Friday, February 28, 2014

State Champs Part 2

Last Friday, Derek's team went to Topeka to compete in the state meet.  On paper they were supposed to come in third.  But soon it was apparent his boys were swimming great and they ended up winning the whole meet!  Annika, Asher and I packed up and got there with about 3 events left, which was two events too many for Asher!  I was so glad we could be there to see him win.  It's been a long season filled with ups and downs, and for them to end on this high note was fantastic.  I am very proud of the hard work he does for this boys in the pool but most importantly how had he works with his kids out of the pool.  Derek's team won in 2011, which makes this the second time he has won, and hopefully as the kids get older they get to see it again, because Asher had no clue and Annika thought the best thing that happened was her Daddy jumping into the pool with all of his clothes on!

Date Night #2

Date night for February was a spa night at home.  It started with a delicious dinner of coconut chicken and hot chili sauce.  One of my favorites but one we don't make a lot because the kids don't love it.  After dinner we had some fondue with the super cute fondue set my sister got me for Christmas.  It was perfect for this!  The rest of the evening was relaxing and perfect and ended with me falling asleep while we watched a movie.  Perfect, low-key, in home date night! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Disney Junior Live

My mom got Annika tickets to see Disney Junior Live for her birthday and it was so fun!  The main reason we bought the tickets was because Peter Pan was going to be there.  Doc McStuffins started the show, followed by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  Next came Sofia the First, which is probably my favorite.  It was cute and fun but Annika was ready to see Peter!  After a brief intermission, Jake and the Neverland Pirates came out and Annika was so excited!  When Peter came flying out she got the biggest smile on her face and started clapping.  It was super fun and I'm so glad we got to go.

Sofia the First

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

They mentioned Peter Pan!
Peter Pan!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ice Marbles

We had a pretty large snow storm come through this past week so we decided to make ice marbles.  They didn't come out perfect but they were fun and Annika had a great time playing with them.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Our World

Just wanted to post some pictures of our world.  It's busy with work and swimming.  Our house is ALWAYS a mess.  Bedtime is no fun.  Asher still does not sleep all night on a consistent basis.  Annika wants to do EVERYTHING on her own, even if it takes forever!  But everyday, even with tears and not following directions and no sleep, we realize how much we love these little two kids.  We realize how lucky we are to be their parents.  We also realize how empty our lives would be without them and we thank God everyday for them being our world.

Build A Bear

Asher got a gift card to Build-A-Bear from his Great Grandma Janet and Grandpa Dick for his birthday.  We tried to go once and the store was closed for remodeling.  So we went right after Christmas.  Annika was very excited to make something and Asher was very happy to sit and watch her do it all.  Annika was very sweet to pick out something Asher would like, but wanted to make sure whatever she made was for her too.  She choose a monkey and named him Monkey Business.  there is a little gym here in town called Monkey Business and Annika had been talking about going there earlier in the week, so I think that is where I think the name came from.  After she went through the process of making the monkey she got to pick out some clothes.  She chose a Thor outfit and the monkeys name became Monkey Business Thor or Thor Monkey Business.  She also picked out pajamas for him and we have to change him into his pi's before bed and back into his regular clothes when we wake up.  The day was fun and both kids had a good time.