Happy New Year

So, it’s New Year’s Day, 2008. I don’t recall being this awake, this early on New Year’s Day in the past 20 years! I guess having Annika around might have something to do with it.

Anyways, last night, we had 2 couples and their kids over for dinner and to welcome in the “Dew Year” (ask Dick Clark about this).

We had an awesome pot-luck dinner and played Guitar Hero III on Josh’s (Jessica’s boy) Wii. We got to spend lots of time with Steve and Michelle’s 15 month old, Katie as well as Don and Jess’ 9 month old, Cole. It was a really good time!

Here’s a picture of Katie as she sorts the noodles from the broccoli on her tray.

Katie and Michelle sorting noodles from broccoli

Here’s Annika and Cole. This is Annika’s first time in a high chair.

Annika and Cole in high chairs

Annika, Andrea and me in front of our tree.

Annika, Andrea and me in front of our tree

Annika’s boyz….

For those of you who aren’t aware, Annika was born at a time when all of my friends had recently had or were giving birth to baby boys. So, as a result, Annika has a wealth of options. A few are older men, some are younger. Some are tall, some are chubby, some have lots of hair, and some none at all. Some are snazzy dressers, and some can’t get out of their sleepers – it’s really up to her to choose. Have a look and see if you can tell which one is her current favourite!


First up is Bennet at 6 months old – a great giggler!

Bennet and Annika in their Christmas outfits

Next is Cole at 7 months. We call him ‘young blue eyes’.
Annika with Cole

There is Emmet, who is an older man – he’s over 1 year old!


And, there is little Emmet, a younger man by 3 weeks or so. (Can’t find the picture I want. Will post when I do.)

Also, there are her two oldest suitors, Joshua and Zachary, 3year old twins. This could result in some serious sibling rivalry for Annika’s affections, but currently Zach seems to the the most keen.

Annika with Zach & Josh Dec 2007