This is another edition of Previously on Amara and is taken from an email that I sent to my sister on October 8, 2007. Amara would have been about 3 years old.
There is a story behind this picture. We have always had this running joke — started by Jenna — that I am freakishly strong! Jenna is strong but she is not freakishly strong like me. We do think that Amara is going to be freakishly strong and we talk about it all the time. In fact they have been having some issues with Amara not wanting to eat the food that is good for her but only the things she wants. Sometimes these are things that are good for her but you can’t live on cheese alone for days on end! Amara loves that we tease her about being strong like Grandma — she is forever doing the strong man pose! Anyway, they are getting her to eat at least a bit of things she might not otherwise eat by telling her it will make her strong! I really wish I could have gotten a picture of her eating the slice of “cooked” carrot! It was just hysterical! I gave her a sticker for it. Later on that evening she picks up my 5 pound weights!!! I made her put them down but I did let her play with the 2 pounders long enough to take these pictures!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.