Anna has made it to three years old and is still alive...barely. This girl has been our toughest challenge yet! She is so full of life and FEELING (ie. sensitive and moody) but also a HUGE clown and loves to make people laugh. We don't know what we'd do without our Anna girl, I expect life would be a bit boring.
Her birthday fell on the same day as the preschool Christmas party so that worked out well. Then Grandma and Grandpa Lemmert took her to lunch (we forgot to take a picture with them!). They went to Chik-Fil-A and then did some shopping. That night we took the family to the $ movie to see Despicable Me 2. She loved her presents; a Magic Moves Wand (I highly highly, super duper recommend it!) and a walking dog like Natalie's. The one advantage of a holiday birthday is we get to hit good sales for gifts! Natalie also bought her a crown. :)
Grandma and Grandpa Dean gave her a fun Hello Kitty and book--it's just her size and she LOVES it.
Grandma and Grandpa Lemmert gave her more ponies--she can't get enough of these!
At the Movies
-She wants to be everything her sisters are. More specifically, a ballerina like Natalie. We're going to start her in August. I know she will love it.
- Anna loves to COLOR. She concentrates so hard and scribbles, scribbles, scribbles. She is getting better and better at staying in the lines. I love to watch that crayon move back and forth with precision. What I don't love is when I find marker on her or anywhere else (like her sister's stuffed animals).
-She likes to talk 'big' like her sisters and mention things about preschool, church, or friends. She refused to go to nursery the last 2 months of the year because she was so anxious to go to primary. Instead of fighting her since we both have callings to get to, she just came with me to primary and was a perfect angel (almost). She's officially a sunbeam now and just fine. Every so often she will tell us "Jesus loves me" oh yes he does Anna.
-Anna loves chicken, crackers, chocolate, salad, vegetables, bread, bananas, smoothies, orange juice, and pickles. She is always drinking something, anything that has been left on the table, regardless of whose it is.
-She hates to be wet unless she's in the bath. She takes forever drying her hands after she washes them-every inch has to be perfectly dry. If her shirt or pants get the tiniest bit wet, off they go and she won't put them back on. If I'm making dinner and she wants help putting her shoes on (happens almost everyday) she checks to make sure my hands are dry before she will let me touch her.
-Anna sleeps flat on her back and snores the night away. I've never heard a kid snore like that!
-She has the loudest burps! I've also never heard a kid belch like that, she has it mastered. Ask anyone that has spent time with her, they've heard it.
-Anna is the clown in the family, always doing such funny things. It comes so naturally to her. She has a knack for comedic relief and you can always count on her for a laugh!
We love our Anna girl, even though there are times we want to give her away (or sell her to pay off our debts). We obviously wouldn't go through with it (probably) because we can't help but smile when we see her adorable wild-haired, messy faced, crinkled nose, vampire teeth grin. She's the best.