"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Mmmmmmm.....Bella loves her food! She will fatten up in no time if I let her eat every time she wants to! We were told that she was given only baby food and mashed food at the orphanage.

We wonder what she is thinking about this food thing.... If we could hear her thoughts, it would probably go something like this:

"Wow, there's a whole new world out here! I thought there was only porridge and mashed potatoes, but you'll never believe it--there's spaghetti, chocolate milk, ice cream, graham crackers, french fries....

And what a concept! You can drive up in a car to a building and a person just hands you a bag of food through a little window. How cool is that! And then just on Friday, a man walked up to our front door of our house and handed Mama two large boxes. Inside those flat boxes were the yummiest triangle shaped foods -- they called it pizza!"

Here she is enjoying some pizza:

Our little Bella will not be little for long if she keeps this up! Oh well, she makes me feel like a great cook as she "mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm's" through every meal!


  1. She's so cute, as always!! Question- How did you do that? Elijah has been home 5 months now and has JUST started trying and eating new things! LOL!

  2. I think Bella and I have the same love affair with pizza.

  3. That is so mmmmmmmmmmmmm.... mmmmmmmmmm cute!!! She is really enjoying it! What does she think about the grocery store --- all that food on the shelves and you can pick out what you want??? :-) Can't wait to meet Bella in October!!