Saturday, September 27, 2008

We are still here and She did it!

Wow it has been such a long time since I have posted anything. I have thought of about 20 posts in my head during the day and then by the time I am able to get to the computer at night I am just beat. I have a lot to catch up on but for now some pictures from today...

She did it! Anika was happy and into getting her picture taken at the studio. We have tried 3 times before and she was always terrified. They took 99 different shots and boy was it hard to choose. We finally have our yearly picture that we take every August around Alex's family day. This year we are a bit late but I think it turned out great. I wanted to post a few of my favorite shots.

The last few weeks have been really busy. Shortly after our visit with our Guatemama friends Jens parents came to visit. It was the first time they had the chance to see Anika making it a special visit. During the two weeks they were here. Hurricane Ike or what was left of it blew through and left our area largely without power. We were lucky and were only without for a few hours but just a few streets over many were out for over a week! Alex's school was in the hard hit area and he had an unexpected week off of school. Things are getting back to normal now. Anika is starting to talk more and now is into climbing everything that she can. I will post more often I hope and thanks for still checking in on us.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A great day

On Saturday we got to meet some of our blogging friends in person. It was really a pleasure to spend the day with Nicole and Dominic and Steph, Jason and Eli!

It was emotional to see Dominic, Eli and Anika all in the same house playing together. There were days late last fall when we wondered if any of the babies would be here. Thankfully those days are behind us all and we have a lifetime of enjoying our kids to look forward too. It was so fun to see everyone in person after reading about them for over a year. Both boys are adorable and I can't wait until we can do it again. Thank you Nicole for a great time and all the work you did getting ready for us.

This is the best group shot that I have. Anika was so mad that I took her away from Eli and Dominic she was going from one to the other and hugging them. Maybe we will take one first next time.

How neat is this to have all 3 in the same picture..

All 4 kids in one picture. Alex loved the pool.

It was really a neat day and I look forward to seeing you all again.