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August 30, 2010

Anna At 19 Months

This little girl has such a fun personality just bursting at the seams.

This little girl loves to pull clothes off hangers and out of drawers. She loves to layer sweaters and coats and take shoes on and off. She even likes to put on skirts over dresses if given the opportunity.

This little girl is very good at saying yes, no, mama, papa, meow (sounds like mao), and “na na” (her name). This little girl understands much more than she can say with words.

This little girl loves to lay on her tummy in the bath and blow bubbles. And splash, splash, splash.

This little girl really likes popcorn, string cheese, cereal from Daddy’s bowl, and apple juice.

This little girl, according to her brother, likes to play chase, play with her toys – like her kitchen and her groceries, and take long naps (he wants her to take long naps so he can get more time with Mom playing a lego game that’s just too tough to play when she is up and about).

This little girl is interested in the potty.

This little girl strongly dislikes being confined to a chair at the table.

This little girl loves to have at least three books read to her before bed and then she likes to take them in her crib with her as she goes to sleep. When she wakes up she either looks at them again or throws them to the floor depending on her mood.

This little girl is awesome.


  • 1.
    scrapthat/dolly said…

    She’s a cutie patootie too! :)

  • 2.
    melissa said…

    Wow she is so cute and growing so fast. I am also so surprised to see how long Simon has gotten. Beautiful kiddo’s.

  • 3.
    amy said…

    This is so sweet, I love that you share your life with us!

  • 4.
    Lain said…

    Oh, I adore her sweet hair… too cute. She’s getting so big! Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • 5.
    Linsey H said…

    Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your family, Ali. Such a sweet, adorable little girl.

  • 6.
    Rachel said…

    Sweet girl … God bless you all your life!
    thanks for sharing your beauties

  • 7.
    Marlies said…

    Hi Ali,
    Love the photos. The pics and the stories resemblemy life with my little girl Suze who is almost 2 years old. Don’t you just love this age!!

    Marlies from the Netherlands

  • 8.

    ali, she so reminds me of my ava in coloring/personality!
    I remember 19 months of age, so very well! my oldest, savannah was 19 months and 2 days old when I had her baby sister. it was my very favorite age! they are so into learning about the world and so sweet! enjoy every second. my then 19 month old is almost 11 years old, and it went by in a blink! seriouslY!! I know everyone says that all the time, but it’s true. One thing I can say, is I did enjoy every minute!!!
    love the pictures of miss anna! she’s beautiful!

  • 9.
    Krystal said…

    so precious :)

  • 10.
    Dori said…

    This little post is precious! :)

  • 11.
    Allison said…

    so sweet!

  • 12.
    Diane said…

    Beautiful pictures. So precious.

    Quick question…one thing I lack in my images is “ME”. I’m the one who takes the picts all the time. I’m a single mom of two boys (10 yrs & 8 yrs) so I don’t have a spouse around to ask to take pictures. I know children do have an “eye” for different things, should I show them how to use the camera? The shots of you and your children are fantastic – who’s behind the lens for those?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Diane – the one here was taken by Chris but I have lots that I have taken myself using the timer on my camera and a few that Simon has taken. I think it’s an awesome idea to teach your kids how to use a camera – they may develop a life-long love :) . From time to time Simon really enjoys using the camera – both the big + the smaller one.

  • 13.
    Wendy N said…

    She is AWESOME! I so loved it when my son was this age, what an adventure!

  • 14.
    Helen said…

    can just see your text as the journalling on a page. great idea to start each new thought with ‘this little girl’ like that. beautiful.

  • 15.
    Kendra said…

    That picture of Simon reading to Anna is PRICELESS. Best picture you’ve ever taken. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! :-)

  • 16.
    Karen G said…

    Oh so precious. Such a sweet time to take in, breathe, and enjoy. And (at least for me) the best treasure is watching big brother care for & about his wee sister….takes my breath away here! :>

  • 17.
    Lynn Mercurio said…

    I just adore seeing your pictures of your daughter. There is something about her, her smile, her personality, her attitude that reminds me so much of my baby girl…who is nearly 26 now. I almost feel as I’m reliving my daughter’s childhood through your pictures of Anna. One day soon you will be thinking, “how could my daughter be 26 already”…I know I do.

    Thanks for sharing these, and returning me to those memories of my Christina!

  • 18.
    Keianna said…

    Love the photos. My little girl is 6 months and I can’t imagine her being this big.

  • 19.
    Elizabeth said…

    Your little girl is growing up beautifully. Thank you for sharing both of your children with us.

  • 20.
    Sheri said…

    Hi Ali,
    I love reading about your family. The photo of you and Anna on the couch is great. Is that a pillow with the number 4 on it? Where did you get it?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Sheri – that pillow came from Pottery Barn back in the spring I think.

  • 21.

    Love this – the photos and the words. What a cute little green skirt!

  • 22.
    Bev said…

    My grand daughter is now over 2. I love this age. So much changes week to week. Her vocabulary is just exploding! I’ve now gone from being Gaga to being Grandma Bev and she says it at the beginning and end of every sentence when she is talking to or about me. It just makes me smile. I love this age!

  • 23.
    Verona said…

    Anna doesn’t know any of us, but she still warms a spot in all our hearts as we watch her grow up. The picture of Simon with her is so sweet and caring. Enjoy your blessings–as we are–from afar.

  • 24.
    tea_austen said…

    How sweet!
    I love that age–growing independent and at the cusp of so many changes. I am sure you are cherishing it all.

  • 25.
    Deb Zorn said…

    The picture of Simon reading to Anna, is priceless. I love to see these tender moments.

