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Anna's 2nd Birthday

I've done it. I've finally given in to the peer pressure. I'm starting a blog. Yes, I know just how many blogs there are out there. Yes, I know there's nothing I have to say that's really unique. But, I'm doing it anyway. Mostly so friends and family can keep up with what our little family is doing.

And, the most important thing recently- Anna is now two! She even has a shirt to prove it.

new book

There was much merriment. It included a trip to Kangaroo Zoo (film camera so I will post pictures of that later) and presents, of course.


There was also an Elmo cake-

the cake

With an appropriate reaction-


I made it a goal to have at least one handmade present every birthday and christmas. This birthday I made her this-

Anna and her new blanket

On the back-


I had tons of leftover fabric, so I made her a matching pillowcase and frog from a free pattern online.

Purl Frog

She, of course, was much more thrilled with any present the beeped, rang, rattled or featured her favorite little red fuzzy guy. That is OK. When she goes off to college many years from now I figure the blanket has a much better chance of going with her than anything Elmo.

One more way cute story before I get on with my life. Anna and I were looking at all these pictures on the computer today. Out of the blue, she turns to me, smiles really big and says "Love you, Mommy". Then she gave me a kiss. It's the first time she's ever said Love You. It pretty much made my whole week.

More pictures of the birthday merriment are posted on Flickr. You should be able to get there from the little button on the right.


Anonymous said…
This is awesome, Bean! Thanks for letting me know about it. It's officially in my Favorites. :)
Love you and miss you tons!
~Jenny Friend
PS The blanket is BEAUTIFUL!
Anonymous said…
I can't believe how cute she is! And I LOVE that shirt! Can't wait to see you guys sometime!
Anonymous said…
hehe...I don't have a google account so the anonymous is me! (sister/aunt Gwen)
Suzanne said…
I got a little carried away and wanted to see how you started your blog. (I have one but haven't really written anything or officially started it.) You are so cool, Trina, and talented!

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