For years people have been telling me how much Anna and I look alike. And I agree! She is my mini me! There have even been instances when speaking to school staff for the first time they do a double take and say, you must be Anna's mom.
I thought it would be fun to do a little photo side-by-side comparison. I've been meaning to do this for the longest time. So I took a few minutes and sorted through the scanned pictures that were already on my computer and I had Anna assist me in deciding which photos went best together. And I kid you not, in every photo she said, "Mom you looked so different", "Mom is that really you?" I'm SURE it's me, okay girl.
Side by side at 18 months old . . . .
Looking adorable at two. I LOVE that we even had the same hair cut! :)
Now at three-ish. This is my favorite comparison photo. Dead ringer!! It was tricky to find a photo of Anna with a relaxed smile. At this stage every smile was huge, scrunched up, or goofy.
Age four -- seriously one of my very favorite years for all of the kids. Four is just so happy.
More matching hairstyles at age 5. Anna is starting her first day of kindergarten and I'm super excited about my blue vest and polo shirt combo.
And one last photo at age eight. You gotta look past all my blue eyeshadow, and blush, and lipstick (this was taken during one of our pretend model photoshoots) . . . but you'll see the same sun-kissed, swimsuit wearing, live-in-the-pool-all-summer little girl.
I sure love this girl and I love that we have this connection. SHE quite likes the attention we get while out and out about and people point out our resemblance. I hope she always likes looking like her mom because it is apparent that it is heavy in her genes!