Today we are celebrating Anika’s first birthday, her golden birthday together as a family with several friends joining us at our house tonight for a summer barbecue. She is wearing her special dress with her name on it. We can find her sister’s name in stores monogrammed on dresses or hair bows. But when your name is as Scandinavian as Anika we have to do a little searching. The beauty of connecting through social media, online shopping and fast shipping, we had this dress made and delivered to us from Texas. This is a custom dress from Ashley at SheSheMade. It was our first purchase from Ashley but I will be a frequent customer for both girls. It was so much fun to get this dress in the mail and Anika will be wearing often this month!
Each month, Anika has taken her picture with the pink bunny that her daddy bought for her the day she was born. The bunny is named “Hop Hop”.
Anika is saying a few words. “Dada” “Mama” “Dat u” for thank you. Last night she said “Nana” when Daddy said he was taking her over to see Nana (Grandma Carol). She babbles plenty and our theory is she may just start talking in sentences when she has teeth!