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6.5 Months

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Dear Sweet Anna-girl,


We are pretty much ga-ga over you. I don't think a day has gone by without at least one of us mentioning something about how much we love you, how glad we are that you are here, how cute you are, or my personal favorite - when Simon says, "Anna is so cool."


You are just a little bundle of goodness.


Here's some things about you at 6.5 months:


- You sit up amazingly straight and tall. I can set you down in one spot and you won't go anywhere (I know that will only last a very short while). It is quite obvious that you are super happy with yourself for getting to this stage - you are much happier to be sitting up and checking things out vs. being on your back or your tummy.


Annabathbrene © Brene Brown


- Your favorite thing to do while sitting on the floor is to either
take all your toys out of a small basket one by one or look at a book.
It's pretty darn cute to see you sitting there with a book. Warms this
book-lovers heart for sure.

- You traveled with me again this month on a fabulous girl's weekend retreat. You were bombed with love and cuddled and held and lifted up in action and thought. You did great on the car ride, except for the part when we drove from Canon Beach to Manzanita where you cried the whole way (Andrea got to experience that lovely bit of screaming baby time). You slept almost the entire way home (a four hour trip with one stop for a break & food). 


Simonanna

- You and Simon have had lots of time to hang out as the summer winds down. In a few short weeks he will be going back to school and I am pretty sure you will be wondering where he has gone off to. Trips to the park, the pool, the museum, and good-old down time on the couch have been part of your daily adventures with him over the past few weeks. You are both really loving our babysitter.



Annabath2 © Andrea Scher

- You have been trying all sorts of different foods lately. One of your current favorites is cantaloupe. Last night you devoured peas. I am actually hoping that your brother may develop an interest in trying some of the things that you are eating and enjoying.

Thank you, sweet girl, for being such a good baby. For having those giant smiles in the morning and being so go-with-the-flow most of the time. You are deeply loved.

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  1. Heidi says…
    08/27/2009

    Hi Ali ... so so lovely to see just HOW MUCH you are enjoying being a 'girl-mommy'!!! Lovely to pop into your blog & see all the validation, and love, and joy she's bringing!
    And LOVE the tub! Add a jar of peanut butter, some sticky fingers and faces & you're A-for-away!! LOL

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  2. Allison M. says…
    08/27/2009

    Hi Ali - love the Anna updates, she is such a little beauty. I think she looks like she enjoys her baths as much as my baby girl does!

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  3. Nicky from Canada says…
    08/27/2009

    Pretty sweet she is - love the picture of her and Simon.

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  4. Desiree says…
    08/27/2009

    I love the photos of Anna! I have an almost 6 month old & am loving motherhood so much. I love seeing Anna develope and know that Lydia is one step behind & will be at her stage soon. Its amazing to me how much joy such a little person can bring.

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  5. Angie in Japan says…
    08/27/2009

    Of course your baby is a sweetheart but YOU are a super Mom! I wish all Moms were so open with their love and support. Anna and Simon are lucky!

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  6. Mabel M says…
    08/27/2009

    Anna is the most cute baby in the world!!! all my best wishes for the little princess and for you fabulous boy Simon, precious family Ali!! =)

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  7. Rachel says…
    08/27/2009

    Ali - Anna is so adorable! That picture of her and Simon on the couch is precious. When I have kids, I hope I am as good at documenting the everyday things in my childrens' lives as you!

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  8. Anna-Marie Still says…
    08/27/2009

    What a fabulous and simple way to record ages and stages! She will surely appreciate looking back as she gets older!

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  9. Leslie says…
    08/27/2009

    Wonderful tribute to Anna (like the one you did for Simon recently) - such a pretty & happy baby!

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  10. Robyn says…
    08/27/2009

    She is a real cutie pie! I love these photos. She seems like she has such a sweet and gentle presence.

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  11. Lauren says…
    08/27/2009

    So sweet! She will be so touched when she looks back at all the wonderful memories you've kept of her.

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  12. christen says…
    08/27/2009

    what a sweetie! thanks for the update.

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  13. jesshunt says…
    08/27/2009

    She's just beautiful, Ali and looks sooo happy :) Graham used to look at books when he was little like that too and still does - I know about that warm fuzzy feeling it gives you to see them "enjoy" it!

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  14. Betsey says…
    08/27/2009

    Thanks so much for sharing the personal side of your delightful family. I am now into great-grands, so your posts bring back many happy memories. Darling children with devoted parents.
    Betsey

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  15. Amy says…
    08/27/2009

    She is truly precious. I don't comment often, but I never look at Anna's little face without thinking just how very sweet she is. Such a pretty little girl and she rounds out your family so perfectly. I'm glad Simon has a little sister to protect and to be friends with. God is good to you.

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  16. Jen says…
    08/27/2009

    So beautiful. Love how you document. Such an inspiration!

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  17. Anne says…
    08/27/2009

    She is so adorable. . . and your pictures are wonderful.

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  18. Jo says…
    08/27/2009

    Totally beautiful!

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  19. jakki says…
    08/27/2009

    HOW SWEET IS THAT PICTURE OF HER AND SIMON???!!!I love sibling loverily....

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  20. Sarah says…
    08/27/2009

    Hard to believe she is THAT BIG already! She's BEAUTIFUL... what a cutie!!! You document life in such an eloquent way.
    Being a first-time mom, I am feeling MUCH the same way where not a day goes by without us feeling so blessed for having our baby in our lives. (13 weeks old today) We can't wait until he can sit up either!

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  21. Nichole says…
    08/27/2009

    She is so beautiful!

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  22. Kelly in Canada says…
    08/27/2009

    Ali,
    She just appears to be absolutely lovely. Seeing your photos of how well she fits with Simon makes me think that, perhaps it isn't too late for my husband and I to try to have another baby even though our boy is 5.5 years old. I would love to hear him say that his sibling is so cool!
    Kelly

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  23. Kathy F says…
    08/27/2009

    Ali-
    I love all of your pics and your words about Miss Anna! :) She is a beautiful baby! :) I also love the pic of her and Big Brother, Simon! :)

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  24. Ali Edwards says…
    08/27/2009

    Definitely not too late :). We are really loving the age spread.

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  25. Janell says…
    08/27/2009

    She looks JUST like you and even more so like your sister! She is so cute!! And your handsome son looks exactly like your husband. Too fun!!!! Love the photos.

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