I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Annie is turning EIGHT in a week. Between her recent haircut and her refusal to stop growing (I only have about 9 inches on her!), she’s looking so grown up. She also likes to remind me that she’s “too old” for some things and that other things she used to like are “for babies.” Luckily, she isn’t too old to snuggle with her brother and watch morning cartoons.

Around The ‘Net

~Almost 35 years ago, she let a stranger hold her newborn. It has haunted her ever since.

~NASA’s $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

~Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial, and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?

~Time’s Up, Woody Allen

~The question we ask every mom (but never dads)

~When wildlife conservation meets war

~Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

~Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

~The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed

~Robots Are Everywhere at the Year’s Biggest Tech Show

~It Even Snowed In The Sahara Desert

~Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

~Chickens Prefer Attractive People

Go Annie, it’s your birthday

With Annie’s birthday less than a month after Christmas, I always struggle a bit with finding her gifts. That being said, I think we got her some cool stuff this year.

~The second volume of one of Annie’s favorite books, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, is finally out! I’m really excited for this one.
~I also ordered her this Tsum Tsum case for her iPod…I kinda want it for myself, though.
~She actually got these Cat & Jack boots for Christmas…they were going to be for her birthday but they were too cute to hold onto for another month!
~Annie loves fun knee-high socks, so I got her this cute six-pack that features animal faces, and I have it on good authority that she’s getting this unicorn set.
~Oh, and don’t forget the Jojo Bows…I’m rolling my eyes a little but she loves them.

Happy Sunday, everyone!