging daughter:  I love you, Happy Birthday!


One night over a month ago, I took Belle out for pictures with a very specific theme in mind: The Princess and the Pea.

I almost died from stress trying to pull this off. I put it together in about 2 hours, just before sunset... and as a result of my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants lifestyle, I dragged so many unsuspecting, innocent bystanders into the project that perhaps I ticked one or two people off. And when I finally got my tiny Princess out to the meadow, she was freezing cold.  Izzybelle pulled through though, and: Ah, well, I think it was worth it!