Celebrating Three

Dear Anna,

This past week you turned three years old.

That smile in the photo above says it all.

Here's a bit about you right now:

You love tomatoes.

You love barbies - specifically Disney princess Barbies.

You love dressing up like the princesses.

You love pink & purple and sparkles and lipstick and nail polish.

You love your parents, cousins, aunts & uncles, Grandmas & Grandpas and Katie and Kim and Emma.

You love your brother, big time.

You love to sing, songs you've heard and songs you make up.

You love your school and your teacher reports that you are a little ray of sunshine.

You love chicken noodle soup (especially the noodles).

You still love apple juice best, with lemonade a close second.

You love your ballet & tap class.

And we love you so, so much.

Love Mom

75 thoughts

  1. Teresa

    2012-02-13 22:59:18 -0500

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!


    2012-02-13 23:01:04 -0500

    jennifer olson

    your babys grown up soon anna will be a mom time when growm up

    when are you going your project life

  3. Teri H.

    2012-02-13 23:07:40 -0500

    What a cute petutie! Especially with that little cue ball head in the portrait...

  4. MammaDoi

    2012-02-14 00:40:00 -0500


  5. Erika Harris Cox

    2012-02-14 01:32:59 -0500

    SHe LOOKS like a ray of sunshine, Ali! What a sweetheart :) What joy, she's a cutey! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, have a great week!

  6. Anthea

    2012-02-14 04:15:30 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna. Hope you had a fabulous day.

  7. Marti Richards

    2012-02-14 08:37:32 -0500

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANNA! She is adorable and sounds so much like my 3 year old daughter. They are so fun at this age!

  8. CAS

    2012-02-14 09:19:20 -0500

    !Happy Birthday, Anna! You are such a cutie-potutie

  9. Melissa

    2012-02-14 10:07:15 -0500

    Ah, your Anna would get along famously with my little Paige! Happy birthday to your sweet sunny girl!

  10. Melanie

    2012-02-14 10:22:04 -0500

    If Anna is anything like you, then I think she'll love to look back on this someday! (I know I would). She is seriously adorable, and I can see from your pictures and words how much joy she (and Simon!) bring you. Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Mamasue123

    2012-02-14 10:45:08 -0500

    Oh Happy Birthday Anna!! She's a love. Pink and purple ruled my girls life too, still does, purple more so and she is already 14!! She also thought Barbie rules, and entertained her and her imagination for hours. Great job Mom!! Have a great day and enjoy!!

  12. denise moro

    2012-02-14 10:52:49 -0500

    Parabéns!!! Felicidades !!!! Você é muito parecida com mãe!!!! É linda sua família .abraços

  13. Kim S

    2012-02-14 10:54:31 -0500

    3 already?!?! Happy Birthday, Anna! Thanks for sharing, Ali. You're doing a great job. It's apparent by the smile on her face, then and now!

  14. Beth Ann

    2012-02-14 11:59:52 -0500

    Happy birthday Miss Anna!!

  15. Suz

    2012-02-14 12:42:13 -0500

    Happy birthday sweet, sweet Anna!! :)

  16. Jill

    2012-02-14 15:54:10 -0500

    So sweet! I can't believe she is 3 already! It does go by fast...mine just turned 7 and loved those same things at 3...she still likes them, she has just added a few more, fairies, mermaids and butterflies. Happiest of birthdays to your little girl!

  17. kate adderley

    2012-02-14 16:01:51 -0500

    oh Ali, this is the sweetest photo of you and Anna, happy birthday Anna, hope you had a great day with your loving family

  18. Kimberlee

    2012-02-14 17:32:17 -0500

    So sweet. Happy birthday to Anna! She looks so much like mom. :D

  19. Sue

    2012-02-14 17:50:36 -0500

    Happy Birthday Anna! Can't believe you are 3 already. Where is that sweet-faced baby?

  20. Anna-Marie

    2012-02-15 10:34:38 -0500

    A very Happy 3rd Birthday to a very sweet and adorable little girl, who is blessed beyond measure with a brother and family who just think the world of her!!!!

  21. tara pollard pakosta

    2012-02-15 12:34:13 -0500

    she really is a little ray of sunshine, I can just tell!
    lovely photos of lil' miss sunshine anna!
    happy 3 Anna!

  22. able mabel

    2012-02-15 20:43:14 -0500

    Love the "superman" cape in the top pictures (if that is what it is...)

  23. anna

    2012-02-16 12:08:20 -0500

    what a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your Anna!

  24. jaimee h.

    2012-02-17 09:40:37 -0500

    happy birthday Anna...they grow up way too fast. I blinked and my little guy turned three recently too. I love your letter to Anna - got me a little choked up thinking about what my son loves right now too. :)

  25. Jonda

    2012-02-17 15:30:14 -0500

    What a sweet little memory list! Happy Big 3, Miss Anna!!

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