Since Anna was born, she has been the light of our lives! Her birthday is tomorrow (December 13), and she will be FOUR (yes, FOUR) years old! I can hardly believe how quickly time has passed, but I do continue to look forward to more years of great excitement with Anna in our lives. I remember a time in which I was anxiously awaiting Anna’s first words. Now, I enjoy having full conversations with her, listening to her talk or mimic what she’s heard, and singing. To honor her birthday, I wanted to write a few “quotable quotes” Anna has graced us with over the years.
-“Mommy, I love to sniff you.”
-“Emily, you be God and I’ll be baby Jesus.”
-“Hold you me!” (Instead of “hold me” when she wants to be held. And yes, she STILL says that!)
-When she wakes up from sleeping, we always ask her what she dreams about… Anna says, “Butchie (her blanket), monkey, and mommy.”
-“Mommy, the baby will come out when I press your belly button and you open your mouth.” (Yikes… If she only knew!)
-“Broccoli will make me a beautiful princess.” (Thus, EVERY green veggie is broccoli!)
-Today (December 13, 2011), Anna proclaimed, “I’m not 3 anymore. I’m 4, and I’m not a little girl anymore!” (YES, YOU ARE!!!!)
Anna, you have brought so much fun, excitement, growth, and joy to our lives the past 4 years. I will never be the same because you are in my life! I’m blessed to be your mommy. Happy 4th birthday to my 1st baby!