January 21st, 2011By: HeatherComments: 132
On the 22nd of January of 2010, Annabel Violet entered the world.
And nothing was ever the same.
The Eighth Year Of Annabel
I Am A Robot
On Her Eighth Birthday, She Chose
Living The Dream
January 21st, 2011 at 12:05 am
WOW ! Happy Birthday Annie – love you ! And your momma and daddy too. Can’t believe how time moves so fast, and we are happy to have it with you and to know Maddie is smiling over us. XOXO
January 21st, 2011 at 12:17 am
What a great video!!!
Happy 1st Birthday Annie!!
January 21st, 2011 at 12:18 am
Okay, so somehow a different website ended up in my comment love above here…that is NOT a link to my blog, it is a friend’s blog.
January 21st, 2011 at 12:21 am
Ican’t believe it’s been a year already. You are so loved, Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 12:34 am
So fantastic to see that attitude grow and grow….
Hope you all enjoy her special day: you deserve it. Party hard, Annabel.
January 21st, 2011 at 12:39 am
Happy 1st Birthday Annie!!!!!
Heather, Mike, what an amazing video.
January 21st, 2011 at 12:48 am
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already! Beautiful video
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!!!
January 21st, 2011 at 1:18 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mz ANNIE!
*love hugs and squishes from AK*
January 21st, 2011 at 1:25 am
Happy Birthday, Annie!!
January 21st, 2011 at 1:32 am
Annie reminds me so much of my little girl, who is just a month younger. Happy birthday, gorgeous girl!
January 21st, 2011 at 1:50 am
Happy birthday, Annie! I love the slideshow – she’s a baby, and then all of a sudden she’s this hilarious character with dramatic expressions and a sense of humor. You guys create some seriously photogenic daughters.
January 21st, 2011 at 1:55 am
This is beautiful, happy BIRTHday Heather & Mike, and a very happy 1st birthday to your precious Annie. I know the joyous occasions can also be the hardest, as Maddies absence leaves a space that is unfillable. Annie may never remember this day but she will be SO proud of you for choosing to LIVE your lives filled with love for your girls. Hugs from Ireland xx
January 21st, 2011 at 2:08 am
Crying all over again with this…
Happy birthday sweet Annie…
What a great job, mama and papa….
January 21st, 2011 at 2:22 am
Beautiful video in tribute to Annie’s first year. And OHMYGOODNESS (!): WHERE DID THE YEAR GO?!?! I mean…seriously?! It literally flew right on by. Thank you for letting us get to know sweet Annabel, as you let us know her big sister.
What an amazing little girl, I have grown to love. Not that it was hard. =o)
Happy 1st (early) Birthday, Annabel! =D Know that your greatest gifts are the parents that love you beyond measure. Enjoy that cream puff sweet babe!
P.S. Tomorrow is my mom's birthday too. So the 22nd is an extra-special day! ^o^
January 21st, 2011 at 3:16 am
Happy Birthday, Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 3:19 am
January 21st, 2011 at 3:28 am
Alles gute und liebe zum Geburtstag, sweet Annie! Love and big birthday wishes from Germany!
January 21st, 2011 at 3:56 am
Awesome video! I had forgotten she had so much hair when she was born…no wonder it is so full now! Wow! LOVE all the infant shots on her tummy with her rump in the air…those have always been my faves!
January 21st, 2011 at 3:59 am
It goes by too fast.
Happy Birthday Annie
January 21st, 2011 at 4:24 am
Wow, 1 year old already.
Happy Birthday sweet Annie!!
January 21st, 2011 at 4:34 am
Love the video and OMG, it’s amazing how much she’s changed in only 1 year. From such a teeny tiny little baby to a little girl right before our eyes. Love you Annie…Happy Birthday, tomorrow!
January 21st, 2011 at 4:35 am
Happy Birthday Annie!!!
Heather & Mike,
You have a year full of beautiful photographs, love the cocoon one, I wanted to send one of those to you when she was born I just love them.
