Baby Days

Things are going well in the Manning household. My two weeks of help were great. I don’t think I could’ve gotten the rest and healing that I needed without it. Thanks to Lee and Ellen! 

My Dad and his fiancee Linda, came to visit over the weekend. We had a great visit, short though it was. Here are some pictures from our weekend.

Dad and the kids

Dad, me, Linda and Annika

Dad, Me and our precious bundle

This is my favorite shot. The kids had a great time with their Papa!

First Days at home..

Tasha has been holding Annika every chance she gets…as I type this, Annika is holding onto her finger. Tasha just told me Annika did a big yawn for a little tiny girl! Anyways, as expected, she is just thrilled with our new addition. She’s been a big help and I’m sure will continue to be so. Kevin wants to help and such as well, but thinks his cars are just as great! Also, to be expected!

First time feeding Annika

Concentrating hard…am I doing it right?

Take two…she’s a pro now!

Kevin’s turn…trying hard NOT to smile

Ok, ok….I can’t hold it in anymore

Daddy and his girls


Going Home….

We got home Wednesday night. All the nurses and the help in the hospital were great, but boy is it great to be home….my bed has never felt so wonderful!

This has to be one of my favorite pictures so far. She was as asleep as you can get and so precious!

Tiny, perfect little hand…

Finally, going home!

The color is funny on this picture…but still cute

The proud parents!


More Dillon…..

So, here are some photos that I got from Lee and Ellen from our Dillon vacation….

We seem to take very few pictures of just the two of us these days…so this is a rare one!

A big kid doing the cannonball

We had a few unexpected guests where we were staying….

This was one of them!

This was while we were all singing Happy Birthday…she was totally playing to the camera. What a ham!

A bunch of us playing in the pool

Waiting for Mom to help her swim

Things we missed

Here are some random pictures that we hadn’t posted but I think, needed to be up here! 

Every year for Mother’s Day, all of us girls do something fun…usually breakfast out and then some shopping. This year, we were minus Christina who had to work. We had a good time eating at Le Peep, but we sure missed her!

This is just classic Kevin….anywhere we go if someone asks him something, he responds by sticking out his tongue. Such a sassy boy!


The next few pics are from our last weekend down at Lee & Ellen’s in Littleton…

Tasha practicing to be a Mommy! 

All ready for church

Grandma’s little helper. This girl loves to cook and bake things! 

I can do it all by myself! She’s finishing up a no-bake cheesecake. 

Helping Papa cut the grass

Its a Girl!

Annika Nalani Manning was born this morning at 7:58 AM.  She was born at 6 lbs 6 oz and 20.5 inches long.  We are very excited to have her as part of our family!



The time has come!

Tomorrow is the big day! We’ll post pictures from the hospital so you can see our little addition. We can’t wait to meet her!!! I think she’s anxious to get out too as she’s been overly-restless today. 

Here’s one final belly picture…

Take a good look folks, this is probably the last time you’ll see me pregnant!