Anna | The Pigtails & The Potty

Oh how I love those little pigtails.

And oh how I love this shot from yesterday: Anna in her jammies reading Once Upon a Potty to her baby doll while the doll sits on the potty.

This is one of the things I love about projects like December Daily or Week In The Life. I always end up with priceless photos I might not have otherwise taken. Photos that capture relationships and moments and peeks into the minutes that make up our daily lives.

The photo of her with the book and the doll and the potty is so her right now. Watching her role-play the stuff of life, the things she's experiencing, is such an awesome thing to celebrate.

Her favorite thing right this minute (and she's definitely got an opinion): anything purple.


TONIGHT : I'm hoping to try out these instructions from Autumn at Write.Click.Scrapbook. for taking a photo of the "magic lights" on our tree.

26 thoughts

  1. Nicole

    2010-12-20 03:58:17 -0800

    Ali,
    My daughter at the same age as Anna loved purple too. She used to call it 'Jeff' (as in the Wiggles), and she loved the Wiggles too!
    Enjoy!

    Nicole

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  2. Estellita

    2010-12-20 04:37:40 -0800

    It's really important : capture life and little moments. That's why i'll begin a project life : for these little moments we forgot ... happy photographies !!!!

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  3. Missy

    2010-12-20 06:01:21 -0800

    My daughter is 3.5 and has had a love affair with the color purple since she was about 1.5. There MUST be something on her that is purple 6 out of 7 days of the week. So fun to watch what makes our kids tick!

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  4. amy

    2010-12-20 06:19:07 -0800

    she is just adorable. so sweet.

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  5. Chris Dukes

    2010-12-20 06:57:55 -0800

    I love the picture of Anna and her pigtails! Cute...cute..cute.
    I had a love affair with purple when I was a kid and its still my favorite color. I have 3 biys so not much purple in my house.

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  6. Jenn A.

    2010-12-20 07:29:35 -0800

    What sweet photos! She is absolutely adorable with her pigtails!

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  7. Cori Jepsen

    2010-12-20 07:44:46 -0800

    Hi Ali,
    Love the photo of Anna in the bathroom. It warms the heart to see children mimmick.

    Hey where is the dog...haven't seen her in any photos lately...

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  8. kim

    2010-12-20 07:56:52 -0800

    Love that girl!

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  9. Ellen Coker

    2010-12-20 08:21:44 -0800

    Lovely photos and story--lovely girl child!

    This morning I checked in at the UW website and thought of you and one little word. Here is a link--I love that someone capture these thoughts from students. http://www.washington.edu/discover/holiday

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  10. Kelli

    2010-12-20 09:29:35 -0800

    She is so adorable, and I just have to comment - she looks SO much like Simon!! I am not a person who usually notices those things, but they are so similar. I also love the bond you are raising them with. My sister is my best friend, and many tears have been cried for the lost years with parents who seemed to purposely keep us "in separate corners". Of the many magical gifts you will give your kids, I imagine this will be one of the most cherished - even without them knowing! :) While I love you, and am inspired by your talent - I really think 50% of the reason I read your blog is the joyous family life! :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us! It's such a feel good place to go to! :)

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  11. Wendy Orme

    2010-12-20 09:53:57 -0800

    So very darling!

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  12. goshery

    2010-12-20 10:31:43 -0800

    Love the pigtails, love the little artist at work, love the reader. These photos bring back memories of my "little" girl, now a senior in college and home for the holidays. She too wore pigtails . . . loved art . . . loved reading. These are precious photos for sure.

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  13. keri

    2010-12-20 11:14:43 -0800

    so cute. my baby girl hasn't picked a favorite color yet but her big brother (now almost 4yro) has been partial to the color PINK since he was 1. haha!

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  14. Louise P

    2010-12-20 14:15:38 -0800

    Cute!

    I managed Magic lights too! :) http://theteacherspett.blogspot.com/2010/12/magic-lights.html

    Thanks for the link. :)

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  15. Carol Trejo

    2010-12-20 14:22:57 -0800

    She is so precious. Love those little red shoes.

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  16. Wendy High

    2010-12-20 14:36:57 -0800

    Love this Ali!!! She is so cute!!! Great pictures!

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  17. Amy

    2010-12-20 16:59:06 -0800

    I think she looks so much like your sister in that first photo, and I love the glimpse into her world in the third photo.

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  18. Liz Schaefer

    2010-12-20 17:39:27 -0800

    How cute I love it and the red shoes adorable....
    Happy Holidays

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  19. Amy B

    2010-12-20 18:23:14 -0800

    So precious! Makes me so sad that my little girl is 9 already, and I missed so many of these precious moments by being too wrapped up in other "stuff". Now that I have grown and matured as a mother, I do revel in those moments she has now, and appreciate her in all of her 9 year old wonder. And I revel in the moments of my little boys who are now around Anna's age. Thank you for sharing, and reminding me of how important this is. Blessings.

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  20. Lenka

    2010-12-20 19:36:22 -0800

    beautiful girl! and beautiful everyday moments caught with tenderness and love!

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  21. Verona H

    2010-12-20 19:45:47 -0800

    Anna, so many adjectives can describe her, but adorable will cover a lot. (and it starts with an A) My children both said "pirkle" for purple. I wish digital cameras had been around 50 years ago when I had a two year old girl.

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  22. Amy K

    2010-12-21 02:31:46 -0800

    She is absolutely adorable Ali.

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  23. crissy armstrong

    2010-12-21 11:24:48 -0800

    we have that book, too! it's cute. my daughter is 4.5 and she still likes to read it. cute shot of her in the bathroom. you spend a lot of time there when you're learning.

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  24. Sharron Clemons

    2010-12-21 12:14:37 -0800

    So precious! Makes me so sad that my little girl is 9 already, and I missed so many of these precious moments by being too wrapped up in other "stuff". Now that I have grown and matured as a mother, I do revel in those moments she has now, and appreciate her in all of her 9 year old wonder. And I revel in the moments of my little boys who are now around Anna's age. Thank you for sharing, and reminding me of how important this is. Blessings.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:24AM
  25. shelley

    2010-12-28 19:13:52 -0800

    prudence and her potty was the kicker for us! it totally did the job for us!!! i love that book to this day!!! good luck!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:24AM
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