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February 10, 2011

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!


  • 1.
    Lisanna said…

    Time flies!!!! Anna is beatiful!!!

  • 2.
    Marit said…

    Happy Birthday, Anna! Wishing you a wonderful Day with your loved ones!

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    I couldn’t wait to see your post today for your sweet birthday girl. I love love reading what you write about her. She is so sweet and funny and happy. Happy Birthday to Anna and even to you Ali, how wonderful that you get to experience raising an awesome son and now a sweet girl. Love her in the vest with her hands in the pockets even how adorable is that. My daughter turned 14 yesterday so it helps me remember her toddler days by reading about Anna. My daughter had a teletubby birthday theme and loved it and her first little table and chairs which she was so happy about and sat there for hours doing her puzzles and coloring. Thank you Ali for sharing this sweet girl with us. Have a wonderful birthday with her and hope yesterday’s “bonus day with mom and Anna went well for you”…

  • 4.
    Mely said…

    Happy bday Anna!

  • 5.
    Lisa said…

    Birthday blessings to you, Anna!

  • 6.
    Heather Vski said…

    Love how she loves to have her hands in her pockets. Too cute! Happy 2 to you!! Hugs!

  • 7.
    Esther said…

    Congratulations big girl!! Have a wonderful day!

  • 8.
    Kathi said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! Two is such a fun age. Go and be yourself.

    I have been touched by your posts the last few days. I too have a child with a learning disability. We found out about it in her 1st year of college. It is difficult to come to grips with the fact that we (my husband and I) don’t have the child we thought we had. We have struggled with this, mourned over it, and found hope in her doing her best and finding happiness. Thanks for your comments about both your children, they are very uplifting.

  • 9.
    J3SS1C4 said…

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

    That’s the cutest thing ever! She really is a beautiful girl

  • 10.
    Wendy said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! Congratulations Mom and Dad!

  • 11.
    christen said…

    what a beautiful little girl…enjoy today.

  • 12.
    Barb M. said…

    Happy birthday, Anna! Enjoy your terrific twos!

  • 13.
    Mrs. b said…

    Happy birthday sweet Anna!

  • 14.
    stephanie said…

    Happy Birthday sweet little love bug!!!!

  • 15.
    Dori said…

    happy “2″ precious girl!

  • 16.
    Lynn said…

    She’s beautiful. I hope she has a very happy birthday. xx

  • 17.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! thanks for sharing her with all of us.

  • 18.
    Bonnie said…

    Wow…Two already! Love two! She looks like a miniature you, especially the way she sports her vest! Too cute!

  • 19.
    jennifer said…

    My daughter turns 3 next week and has brought so many gifts to our family, as Anna has to yours. Happy Birthday Anna!!! Little sisters are the best! :)

  • 20.
    donnadowney said…

    oh ali she is so beautiful…such a gift.

  • 21.
    Allison said…

    Happy Birthday Anna – wow that two years went by so fast!

  • 22.
    Maica said…

    Per molts anys Anna !!!
    Best Regards to all of you.

  • 23.
    Jennifer Levin said…

    Isn’t it so incredible to see our children growing and changing in front of our eyes?

    Happy Birthday to Anna! I hope you all have a wonderful day of celebration. ~Jen

  • 24.
    Michelle L said…

    Have a wonderful day with your little girl!

  • 25.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Happy Birthday to a sweet girl

  • 26.
    Heidi said…

    Happy 2nd to Anna (still LOVE that name! still hoping for a girl one day so maybe we can use it ;) ) and seriously…somehow moments stand still while time continues to fly! She is so cute. Love the vest :) and how she has lots to say! Heidi

  • 27.
    Jenell said…

    Happy Birthday Anna. What a Doll!

  • 28.
    Allison M. said…

    Happy birthday Anna!!
    Love how you share your family with us. Such fun to see the similarities between my girl (who turned 2 in December) and Anna. Amazing how one little person can make a day so much brighter. My girl is very much into doing things herself as well. “I do it myself” is what she likes to say. Just this morning we heard “I need some help” coming from her room and when her Daddy checked in on her she was trying to get her sleeper off. Had it 1/2 way unzipped and 1 arm out. :)

  • 29.
    Jan said…

    Happy Birthday to Anna! I can’t believe how big she is (2 already, really?). My has she grown. She is just beautiful!

  • 30.
    Suz said…

    Happy Birthday to Sweet Anna! Love that Lily is celebrating with you also in the background. :)
    Enjoy your day!

  • 31.
    Mary Sara P. said…

    Happy Brithday Anna. Love the pink vest and purple polka dot skirt!She’s just too cute for words!

  • 32.
    Liz said…

    Two–a fun (and challenging) age!
    If you are willing to share, I would love to see how Miss Anna’s baby book turned out.

  • 33.
    Kelly said…

    Happy Happy Birthday!
    She is such a cutie pie!

  • 34.
    Diane said…

    Your little Anna is so precious.
    Happy Birthday to her!
    You really have some close birthdays in your family.

  • 35.
    Alida said…

    I’ve only recently started commenting, but have been reading your blog for years. Feels like just the other day that you anounced that you’re expecting. How time flies! Happy Birthday sweet Anna!

    • ….
      Kris said…

      It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone with exstierpe.

  • 36.
    Bridget Morelli said…

    Happy Birthday Anna – You share a birthday with my daughter (she turned 8 this year) Enjoy your day!

  • 37.
    Alexandra said…

    Anna is fabulous in every way – so much fun to read all the little ‘Anna facts’ :)
    I love that she loves vests – so cool!!
    Happy, Happy Birthday Anna!!

  • 38.
    Tiffany M said…


  • 39.

    Happy birthday, Anna! (What wonderful photos!)

  • 40.
    Kayleigh Wiles said…

    Happy birthday to Anna!!

  • 41.
    Becky H said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! I love your new haircut and you are the sweetest little girl out there.

  • 42.
    Lisa W said…

    Wow! -Already?? It seems like we were just reading posts about a ‘future arrival’ and learning that her name would begin with the letter ‘a’. It’s so surprising that it’s been 2 years already. :)
    Happy Birthday Anna!! :)

  • 43.
    Brene said…

    Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

  • 44.
    tiffany said…

    Happy Birthday to a sweet little girl. I feel very honored to share a birthday with her. Happy 2nd Anna! Happy 38th Me!


  • 45.
    Gina said…

    Happy Birthday sweet girl! it has been such a treasure to see you grow up and share in every moment with you. You are very loved!

  • 46.
    JillT said…

    She looks soooo ‘grown up’. Happy Birthday to sweet Anna and her loving family!

  • 47.
    JosieK said…

    (¯`*•.¸,¤°*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♪♫•*´`°¤,¸.•*´¯)
    Happy 2nd Birthday Anna…you’re a doll..have a wonderful day Sweetie!

  • 48.
    marsha said…

    happy birthday to anna!
    she is so cute.

  • 49.
    kryssi said…

    Wow, happy birthday, Anna! She’s two and she can swim? WOW, did you enroll her in swimming classes or did you and your husband teach her? Amazing! :)

  • 50.
    Fanny said…

    Lovely! Happy Birthday Anna!

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