Anna's Birthday Photos

Just a few shots from last week's celebrations.

She is such a happy, happy kid. Even happier with all her people around.

We had a couple different gatherings last week including an evening with my parents as they came through town.

She had a good helper to blow out the candles on her cake.

Grandma and Grandpa gave her a new set of legos just for her. Simon was distressed that she was not following the directions.

Gotta love pink legos.

She was definitely into opening presents and gave great excited reactions to each one. Both sets of grandparents gave her an outfit that she needed to immediately put on right there at the table.

It's always cool to have my parents around as they usually have a camera in hand too.

And on her actual birthday I made cupcakes. Simple, fun, homemade little cakes of goodness with a bunch of different sprinkles.

Simon came home from school and I let him eat one (Anna was at the babysitters). I went upstairs to work for a bit while he was on the computer downstairs and when I came back down I found that he had eaten two more! Three cupcakes in one sitting. Good thing I made a few extra for when Anna got home.

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day today and a peaceful week.

46 thoughts

  1. Laura K

    2011-02-14 12:42:49 -0500

    Wow. What a sweet little girl.
    My little princess has in 10 days her second birthday. I can't wait. We made here a kitchen and I can wait to play with her.

    Happy Valentines day.

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  2. Neusinha Fusco

    2011-02-14 13:38:11 -0500


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  3. rhonda

    2011-02-14 13:42:35 -0500

    Yeah Anna so glad you had a great Birthday! Happy Valentine's Day Edward family!

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  4. Tammy B

    2011-02-14 13:42:50 -0500

    I have a son who does the exact same thing (taking food) except he's 15! Those cupcakes just looked so delicious that Simon couldn't resist!! And I'm sure Simon will teach Anna how to put those Legos together the right way soon enough!

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  5. carolyn k

    2011-02-14 14:50:33 -0500

    WHoop WHoop Whoop!!!
    Word for the year Alert!
    the first thing I thought of when I saw your painting was LIGHT!!!
    I hope you see it, too...
    "Week three is about using color – maybe it will spur me out of my muted, monochomatic beige and white phase?"

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  6. Alison Exelby

    2011-02-14 15:12:53 -0500

    Anna looks like she is a very happy girl, love the birthday photos, thanks for sharing

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  7. Tracy

    2011-02-14 15:13:36 -0500

    Oh my about a happy girl!! I love that first shot. If you're ever feeling down all you have to do is look at that picture. Happy Birthday Anna!!

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  8. Teresa Lynn Cotterman

    2011-02-14 17:33:47 -0500

    Welcome to the beginning of the boy eating you out of house and home ;-)

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  9. Teresa

    2011-02-14 17:51:34 -0500

    Looks like a great celebration!
    Happy Valentines day to you all!

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  10. Cindy

    2011-02-14 18:53:18 -0500

    This is just too cute!
    Happy VaLentine!!

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  11. hope s

    2011-02-14 21:56:18 -0500

    Awesome pictures! I would love to see a picture of the photos above your mantel. I love the looks of the arrangement. I'm always looking for new ways to display the photos I love.

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  12. Jolynn

    2011-02-14 22:22:18 -0500

    So cute. These are the moments you will look back on and it will make you smile all over. Love the pics.

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  13. Gabi

    2011-02-14 23:17:17 -0500

    Thank you for sharing Anna's celebration with us, Ali. The first photo is the cutest!! Wishing you a great week!

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  14. carriep

    2011-02-14 23:43:22 -0500

    thanks again for sharing your family!

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  15. Sally

    2011-02-15 05:05:08 -0500

    You know Anna has a capital letter at the start right...?

    As a first grade teacher I just cringed to see it oh-so-wrong on her birthday cake!

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  16. Shawna

    2011-02-15 07:33:23 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna!!! What a sweet little girl!!! The expression on her face in the first picture is priceless! Thanks again for sharing your precious family!
    ps...the picture in the background of the first pic...its it of letters? might we have a close up please?

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  17. sue

    2011-02-15 07:49:10 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna! Love the photos.

    Funny Simon story - typical boy eating as many cupcakes as possible!

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  18. redheadmomma

    2011-02-15 09:53:00 -0500

    You made me chuckle - Noah gets really distressed when lego directions aren't followed either. You should see us when we play "creationary" - no one's good at it but Noah, and he lets us know! LOL
    Happy birthday Anna! She's really growing up! :)

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  19. Janet

    2011-02-15 12:27:57 -0500

    She is so cute and such a cute haircut - it does make her look older. As I hug my now 14 yr old 6ft son, I remember the days of littleness. He would've have eaten 3 cupcakes too. Hug your kids everyday!

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  20. Niki Estes

    2011-02-15 12:33:11 -0500

    Oh, so cute! Happy Birthday, Anna!

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  21. Regina Wilkerson

    2011-02-16 13:55:53 -0500

    Looks very nice. Too bad no pictures with Daddy but he was probably taking pictures.

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  22. Amber L.

    2011-02-19 10:26:15 -0500

    I love the birthday photos :)

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  23. paula s

    2011-02-22 20:52:51 -0500

    pretty cake! sweet pix! lvoe the fun cupcakes!!

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  24. Kim

    2011-02-23 17:53:47 -0500

    This is so precious!

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  25. Jan

    2011-02-25 22:05:56 -0500

    Ali...My daughter just turned 2 in November. She has a 7-year-old brother who adores her, just as Simon obviously loves Anna. Thanks for sharing your family with us. You are so blessed. daughter loves legos, too. But she needs some pink ones.

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