Monday, April 30, 2007

Anna Katherine

Anna is 3 months old. Wow! She's already changed so much. She's a beautiful, sweet baby. We love her so much. However, I think she has totally captivated Ellie's heart. I think Ellie says "ANNA, ANNA" at least 70 times a day. She loves her little sis. So I thought I'd catch you all up on little Anna and why she has blessed us so much over the past 3 months. Here's a tribute to Anna Katherine Shelton
1.) We still love your name. Anna fits you so well. I have read about Anna in the Bible. We can only pray that you will also strive to be like Anna as you grow older.
2.) We love your sweet smile. It is so amazing how you began to smile just a month into this world. You now love to smile and laugh. You love it when we clap your hands together. You begin to laugh really loud sometimes.
3.) We love how you just go along with our crazy lives. You tend to just go with the flow. You don't mind your carseat these days which is a good thing!
4.) We call you one "low-maintenance" girl! When we brought you home that first night you only woke up once. We were able to just lay you back down in your crib and you would fall asleep. You are amazing. We did not give you a paci for 6 weeks and now you don't even want it. You love your little thumb. It is so sweet to see you in your crib sucking your thumb.
5.) You slept last night from 8:30 P.M. to 8:30 A.M. this morning. What else can I say? You are an angel who's allowing mom and dad to get some rest.
6.) So many ask who you look like? Then they realize you look just like Ellie. I know as you get a little older people are going to ask us if you are twins.
7.) I love how you stare at your daddy when he holds you.
8.) I love how you remind me to stop during my day and just treasure a few minutes with you as you will only be a baby for such a short time.
9.) I love how you let your sister annoy you. She loves to take your blanket, paci, poke your eye (ha ha), and be really loud while you are trying to sleep.
10.) I love your sweet little features. You also seem to be small like your sister.

I didn't know we could love someone so much in only 3 months. Anna truly is a gift from God. "Every good and perfect gift comes from above" James 1:7


Stephanie said...

Holly! I love this...what a sweet entry about Anna. I'm so happy for you guys. Who would have thought you'd have 2 little girls? They are just precious and you and Mike are great parents for each of them. I think Anna looks just like Ellie! They both look like little dolls...we love you guys and miss you. Hope you enjoyed your coldstone tonight...we did!!

cassie said...

thanks a lot sitting in panera crying!