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Anna Bella's Second Birthday


Anna Bella turned two in September! I was so excited to spend the day with her and document the celebration.

Anna Bella is such a special little girl with a quirky personality. She seems to know what she wants, though it's always changing. She's fiercely attached to her mama, but she's always getting braver. She even asked me to hold her at her party--shocking both me and her mama and totally making my day.

Jen put in a lot of work preparing for Anna Bella's Elmo party. She even made these awesome birthday shirts that they both wore.

They had a great turnout--so many of AB's friends came to play. Water balloons, bubbles, and cupcakes kept them all plenty happy.

The party lasted most of the day, and by the end we were all pretty worn out.

Tired and covered in chocolate frosting, Anna Bella planted herself in this lawn chair with her new buddy, Giant Snoopy....

...and then she was off again, leader her dad over to the playground to get in some more playtime.

Addison ended her day throwing sand into the air... fun for her and for me, maybe not so fun for her mom, who'd later have to wash all that sand out of her hair.

I was quite impressed that there were no meltdowns or major injuries, with all those kids playing together at the park all day. Just lots of fun.

As always, I was honored to document another day in the life of little Anna Bella, who's getting older way too fast.

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