January 21st, 2011 at 4:41 am
So nice!! Was that Mike playing? If so, WOW – SOOO GOOD!!! I cannot be happier or prouder of the litttle family I feel in love with over 1 tiny, beautiful, special girl!!!! Thanks for sharing…it’s been ONE HELL of a Year My Friends!!!!! Love, Jenn
January 21st, 2011 at 4:45 am
What a fabulous tribute to Annie’s first year! She is absolutely beautiful and it’s wonderful to see her growing and developing her personality. Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves with those of us on the web. You inspire me in many ways, every day.
Hugs from a friend you’ve never met –
Happy birthday Annie!!! Can’t wait to see what you get up to in your 2nd year!!
January 21st, 2011 at 4:54 am
I hope you guys have a great birthday weekend. Enjoy this! Happy Birthday, Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:17 am
Happy happy birthday!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:32 am
Happy birthday Annie, from an internet stranger who shares the day with you! Though I’ll be turning 37, not 1.
January 21st, 2011 at 5:33 am
What a truly awesome video! Annie has some very cool parents. Happy birthday to her!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:37 am
Such a big girl ! A year already ! Miss Personality has the most captivating eyes. Kudos to Mom and Dad for all the great photos and videos. I’m sure the Birthday girl will have a great day ! Love to all of you from all over the World.
January 21st, 2011 at 5:38 am
She is so gorgeous. Happy Birthday Annie. Congrats to you, Heather & Mike for raising such a happy girl for the past year
January 21st, 2011 at 5:39 am
Thousands of people you’ll never meet held their breath in anticipation over your birth a year ago. Since then, we’ve watched you grow and turn into a beautiful girl.
Congratulations to your parents on making it thru a year of ANNIE, and here’s to 100 more.
Happy Birthday little lady.
January 21st, 2011 at 5:44 am
Happiest birthday, Annie! So many people love you that have never met you–and I’m one of those people.
January 21st, 2011 at 6:16 am
ME TOO…I read this blog every day and have fallen in love with this family. Annie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY little lady!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:47 am
Happiest of Happy Birthday Annie! I can’t believe it’s been a year!! You’re such a special little girl!!
XOXO from GA,
January 21st, 2011 at 5:48 am
Beautiful video. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was seeing those first photos of Annie and now she is about to turn 1. I can’t believe it.
Happy Birthday Miss Annabel!! I hope you have an amazing day celebrating your first year of life tomorrow.
Love and hugs.
January 21st, 2011 at 5:57 am
January 21st, 2011 at 5:58 am
Happy 1st Birthday Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:01 am
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to you, tomorrow,,,beautiful Annabel Violet Spohr!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:11 am
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! Happy Birthday to you and Mike, too!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:17 am
So nice revisiting these wonderful pictures of you, Annie, on the day before you are ONE! Love and peace to you and your family
January 21st, 2011 at 6:18 am
She is so beautiful, so loved, and so treasured. Happy birthday to Annie, and to her mama and daddy too. Maddie is celebrating her sister’s big day in heaven I’m sure.
I know this day is bittersweet for you, Heather. There are no words that can help. But know that we are here, and you are loved and thought of.
January 21st, 2011 at 6:19 am
This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your sweet girl. What a joy. Happy First Birthday Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:20 am
A whole year…hard to believe it, it went by so fast.
Is that Mike playing the guitar for the slideshow? Loved it…all of it!
Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow, Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:23 am
That was beautiful! Happy Birthday Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:31 am
Happy birthday, Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:35 am
Happy Birthday Annie! What a beautiful slideshow, I might have cried a little but don’t tell anyone.
January 21st, 2011 at 6:37 am
You have so many amazing photos of her- you do a great job documenting her life so you can look back on every precious moment I need to get better at photography before I have kids!! I sure wish when I was a baby there had been digital cameras- it would be awesome to look back on a slide show like this. Annie is lucky!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:41 am
January 21st, 2011 at 6:42 am
Thank you for sharing Annie’s first year with us. I am a lurker & don’t typically comment, however your story inspires me daily and I send prayers your way frequently. Thanks for including us in your life.
Happy Birthday Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:50 am
Happy Birthday Annie! I hope some day she knows how much joy she has brought to so many.
January 21st, 2011 at 6:59 am
Happy early birthday, beautiful Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am
Happy birthday! The three of you deserve all of the happiness in the world. The video was amazing…every picture I was saying “oohh! that’s my favourite! no this one! no this one is!”
