♪ jingle bells ♫

We are so excited that Bella's jingle anklet FINALLY fits her!
{the pic on right is Bella's chubby little foot, hehe}
We have been trying it on every month and we almost gave up...guess she had a growth spurt. Oma, {my mother in-law Lani} got both Bella and Brayden these gold jingle anklets when they were born...it's an asian tradition that she has followed since she had her own kids. Sadly, Bella will not be able to wear it for long, but we will enjoy it for now as she runs around with it on. I think Brayden loves to chase it more then anything since it makes a noise when
she walks. It will still be a little while before he can wear his own since he is so tiny :) I did look up the purpose of these anklets on google {of course} and this is what one website says:

A centuries old tradition stands behind these darling jingle anklets.... For thousands of years Asian mothers have adorned the feet of their babies with these anklets that have small bells attached to them. Traditionally, it is believed that the delicate jingling sounds would protect young children by warding off bad spirits. They also served a safety functional purpose by providing auditory clues to their children's movements, activity, and whereabouts.

Whatever the purpose, they are freaking ADORABLE! I might even be able to get a little video clip of her walking around with it on so you can hear it.. we will see how our day goes tomorrow!