Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anna, Anna, Fabulous Anna

There's just something about this little girl. Maybe it's the overabundance of feminine enthusiasm she exhibits to counteract being caught between two brothers. Maybe it's the desire to alternately astound and exhaust her mother. But this little girl...ah. She is amazing. She is fearless. She is sweet. And she is growing up too fast.

Here is her self-portrait entitled "Anna as Singing Rapunzel." You don't have to be an art historian to know that it's simply brilliant.








She is THRIVING in preschool. She loves every moment. And the latest new development is this way to say good-bye. Darling.

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And just as an example of what my mom calls her "Minnie Mouse voice", here is a clip we took at the Sea Life Center in Seward on our trip to Alaska this summer. I love the way she calls me "mommy".

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We love you, sister!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you, Anna. You are just the sweetest thing!

the grandma

Rosanne said...

This post reminds me...just last night when Lance was putting Hayley to bed, he told her she was getting so heavy and growing up too fast. He told her to stop growing up. She said, "No daddy, I'm going to grow up just like you!"

He came out of her room a little bummed - he doesn't like seeing her get so big so fast. :) He told me he wants her to stay just how she is right now! I agree.

And Anna - she is the same way, it seems...getting too big too fast! What a cute goodbye song!

Jenn said...

Such a cute girl. I, very much, enjoyed her goodbye.

Liz said...

We love Anna too.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

"alternately astound and exhaust her mother"

So well put. They really do that, don't they.

You're a proud mama, and with good reason!

Camie said...

Aw, what a sweetheart! I think its good she is all girl. What a great shout out to Anna!

At Home In Georgia said...

I just think that top picture is so cute. Now there has never been a better way to say good bye than that!

ALL my fingers are crossed for those tickets this weekend...that will be a fun and good game.

Nicole said...

She is darling, what a sweet little girl. I love your halloween tree and all your cute little ornaments on it.

Our Complete Family said...

She is just precious and as cute as a bug in a rug! I love her goodbye song so very much!

kathleener said...

anna is pretty great--emily just can't get enough of how girlie she is! so fun!

Cara and Barry said...

Her goodbye song was adorable! Glad you got it on tape so you can always remember it. How cute!!

Kristi said...

Genna loved seeing her friend on Mommy's computer!

Walkers said...

Anna is really adorable, how can you not but love her!

Eloise said...

What a precious girl!

Kyndra said...

That is too too cute! I love hearing little kids' voices!

just jamie said...

Oh my gosh. SHE IS DARLING! Love the voice, the hair, the smile, the song, the art! Can I adopt her?