Anna-Kate is TWO!


Well, here you are, Anna-Kate!  TWO!

Remembering...
18 months
She's One
9 months
6 months
(Here's 3 monthsnewborn.)

Anna-Kate, 

You are sunshine in our home.  We all are smitten with you.  Truly. All of us.  Your dad lets you run the snow.  I can't get enough of your 'mooches' and 'nuggles'. Adrian loves how you call him "bubba" (brother), even though you can say Adrian.  Audra could seriously tote you around all day, dressing you up as a character in her old fashioned play.  All the animals love your gentle touch. You have brought so much sunshine to our lives!

You are a talker.  In fact, you tell us when you want to talk, all the time.  "I A TALKA".  You always have something to say. Something to sing. Something to comment on. You're not shy in dancing, you can shake that little body of yours to the beat! Sometimes you call yourself Anna-Kate. Other times, you insist you are "Anna-Katherine." 

You are still on this kick that you only eat colorful things. "Happles" (aka apples), oranges, any berries, red peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, etc.  Anything boring looking doesn't even get tried, usually it gets chucked (homemade bread, biscuits, muffins, cookies, etc). You really enjoy feeding the dogs your meals.  It's driving me crazy.

You have opinions about what you 'yike' and 'don't yike'.  That changes about every 2 seconds.  It's pretty much the opposite of whatever anyone is suggesting.

You love to help. With everything. You unload the dirty dishwasher.  Load the clean with dirty.  You put the clean laundry with the dirty and vice versa.  If there's a spill, you'd like to empty the entire drawer of towels to clean it up. You love to feed the dogs and cats, collect the eggs, give hay to the guinea pigs. You enjoy sweeping and fetching the dustpan for me. 

You are a baby lover, a book lover (especially Little Blue Truck and Penny Penny...aka Henny Penny), animal lover, sticker lover and a hershey kiss lover. You aren't shy about giving other people love. You also love going to the nursery with your friends during church and co-op.  You love to go outside and run!  The chicken coop is your fave place to get your exercise. 

Since you gave up your naps months ago, we have plenty of time to soak in the two year old goodness.   You're my 'begged for' baby and I am so thankful to be your mama. 

Love,

Mama

 The many faces of Anna-Kate.
















Bookends

Bookends. Pete and repeat. Twinsies. Deja vu. Mirror image.

Except one is wild and the other is tame. 

8 years of age and he's trying to tame his wild dad.  Good luck, buddy.


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My girl

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Stitched by her, a pillowcase

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New roof on the house (not done by us).  Garage doors painted.  Just two items off my to do list for the spring, but progress is progress! 







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