Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jus in my pocketttt.....

Anna loves fat! She loves to eat the fat on steak most of all! One evening we were sitting down as a family to a lovely steak dinner. Anna chose quite a yummy steak with lots of juicy fat all around the edges. Vaughn her big bro insisted on cutting the fat off the steak so she wouldnt eat it. In the process she was having a very hard time with this. Vaughn cutting the fat off would result in a failed attempt for her to actually eat it. She threw a mini fit but not winning the battle the fat was cut off and put in a little pile on her plate.
Throughout dinner everyone was eating and enjoying each others company and Amber (Vaughns wife) noticed the fat was gone off the plate. She slyly leaned over and told Vaughn who then told my Mother the fat was gone from Anna's plate. My mom then asked Anna, "Where is the fat that was on your plate?" She said quite convincingly, "I threw it away" But she couldnt pull the fast one on all of us, there were too many of us at the table. Mom proceeded to say, "Anna, you didnt get up from the table all dinner, now where is the fat that was on your plate?" As Mom was asking this, Anna had conveniantly gotten up from the table and was now at the trash can scraping off her plate. She muttered while a little flustered, "Uh, I threw it away" Mom was no fool, she got up and walked over to Anna and asked her one last time more sternly..."Anna, where is the fat that was on your plate?" Anna realizing she lost the battle gave in and said, "Uh....jus in my pocket" She then grabbed a folded up napkin from her pocket that contained all the fat Vaughn so carefully cut off from her steak. She insisted on eating it so she secretly wrapped it up and stuck it right there in her pocket while no one was watching. Mom then said to her, "Anna that is so disgusting, why would you do that?" Annas response will forever be the classic Anna answer, "I know, Sorry Mom, you know how much i love dos fats!"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Talkin Smack!

Today an interesting thing happened. It was my Aunt Roxie's birthday so some ladies from my ward and all my Aunts came to Mimi's cafe for lunch to celebrate Roxie! Well, Anna came and sat next to me. Apparently my aunt informed Anna she had seen pictures of her and her boyfriend David from the blog i created for her. Anna not really understanding what exactly a blog is was a little upset. She had this stern look on her face and i asked her what was wrong. She informed me she was upset at me. I asked her why and she said "Because youre talkin bout me behind my back!" I said what on earth are y0u talking about. She then proceeded to tell me "Aunt nancy said you was showin her those pictures of me and my boyfriend." I was really confused for a minute then it hit me, I have not told or even shown anna her blog. Not that she would get it anyway, but she might think its fun people are askin about her. She does however get a little, well a lot sensitive when she thinks people are makin fun of her. We as siblings get in trouble a lot if she over hears us telling stories because she thinks when we are laughing its that we are making fun of her, not just enjoying the fact that she is brilliant in all her little ways. Anyway back to my story, I told her about her blog and that I was writing stories so people could know what was going on in her life and she cut me off, her eyes got huge and she goes "Thats right thats right thats right just like i said Talkin bout me behind my back!" Totally upset. I then tried to once again explain it was not making fun of her and that it was a nice thing that people love her and think she is so great and that they want to keep up on her life. I think she started to get it and realize that this was a good thing for her because this meant she was becoming rather popular. So she then looked at me and said with a stern look and a rather threatening tone, "Alright, just as long as i dont find out you been talkin bout me behind my back!"
So please note, anyone that does run into anna in the next while, if you do mention the blog about her, make it sound exciting! Or better yet dont mention it at all. Later that day at the end of lunch i was telling Aunt Georgia what happened and Anna over heard us talking and she rolled her eyes at us and said "Ugh, I just so sick of you guys talkin bout this blog" Poor Anna, life is so rough for her.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Nobody needs to know.....

