|Annie 3 years old|
In this last year Annie has really come into herself. We have a buddy system in our family, a very cool system that allows for leadership and effective time management with a big group. Annie's buddy is baby Lucy. Her devotion to her baby sister is beautiful. This also translated into spending more time with mom in the last six months, asking questions about being a parent, nursing and other choices I have made along the way.
|Mom, Annie 5 & baby Daisy 2m Summer 2007|
For her 9th birthday Annie was able to go horseback riding for the first time and her instructor said she is truly a natural. Her Dad and I find it fascinating that the region from Russia where she was adopted raised horses and reindeer (yes really) as a main stay in the economy. Maybe she has it in her blood, what a cool gift! We look forward (with immense help and support from my mother, GrandmaBoo) to supporting this love of riding.
|Opening gifts, 3years old|
|Helping set up our garage sale, 9years old|