  • 26.
    Molly said…


    Love her hopscotch rug. How fun!

  • 27.
    Vicky said…

    Love the adorable pics. Your kiddos are so beautiful. You can definitely tell from the photos Anna marches to the beat of her own drum. You are truly blessed. Thanks for sharing your family and your life with us.

  • 28.
    Shannon Tidwell said…

    so precious! all sounds very familiar! could you please share where you got the hopscotch rug? needing one for our play/media room and that would be perfect! thanks!

  • 29.

    Hi Ali,

    What adorable photos of Anna. She is such a cute little girl. I love reading about your family. Thanks for sharing!


  • 30.
    Liz said…

    Yes she is. :)

  • 31.
    Sonja Chandler said…

    You always dress Anna so cute! Love her hats. And what a wonderful room to grow in.

  • 32.
    Marge said…

    Ali, you have a beautiful family. Anna is so sweet, and Simon, well, he’s just plain handsome. What a big guy! He reminds me of my own son, who is 14, and already 5 inches taller than my 5’7″. Be assured that you will love it when your bigger-than-you boy will look down on you with a smile as he gives you a big hug! Children are forever precious. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • 33.
    Deb J said…

    She is a beautiful child. I love seeing the pictures of Anna and Simon. Beautiful children. You are blessed.

  • 34.
    Denise said…

    Very cute photos and they make me wistful. It seems like only yesterday that my 4 year old DD was that tiny.

  • 35.
    Vivianne said…

    She is just a SWEETIE!

  • 36.
    Rebekah said…

    Ali, this little girl sounds just like my little girl who is 2 (25 months). I love how much of a personality she has too! Swims in the bathtub on her belly, reads books in bed, loves chase, and take clothes on and off. Wants to be a big kid and be at the table too!

  • 37.
    Gabi said…

    Anna is such a sweet little girl, Ali! I love getting to know her through your photos and words. Thank you so much for letting us all peak into your life.

  • 38.
    JenRay said…

    Such a little sweetheart! Is Anna protesting her highchair? My DD hated the high chair at about the same age. We got her a Stokke Tripp Trapp, and haven’t had a problem since. At 3.5 she still uses it (without being buckled in). It was expensive, but it is a piece of furniture that grows with them. Trying to decide if we will need another one for the little guy, so she can continue to use this. We have been very happy with it.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’ve looked at that so many times Jen – seriously. Might just have to get it. I was thinking that would also be something she could sit in next to the counter or island in the kitchen.

    • ….
      JenRay said…

      I am not sure if it is tall enough for sitting at counter height. I will check it out at lunch. We got a stool at ikea for $15 that she can stand on at the counter. She helps me make “panpakes” and lots of things at the island. (She has fallen off a few times when she doesn’t pay attention, but it was a TON cheaper than that “learning Tower” thing!)

    • ….
      Susan Usry said…

      We have one too and LOVE it! Never even used the traditional high chair we got as a baby present – this one is great – she pulls up to the table and eats WITH us!

  • 39.
    Beatriz (Spain) said…

    Ali Thanks for sharing these moments of Anna with us. I have a child of 21 months and you have made me remember in a minute, all those little things every day of their little world and I excited. These experiences of just writing in a notebook to capture and to remember them later.
    Ali Thanks for your generosity



  • 40.
    Danielle Taylor said…

    Ali she is beautiful and growing so fast!

  • 41.
    Robyn said…

    so sweet… I love seeing the interesting clothing combos my daughter comes up with. I’m sure this will become an awesome scrapbook layout soon… but until then isn’t it great to have our blogs to record these precious memories & fun little quirks they have at different ages?

    • ….
      Ali said…


  • 42.
    Heather said…

    She is adorable! And I love her style :)

  • 43.
    KimD said…

    Great series of photos and memories! My son is now 4 and I really miss those sweet times. I think I recognize one of his favorite pop-up books “Wheels on the Bus”. We also have “Knick-Knack Paddywhack” by the same author!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Oh cool Kim – it is the Wheels On The Bus book. It’s awesome. We’ll have to check out that other one.

  • 44.
    terri said…

    Hi Ali…where are the nesting red suitcases from…love them!

  • 45.
    Kari D said…

    LOVE this post and the wonderful things you have to say about your daughter’s relationships to the family and the world….BUT not for nothin’ woman! YOU.LOOK.AWESOME. It is obvious that you super secret word of the year (athelete) looks good on you! MUST catch up on blog entries I have missed!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hey thanks Kari – that was really nice.

  • 46.
    debbie mcintyre said…

    I just love Anna. She’s soft and sweet and she always has a look that says she is wise beyond her years (oops…19 months). mac

  • 47.
    Jennifer said…

    Love, Love, Love all of the pictures, especially where Simon is reading her a book!!! She is growing up so fast!!!

  • 48.
    Marie-Pierre said…

    Wow! Love your words. Love the picture of Simon reading a book to Anna; Anna sitting in his lap. So so cute!! Love the picture of you and Anna. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

  • 49.
    Ricka said…

    It is a lovely pics those you take. I love reading your blog. Everytime i read you post your kiddos, i am thinking my kiddos too, their ages different is pretty close to my kiddos. I am thinking how could you manage them at home and your work.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Ricka – we have a babysitter. I definitely can’t do both :) .

  • 50.
    Fran said…

    The photo of Anna “the explorer” looking out the window with the binoculars is so wonderful. The blinds are pulled just to the top of her hat so she can see through the window straight ahead, her stance is well-placed and solid, and she appears to be searching for something new and wonderful on the horizon. Such a grown up action from a lovely little girl. She will be a world explorer for sure! Thank you for sharing…..that photo made my day!

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