Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Anika's family day celebration was a blast. I went to a local specialty store and got some good Enchiladas and black bean dip. Alex was thrilled with the meal and asked to have it for his family day meal in August. Anika was THRILLED with the balloon she was given at the store and with us singing "Happy Adoption Day" to her. We gave her a few gifts and spent the rest of the evening playing with her Dora phone and baby dolls. Alex was so thrilled and happy for Anika. It was really special.

Friday night was Alex's first pinewood derby with Cub Scouts. It was so much fun to see how excited he was as the race was about to start. He won his first heat. We were all so excited. It lasted until almost 10pm so I didn't stay for very much. Anika had a lot of fun playing with all the cub scouts until the race started and loved dancing to the music they played during the race. Let's get ready to rumble.....

Monday, February 2, 2009

One Year Ago

It was a year ago today that we met Anika in Guatemala for the first time! It is so hard to believe it has been a year already. It was a very surreal moment walking off the elevator and seeing Anika in her foster mothers arms. Today we will celebrate this day and Anika's first family day.

Anika we love you so very much. I love the way you smile and laugh most all the time. You have a zest for life that is wonderful. I love how you adore your brother and he you. I love how you dance and jump for joy when you hear music. You have brought so much to our family and we are so thankful for you.

Mom Dad and Alex