Monday, December 10, 2007

4 YEARS OLD!!!!



Well. My BABY is 4 today!! It is so amazing how fast time goes by once you have kids. I feel like we were just bringing her home from the hospital. Anika has been a joy from day one. She was a sweet baby and now she's a sweet little/big girl. I get choked up just thinking about her and trying to decide what I'd like to write. I remember when I was a brand new beehive at church and they were doing New Beginnings and my mom had to come up to the front with me and talk about me. Of course she bawled and I was SO embarrassed! I didn't understand why she always cried over me. Now I understand. My girls can bring on the tears faster than anything! Anika has such a sweet, bubbly personality when she is with people that make her feel comfortable. She is already being labeled as "shy" at school and my tender mother heart worries so much about her! I want people to know the real Anika. There is nobody as sweet and fun as her. She has LOVED going to preschool this year. I think it's been really good for her to participate in group settings without me. We love her so much. She is the best when you need cheering up or a big hug. She loves to help in the kitchen - especially if it involves peanut butter and jelly! She has an amazing imagination! She is still totally into art stuff. She loves to sing and dance and play with dolls (all those girly things!). We can't imagine life without her!

She had a really fun day today! Her magical pony party went really well! She will probably be talking about it until her next party! She had a really cute group of friends over and they had a ball! She is in HEAVEN with her new toys. She wanted to sleep with ALL of them in her new sleeping bag. Good grief!! Tonight we all went to Mickey D's for dinner and that was fun! She even got a kid's meal and that NEVER happens! We are the lamest parents. Dollar menu ALL THE WAY! Today was special though. Anyway - I am SO tired! Here is a picture of the group from the party! I'll post the rest later. And Jenni - where is Nathan?!! I can't believe he's not in the picture!

11 comments:

riggsfam said...

She looks darling in front of the tree!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Anika!! Time really does fly when you're chasing little ones around doesn't it? She's adorable!!

Kim said...

Ah,Happy Birthday, Anika (albeit a day late)What a little sweetie!

lnkmom said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, again!!!

(you were supposed to keep me out of the pic!)

The Allen's said...

oh what a cutie missy sue! I love her so much I can barely stand it sometimes. I am so glad we have been able to come out and see you guys and get in on those cute little girls. When should we come again:). heehee it might be a minute or two. We love you guys and happy birthday to anika may.

The A.Wahls said...

Wow! Four already - I remember coming to your house and holding her just after she was born...and that was four years ago?! Didn't the hospital send her home in a giant stocking? What a cute girl she is!

Brittney said...

I cant believe you have a 4 yr old! I tried calling your cell phone and Nathan's last night. I left a message on your phone. Where you be? Anyways Happy Birthday Anika we love you tonz! and I am so excited to see you guys very soon! Talk to you later1

The Frosts said...

Happy birthday to your cute girl. Her party looks adorable - love the cute pony heads. You are so creative!!

Mandi said...

I can't believe Anika is 4 either! I remember the first time Steve and I came over to your house to hold her. I wish that you lived closer. I know that Anika and Nicholas would be best buddies (even though he isn't really into dolls). I know what you mean about your kids and tears. I fought tears the entire time Nicholas did his Primary program. I am such a softy for my kids. More than I ever thought I could possibly be. Happy Birthday Bananika! We love you! We are so so so excited to see you next week! I love you!

Heidi Ann said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! Oh, I wish we were there! I know what you mean about instant tears, I'm trying not to cry just reading yours! How crazy that we have 4 yr. olds!!

Amber said...

Happy late Birthday Anika! I thought she was going to turn 5. She is a sweet four year old. I totally know what you mean about crying over your kids though. Times just goes by way too FAST!