Thursday, August 9, 2012

A new number for Annie

Twenty six years ago today, one month early, weighing a little over four pounds and sporting an extra 21st chromosome, our Annie came into our lives. 
In the photo above, "Elizabeth Anne" wears my family's Christening gown. We had to wait several months for the big day...until the dress was a reasonable fit. You'd never know, looking at those chubby cheeks and dimpled fingers, just how tiny she was when she arrived.

When she was four, Annie was given a sweet, brown dog for her birthday. She immediately named him Clancy. They soon became the best of friends...inseparable. 

They still are.

Happy Birthday, Annie!

You are my are your Daddy's little girl! We love you more each day and are so proud of you. You bring us great joy.

And...Happy Birthday, Clancy!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful Annie!

  2. Big Birthday wishes to Annie and Clancy!

  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet Annie and clancy. What sweet pictures of her.

  4. Hi Robyn,wishing sweet Annie a very Happy Birthday and Clancy to, hope they have a great day.Beautiful pictures,Blessings Francine.

  5. Happy happy birthday to Annie -- and Clancy! Love the pictures. Such a beautiful post. You know, my DD took her two favorite and beloved stuffed animals from childhood with her to college and now to her apartment. I love that.

  6. Happy Birthday Annie! Let me say I am very impressed that Clancy is still in the picture. I would have lost it several times. Our kids had "B's" - cloth diapers that were their security blankets, it's a good thing they came in packs of 12. Matthew, our middle child loved them so much they were known as dirty "b's" due to how they looked. We left one in a restaurant one day, I ran back in when we realized what happened. They had thrown it away thinking it was a rag (which wasn't far off)! That would have been the end of the world for Matthew. I have that dirty "b" tucked away in my memory box. ~Ann

  7. Happy Birthday Annie! I am actually an "elizabeth ann" too, with no "e".

    I love Clancy, no wonder she does too, and the christening gown was just lovely!

    Wishing you a happy fun filled day!


  9. What great pics! Happy Birthday to Annie! May she have a wonderful year!

  10. Wishing Annie and Clancy the happiest Birthday! Such a cutie that Annie!
    Cathy G

  11. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Annie, and dear Clancy too!!!
    Wishing you ALL a wonderful day of celebration!!
    Warm Birthday Hugs~~

  12. Happy, happy birthday to Annie and Clancy. I hope you spend at least the week celebrating.
    Such sweet pictures!!!
    Birthday hugs :)

  13. Happy Birthday Annie and Clancy! Have a great day!

  14. Happy birthday to Annie and her pal Clancy!

  15. Happy Birthday Annie & Clancy! You can tell how very loved and special they both are!
    My 15 year old son has a similar pal, a stuffed brown dachshund named Bullet. Our dear Orion, a real dachshund, joined our family two years ago. And now he sleeps with Bullet under one arm and Orion under the other :)
    Blessings, Patti

  16. Happiest of Belated Birthdays Annie and Clancy!!! I'm so sorry I missed your special day!! Hope it was filled with everything the two of you love the very best.....

    What wonderful photos of Annie - she is absolutely precious. And dear Clancy - what a loyal friend he's been....and looking all the sweeter for the lovin' over the years.

    Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

  17. Happy Belated Birthday you Annie!! Hoping you had a beautiful day!!