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June 17, 2013

10 Things Right Now | Anna

Photo by Katie.

Watching Magic School Bus, Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse (3 minute episodes found on Youtube.)

Loving Charlie and Lola books – she checked out 5 of them at the Library last week.

Wanting to go swimming everyday, even when it’s not sunny.

Eating string cheese, nectarines (she ate 3 last night), broccoli, apple juice, shrimp (I broiled shrimp the other night and she ate 16 of them).

Playing with Barbies, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, Playmobil people.

Singing to Taylor Swift (she requests it when she rides in Katie’s car), 5 little monkeys, her own songs she makes up.

Asking “Is tomorrow a school day?” And if the answer is “no” she immediately asks if she can sleep in my bed.

Negotiating with Simon about what movie to watch. Sometimes they take turns, and sometimes they just need to come to an agreement (we call it “compromise”).

Wearing dresses + leggings almost everyday.

Looking forward to spending some time at the beach with her cousins and Grandma and Grandpa this week.


  • 1.
    Paula said…

    May I add an 11th item?

    She’s adorable with that super cute twinkle in her eye and huge happy smile!

    PS That sounds like a great digital grouping to release super cute, super _____, I know you can fill in lots of blanks for us :)

    • ….
      Barb Mc said…

      …..or a stamp would be fun too!

  • 2.
    Wendy Goundrey said…

    What a lovely list for a sweet little girl. Keep up the good work, Mom.

  • 3.
    Amy Myers said…

    Love it! Your list makes me want to write one about my little girl. I wish she’d eat like Anna!

  • 4.
    Autumn said…

    Love this. Gonna make a list for my Samuel.

  • 5.
    Debbie said…

    Beautiful image and message!

  • 6.
    Leslie said…

    She is so adorable. She always has that look like she might be up to no good. I was like that as a kid!

  • 7.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    Anna you are just super cute!! LOVE the photography:-)

    I just wanted to mention that i was watching Stacy’s Sneek Peek into your HELLO STORY class starting in July.

    Gosh Ali, all i can say is that you were definately standing in the very FRONT of the queue when the Good Lord was handing out talent:-)

    Am super super excited to start your class.

  • 8.
    Jen N said…

    Great idea and really cute! Might have to try this with my 20-month old.

  • 9.
    JoLynn said…

    I remember when you posted her pictures as a baby…that sunshiny little smile lifted spirits. So glad it continues. Must be the nectarines!

  • 10.
    yin said…


  • 11.
    alida said…

    This is such a great journaling idea. Love the pony tails and the fact that she loves swimming, just like her Mom.

    • ….
      alida said…

      Oh, and great job with the photo Katie! You must have a great relationship to get such a wonderful smile.

  • 12.
    Bambou Orchidee said…

    She’s is super cute!

  • 13.
    Lisa W. said…

    How many times can I say “SHE is adorable!” A million more:)

  • 14.
    Tammie said…

    How cute!

  • 15.
    Kimberly R said…

    She sounds so much like my 5 year old. We love the Barbie life in the dreamhouuse clips. They are hilarious.

  • 16.
    {vicki} said…

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.
    My son is 13 so I just made a list of 13 things right now. How wonderful to be able to remember these things years from now.

  • 17.
    Ruth G said…

    Oh, I love everything that Lauren Child writes! If you haven’t read “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Book?” or “The Princess and The Pea” they are fantastic! Also, she illustrated a newer version of Pippi Longstocking which is wonderful when Anna gets a bit older. Just had to spout about Lauren! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • 18.
    Kristin Taylor said…

    Love this! Looking forward to making lists like this about my kids!

  • 19.

    Another really lovely journaling prompt. Always so inspirational Ali !

  • 20.
    Sheryl said…

    What a sweetheart!!

  • 21.
    Cindy said…

    Totally loving this idea. Think I might incorporate it into my little one’s album!

  • 22.
    Teresa Igo said…

    Anna is so adorable! p.s. I love Charlie and Lola too!

  • 23.
    Debbie said…

    Ali, I so love this idea! After reading this post, I jotted down 10 things about my 10 year old right now. I will add it to the project life week! Thank you for always inspiring us all. Looking forward to the new class in July!

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