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February 13, 2012

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


  • 1.
    Sara Belgrove said…

    Gosh they grow up so fast. Happy Birthday Miss Anna! :)

  • 2.
    Ilona said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! :-)

  • 3.
    Kim said…

    Enjoy every moment; they go by so fast!!!

  • 4.
    Helen said…

    Fabulous photos Ali! So pleased to see, and ‘hear’, you so happy.

  • 5.
    P.J. said…

    Happy Birthday, Anna. You’re a blessing to your family.

  • 6.
    emily said…

    Happy Birthday, Anna

  • 7.
    Sally said…

    Awww, Happy Birthday to Anna. It’s been fun to watch her grow up. What a smile!

  • 8.
    Jule said…

    Happy Birthday, little Anna! And happy Anna’s Birthday, Ali, it is a blessing to have such great and cute children.

  • 9.
    Sandi said…

    Wow. Time flies. It seems like you were just blogging about Simon adjusting to his new baby sister!

  • 10.
    Sandra said…

    It all goes so fast. Happy Birthday little princess!

    Sandra :)

  • 11.
    Janette said…

    She’s almost a lady! Happy Birthday Anna!

  • 12.
    Michelle L said…

    Happy Birthday Anna!

  • 13.
    Jessica said…

    Happy birthday Anna!

  • 14.
    Lisa W. said…

    Oh Sweet Anna…Hapyy Birthday!! She is SOOOOOOOOOOOO cuteness!!!

  • 15.
    Lara said…

    What a sweetheart! Happy birthday Anna xx

  • 16.
    patty said…

    H*A*P*P*Y 3rd birthday anna!

  • 17.
    Shelley said…

    What a cutie! Happy Birthday, Anna!

  • 18.
    Alexandra said…

    Happy, Happy Birthday Anna!!!

  • 19.
    Nicky H said…

    Wonderful Birthday wishes from Las Vegas, Nevada. :)

  • 20.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    happy birthday Anna, Can’t believe you are three already!

  • 21.
    Leanne in CA said…

    Happy birthday Anna!! Have a very fun week at school. Love that smile.

  • 22.
    Cathy L. said…

    That smile of hers makes me smile!

  • 23.
    Julie said…

    Awww.. she is the cutest and I love the idea of giving her a big picture of herself. So neat!

  • 24.
    Cecilia said…

    That is an amazing moment you captured in the photo of you two. You are so admiring her and she is totally relishing it!

    Happy birthday, Anna.

  • 25.
    Lourdes said…

    Happy birthday, Anna!!

  • 26.
    libby gordon said…

    What a sweet post! enjoy your girl!

  • 27.
    Susan Ringler said…

    Happy Birthday beautiful Anna girl!

  • 28.
    Deb J said…

    Happy Birthday Anna!! She is such a cutie. It’s seems like just yesterday that you told us you were pregnant and here she’s 3. Time sure flies.

  • 29.
    Tona said…

    Happy Birthday Anna!
    She’s had such a great smile ever since she was a baby.

  • 30.
    Roni Hunt said…

    Happy Birthday, Anna!!!! and to momma too!

  • 31.
    Melissa Szalai said…

    Happy Birthday Miss Anna, And happy belated birthday to Simon. The three of you make my day.

  • 32.
    rhonda said…

    Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Anna!

  • 33.
    Kimmie said…

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Anna! <3

  • 34.
    Christine said…

    Happy Birthday Anna!!!
    Sending you birthday wishes from Washington.
    My niece celebrated her third birthday yesterday so I showed her that cute instragram of Anna with her cake.
    Ali, I can’t believe how time has flown by. Anna is growing up so fast. I just love how you are documenting the here and now because we quickly forget if we don’t record.

  • 35.
    marilyn said…

    so precious, ali. i joined the celebration from my heart. i did not think you would mind. said a little prayer for you and yours. count the happies!! xoxo

  • 36.
    young c said…

    Great pic! and Happy Birthday to Anna! :)

  • 37.
    michele h. said…

    love her smile! happy birthday to sweet, sweet Anna:)

  • 38.
    sharon said…


    the picture are amazing…the sweetness just ripples from hr smile and the twinkle in your eyes!

    You grow so quickly our Mia will be three also in few months….I wish we could make time stand still a little longer ….hugs and blessings

    Sharon Creative Escape Phoenix AZ

  • 39.
    Liz said…

    Yah Anna! Here’s to three. We love you too.

  • 40.
    Verona H said…

    Happy Birthday to “our” little Anna,:) I love the pictures of her today. Time is going by so quickly from this viewpoint in TX. You have two wonderful children to give purpose and meaning to your life each day. We are so glad they share you with us, and you share them in pictures I’ve learned so much from you, (except can’t get the digital part!) Have a blessed day.

  • 41.
    Chris said…

    Happy Birthday, Anna!

    Ali, I adore the last photo of the two of you. SO special!

  • 42.
    Shannon D said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! It is so much fun being 3!

  • 43.
    carriep said…

    what a cutie, thanks for sharing both of your children with us! Happy Birthday Anna!

  • 44.
    Gladysdavid said…

    Happy birthday Anna!

  • 45.
    Ruth G said…

    Super sweet! I love the picture of Anna on your lap with the cake! Happy birthday to Anna and many, many more!

  • 46.
    Mallory said…

    She is the cutest thing! Happy birthday sweet Anna girl! May you never stop smiling. :)

  • 47.
    Brooke said…

    Happy Birthday Anna! 3 is an awesome age.

  • 48.
    Kate burroughs said…

    Happy birthday Anna- hope you had a fun day!
    Aloha, Kate

  • 49.
    joanne smith said…

    happy birthday anna!! :)

  • 50.
    Gypsy Chaos said…

    Happy birthday, little ray of sunshine.
    Congratulations, Mom. Those smiles say it all: you are doing a wonderful job!

    Ali, your journaling is so simple yet so heartfelt. Thank you for sharing your world with the world.

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