Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I can’t believe that four years passed so quickly. It seems that only yesterday we brought home a tiny sleepy bundle, and now we have a healthy, happy, funny, and bright child that is a joy of our lives. Yesterday we got together for little mini-interview. I used pretty much the same question as Elise from Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds, but we didn’t get nearly that far.
  • What are your favorite things to do?
  • I want to have my dinner and my treat right now!
  • Sure, but what do you like to do except eating treats?
  • Hmm… drawing, playing… I want to play that brown box game we played yesterday (Yatzee) – I scored so many goals with it.
  • What makes you happy?
  • Writing!
  • Really? Writing makes you happy?
  • Yes! See, I used to not know how to write, and now I can write.
  • What makes you sad?
  • Let’s not talk about sad things, mama…. Having to nap in school.
  • What is your favorite color?
  • Blue
  • What is your favorite toy?
  • Kitty
  • What is your favorite book?
  • All the books in the world
  • What is your favorite food?
  • IKEA chocolate
  • Who do you want to be when you grow up?
  • There are so many things… I want to be everything… But I also want to be me. Can I just be me?
  • Of course. It’s the most important thing. I want you to be you and to do what you love.
  • I love books and I love to write. Maybe I will be a writer. I will write books for libraries, and I will also sell some too. And I will want people in all countries to read them. Maybe I will write a new Little House in the Big Woods and new Little House on the Prairie.


Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Anna! I hope you grow up to just be you too!

Christy said...

I love the interview. So sweet. Great pictures too.

Happy Birthday Anna!

MaryAnne said...

This is the funnest 4yo interview I've read! She is such an articulate and sweet child. And I agree with her that IKEA chocolate is one of the best foods in the world!

Happy Birthday, Anna!

Joyful Learner said...

I love her baby pictures! So cute!!! Can I have her autograph? I can't wait to read her stories! She is so wise. Being you is the best thing in the world!

Ticia said...

awwwww....... I loved it! Happy birthday Anna!

Why was I thinking it was December?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Great interview - and I love the pictures - they are sooo cute! Happy birthday Anna :)

April said...

Happy Birthday Anna

Mom and Kiddo said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! Those are some pretty cute pictures.

Phyllis said...

Happy birthday, Anna. We are looking forward to seeing how you grow this next year!

Aging Mommy said...

Vlog! This would have been a wonderful vlog. It is wonderful anyway, I love her answers and what a lovely record to have of her four year old self's desires. Happy Birthday to Anna! I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating

littlewondersdays said...

What grown up answers. Happy birthday!

SANDRA said...

Happy Birthday Anna!
Today is my Dad's birthday too. Today he is 79.

Discovering Montessori said...

Happy Birthday Anna!! A wonderful interview, children can be so honest. Cute photos. Thank you for sharing.

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday, very cute interview. It must the week for birthday's I have seen a few around, including one of my own as well. :-)

Waterdreamer said...

Love the pictures!
Happy Birthday Anna!
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Diana said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! What a priceless interview. I love that she wants to be everything and also just herself. Isn't that what we all want for our children?

Infant Bibliophile said...

Aww, what a great interview! Happy Birthday!!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

Happy Happy Birthday Anna!!

Such sweet pictures of Anna. I love seeing her as a baby.

Her interview is adorable Natalie. I hope your family has a special time celebrating her birthday.

Elise said...

Awww, I feel like I can actually hear her saying these things.I love how Anna's personality shines through with her responses.

What a treat for us to see Anna's beautiful baby pictures.

Wishing Anna a wonderful 4th birthday. I look forward to hearing all about Anna's special day.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! 4 is so grown up!Love the interview - I love how much she loves books!

The girl who painted trees said...

Happy birthday, Anna!

Autumn said...

I always love reading interviews with our kids. I especially love, "Let's not talk about sad things, mama." So cute. :) Happy birthday, Anna!

MommyWise said...

Happy Birthday! I forgot Aidan and Anna were only 2 days apart!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Anna! I love all her answers! Very cute!

Counting Coconuts said...

What a precious "interview" with a precious little girl. Happy birthday, Anna!!

Jackie H. said...

She was such a pretty little baby. aww. And IKEA has chocolate? Now I really feel left out, stuck here in the middle of the US with No ikea stores.