Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nana's visit

Nana came for a quick visit last weekend. She had seen us 2 weeks earlier when we went down to Grand Prairie for Labor Day, but she had a free ticket she needed to use, so up she came. Crazily, she noticed such a huge difference in Tessa over the course of 2 weeks. Tessa was so much more playful with Nana than she had ever been on any of her visits. They even got to have sleep overs at night:) Tessa has graduated to her big bed and so when Nana came to town, they slept one on the top twin and one on the bottom twin bed. Nana said she woke up and Tessa was just staring at her. We had fun while she was in town. We made a few new hair bows for Tessa to match some of her fall clothes. We went on walks and to the park, we played, went to the mall, and just hung out. It was a fun weekend!

Tessa is so blessed to have such loving grandparents!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trying to become more domestic....

My mom came in town for the weekend and we decided to take advantage of Tessa being in preschool Thursday morning. We went shopping for my Christmas present...a little early.

My mom has always wanted me to sew. She is a really good seamstress herself and she tried her best to teach me, but I was just never interested. My 8th grade home-ec project was a baby doll dress. I always told my teacher that I needed more time to work on it so she would let me take it home. Of course, that meant my mom did most to all of the work:) She always told me when I was ready that she wanted to buy me my first sewing machine. I don't know where it came from, but I finally got the urge to sew. I've been wanting to find a hobby that I can do in all of my free time ;), so I thought sewing might be a good thing to try.

I practiced a lot over the weekend. My mom showed me the basics of my machine and we hemmed a pair of pants together. I haven't decided what my first project is going to be.... I need something really easy so that I don't get frustrated or feel like a failure:)

Thanks Mom...hopefully I'll be half as good as you someday:)

Making Pizza.....

We had a MOPS playdate at Whole Foods and Tessa got to make her very own pizza. It was fun and the pizza turned out really yummy!!!

Sweet Girl

Tessa is becoming such a sweet heart....I just love her more and more every day! She tells us all the time I love you and she's always wanting to give us hugs. I just love my little Baboo:)
She is becoming much better about playing with her toys. She likes to play with her dollhouse, her dolls, her kitchen, her shopping cart and stroller. She loves to make food for us, play with play-do, loves to color and do art, enjoys all things active, she's really into a lot of the toys I got her to play with as a baby, but never did....her activity table, shape sorters, ring stackers.

She is becoming so verbal. She's always had a lot of words, but is now talking in phrases and able to tell us her feelings more. She knows her letters, colors, numbers into the teens and seems to pick up something new everyday.
She still loves her milk; a.k.a pie shake, her paci-fier, her weedabutter (peanut butter) sandwich, her vitamins, cheese, tomatoes, peaches, and bananas.

She is definitely still a strong willed child and has her share of fits, but they are starting to get shorter and she is able to listen to reasoning better.

She is such a precious little girl and I wouldn't trade her for anything!

Mimi and Papa's visit

We had such a fun time with Mimi and Papa in town! We didn't do a whole lot, but it was so nice getting to hang out and see Tessa interact with them. Unfortunately, Tessa doesn't get to see them as much as we would like, but you wouldn't know it by the way she loved on them. She enjoyed having Mimi and Papa around! Mimi played computer games with her, we took walks, we went to the zoo, ate a lot of yummy food, read books, played with a new sticker book, climbed all over the couch and made tunnels.....lots of fun stuff! We can't wait till Christmas to get to see them again!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sucker as we call it

Tessa is absolutely in love with her paci-fier/sucker, as she calls it. I had gotten it away from her during all waking hours and she's only been allowed to have it at night time and naps since she was about 18 months. Well, after dealing with fits for the past few months and sometimes out of control behavior, I thought I would try letting her have it. Amazingly, the child is so calm and almost fit free when she has it. I know there are a lot of opinions out there about toddlers with pacifiers, but I've decided to choose sanity and give in to the sucker at least for now. We don't give it to her at all times, but whenever I see any sort of distress and she asks for it, I go ahead and give it to her.

Labor Day weekend...

This past weekend we spent with family in Dallas. We stayed at Nana's house (my mom) for the first couple of nights. We didn't do much of anything, just hung around and had lots of family over. Tessa of course had fun seeing everyone. She especially liked the stairs! She went up and down so many times! Sunday, we went to Carrollton to see Josh's side of the family. His brother and family live there so Josh's parents, Mimi and Papaw, met us there. We got to meet our new neice for the first time. She's precious! It was fun as always getting to hang out and catch up.

Pick up line

At Tessa's preschool, you don't have to get out of the car to pick up your child. They will put them in the car for you when you drive up. Today when I went to pick Tessa up from school, she was sad and teary eyed. When she got in the car, she kept saying "I found you, I found you." I thought that was sweet...she was looking for her mommy:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tessa's first day of preschool

Today I dropped Tessa off for her first day of preschool. She walked right in the room with no problem. Usually when we drop her off in the room across the hall for Sunday School she cries for a few minutes, but not today. She must have been ready! Her teachers are Ms. Ann and Ms. Melinda. They are both really sweet and I know that Tessa will grow to really love them. When I picked her up she couldn't stop telling me all of the things she did. She definitely remembered her friend from Sunday School, Jackson....She said his name about 5 times. She told me she ate apples and they were good....I've never been able to get her to eat apples:) She said she played and moved. She said she colored and played with blocks. There was more...I just can't remember it all. In any case, I think she's definitely going to have a fun time this year!