Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday, Annika Grace!!

Four years ago, I was pregnant with a little girl who was due to enter the world around January 18, 2004. Much to my surprise, we spent New Year's Eve 2003 at the birth center in Chapel Hill, NC. After much effort, a little, grey baby girl floated up into the water of the tub at 8:20 PM. The audience (my mom, Jeremy, & Marissa) was amazed!

As William & I packed our stuff up to go home, we heard "Auld Lang Syne" on the radio as the clock struck midnight. We thanked the midwife and nurse for coming to our New Year's Eve party! We went home, and the three of us were tucked into our bed by 1 AM!

Annika is having a good day today. She had cranberry and chocolate chip scones for breakfast and a hot dog for lunch. She dressed herself in a sleeveless sun suit, and there will be no arguing about it today. We're working on making her chocolate-coconut Polly Pocket cake. This girl knows what she wants and will let you know!

We are looking forward to celebrating more with Mema, Uncle Scott, Aunt Patti, and her cousins later today.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Happy New Year to everyone else!

(Our computer is down again, so I'll have to post more photos from Christmas and her birthday later on. Hopefully soon.)


the Steiger's said...

Happy Birthday ANNIKA! from the Steiger's

shawn and tisha said...

Happy Birthday Annika!
Happy New Year too!

Tisha (awaa yg)

Carpenters said...

A Very Happy Birthday, Annika! Good for you for knowing what you want and not being afraid to ask for it. Have a great day all your own.

With Love,
The Carpenters

abbyjess said...

Is it strange that I would celebrate my birthday the exact same way as a 4 year old. Cranberry scones for breakfast and hotdogs for lunch??? Yum! Great minds think alike. Happy Birthday Annika!