January 21st, 2011 at 7:01 am
Happy Birthday to the Amazing Annabel!
She is just a joy to watch on video and see in pictures so I can only imagine how much fun she is for you all.
Sending (((HUGS))) to the whole family
January 21st, 2011 at 7:13 am
Happy happy birthday Annie! I have loved sharing your first year through your mom’s blog and can’t wait to see what things you come up with in the next one…I have a feeling that when you start talking you are going to have a LOT of very funny things to say.
Thinking of you all on Annie’s birthday and wishing Maddie was there to “help” Annie open her presents.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:18 am
Annie, it has been such a privilege to follow your story these last couple of months. I am so excited to continue into your next year. Your mom’s blog has changed my life, and YOU are a huge part of that!
My Saeryn says to tell you that ONE is FUN!!!!!
Happy birthday, Annielove!
January 21st, 2011 at 7:37 am
How is it possible for my heart to love her so much when I haven’t even met her?
That was wonderful! Thank you for sharing, happy birthday annie!
Happy Birthday Annie!!!!!!! You are such a beautiful and special little girl. xoxo Tina
January 21st, 2011 at 7:38 am
Happy birthday, beautiful Annie! I has been a privilege to watch you grow into such a funny, vivacious, independent little girl over the past year.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:40 am
Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl!
January 21st, 2011 at 7:45 am
Awesome video! Happy 1st birthday Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 7:46 am
Such a sweetie! Happy Early Birthday, Annie! This year went by too fast.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:47 am
I love the way the color of her eyes change –so many different shades.
Thank you for sharing her.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:51 am
Amazing video. Happy 1st Birthday Annabel, hope you enjoy your party.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:55 am
AWESOME. Annie has the same birthday as my husband. Here’s to partying this weekend!!!! LOVED the slideshow
January 21st, 2011 at 8:02 am
She has changed and grown so much! Just lovely!!
Happy Birthday Annie!!!!
Thanks for sharing that video. It is beautiful.
January 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am
So cute!!! Happy Birthday Annie all the way from the frozen tundra aka Minnesota
January 21st, 2011 at 8:10 am
Happy birthday sweet Annie. Your beautiful and have changed so much in one year! Heather and Mike hold her close, she is such a blessing.
January 21st, 2011 at 8:16 am
So beautiful, and just oozing with personality! Happy 1st Birthday Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 8:18 am
Happy Birthday beautiful Miss Annie !! What joy you have brought your mama and daddy. We hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Your friends in Canada
January 21st, 2011 at 8:44 am
what a beautiful video you guys put together…love it.
can’t believe how much she’s changed in 1 year, i’m so looking forward to seeing her grow. she is such a precious and beautiful little girl.
happy birthday sweet annie..and i wish you many, many more
Happy birthday to my favorite online baby! Those pictures are great. She looks a lot like Maddie in many of them, especially the ones when she was really tiny. =)
January 21st, 2011 at 8:46 am
And I cried, because my little baby will be a year old in just 7 weeks.
Happy Birthday, sweet Annie! Tell your Mommy and Daddy thank you so much for sharing your life with us here on the interwebs. You are such a beautiful girl, and I feel lucky to be watching you grow up.
January 21st, 2011 at 8:51 am
Love to Miss Annabel on her special day. I loved watching her grow and shine in this video! She’s so gorgeous and has such a spark— here’s the Annie’s first birthday!
January 21st, 2011 at 8:56 am
Happy birthday, sweet girl! You’ve been such a blessing to so many people. It’s been a pleasure watching you grow.
January 21st, 2011 at 8:58 am
My word she is a cutie! Thanks for sharing her with us – this slide show made me smile (and laugh several times), which I really needed today.
Happy Birthday Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 9:03 am
Happy First Birthday Annie!!!! I can’t believe it’s been a year. And you are such an amazing gorgeous little girl. And I was wrong that hands down is my very favorite Video Friday.
January 21st, 2011 at 9:05 am
Thank you for sharing Annie with us. She’s such a doll baby. I especially loved the pictures at 1:16 (the fist killed me!), 1:27 (the Valentines pictures – awwww), 1:57 (her mouth – there are no words! LOL) and her nine-month block picture (priceless).
