Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Anna and Dad!!

December 13th, 2008
 December 13th, 2009
 December 13th, 2010
It's hard to believe that our little girl is two years old today.  She has changed so much over the past year becoming quite the little girl who has so much spirit in her.  I hope to always remember her at this age because she is so sweet and funny.  When she runs she kicks her feet out a little bit and will run at you as fast as she can and throw herself into you.  She calls herself  "Nee" and if you say "Say Anna", she will respond with "Claire"!  She likes to do things herself and will often say, "Nee, do it".  She loves books and will bring you book after book to read even if she doesn't want every word read.  Her common response if I ask her to do something comes out sounding like "Ahh-K!".  She still sleeps with Carly-bunny of course along with her baby dolls, a Mickey figurine, a new book and she likes to have everything just so when her bed time arrives.  As of late, she has been sleeping in her shoes for naps and we have finally convinced her to NOT wear her shoes to bed.  She has a favorite shirt, "ba-shirt", ballerina shirt that she wears literally everyday unless there is a special occasion.  She enjoys calling people on the phone only to have them talk or sing to her!  She does know all her colors and shapes.  WILL NOT count for me, which drives me nuts.  Will sing a little of the ABC's and also loves Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Jingle Bells.  Enjoys going to school now.  As far as potty training, we are going to give it a shot after the holidays are over.  She will sit on the potty but has yet to produce anything.  I figure with us traveling there is no reason to start now.  She adores Justin but is still quite the momma's girl as well.  She likes for Brice to pick her up too which only lasts about two seconds!  Our little Anna, who has taught us so much about being grateful for life everyday and how much fun life is!  She is truly such a sweet little firecracker and we can't wait for more birthdays to come!
Also, let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DAD as well.  Last year, he told us the best gift he ever got was Anna so I am so glad that they share a birthday and will always have that special bond.  Dad, I hope you know how much I love you and even though you don't like to celebrate your birthdays (e.g. you went to the dentist today to get a crown :() you should celebrate what a wonderful person you are!!!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday big girl!!! She and Abigail would be good friends! We are also going to tackle potty training after the holiday travels. Kind of dreading it and kind of excited about no diapers for the first time in my house in nearly 4 years!