Monday, December 15, 2008

Anika Bananika is 5 Years OLD!!

It's true. We have a 5 year old! Her birthday was last Wednesday and I think she had a pretty great day. =) She wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese just like Keslie so we did! Here are some pictures from her special day!

Here they are at Build-a Bear. They LOVE this place!! Of course Anika had to have the Christmas moose! Oh well - it was one of the cheapest ones so I guess I should appreciate it! Anika named her moose Rudolph and Keslie named her puppy Kito.

Birthday morning (this is her dragon costume - she had to see if it still fit now that she's 5!!) When we went to choose an outfit that morning she was really concerned because none of the clothes in her drawer were going to fit now that she was one year older! Lucky for her, I've been buying size 5 for awhile!

For her birthday breakfast she chose cinnamon sugar toast and a banana.

Getting ready to make a wish. She is such a HAM!!
AND I know - those aren't real birthday candles! We were all out. She didn't seem to mind!
Anika is the most amazing little girl. She is so sweet and so kind. I couldn't have asked for a better oldest child. She is best friends with Keslie and is so helpful with the baby. She is very smart and loves to ask "WHY???" to EVERYTHING! She's hilarious! Anika has so many wonderful talents. Is going to be fun to sit back and watch her fly as she starts school and gets more opportunities to develop them. Her little voice is SO cute and we love the way she pronounces different words. Her pronunciation of the letter L is our favorite right now. =) We love her so much. I can't believe it's already been 5 years! It seems like yesterday that I was holding her at the hospital and thinking she was the most beautiful, perfect baby to have ever been born to the world.


The Allen's said...

Oh i love that little miss. I can't believe she is 5 already. She is so cute. I miss you guys. wish we could have been there to celebrate too. Happy LIttle birthday Anika dear. I love you.

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Anika!!!

lnkmom said...

I can't believe we missed it! Happy Birthday Anika!!! I love all the things she picked to do for her special day!

(PS: Nathan picked out the same dog at BAB when my Mom was in town! I just thought that was funny!)

Heather said...

What a fun day! She's such a beautiful girl ... tell her Happy Birthday from us!

Taryn Choate said...

Oh my gosh she is so stinkin' cute! Happy birthday Anika!!

LJAandB said...

Happy Birthday Anika! I'm so excited for you, 5 is a great age to be.

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

Happy Birthday!