Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess :)

Well, today is officially the day you came into the world 3 years (wow) ago. I guess the fact that you were so stubborn about being born should have given us a clue as to the amount of stubbornness you posses! :)
But you are our sweet Anna Rose. I love this stage you're in now--the princess/doll/girly girly stage. It's so fun to see you be a little Mama to all your babies and stuffed animals...and especially to your little brother! You have a very sweet, tender spirit. You LOVE to help and I can already trust you to look after your brother. Any baby you see, you just get so excited!
You need your sleep and you need your food--if you're lacking on either, look out world!! You don't like big crowds--you get overwhelmed and very shy. You really don't like cars--when you hear one close by, it usually startles you and you run in the opposite direction of the noise! That's a good thing, I guess...being afraid of cars. You also do NOT like loud noises (like Papa's mower!). You don't like to be cold, so winter time baths aren't always fun--you like to stay wrapped up in your towel for a long time before you're ready to get dressed!
You love to cuddle (have since the day you were born). And you love having your back tickled before you go to sleep (you get that from Daddy). You love books and will sit and read book after book after book (you get that from me). You even enjoy reading them to Jacob...and some of them you get almost word for word! You love being outside and going to your favorite park. You have a wonderful imagination and are so good about playing by yourself and keeping yourself entertained. You also like to make Jacob laugh. He adores you. You love strawberries, blueberries, Iowa sweet corn, spaghetti, pizza, macaroni and cheese, green trees (broccoli)...come to think of it, you're not a very picky eater!
Your Daddy and I pray that you will one day come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Raising kids is no easy task and we don't take it lightly. God has blessed us tenfold through you and the way you see things. Every day brings a new joy, a new frustration (or sometimes just the same one again!), and more love for you.
We love you Anna Rose!!!

A smile that lights up a room :)

Your sad face...how can anyone resist that?! ;)

And your silly face. You make us laugh all the time.

I'm sorry--but the tongue thing truly is genetic! We just can't help it!!!

Princess Cinderella--thank you Uncle Windell!

Aunt Cara's beautiful princess dress she made you.

You just couldn't stay awake--the party was so tiring, even the next day you crashed!


Janet said...

She truly is adorable.

Jaime said...

Ah, so sweet! I remember holding her a few days after you got home and seeing her cute little Aaron nose! :)

Anonymous said...

She is spitting image of somebody else at that age, biting tongue and all.

Rhonda said...

Oh, her dress is SO cute!! Love it. She is such a cutie.