Anna-Kate is ONE!

Happy, Happy Birthday to my sweet Anna-Kate! You made me wait 17 days past my due date for you, but I tell you, the wait and exhausting delivery has been completely worth it!

You have been a dream baby. So happy. Easy to soothe. A good sleeper. A hearty appetite. Very healthy.  Loves to be worn. Go with the flow. Such a perfect addition to our family.

You are a talker.  As in nonstop. You imitate everything and have so much you say on your own. You call me "Mama. Mum. Mum." Then there is "dada", "Brother" and "Awwa"(Audra). Then you say "Hi" to people, wave goodbye. You narrate what you are doing. Like picking up your shirt and tickling your belly, you say "Tickle tickle tickle".  You pet the dogs with a "Pat pat pat". You talk to the chickens with a "Peep peep peep".

And music. You dance and say "dance, dance, dance".  You request 5 different songs by either saying the part of the song you want to sing or giving us the motion. We say "Praise the Lord" and you throw your hands up.

FOOD.  You LOVE food.  Except when you are done and you throw it off your plate, all while saying "No no no".  You love all kinds of fruit, broccoli, cucumbers, cheerios and ice cream (which makes you giggle).  If it's good, you'll say "MMMM", sign "more" or say "That's good."

Speaking of giggling, brushing your teeth puts you into a fit of giggles. Every time. But pinching...we could use less of that, please and thank you.

You are so gentle with books. You'll pet them and flip the pages of chapter books like you can read a novel. You really like the "That's not my" books.

You have no interest in walking (fine with me!). You are super fast crawling and pulling yourself up.

Your fine motor skills are way too good. You find every choking hazard around this place.

You love all of us in your family equally.  You have your dad wrapped around your little finger. We are so happy to have you.

Love, Mama

9 months
6 months
(Here's 3 monthsnewborn.)


  1. She is just darling. It has been so fun to watch her grow. Happy birthday sweet baby!

  2. Happy Birthday Anna-Kate! You are one sweet girl!



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