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Annie, the five-year-old

Anastasia turned five this weekend!

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What is she like these days? When not at school she will probably be found playing hopscotch or practicing writing letters and numbers.

I hear "Is it all right if I go outside and play hopscotch?" about 6 times a day,

I hear “Is it all right if I go outside and play hopscotch?” about 6 times a day

she favors a variant called kickstone, where you both hop and push a stone along with the side of your foot

she favors a variant called kickstone, where you both hop and push a stone along with the side of your foot

If she's indoors you will probably find her like this

If she’s indoors you will probably find her like this

practicing her numbers while sprawled out in the middle of the kitchen floor as I'm making dinner

practicing her numbers while sprawled out in the middle of the kitchen floor as I’m making dinner

Her attention span has really increased in the past year and it shows in the level of detail she can put into a picture, and in the longer stories she can listen to – Brandon got her My Father’s Dragon as a birthday present.

admiring her work

admiring her work

To celebrate the day of her birth, we went to Mt. Hagen Aiport Hotel to enjoy their pool and eat some pizza with our neighbors the Dings.

she has the kicking down but the arm movements not so much

she has the kicking down but the arm movements not so much

Tabitha is a water baby

Tabitha is a water baby

Tobiah and Anna watch the action

Tobiah and Anna watch the action

Cornelia dives in

Cornelia dives in

poolside chat with Elijah

poolside chat with Elijah

wrapped up in a pool noodle

wrapped up in a pool noodle

It was a nice relaxing time.

Cornelia kicks back

Cornelia kicks back

Annie catches some rays with a praying mantis

Annie catches some rays with a praying mantis

Tabitha and Anna singing "Husait i wokim pis i swim"

Tabitha and Anna singing “Husait i wokim pis i swim”

The girls will have a joint birthday party later this week, backyard-style like last year (and the year before!) Annie, you’ve grown so much since we were packing up to come to PNG. We love you!

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4 Comments

  1. aldorisrapp@gmail.com says:

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures of you and all your family, what a nice gift to take your children to the pool. That was nice another couple went w/you. I hope you soon get our package which was sent over a month ago. We are working on a celebration for dad’s memorial service at Hunt Valley Church on Sat. July16, 11:am.Keep the e-mails coming. Love you,Grammy

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  2. aldorisrapp@gmail.com says:

    Another comment, Annie is so cute and looks like her dear mother. Tabby& Tabitha looks so much alike.All your family are so cute, counting the days until you arrive. our 1st day if 80 degree weather. Love you all. Grammy

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  3. momof13 says:

    Lovely pictures, just wondering what the fruit is in the second photo? Looks plentiful and delicious!!!! Karen

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