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.


sapphire said...

Your baby is beautiful and seems so happy. I can hardly remember when my daughter was so small. I miss her when she was that age. Make every moment last because they grow up so fast. There is not enough time in the day. I think they should pug some more hours in each day.

Tina said...

They are beautiful!

Bobbi said...

Great pictures!!! Getting a toddler to do pictures is a nightmare!!

I am glad you are back. I have missed you. Glad you were not too hard hit--but an unplanned week off--YIKES!!!

Alex and Annika look so cute in the last pic

Sandy said...

Great pictures! Glad you all are doing well.

Cindy said...

Those are great pics. You have a beautiful family.

Beth said...

Oh! I am so glad I slowed down this morning to check on your family... great pics to start my day! :)

I hope we can be in touch again soon... I am so disconnected with blog friends, but I think of you all the time!!

I definitely want to connect about both boys being in new schools... how's Alex?

Anika looks like she is having a blast in these pics... I think you have inspired me to take the kids.. wish me luck!

MrB said...

Those are great pictures!

I hope you are enjoying your new location since themove! It's been good to see pictures of your family.