Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

My Girlie


I missed posting for Anna’s first birthday. Bad mama! Honestly, there are a lot of other things in my life that take priority over blogging. I like writing here, storing up memories for our family and sharing God’s goodness with you all, but it is something that fits in the extra spaces of my life. Anyway, I wanted to take a moment to share Anna, as she is now, before I blink and she grows up.


My Anna-girl is 14 months old. She’s walking (forwards and backwards), fearlessly climbing everything, and gibbering at us, with a few words thrown in here and there. She is feisty, funny, and sweet. She loves her family, animals, her milk, and blankie. Most of her words are animal sounds or animal names, and she is almost always carrying about a kitty or puppy stuffed animal. She likes to do things that she thinks are funny, and if someone laughs at her, you can guarantee that she’ll do that again. Anna loves to dance and clap, play peek-a-boo, get tickles, and build with blocks. 

It has been so much fun to have added girl to our family. And she is a girly girl: she brushes her hair, and loves shoes, and likes to help me clean. She is also the messiest child I’ve had. She loves to get in dirt, and can’t eat a meal without some sort of food getting in her hair.  She laughs easily and often, and usually makes all the rest of us laugh with her. I am so thankful to God to get to be her mother. Thankful too to get to watch Bret be a daddy to a girl, and the boys be big brothers.