Sunday, August 30, 2009

How is August almost done??

It doesn't seem possible that September is knocking on the door! We've had lots going on since my last post (sorry there was such a lull!); read on...

We spent a long weekend visiting our family in Kennewick, which was a lot of fun. We relaxed (hurray!) and enjoyed the slower pace of country life. Eric and his brother spent a good chunk of the weekend building a pulley system to hoist a big rafting frame up to the garage ceiling. All seemed to be going well until it came crashing down once the guys thought the project was done (oops); fortunately, no one was hurt! Annika had a great time doing laps in their raft while it was parked in the driveway. It basically doubled as a bouncy house for her; it was great! She also learned how to feed the horse carrots; she renamed the horse "Carl" (his name is Jarl).

Since my last blog post, I also started a new job as a writer/editor for a company that makes hand-held ultrasound equipment. I've put in just over a week there and really enjoy it. I've primarily focused on editing the content for their new website that will launch very shortly. I do have a bit of a drive, but I go the opposite way of rush hour traffic, so it isn't too bad.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Annika's Birthday Party

We had Annika's birthday party on the 1st and it was a roaring success. The weather was gorgeous, but we stayed in the shade thanks to my brother bringing his tent thingy. We had a very nice turn out and enjoyed a BBQ lunch. Annika woke up from her nap just as the guests arrived and was in a great mood for the festivities.

Annika had a wonderful time socializing with everyone and greatly enjoyed opening her presents. I helped her with the first one and once she got the idea, paper and ribbon went flying!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our little girl's celebration!

The birthday girl

Annika's cake

Feeding cake to her new doll

Opening presents

Reading her new Mother Goose book with Mommy

Playing with her new sidewalk chalk

Showing off some of her new dress up garb