Monday, April 4, 2011

Tessa is ONE!

Yes, that's right, Tessa turned 1 on Sunday 4/3! I still can't believe my eyes and how fast the year went by. She has been the light of our lives this past year. Not that Landon hasn't been, but so many things are new with her and watching an infant grow into a toddler all over again has definitely been exciting and interesting to see how different babies are. She has grown up so much. She can now say 4 words (Mama, Dada, Dog, and Ball)...which I have to say is more than Landon could say at his first birthday. But then again, Landon was already walking at his first birthday, and Tessa still isn't. She's close though. I love having a little girl where I can dress her up like a doll and fix her hair. She loves to give kisses and cuddle. She is such a calm little girl, unless she sees something that she really wants. When she sees my iPhone, she immediately wants it, which is frustrating, but cracks me up at the same time. She's into everything, like my bathroom drawers and cupboards. She loves to unload the already folded laundry, which I can only laugh at cause she's so stinkin' cute. My favorite is that when she is concentrating on stuff, she always has her mouth wide open with her tongue sticking out. I really can't get enough of it.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tessa is 10 months!

This little girl is a big 10 months already! I can hardly believe that she is going to be a year old in only 2 months! Where has the year gone? Tessa has been the light of our lives the past 10 months. She's learning new things and growing every day. She FINALLY started crawling...2.5 months late, according to the bar her brother set before her ;) But now she is unstoppable. When she wants something...SHE GETS IT! She's very determined to say the least. She loves stealing fishy crackers from her brother and just today tried macaroni and LOVED IT! I never thought I could love another child as much as I love Landon, but this sweet little girl is proof that it's more than possible! Just looking at this picture below as I type makes me want to run into her room and wake her up from her nap and hug her and kiss her to death ;)
Some more things about her....she LOVES to play with the pretend kitchen stuff and stands up and tries to destroy the setup of Landon's train table. Every day, without fail, she crawls under the barstools and gets herself trapped under there. I keep telling her not to and that she'll get stuck, but she just doesn't listen, haha. She can clap and wave on command without me showing her what to do first. She is GAGA over her daddy and gets so giddy when he walks through the door after work. It is also evidenced by the fact that she constantly says, "da, a da da". You know her constant whereabouts because she does raspberries with her mouth all day long! I couldn't have asked for a better baby! I love her to pieces!!!

Here she is experiencing her first cupcake (with purple frosting) at Landon's friend's 3rd birthday party.(It makes me so excited for her first birthday so I can see her dive into all the cake and frosting...when Landon turned 1 he didn't really know what to do with it)
Look at her sitting ups like a big girl, in a big girl chair! I can hardly believe it!!!

Landon's Dream Come True!

At the end of January we went to Mariner Fan-Fest at Safeco Field. Landon had the time of his life! It was freezing and rainy but Landon enjoyed every minute of it and I'm so glad we took him. He has such a passion for baseball and wakes up and asks to play baseball every morning, I just couldn't pass up this opportunity for him to experience the real deal.

Warming up in the bullpen

Got a picture with the new catcher Miguel Olivo!
Batter up!

Catching pop-flies!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fireman Landon?

Well Landon turned 3 today! Still can't believe it. I love this little man so much and he make my life so much better, I can't imagine it without him. Over the summer he was really into this cartoon called "Fireman Sam", so I decided that if he was still interested, we'd do a fireman themed birthday party for him. Time went by so fast and suddenly it was December and I still hadn't planned his birthday party, so I asked him if he wanted a Fireman party...Luckily he said YES! So anyway, it was a hit. We went to the local fire station for a tour of the firehouse and firetrucks and then we came back to our house for pizza and cupcakes. After pizza, my cousin Todd, who is also a fireman up in Everett, brought kid sized bunker gear and wore his own uniform. The kids got dressed up, went out back and fought the fires of Lakeland Hills (putting out flares on our back patio with the garden hose ;)). It was priceless and the kids loved it. Happy 3rd Birthday Moose!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tessa is 9 months!

Has it really been 3 months since the last time I posted anything. I guess the holidays were just so busy :P
Tessa is now 9 months old and we couldn't be happier with our life since she entered the family. She is such a sweet spirit and makes me laugh all the time. She is almost crawling and loves playing in the toy kitchen stuff in the playroom. She does these little shreek sounds when she is happy and loves to laugh with her brother. She's a really good eater, as you can tell from the photos...she's not as skinny as her brother was at this age, which I love because that just means there's more to love :) She really likes eating those little puffs and Mumm crackers. To her it's like catnip for babies cause she goes crazy over them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

6 months & Charlotte

Wow! Tessa is 6 months old! She's now sitting up on her own and babbling and playing with things. She actually sat up a week earlier than her brother did at this age. She loves jumping in her jungle bouncer, the same one Landon used to use and loved as well. She's such a joy to have in our family. She makes every day brighter with her adorable smile and funny noises. I wish I could get a video, and some day I might, but she does this funny thing where she scrunches up her nose and mouth and breathes really hard through her nose. It's hilarious. We went to Charlotte recently at the beginning of October and all her Aunts just LOVED her! We went to the pumpkin patch and rode on a huge tractor and we went shopping and hung out as a huge family. It was awesome. Landon loved playing baseball everyday because it was stil 80 degrees over there. Papa Dirt took him to the golf course 5 times while we were there too. He LOVED that! Landon loved all the animals that Papa and Lola have in there house, but he still doesn't understand that Teddy (the big orange cat) doesn't like being tormented. Teddy gave Landon a battle wound right across his left cheek, but Landon kept coming back for more as if he had never been touched. I guess he'll learn one of these days.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Family Camping for the First Time!!!

This last weekend we joined some friends who invited us to go camping with them. We have never gone camping before as a family, except an overnight (more like a sleepover) with our church that was literally 5 minutes away from our house. That was a nice warm up to see how the kids would do, but this weekend was 10 times better and it was actually 2.5 hours away from our house. We went to a place called Wenatchee Confluence State Park. We did your traditional camping activities: roasting marshmallows, eating hot dogs, dutch ovens, and we even got to go out on our friend's boat. The kids were great and Landon loved every minute of it!