not skywalker

my name is anika. a-nick-a. not a-neek-a ... and yes, people HAVE told me before that it's like annikin skywalker. but i'm not.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Going To Be My First White Christmas Ever!

I like snow when I look at it. But when I have to drive through it or walk in it or be outside for any amount of time, I wish it would go away. Luckily this Christmas we're holing up at my mom's house, so we'll be able to enjoy it from a distance and in the warm. Woohooo!

Christmas this year is going to be so special. It is Joel's first Christmas, which is so exciting, and we are just going to enjoy the day and relax with my fam (Jason, Jacob, Joel, mom, stepdad, sister and brother-in-law). I. Can't. Wait.

Today Jacob and Joel and I went on a last minute Christmas outing. Jacob spent more of his own money on presents. "I really like giving people presents, mom. I just like to see their faces when the open it up."

And so, Imaginary Internet Friends, I really hope that you have such a great Christmas. I hope that you get to curl up with the ones you love and enjoy the snow (from a distance) and wine (up close and personal).

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What A Great Day!!

Those are lyrics from a song in Sufjan Stevens' Christmas Album (but I made the picture). Get it immediately.

Monday, December 08, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Have I mentioned how much I love love love the REAL Pride & Prejudice? It really is the greatest thing ever, to sit and watch it with a cup of coffee on a rainy day ...


The kids' Santa picture is a sight to behold, folks. Santa has a real beard, granted. But his eyes are bloodshot, which makes him look a little bit creepy. And the fact that his lip is bleeding and this is visible in the shot doesn't help much. Not to mention that for some great reason, Jacob pulled his hands up into his shirt sleeves so it looks like he doesn't have any hands. Joel's look is one of "just get me off this guy's lap. This is ridiculous."


I am excited to watch Christmas movies with my fam. Love Actually* is my favorite of all, and we also love Elf so much. Jason's fave is It's a Wonderful Life. What ones do you watch?

*this one is watched sans children

Thursday, December 04, 2008

You Can't Be Serious ...

Yesterday I took my son to the optometrist to get his eyes checked because he's had a bit of difficulty seeing the board at school. And I got hit on ... At the eye doctor!


random guy: Do you come here often?
me: AHAHAHA! To the eye doctor?!
random guy: Erm, I was just wondering if they're, you know, thorough ... Usually my ex takes my kids here ...

Sometimes you can't help but laugh right AT someone.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dashing Through The Snow ...

... Except there is no snow. This makes me sad because I like the idea of snow, but happy because in reality I don't like snow that much. Unless I'm at home with a fire and good food and people I love and I don't have to go anywhere out of my house until the snow is gone ...

I liked it when my husband called this morning to say "do you realize how beautiful you are? You are just so beautiful" because it made my day.

I also like popcorn. And have you ever tried syrup on popcorn? It's SO good.

The thing that I don't like is the scandals going on with the Canadian Government. Yuck.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Shiver Shiver Brrrr ...

Well ... I have a cold. And so does my poor little baby Joel and this sucks because you can't give babies cold medicine and I understand the it's-very-bad-for-them part, but I feel so helpless to make him feel better! Poor muffin.

I just want some new pants. I have fit into pre-pregnancy pants since Joel was a month old, but I want NEW, BETTER, CUTE pants! Too bad jeans shopping is so un-fun. I wish I could tell someone what kind of pants I want and they would get it for me. And then they would get me a shot of tequila. And also they would clean up after the messy boys in my family. Hey, maybe I should get a maid!

Our best friends are coming to town in fourteen sleeps! I am pretty sure it will be the funnest time ever for the following reasons:
- well, we're bff's, which is kind of self-explanatory
- board games
- Jason calling in sick
- staying up way past our bedtimes
- sleepovers
- shopping
- eating yummy food
- doing nothing with them is some of the funnest times I have EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!
- watching our babies be friends
- maybe Ann will help me find cute new pants