I promise I actually took your pictures on the actual day...
it's just taken me several more to actually write this post!
Your doctor's appointment is next week, so I don't have all your stats yet,
but in my book,
Anna and Kieran love to make you giggle and are quite accomplished at this! If you are ever unhappy, I don't even have to ask, they just go straight to you to make sure you are okay.
Oh, Tatum! You are so very, very, loved.
We get a kick at your chatter-box talk,
and playing peek-a-boo games.
You grab at everything,
and you rarely ever cry! Daddy loves to make you smile.
You started eating baby food just before 6 months. Already, you love oatmeal, pears, apples, bananas, sweet potatoes. You haven't met anything you haven't liked (now let's hope that it stays that way and you don't fall into the "picky eater" trap that we'll call Kieran and Anna!). Your best "trick" is kicking your legs in the bath tub, and using your feet to scoot backwards when laying down.
You do not sit up or roll over yet, but it's okay, it's 'cause of your extra chunkiness. :)
I wonder when she'll roll over (she's just so darn chubby, but I love it!)?
I wonder when her first teeth will come in?
I wonder what baby food she'll like?
She knows only what she sees. I wish I could protect her from so many things in this world, and I know that I cannot. So, the only thing I can do is to shower her with love and kindness; teach her, even now, because she is already learning.
She gazes at me and smiles and then I do the same.
I wonder what it's like to live in her perfect world?
It only lasts for so long.
If only for a brief moment, I get lost in the wonder.
Everything goes silent as though the world is standing still.
It's the powerful force that pulls at my heartstrings, that can only be a mother's love.
Saturday was Anna's Sleeping Beauty birthday party,
she was sooooo excited, she kept asking if it was time to leave!
Anna spotted Sleeping Beauty right away and greeted her immediately.
Claire and Anna were the two most talkative of the group, it was super cute. Originally, it was a girls only party, but my nephew Gabriel thought she was hot stuff, too :)
First, Anna was deemed royalty...
so much so that she wore two tiaras (the one from Sleeping Beauty and from me)!
Then, Sleeping Beauty told her story and performed some magic. Anna was in awe, the entire time!
I love a good party, but this one was seriously the best ever. I loved it so much, I even shed a few tears. I know that sounds a little much, I'm not a Toddler and Tiara kind of gal, by any means. It was the sheer fact that Anna was so appreciative and was meeting the REAL Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty was so crafty, she even painted faces!
Anna was truly in heaven,
and so were all her princess friends!
I still can't believe my Anna is 3. This was such a great day, with family and friends.
Thank you, Sleeping Beauty! You made Anna's dreams come true!