"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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bella is 'Bringing It"....

Loved what Bella's preschool teacher wrote today. Thought I would share it with you now that she has been in school for three full weeks....

"Bella is doing great! She is now our loudest singer and she sings every song in Russian (we think). She is willingly imitating words and short phrases.

At snack she imitates "I want _________." She drinks lots of chocolate milk and usually eats a few of whatever we are having.

She is still finding and checking out all the toys. Today, she was playing with the Doctor kit and listening to hearts.

We love the galloping happy dance.

She is attempting cutting on her own and does accept assistance.

She has nice matching skills.

She is a little caretaker and tries to make sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing.

She is intrigued with Logan's hair (Paula's note: he is African/American) and likes to touch it, so he puts his hood up.

Today we played with balls instead of riding bike. Bella ran and ran."

Whew! No wonder the little muffin is played out when she gets home! I am so happy with her progress and how she is adapting both at home and at school.

It sure sounds like Bella is "bringing it" every day! Go Bella!


  1. Sounds like she really enjoys school! I love the "galloping happy dance" too, I can't wait to see her and Patrick do that dance together, LOL!!

  2. Wow! That is really cool that they write all that for you! It sounds like she is having fun!

  3. It sounds like Bella is really adjusting well to her preschool and her life! I love that she sings her songs in Russian!

    I also love the family photo on the top of your blog page!

  4. Hey Lynda! We LOVE the socks...Bella especially likes the buttons socks. I do too, cuz I can here where she is going. Will have to order more this spring from your store. Thanks again for donating to Michelle's adoption--I was so blessed to get your socks on the silent auction.

  5. I love reading about this little beauty! She is a little mess isn't she? Thank you for your supportive words and encouragement along the way Paula! Your family is an inspiration to us. Please continue to pray for us!

  6. I love that she's doing so well at school - and that they really seem to enjoy her!!

  7. Is she being a flirt? haha. We have one preschool boy that likes to touch this little girl's hair. He just sort of pets it. its SO cute. She totally ignores him though.

  8. What a funny little kid!! Sounds like the teachers will remember her for quite some time! LOL