Sunday, November 22, 2015

Annie Oakley Turns 2

Anna turned two on October 8th. We had so much fun celebrating our silly, happy, snuggly girl.
We woke her up with breakfast (a donut) in bed while singing 'Happy Birthday.'

She had fun eating donuts on her birthday.

Some weird birthday shenanigans caught on video:

Evie kept saying how she couldn't wait for her birthday to come so she could eat donuts.
Girlfriend loves donuts a little too much.

A picture of the birthday girl.

Not a great picture, but Clarissa and Evie were so sweet to Anna all day - telling her Happy Birthday and giving her stuffed animals. It was awesome.

We kept things super simple this year. I made cupcakes in ice cream cones with Anna's face on them and we had dinner with family.

It was the perfect day.

Grandpa is this girl's favorite.

Nick loved the cupcakes.

So did Ev.

Opening presents was hilarious. Anna just wanted to play with everything and Ev thought it was Christmas day. Thank goodness for older siblings - they open all the presents.

Playing with her new ice cream cone.

This is the cutest video of Anna. She was like this all day - just happy. You could tell she felt special. She kept saying, "I happy! I happy!" It was the best.

Some things about Anna at age two:
1. She is the silliest girl. Loves to giggle, play jokes, and just play, play, play. 
2. She has become a super picky eater. My garbage disposal has disappeared. She basically eats oatmeal, cold cereal and ice cream (We're super healthy around here).
3. She loves dolls. Evie was never into dolls that much, but Anna carries a baby around everywhere she goes, feeding it, snuggling it, etc.
4. She's still an excellent sleeper. Naps everyday, sleeps great at night. My easy girl.
5. She loves music and dancing. If there is music to be heard, her body is jamming. She sways and twirls like it's her job.
6. She is practically a mute. The pediatrician recommended a speech therapist, but we're waiting and watching ... hoping that someday she will speak. Words she can say at two years old: Mom, Dad, Evie, thank you, milk, Baymax, night-night, bunny, Ket, hello, bubbles. Phrases she can say at two years old: What happened? I happy! Let's go. Want that. 
7. She is my snuggle bunny to the max. This girl could cuddle all day and everyone in our family loves it.
8. She weighs exactly 20 pounds and she is basically miniature. 
9. She laughs at movies. This girl loves her screen time so I have to be careful I don't let her watch too much. Evie still won't sit still for a movie, but Anna is a tv junkie. Her favorite movie is Big Hero 6 and she is obsessed. She laughs at Baymax and I'm pretty sure she doesn't get the humor, but she still laughs like she does. 
10. She never really walks. She mostly gallops or skips or does a gangster lean.

I can't imagine life without our Anna Banana. She is as close to perfection as you can get and she provides a sweetness in our home that we need. We just love her. Happy Birthday Anna!

Conference Weekend

For October Conference this year, we drove to Portland to visit the crazies. Actually, we brought all the crazy with us.

Ally was extremely excited to be matching Anna.

A great deal of pictures were taken at Ally's request.

Speaking of Ally, she had a soccer game while we were there.

She killed it.

Cutest and best player on the team (I'm not biased at all).

Corner kick.

She had to let some of the other kids play.

Leader of the pack.

Loyal fans.

It was so fun to watch her play. Brought back a lot of memories for me - I spent many, many Saturdays playing soccer.

Some cool action shots:

Cole had a football game at the same time and place.

It made it convenient for us.

Got that ready stance!


We scored!


I seriously love this kid.

Cole and his cousin Caden (Burnett side) get to play together.

Super fans...or swim fans... I'm not sure.

Post-game warm wishes.

She's nuts.

Looking like her Dad here.

After the game, we went to the park. It was such a nice day.

This toy! Turns out it entertains adults and children of all ages.

We had so much fun just being together.

Photogenic Burnetts.

We tried to do the Pumpkin Patch but it was ridiculously expensive, so we let the kids look at the animals real fast and then split.

Anna received this giant Care Bear from the Burnetts and she is obsessed. She sleeps with it every night and wants to take it everywhere with her. It is also bigger than she is.