Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Dear Anna!

It seemed that only yesterday papa and I were heading to the hospital to meet you for the first time. Boy, how fast the time flew by! I am looking at the new babies in our circle of friends, and it’s hard for me to remember the time when you were so tiny, so sweet and so helpless.

You are still very tiny for your five years and very sweet, but you are far from helpless. You grew into a funny, talkative, and confident kindergartener who wants so hard to always do the right thing. You like to follow the rules and enforce them if the opportunity presents itself, but you can also be very opinionated. You love to try new things, especially if they don’t involve anything that you perceive dangerous (you tend to be cautious) and meet new people. You absolutely love learning, and reading is your favorite thing to do. Everyone we meet comments how enthusiastic (that means “loud”) you are and how happy you seem to be. It’s a lot of fun to be with you, to answer you “why” and “what if” questions and follow you wherever your mind leads you. I hope you stay healthy and happy in this new chapter of your life, my Anna-girl.

Love,                      Mama.

20 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Happy Birthday, Anna!! I'm sure the book hasn't arrived since I sent it media mail, but now we can pretend it is a birthday present. Although I didn't include a card or anything.... oh well. Anyway, enjoy being 5!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Anna! :)

Kelly said...

She is beautiful inside and out, Natalie. I hope she is feeling better and has a super birthday.
Little Wonders' Days

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Happy Birthday Anna!

SANDRA said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Toiday is my Dad's birthday too! It is his 80th birthday today. I hope you have a wonderful special day.

Phyllis said...

What a sweet letter. Nice birthday traditon.
Happy Birthday, Anna!

MaryAnne said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! Beautiful letter, capturing her personality on her fifth birthday!

Christy said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday Anna!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! I hope she has a wonderful day!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Anna! It is so hard to believe you are 5 already. It makes me realize just how fast you and my little Selena are growing up.

Susan @ learning ALL the time!! said...

Happy Birthday Anna!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope she has a truly wonderful day!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Anna!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Oh, happy day to her! (It's my brother's birthday as well. He's receiving a copy of Robert the Rose Horse.)

Jackie H. said...

Happy Birthday, Anna. Thank you to your mom for sharing pieces of you with all of us. You are keep us very entertained!

Leptir (NataĊĦa) said...

Anna, HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!

Elise said...

Happy fifth birthday Anna.

Such a lovely letter for Anna to always treasure and look back on when she is older. It's very sweet how you captured some of her personality traits and likes in this birthday letter.

Wishing Anna a wonderful, happy and fun filled year.

RedTedArt said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Wow what a big girl already! And what a wonderful journey...

Have a fabulous day.

Maggy

The Educators Spin On It said...

Happy Birthday!

Autumn said...

Happy birthday, Anna! I can't believe you're 5 already!