Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Anna!


Dear Anna,

We are so sorry we had to miss your birthday party and your dance recital. It feels like only yesterday that you were born. Uncle Jamie and I came to visit you in Pennsylvania when you were just 6 weeks old. You were so teeny tiny! Surprisingly, your parents let us babysit you while they went out to the movies. We walked you around and around the downstairs of your old house, with you draped over our arms. That was how you liked being held best at the time. You were just starting to smile and were trying really hard to hold up your head by yourself. Since then, you have grown like a weed! You went through your punk-rock spiky hair phase, your crawling phase, your walk around Grandma and Grandpa's kitchen while talking 500 words a minute phase. Now you're in pre-school and going to dance class!

My dear, only niece, you are turning into such a wonderful little girl. You are so polite and lovely. You're interested in the world, and you love to draw and make things. You still like to talk 500 words a minute, but they're real words now. You have so much patience with Duncan, even when he is NOT being polite and is still working on learning his manners. I can't wait to see what kind of woman you will grow up to be. We love you lots, Anna Ballerina, and we hope to see you soon. Have fun being 4!

Love,

Theresa, Jamie, and Duncan
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