Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kiddie Park

My brave girl on the Ferris Wheel

Mommy and Tessa on the carousel

Tessa getting stickers from the clown

Riding the horse drawn carriage
Riding on the boats...

This is Tessa in her car

This is all of us on the train

This weekend, we went to the kiddie park in Bartlesville. We had a lot of fun! I was shocked at how well Tessa did:) She rode on things I never thought she would have. We didn't make all the rides. There were several that we decided would be better next year when she was a little bit bigger. She did ride the boats, the ferris wheel, the carousel..which almost made me puke it was so fast, the swings, the cars, the trucks, the horse drawn carriage, and we all rode the choo choo train. Tessa did get in trouble on the boats because she wouldn't keep her hands out of the water. They kept chasing her boat and putting her hand back in, but my little strong willed child was not having any of it...she wanted her hand in the water! I was just glad she stayed in the boat...I was worried she might try to jump in mid way through. We had to have a little talk after the boats were over about how we need to obey:) All in all, it was a lot of fun and we will definitely be going back next summer!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


We just found out that Tessa is going to get to be in our church's preschool this school year! I am very excited because I think it will really help her to gain some independence by not being with mommy all of the time. While it is only 1 day a week, she will also go to the Kirk mornings for moms 2 days a week and be in a different class than me. I'm hoping that this will help prepare her for our new arrival next spring!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Big Girl Bed

This past Saturday night, Tessa was a bit unhappy. She was having a bit of a temper tantrum and refused to get in her crib. She was saying big bed big bed. I asked her if she wanted to sleep in her big girl bed and she immediately stopped crying and said o.k., pink bed.

Tessa started up on the top bed and went right to sleep. I hadn't planned on moving her to her new bed until this winter, so I haven't gotten a side rail yet. I was pretty nervous she would fly right off that bed. We left the bottom bed pulled out just in case and sure enough when I went to check on her about 2am, she was on the bottom bed. I guess it didn't bother her, she didn't make a peep.

5 days have passed and she is still sleeping in her pink bed and refusing the crib. I only wish she would be that decisive about potty training!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This morning when Tessa woke up, I went in her room to get her and the first words that came out of her mouth were...." Hungry.......Crackers, Pancakes, and Cheetos." Then on our way to the kitchen she said "ice cream cone." What a healthy eater I have! I thought that was funny:)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Poppa's visit

Josh went on what is becoming his annual trip to Colorado and I stayed back again this year to be with Tessa. I wasn't really looking forward to five days alone so my dad decided to come up and stay with us while he was away. We didn't do a whole lot, but just had fun hanging out. It was nice to have an extra set of hands with Tessa seeing that I'm in the tired stage of the first trimester. Dad of course did our yard, we went on lots of walks, played at the park, to the zoo, shopping and some other stuff. Tessa enjoyed having her Poppa around and so did I!

Zoo day!

Saturday, my dad and I took Tessa to the zoo. It was her very first time to go. I've been meaning to take her for the longest time, but every time we planned to go, something came up or the weather was no good. Anyway, Tessa had a blast! Her favorite exhibit was the monkeys. They were really putting on a show for us:) She also loved the carousel and the the choo choo train. We had a really great time and are planning to buy a zoo pass so we can go back a lot more:)

Tessa riding on the giraffe

Tessa riding the rhino...she loves the carousel!

Tessa feeding the duck....he came close!

Tessa and Poppa on the train

Tessa waiting patiently for the choo choo train

Be you

One of my favorite things Tessa says is "Ah be you" That means hold me. I'm not sure why she says it since she can say both hold and me, but that's what she says in her pathetic voice when she just needs her momma.... I love it!