II just love you so much, Anna Kate. You are the most spirited, lively, confident, sassy, stubborn, exuberant, busy, loud, expressive, vibrant, mischievous little girl I’ve ever known. I want to remember you, right now– who you are right now. You are a girl who knows what she wants, and you are not afraid to express it– and loudly.
You love to sing, and do so constantly. You love to watch movies. Your favorite movie and book is The Three Little Pigs. But you’ll watch anything, and happily.
You love anything “pretty” bracelets, ribbons, fancy shoes, and any type of sticker.
You don’t sit still for longer than 3 seconds. I am not exaggerating that fact. Unless, you are getting your nails polished. You will also sit for a book, but you are constantly moving, talking and turning the pages back to talk about something you just saw or to ask me a question.
You are a sweet big sister to Sadie. Oh, how you adore that girl! 🙂 You are so sweet with her~ your words to her are gentle and kind, and you share so well with her. I love your friendship with your sister. The boys love you and enjoy playing with you quite often, especially hide-n-go seek. You and Judd are great at playing pretend and imagining fun scenarios to act out inside and outside, right now you are playing zoo keeper in the garage. However, you can be trouble-maker. At times, you move from one spot to another, all day long, doing whatever you should NOT do in that particular area of the house. If you happen to walk into the boys’ room and you see that Jake has carefully built any sort of creation (Legos or otherwise), you take it upon yourself to destruct it, and quickly- before anyone should stop you. If someone has colored a pretty picture, you must color on top of it, or rip it up, and quickly- so that you can get the deed done before you get found out.
One of your favorite games to play is “you can’t see me.” Any time Daddy or Mommy walk in a room after you have called one of us, you are covering your eyes saying “you can’t see me, I am hiding.” It is really fun and a great memory. I find it ironic that I played to same game with my parents when I was a little girl just about your age.
You LOVE to go shopping and when I mention the word it causes you to scream with pure enthusiasm. You also enjoy playing dress up and changing clothes multiple times a day to increase my laundry.
I can’t believe you’re three already, and remember the day I met you like it was yesterday. You are a beaming ray of sunshine in our lives and we are so very blessed to have you.
I love you, Anna Kate Perdue!