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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Most Romantic Song in the ... Room

This is my favorite song du jour.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Seven Ate Nine ...

I cannot believe you are one year old already. What a delight you have been! So much amazingness ...

From losing your mind when you're eating ice cream because you just love it so much ...
Seeing you play with your big brother -- you will try to do anything he's doing ...
Hearing your squeals of delight when someone's chasing you around the house ...
Watching the expressions on your face ...
Smelling your clean baby hair. Or your tiny feet ...
Cuddling ...

My little family has brought me countless moments of joy ...
My cup is overflowing ...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hit And Miss ...

I miss you.
You were in my dream last night and
Although it was strange
It reminded me that I loved you a lot
And it would be nice to have you around these days
To know me and to know my little boys
And to see me in a happy marriage
With an amazing man
It would be nice to hang out with you
Or do like we always did ...
Bumming around, laughing a lot
But life is full of strange events
And I've made peace with goodbye
I can't help but wonder, though,
Why you insist on appearing
Every once in awhile
To let me know that your memory still exists ...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Waking Up Before The Rooster Crows.

WELL ...

Going back to work wasn't as bad as I thought it was, folks! Joel made the transition from being with me all day to being with Grammie all day verrrrry easily. And *ahem* I'm a little offended (and also pleasantly surprised) to know that he is happy all day.

Jason has also been amazing and has made me yummy lunches this week -- what a good one. And Jacob has been bumbling along as well, happily playing with his friends after school.

The only complaint I have is that I'm sooooo tiiiiiiiired. If I could, I would go to sleep at 7pm every night.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Runner Up For Father Of The Year ...

Or, alternately titled A Horrendous True Story That Makes Me Shake My Head Every Time I Think Of It, As Told By An Acquaintance To My Husband:

"The other day, Grace and I went shopping at the craft store for some craft supplies. And when we left, I realized she had taken a teddy bear and we hadn't paid for it."
*here comes the heart-warming moral lesson, right?*
"So I gave her a high five -- her first shoplift!"
This little girl is five-years-old. And that is a great example of a horrible parent.

I remember being little and after a visit to the dentist I was told I could choose a prize. Instead of taking one friendship bracelet, I took one of every color. And when my mom found out, I was made to go back, return them and apologize. I'm glad I learned that lesson.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Come Over For Tea ...

"What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour out their hearts to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn't supposed to touch the bone."
~Anna Quindlen

I wish that my best friend didn't live so far away. Every single day I miss her.


It appears as if poor little teething Joel got his second molar. Teething is just so traumatic for those little guys *sigh* ... BUT I got the most amazing remedy for him and even though I feel like I'm giving him a rufi every time I administer it, it works like a CHARM and his pain subsides (temporarily). All of this to say, I got sleep last night and I liked it.


Today advance tickets go on sale for U2. I am going with Jason and we're taking Jacob this time -- music education, right? When the time comes, however, and even though it's so difficult to imagine, I might not be into going. I'm going to have a new one-month-old and I'm pretty sure I'll be mightily exhausted ... But we shall see.