Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sweet Annabel

I'm sure I have another post with the same title somewhere, but when anyone thinks of Annabel they think of how sweet she is.

Now that Annika is in school she's alone during the day with Josh (which could possibly change soon as we're discussing her starting preschool 2 days a week).  I thought she would be sad but on the first day of school when we were in line to pick up Annika she says to me:

"Momma, I cried a little bit when you and Annika left this morning.  I cried for you, not for Annika."  So I think she might be a bit happy to have so much individual attention!

That face!!  And she's adorable when she says little because it sounds like "yittle" which makes it 1,000 times cuter.

Last week she went to the dentist.  Usually dental trips are a nightmare!  Every single visit we've had with Annabel for a check up she has screamed the second the dentist walks in and demands that I carry her the entire time we are in the office.

She surprised me by allowing them to not only clean her teeth but for the dentist to do a FULL EXAM!!!

People, she is smiling in the dental chair!!  I was so proud of her that I cried when she got her teeth cleaned, shhh...I know.

Our biggest problem right now is that she insists on sleeping with me at night.  It's hard to say no to someone who says "I love you so much, I have to sleep in your bed".  When she says it all I can say is "yes, yes you do." :)

She also has an intense love for cats.  She almost exploded with happiness when we went to a friend's house that has a "meow meow".

I'm really hoping that by Christmas we'll be in a place where I can finally get her a "meow meow" of her own.  I cannot wait to see her reaction!

Friday, August 28, 2015

How Is She In Kindergarten?

So it might just be possible that whenever I think of Annika this is how I see her in my head still:

But really she's a sassy 5 year old with a fantastic sense of style who has already master the "selfie".

The week before school started I took 2 days off to spend time with her.  We went to Lido Beach in the morning.  We couldn't stay too long since a storm was offshore about to roll in!

Swedish fish are our "go to" beach snack!

After the beach we got dressed in the car and went to a salvage store in Sarasota.

Annika told me that "this place is beautiful!"

Monday was the big first day of school.  I wanted to walk her to class so I went into work late.  So glad that I did, even though after I took her to her class she looked at me and said "can't you just go now?"  Sassy monster..

She seriously loves school already.  I think she also enjoys getting to ride with me each morning since her school is down the street from my work.  It's a bit of a drive, it can take us anywhere from 30-45 minutes.  Hopefully we'll be moving a little closer soon.

This was her outfit for day 2.  She loves getting to pick out her outfits for school!

Quick unrelated note: Thank you to everyone who commented, texted me, or FB messaged me about my last post (I did remove it).  I probably won't address it here much but we are separating for many personal reasons.  Thanks again for your support, I feel like I've posted so much of my life over the last 8 years and I would hate to quit blogging now so I will continue to post stories about the girls and life in general.