Anna is quite the sneaky one. I often times truly feel her having Downsyndrome is just a cover or excuse for her to pull off the ultimate pranks. She loves to sneak food. Its like her worst habbit in the world! She is the ultimate sneaker.
One night our family had some friends over for dinner. The Nihipalis! Gotta love em...well one of my moms famous meals is Barbque pork ribs...they are off the bone and so delicious...she made like two big trays of them. Well we have an island in our kitchen and all the food was put out buffet style. We always have a lot of food.
I really belive anna takes joy in when we have buffet style big meals with families because then no one is watching her and people are distracted so she has a better chance of sneakin something without anyone noticing.
This time however was a little different. For some reason not no one was in the kitchen except Anna and Tani. Tani saw anna look around and then casually grab and handful of barbque ribs and stick em right in the pants pocket. She then proceeded to look at Tani, pat her pocket and say Nobody Needs To Know! Then casually throughout the night she was reach in her pocket, pull of a little piece, and eat it, meanwhile her eyes making contact with Tani's and looking at her with this stare that was saying Thats right, nobody needs to know. Gotta love Tani for being so understanding.
We love anna....lint pockets full of ribs and all.

The cabin

Ever since we were little our family has gone on trips to our cabin. The cabin is full of memories both great and horrifying. Including our cousins everyone in our family has a cabin memory. This however is one of my favorites.
One particular trip anna was continually bugging Dad to let her drive the 4-wheeler. After hours and hours of bugging him he finally gave in (he is the ultimate anna pushover). He taught her and told her she is NOT allowed to drive the 4-wheeler unless someone else was with her. Never alone. Well Im sure in annas mind there are a million people at the cabin that trip so she would be able to drive all the time. Perfect!
The following morning was the best. You see in our cabin most of the couches pull out into beds and most everone sleeps on the porch or on the pull out couches. So i was on one of the couches in the main living room. I woke up at like 6am (because thats when the sun is burning a whole in your eyelids and you HAVE to wake up) and to my delight i find anna sitting on the couch like this

I asked her what she was doing sitting there and she said she was waiting for someone to get up so she could go for a drive on a 4-wheeler.
Later that day in the afternoon it is generally nap time....most everyone was relaxing and asleep except anna. She was determined to take someone for a ride. She insisted on not moving from her 4wheeler till someone would go with her. So after a while we found her like this
She is such a trooper and didnt give up! She was gonna drive!
I do have to inform you plenty of people did go on rides with her and she had lots of opportunities to be behind the wheel...or handle bars..or whatever is on a 4-wheeler...she is just dramatic Anna who loves to play the Woe is me card....lol Gotta love her!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Bike

This is Annas infamous 3 wheel bike with the basket in the back. The basket is not to be overlooked. One of Anna's chores is to take the trash out so the genious she is will put trash in the basket and ride around to the dumpster and throw it away. Even though it would actually take less time for her to walk the trash to the dumpster and throw it away she still insists its easier her way. No arguing with that.

The first time Anna got this bike she was so excited. She would insist on riding it around and when she gets really excited she will stand up while soaring down the driveway letting her hair flow in the wind. A picture really is worth a thousand words. One time she let my girlfriend ride it and told her to get off because she was going to slow. I swear one day she will end up riding on two wheels because she is turning so fast...

She also insists on riding in the arena full of soft dirt and then get stuck and has to walk her bike out. You would think she would learn...but she still does it...oh well....its still an amazing bike!

Best day of our lives

Hello everyone in the blogging world. This is the official Anna Banana Pop Tart Stewart Blog! After talking to quite a few people who were in agreement with me as to the success this would be, I have put together a blog dedicated to Anna and her stories. So many people love hearing Anna stories and seeing her hilarious pictures I took it upon myself to dedicate this all to her. I am going to try to update it as frequently as I can with past stories and pictures and of course new stories and photos as well.
If anyone has a particular story they would like me to share with everyone please email it to me the story and i will post it. Also if anyone has pictures they want me to post email those also. My email address is

Anna brings such a light and joy to so many peoples lives and has touched every person she comes in contact with in one way or another. For those of you who do know Anna you will take such joy in this...and for those of you who dont...this will give you and opportunity to get to know the Wonder that is Anna.

Just a note, I have found in the past telling anna stories to people who dont know her, they take offense and think I am making fun of her. (If only they knew anna calls me retarded when i do something dumb) We love Anna so much and know she is such a choise spirit of the Lord. She has been such a blessing in our lives and I cannot honestly say I would be as happy as I am without her in my life. I speak for everyone in my family when i say We are a Happier Family because of Anna.

Anywhoo....i am not going to link family and friends on the side because in anna's world everyone is her friend.

I hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I have creating it!

With Love,
Theresa (her best sister)