And Then She Turned Two

July 2009.

February 2011.

Love, love, love this girl.

Love her silly little faces.

Love how much she talks.

Love how she loves to swim, especially to jump in and go all the way under the water.

Love how she gives awesome hugs and says "I love you."

Love how she loves to eat cereal from Daddy's cereal bowl.

Love that she likes to wear vests.

Love how she says "Anna do it" and then more often than not she does it and then yells "I did it!!!"

Love the amazing gifts she has brought to each of our lives.

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!

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  1. Amybug

    2011-02-10 18:12:17 -0500

    I can't believe she is two! Happy Birthday sweet little girl!!

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  2. Cynthia, TX

    2011-02-10 18:56:27 -0500

    Hi Anna,

    You are such a beautiful little girl! My favorite picture of you is the one when you are doing yoga like your mom! It makes me smile. I hope you enjoy your birthday! It's fun being 2 I bet.

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  3. Linda J

    2011-02-10 19:07:47 -0500

    Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Anna.:)

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  4. Christianne Marra

    2011-02-10 19:32:19 -0500

    I love the photos of Anna - absolutely precious. You are so blessed to have such a beautiful daughter. Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Anna!

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  5. Christine

    2011-02-10 19:37:24 -0500

    Happy Birthday sweet little Anna! Your vest is too cute for words.

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  6. melanie

    2011-02-10 21:06:21 -0500

    she is absolutely adorable, a - and so resembles her big brother! hope she had a fabulous day. :)

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  7. Melissa S.

    2011-02-10 21:36:15 -0500

    Wow, I think she looks like your sister Jessica in these photos. Happy birthday Anna.

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  8. Paula G

    2011-02-10 21:37:06 -0500

    Happy Terrific Two to you Anna! You sure are a cutie pie!!

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  9. Wendy Kerth

    2011-02-10 22:57:58 -0500

    She has the same bday as me!!! great people are born on this day!! happy bday anna!!!

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  10. Gail E

    2011-02-10 23:01:56 -0500

    What an absolute sweetheart! Happy Birthday, dear Anna!

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  11. Paola Norman

    2011-02-10 23:19:34 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna! Hope your day is a magical one!

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  12. Melysa

    2011-02-11 00:27:14 -0500

    Oh wow!! Two!! I can't believe how the time is just flying by!! Hope your family had a wonderful day celebrating!

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  13. Verona H

    2011-02-11 00:35:32 -0500

    Anna looks so much older, jumping into the pool. The younger picture of her almost seems like the "real" Anna--who is this big girl that's talking that has taken her place? My children grew up so much quicker than I did, and Anna seems to going at jet speed. Anna, may you have at least 98 more Happy Birthdays.

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  14. Petra from NL

    2011-02-11 02:14:33 -0500

    Lovely post, Ali! Such sweet words. Happy Birthday Anna!

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  15. Shannon D

    2011-02-11 03:45:34 -0500

    Can't believe she is two already. Two is so much fun! Enjoy! Happy birthday sweet Anna. xx

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  16. ale

    2011-02-11 05:44:46 -0500

    happy birthday, anna!

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  17. Marianne

    2011-02-11 07:20:55 -0500

    Gosh, she is so lovely. Happy birthday Anna!

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  18. Bec Kilgore

    2011-02-11 08:59:18 -0500

    Happy Birthday! Such a sweet little girl.

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  19. Amalia

    2011-02-11 10:14:38 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna! Happy Birthday Ali! (my mom always calls me on my girls birthday and sings happy birthday to me too!!!)

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  20. Nadine

    2011-02-11 22:28:16 -0500

    She is sure looking like your sister!

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  21. Beke

    2011-02-12 01:41:59 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna, only a few months younger than my son. Ali, I like to think of children's birthday as the parents day aswell, it was the day we gave birth to them, The day we became parents for the first time, or again (2ed, 3ed, 4th etc) a child's birthday is a wonderful day for all :) xxx

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  22. Leslie

    2011-02-12 09:13:33 -0500

    Talk about a great LIFE moment to preserve...I absolutely LOVe the photo of Anna & Simon sitting on her bench (an Aha moement). You've captured the essence of photo taking..tks for the incentive and sharing!

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  23. ReNi

    2011-02-13 12:30:28 -0500

    Happy Birthday, Anna!

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  24. tara w

    2011-02-23 14:55:50 -0500

    Catching up - the second shot - she looks so, so, so much like your sister. Like she IS your sister. Love that.

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  25. stacy

    2011-02-23 17:15:10 -0500

    Happy Birthday to Anna! She is a few weeks younger than my daughter and I have always enjoyed seeing her grow on your blog along with my girl.....Anad Romy also always exclaims "I did it"! after she does something. Kills me. I love your blog Ali- thank you!

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