Happy First Birthday Miss Annabel.
January 21st, 2011 at 9:07 am
Happy Birthday, Annabel.
January 21st, 2011 at 9:18 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!!!!!!
I sat here watching that video with a big ‘ol dorky grin on my face. A-DOR-ABLE!!!!
January 21st, 2011 at 9:42 am
Happy Birthday, sweet Annie! You are just beautiful!
January 21st, 2011 at 9:53 am
Beautiful photos! Happy 1st birthday Annie!
And what a year it was… Happy birthday Annie… You did well, so did your parents. You have learned so much in that year. You are a true little person, you walk, you dance, you play with Rigby….
Have a great birthday!
January 21st, 2011 at 10:28 am
January 21st, 2011 at 10:31 am
Happy birthday, Annabel–have a sweet “1”!!!
January 21st, 2011 at 10:35 am
Happy Birthday to Annie! What a wonderful video! You guys are blessed with a lovely girl.
January 21st, 2011 at 10:49 am
OH sweet sweet girl…HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!
The video reminds us of how fast they grow and change that first year!
And how much fun you have with her. She will look back on this and see where she got all her inspiration for a fabulous sense of humor!!
January 21st, 2011 at 11:20 am
Happy birthday to the Amazing Annabel! She is so beautiful, and such a light. I hope she becomes a big sister sometime soon! Blessings to you all!
January 21st, 2011 at 11:51 am
I can’t believe she will be one tomorrow.
January 21st, 2011 at 11:52 am
Got the chills seeing this…so wonderful! Makes me wants to have another baby! Happy Birthday sweet Annabel…I’ve enjoyed watching you grow and change through this wonderful blog!
January 21st, 2011 at 11:58 am
Happy Birthday Annie!!
January 21st, 2011 at 12:11 pm
That is too cute! I got to the end of the video and realized I had been swaying back and forth and dancing the whole time! Catchy tune!
January 21st, 2011 at 12:15 pm
OOPS! I meant to put that last comment under Rigby’s theme song! lol I loved this video too. Happy Birthday Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 12:31 pm
She’s gorgeous and I can’t believe how big she is. Annie, the interwebz loves you and is cheering for you every day! Happy Happy Birthday!
And on a separate note–being very non-tech savvy, what program did you use to create this video? I want to make one for my husband for our anniversary.
January 21st, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Happy Birthday sweet Annabel!!!!! Enjoy your special day with your family and friends:)))
January 21st, 2011 at 12:52 pm
That was endlessly charming. I’m glad you put in the pictures with the blocks; I was hoping to see those in sequence.
January 21st, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Delurking to say Happy Birthday Annie!!! I can not believe she is one already. She looks exactly the same as she did the day she was born, just more squeezeable. It has been so much fun to watch her grow. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Annie!! It really sweet to see how much she looks like her big sister in some of these photos…I bet Maddie is smiling down on her little Sis all the time.
I am in awe of your will to go on. You had a horrible thing happen and although everything isn’t “okay” you are living a wonderful life with your daughter. You are amazing parents and your girls are blessed by you…as are you by them.
Have a great party!
January 21st, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Happy 1st Birthday, Annabel!
You just get’s cuter by the minute and I am not sure how that is even possible!
January 21st, 2011 at 1:30 pm
happy Birthday Sweet Annie! Just watched the video with our 4 month old Grant & he was in love talking to Annie in her movie. I can’t wait to see pictures of this great party you planned! Will there be creme puffs too?
January 21st, 2011 at 2:02 pm
Happy Birthday, sweet Annabel! Have a funerific party tomorrow.
January 21st, 2011 at 2:51 pm
That was adorable. A couple of the photos made me laugh out loud. She is so cute and happy. Happy, happy birthday, Annabel!
January 21st, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Happy birthday Annie!!
What a very lucky little girl you are to have the parents that you do! …and what very lucky parents you have to have a girl like you!!
Was that Mike playing the background music? It was just perfect!
January 21st, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Wow! Isn’t that just precious! Happy Birthday, Annie Spohr!!!
