Oh Baby!

In addition to Ma-ma and Da-da, Annika now says Ba-by! I was showing her a board book and kept repeating it over and over and not long afterwards, I heard her say “ba-by”! I was kind of shocked since our other two kiddos didn’t really say anything until they were about a year old or more.

If that wasn’t enough growing up for one week, Miss Annika is now mobile! She took her first little crawling moves on Sunday and has expanded her adventures the past two days, to exploring the family room. She’s so happy to be able to get the things she has her eyes on!

Little girl, growing up!

Her first little topknot! So cute, but so sad that she’s already old enough to have enough hair to do a ponytail. I really wanted a little bow to put on it, but didn’t have one small enough. I thought it was adorable anyways. Tasha thought it was pretty special that little sister was getting to be just like her!


She actually didn’t mind it, despite the lack of a smile. I’ll get one with the camera one day.


So sweet!

Too much play

Remember a few posts back, I posted some pictures of Kevin sleeping on the couch. He’s not taken naps for months now, but still gets awfully bushed in the afternoon and I frequently find him fallen asleep in awkward positions and NOTHING can wake him up.

Exhibit B:


It was easier than carrying him in the house…


We did have him upright when Ammon first brought him inside, but he kept doing the head-bob, so Ammon took pity on him and layed him down. Rough day, man! Talk about being able to sleep anywhere. Maybe he can teach me something! 😉

More Silly…

Ammon and I were in conversation in the kitchen, when we heard Annika laughing. We entered the family room, to find her like this:


You think she’d feel a little claustrophobic, but no…she thought this was hilarious!


See? Believe it or not, Tasha did this to Annika, not Kevin. Tasha is pretty high on the funny-scale, according to Annika.


Kevin and Tasha love to pick “flowers” for me from the grass outside. And by flowers, I mean dandelions. =) They’re so excited every time they bring me one. Their little faces just light up with glee as they proudly hand me their gift. Kevin has found some other uses for these beautiful flowers….


I cracked up when I found him walking around the house like this so nonchalantly….like, you know, it’s normal to have flowers in your ears.


Sorry it’s a little blurry, I was laughing when I took this. Doesn’t it kinda look like he jammed one flower all the way from ear through the other? Oh Kevin….