Friday, December 31, 2010

New Baby Doll

Annika's main present from us was a Bitty Baby from American Girl. I was very excited for her to get this. She plays with a doll at Colleen's house and I was hoping she liked the one we got her just as much. I think she loves it.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa's Little Helper

Santa came to our house and brought Annika a cute musical table, a baseball toy, lots of books and a cute sing-a-ma-jig. Annika loved everything and tried to climb on her table and really enjoyed ripping up the tissue paper. Her grandmother got her the cute pink santa hat and it matched perfectly with her pj's.

Under the Christmas Tree

Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve this year my mom came to town and we all headed out to Derek's parents for the afternoon. We just hung out during the day then went to church, but first, we had to get some pictures. It's a little hard to get an 11 month old to stand still or keep her hands still, but I we got some good pictures. More importantly, we had a great time. After chruch we opened some presents then had a great meal. Annika was so tired, but we made time to leave Santa some yummy treats. Overall it was a great day.

Build A Bear

Annika's cousin Ashton and Aunt Kristen came in town for Christmas. But, since they are not able to be here for Annika's birthday, Ashton wanted to give her a present early. He took her to Build A Bear and picked out a bunny with the cutest clothes. Annika had a great time watching the bunny being made. We all had a great time watching Ashton and Annika together.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Annika has started getting into the bookcases all over the house. I would like to think this means she already loves books, but I'm pretty sure she just likes to make a mess with everything!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Car Seat

We pulled out the car seat for our friends Anna and Blair to borrow and Annika decided that it makes a great gym. I don't know why we buy toys, she plays with just about everything else instead.

Hanging Out With Dad

Sunday, December 12, 2010


A couple of weeks ago, we were doing some shopping and noticed that Santa was up and there was no line. After an hour wait for the Easter Bunny, we decided to jump at the opportunity and after a quick stop at Children's Place so Grandma Glenda could get her a Christmas-y (yes, it's a word, look it up) shirt, we got this great picture.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Park Photo Shoot

I love fall and really wanted some good pictures with Annika in the leaves. We went to a local park and got some great shots, thanks to Megan. She did such a great job and I love every single picture. It was a great time and so fun to get these done. I can't wait for Megan to take more in the future. Check out her website and blog. She is great!