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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.

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  1. dawn says…
    02/14/2011

    Thank you Ali for sharing, I kept checking all weekend hoping to see some bday photos. I love love the first one, she looks so happy and laughing and look at that cute outfit. She is just adorable in her new bangs. Love that you shared about Simon thru this too. So happy it was a happy day for all of you.

    p.s. I noticed the chairs in the background of the first photo and don't remember seeing them in your kitchen pictures before, are they new? I like them.

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  2. Ingvild says…
    02/14/2011

    Love the birtday pictures - looks like Anna had a wonderfull time turning 2. And you gotta love the pink lego.

    And I suddenly feel a craving for cupcakes ;o)

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  3. Barb M. says…
    02/14/2011

    Thanks for sharing Anna's bd pictures. wonderful cake! Anna looks thrilled in each on the photos. What a cutie!

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  4. Barb M. says…
    02/14/2011

    Thanks for sharing Anna's bd pictures. wonderful cake! Anna looks thrilled in each one of the photos. What a cutie!

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  5. Helen says…
    02/14/2011

    Beautiful photos Ali!

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  6. Sally says…
    02/14/2011

    What great pictures. LOVE the stories about Simon - both about him wanting Anna to follow the Lego instructions, and the THREE cupcakes! Love it. So cute that Anna wanted to try on her new outfits!!

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  7. Lisa W. says…
    02/14/2011

    Ohhhhhh she is soooooooo cute...Happy Birthday Ann Girl. Those cupcakes do look yummy awesome...you did not tell Simon you can't eat more than one...lol. Happy Valentines Day to you and your family:)

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  8. kelly says…
    02/14/2011

    happy birthday little anna! loving those cupcakes. my kids always asked for hot fudge brownie sundaes!

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  9. arlene says…
    02/14/2011

    How fun! I LOVE seeing Simon, in the first picture, in the background. I wonder how he was feeling right then. :)

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  10. Bec Kilgore says…
    02/14/2011

    I like doing a quick Internet check before going to work and finding such a happy post on your blog.

    Happy V Day!

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  11. Funnelcloud Rachel says…
    02/14/2011

    I didn't even know they made pink legos - how awesome!

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  12. Debbie S. says…
    02/14/2011

    Oh my gosh...I LOVE those cupcakes!! Great photos. :)

    Happy V Day and hope you have a great week!

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  13. JillT says…
    02/14/2011

    She looks so much older with her new haircut! I just keep thinking what fun it is with your kids' age spread. You got to totally enjoy the littleness of Simon and now the same for Anna. I understand some of the reasons for having kids close together, but I'm totally into at least four years age difference so the oldest understands that sometimes they have to "wait".

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  14. JJ says…
    02/14/2011

    what a little sweetie!! (My son would have done the same thing with the cupcakes. :) )

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  15. Nicky from Canada says…
    02/14/2011

    Love the pics - and love her new haircut. Can so relate to Simon being in distress about not following the directions for the legos.
    Happy Valentines Day

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  16. Tamara says…
    02/14/2011

    she shares a birthday week with my mother. we celebrated with cupcakes too...you're never too old for cupcakes! these pictures are precious. happy valentine's day everybody!

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  17. Jenni Hufford says…
    02/14/2011

    happy birthday anna! she is so sweet! you are going to love having a two year old little girl :)

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  18. Jo says…
    02/14/2011

    Lovely! Jo x

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  19. cinback says…
    02/14/2011

    Birthdays are so fun to capture!

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  20. Julie says…
    02/14/2011

    "Simon was distressed that she was not following the directions."

    Simon is my kind of guy!

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  21. sue says…
    02/14/2011

    thanks for sharing the pictures ali.. i love the way that simon looks in the background.. he looks as excited as anna.. is that the taj mahal in the background? if so, i'm loving the fact that you have room in your kitchen to display it there.. how sweet.. happy belated birthday to anna.. sure looks like she was having fun!

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  22. Laura K says…
    02/14/2011

    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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  23. Neusinha Fusco says…
    02/14/2011

    GOD BLESSING CONTINUE THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD

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  24. rhonda says…
    02/14/2011

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

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  25. Tammy B says…
    02/14/2011

    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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