I wrote about Anna on her birthday in 2016 and in that post are links to all her previous posts.
And in those previous posts are many pictures of Anna and how she's changed 'through the years' so I'll just put a few in here.
And even goes so far as to encourage her nearest brother to join her in the cold, cold pool.
She makes her mother laugh
And she lovingly holds her little sister when she wants to be held.
She's close with her best friend cousin, Jenna.She has an Instagram account called harpee.doodle where the family dog Harper comments on almost everything including the weater and that even got the attention of Weather Channel personalities and she was invited to Valparaiso University to tour their Meteorology Department.
She's a great swimmer
A stylish diver
is musically inclined and has played the clarinet for several years.
In addition, she's able to pick out tunes on the family piano with no former training and plays the ukulele that she got for Christmas almost daily.
This year she was also accepted into the Trojan Gold Choir - a prestigious ensemble comprised of only the very best singers!
She has made many friends in middle school and I'm sure her fun, quirky sense of humor has a lot to do with that.
This year she has started baby sitting for short periods of time while her mother has nearby photo sessions and she regularly helps around the house.