Friday, September 30, 2011

Pirates or Ninjas?

My two youngest sisters have their birthdays about a month apart, and because the older of the two (Kaycee) is such a good sport she doesn't mind when my mom throws them a joint birthday party every year. The parties are always awesome. For one thing, they always have a theme. And for another my siblings and I always dress up and help out, which makes the parties doubly awesome.

Two years ago the theme was dress-up tea party.

 And last year it was Harry Potter themed. Yeah. That one was my favorite. 

This year the theme was Pirates vs. Ninjas. 
Ryker wanted to dress like a pirate.

And since Anicka is a Karate Kid, she opted to be a ninja.
She even showed off her sweet nun-chuck skills at the party.

We ended up having more ninjas than pirates at our party, even though pirates are obviously way cooler. 
Where do you stand on the pirate vs. ninja debate?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alexa Jane

Two weeks ago we added a sweet little girl to our family.

I can't believe she's two weeks old already. She is such an angel, so easy going and content. She sleeps like a champ (4-6 hours straight at night) and Anicka and Ryker just adore her.
I was terrified that having three kids would put me over the edge, but she has brought us so much joy these past few days that I already can't even imagine life without her. Happy two week anniversary of your birth, little Alexa.

P.S. Newborn photography is hard! I took about a billion pictures, and not very many of them turned out great. These three are my favorite. I want to try another photoshoot with her soon. There are more poses and props that I would really like to try.