January 21st, 2011 at 4:21 pm
HAPPY B-DAY ANNIE. It seems like all babies born on the 22nd of January are just a little extra cute and adorable, I should know cause I was born on that same day! Have Fun!
January 21st, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Happy Birthday Annie!! You are one lucky girl!!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Happy First Birthday Annie!
On a side note, thank you Heather and Mike for sharing Annie with us. For the last year you have made me laugh and you have made me cry (teething hurts!) Thank you because you don’t have to be so open with your life or with Annie. I look forward to reading your blog before bed (it’s my nighttime ritual actually, a cup of tea and the Spohrs) and Annie’s daily picture. So thank you.
And Annie, have a wonderful first birthday baby girl! I’m sending you a virtual present and a big big hug!
January 21st, 2011 at 5:22 pm
She is so beautiful, Heather. Just a beautiful girl.
January 21st, 2011 at 5:27 pm
What a beautiful video! I can’t believe she’s already 1!
Happy Birthday Annie Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:02 pm
Happy Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl! Heather and Mike, thank you for sharing her with us. I’ve loved watching her grow. The video is priceless. Hope you all enjoy the special day tomorrow!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Happy Birthday Annie! I have loved every single picture I have seen of you in your first year. Many of which made me laugh out loud in my office. I wish you and your family all the best!
January 21st, 2011 at 6:56 pm
Happy Birthday little Miss Annabel!!!!!!!!
She just gets more and more beautiful each and every day.
January 21st, 2011 at 7:04 pm
WOW, a year! Can’t believe it. Thank you so much for sharing her with us – she is so precious
January 21st, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Happy 1st Birthday Annie!!! What a beautifully done video. I hope tomorrow is an amazing day for all of you.
January 21st, 2011 at 9:28 pm
Happy Birthday Annabel Violet! Even a complete stranger can see and hear the sunshine you have brought back to your mama and dada’s hearts. It is so lovely to see. Such a big job for such a little girl…but here’s the thing, your mommy and daddy love you so much that you will always be your own girl and they will love just for being you! Your Maddie Moo is so proud of you! Happy, joyous day sweet girl!
January 21st, 2011 at 9:46 pm
Happy Birthday sweet Annie!
January 21st, 2011 at 10:16 pm
finally getting a chance to watch your video and all i can say is “WOW”!!! what changes annie has gone through this year…she shows such an independent spirit and a sense of humor even at this young age. i look forward to seeing next years video! she is definitely one to light the world on fire with her personality!!
happy birthday little spohr-girl!
January 21st, 2011 at 10:40 pm
OMG.. love this!!!!
Happy birthday Annie.. it’s been so great getting to watch you grow up! Even though I don’t “know you” I feel like a distant proud aunt.. I so need to send you a super loud toy! (You see.. that’s an aunties dutie.. lol)
Enjoy the celebration!
January 21st, 2011 at 11:59 pm
It’s the 22nd here in Germany so HaPpY bIrThDaY AnNiE !!!!!!
You are a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious girl! (from Mary Poppins)
January 22nd, 2011 at 1:08 am
I am blown away by how much she’s changed in just the last month! Thank you so much for sharing your girls with us.
January 22nd, 2011 at 8:40 am
You can definately see Annie’s personality in those pictures, spunky and sweet at the same time. I especially loved seeing the monthly pictures at the end and hearing the song Daddy played for her. Annie Spohr you are loved by so many people I hope you’ll always know how much you mean to so many people. Heather and Mike thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us. I can’t wait to read all abou the party – have a GREAT day!
January 22nd, 2011 at 10:16 am
Happy Birthday Annie! It’s so neat to watch you grow. You are such a blessing in this world and i’m soo glad you’re mommy and daddy have you! xo
January 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 am
Thank you for sharing this year with me…and also the time with Maddie….makes my days smile…Love Jill Sarven….Lima Ohio
January 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm
Happy late 1st Birthday to Annabel! I have a friend who’s birthday is the same day and she also had her daughter on the 22nd of last year too!
January 24th, 2011 at 5:19 am
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!!! You capture the most awesome pics of that doll. Happy 1st Birthday sweet Annie! Muuuuwah!
January 25th, 2011 at 11:06 am
Annie is so adorable and so Mike. Happy 1st Birthday!!
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