Sunday, January 13, 2013


Since we were getting both kiddos pictures taken, we decided to take a few of them together.  They didn't turn out great, but at least we have them.  By this time in the shoot, Annika was having a blast and was willing to do just about anything.  Asher, on the other hand, was done and didn't want anything to do with smiling.  Oh well!

3 Months

We took Asher for his 3 month pictures today.  He wasn't really into it and didn't want to smile much.  But, the photographer got one really great pic and we love it.  It's hard to believe he is 3 months old.  It feels like he has been here forever.  I don't have his stats because he doesn't go back to the doctor until 4 months.  But we did have a busy month.  He celebrated his first Christmas, which of course he loved.  He started sleeping a little longer at night, which is nice, but still not sleeping all night.  He usually wakes up around 3:00, eats pretty quickly, then back to sleep until around 6:00.  We moved him from his basinet in our room to his crib, which means he is now sharing a room with Annika.  That is actually going really great.  He has started smiling a ton and laughing.  He loves it when Annika plays with him and she can always make him laugh.  Happy 3 months Asher!

3 Years

It's still so hard to believe Annika is three years old.  She is the best little girl and we love her so much.  We got her pictures taken today and I love them. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2 year old Vocabulary Lessons and Wisdom

Annika's vocabulary has really taken off in the last year, and many times we have to figure out what she is saying, and sometimes, we know exactly what she's saying, and it's fun to hear her say it the way she does :)
For posterity, Monica and I thought we should write down the words that Annika has used in this past year so we don't forget them.

B'byes= pacifier
Penciper= temperature
Ambidal= animal
Ottopus= platypus
Her Pirate= toy eyepatch
Pack-Pack= backpack
Naroccas= Maracas

'Ana and I both have January's! She has a January! and I have a January too!'  = we both have birthdays in January :)

'I don't like Breakfast.  I like chips'
'I'm not a big girl, I'm a tiny little person'
'I just tooted.  I'm full of toots.'

'Mom, I smell something.' Yes, Annika, I'm making muffins.  'No, I think Asher pooped.  It smells bad.'

Watching Family Guy and they were recreating the Nativity scene with Lois as Mary, Peter as Joseph, and Stewie as Baby Jesus.  She said, 'Look, it's Mary, the Baby Jesus, and God!'

Monica was changing Asher and covered him with a peepee teepee.  When she turned to grab a wipe, she heard Annika, 'Mom!  Asher's party hat fell off his butt!'

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Annika!

We had Annika's 3rd birthday party this past Sunday and it was Cat in the Hat!  We found someone to make a cake and it came out so great!  The party was just family and turned out great.  Annika had a blast and got so many presents!  It's hard to believe she is 3 years old.  She is so funny, loves her little brother so much, loves to play with her dolls, her imagination is amazing, and  is the best little 3 year old around. 

When it was time to sing Happy Birthday, she became really shy.  She didn't want us to stop but was very embarassed about being the center of attention.  She wanted Derek to help her blow out her candle.