Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone- this is Tessa. I wanted to tell you about the past couple of days in my house. At first I thought my parents were neglecting me because they didn't play with me much. Mommy was cleaning and Daddy was cooking and making pies. I tried to tell them there was plenty of food here but they had to make ALOT.

Then yesterday our house was all full of cousins, second cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. It was alot of fun, but made me really tired! Last night I was so cranky that Mommy even let me sleep in bed with her- yay!

Mommy set both the tables with pretty plates I had never seen..

Then after Daddy had cooked for hours and hours it was time to eat...

I had pureed turkey and sweet taters, and Mommy let me taste cheeseball and spinach dip- yum!

And everyone was very happy....

And we all played and visited until we were worn out. Maybe next year I can run around and wrestle too?

Today we went a town called Metamora where they have lots of little stores outside. It was cold but I was really bundled up. I hate it when Mommy puts those things on my hands, they're so confusing!

While we were there we saw some family again. Here's Uncle Andy with my cousins Mark and Bob. Mommy said this picture belongs in a frame...

Monday, November 19, 2007

If I Can Stop Laughing Long Enough To Type

See now I think THIS is the kind of thing that the internet was made for. I can't stop laughing eventhough I've watched it like six times. Our family has been elfed! (minus Rosie because they would only let me do four)


Sunday, November 18, 2007

7 month pics

Hard to believe it's been 7 months, but it's time again for a photo shoot. Today Tessa wanted to wear the tshirt her Auntie Jessica got her. It's a great choice since we are going to airport later to pick him up....I'll let it speak for itself

This picture below isn't the greatest of Tessa but it shows off her fuzzy hair.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


As if cloth diapers, breastfeeding and pureeing baby food didn't make our house messy enough I thought I'd get Tessa one of those mesh feeder things. Basically you put food in it and they suck on it through a tiny mesh bag. It's not really for eating- just so they can try new flavors and practice feeding themselves. Plus good for teething!

So the pics above are of her trying some turkey! (and now she's all sticky and her and her walker stink of poultry) I bought a single serving turkey breast and pureed and froze it tonight so she'll have some for next week...I figure our kitchen will be busy enough making food for 20+ guests without trying to blend up baby food.
She seemed to like the turkey and really liked chomping on it. She held onto it for about 2 hrs which I think it a record given how she loves to throw things. It made the dogs NUTS but hey they have to get used to her holding food, right?

Here's a pic I thought I'd share of some of the things Tessa's crazy parents put her through. She was getting undressed for bedtime the other night and her clothes somehow turned into a superbaby costume...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Vote For Us!

Well last week Tessa and Rosie's giggle video was 'discovered' on youtube and rated as one of the top five dog videos of the week by

So the worldwidefido folks asked me to post the videos on their site for competition for cutest dog video of the month or year. Cool huh? I posted them and now we need people to vote so we can win prizes!

I posted both the giggle video and roll over video and now we just need lots of votes win! Click this link to see our videos and vote:


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Look We're Famous..

...well just a little.

Look at this link below, Tessa and Rosie's video got discovered on Youtube and was featured on this week's blog on a website called Worlwide Fido...all about cute dogs. I knew we'd eventually become an internet sensation :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Growing Girl, Shrinking Storage

Tessa and I were just cleaning out her closet and we have officially filled up her first rubbermaid storage container :( It contains baby clothes from Newborn through 6 months. She is now into 6-9 month clothes so it was time to once again weed out those that were too small. Especially since I noticed that last night's sleeper was so tight I could hardly zip it!

I looked in her drawer of 'big clothes' and found a bunch of new stuff that's 6-9 month that she hasn't worn yet. Isn't nice to find things you forgot you had? I set aside a couple of special things to save, pulled out some things that were stained and the rest will be saved to be reused for future babies or maybe that little *girl* we hope that Becky is cooking :)

FYI if anyone is wanting to buy Tessa cute little clothes for Christmas she would like 9-12 month size or bigger.

I thought I'd leave you with a look back on one of the special little dresses we are saving. I had to dig for a picture, but here is one from when Tessa was about 2 wks old.

Monday, November 05, 2007

You Crack Me Up

I've finally figured out how to get video of Tessa cracking up....stand behind her so she can't see me or the camera! So sorry you can't see her big smile, but check out this great video I caught today. This is what Tessa and Rosie do everyday. Are you guys getting tired of my videos? If so just let me know...I never know what our 'audience' wants to see!

In case you were wondering about Tessa's ear infection, she is doing great. She's still on antibiotics and coughing a little but otherwise back to normal. She bounced back very quickly!

Cool Website

Here's a place online where you can find some cool kids toys *not* made in China! Just thought I'd pass it along :)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Seeing a Pattern...

Mom took a picture today that I noticed was similar to one I'd seen before..

Dad with Mark- Christmas 2003

And today with Tessa- Christmas 2007
Not to say that the Christmas season has started but almost. Mom has her tree started anyway! While we were at Walmart, "Santa" also threw Tessa's main Christmas present in the cart (she saw it but I think she'll forget by then :) Click Here to check it out...the Super Star Sing Along Stage! Tessa doesn't really have any cool 'big baby' toys that light up and stuff, so I think she will love this. I hope I don't regret buying something so noisy.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

First Sickies

Well we've gone 6.5 months with absolutely no illness so I guess Tessa's number was up. That case of the sniffles I mentioned in yesterday's post actually turned out to be a double ear infection :(

She hadn't been pulling her ears so I wasn't expecting that, but after a rough night last night we went to the Doc's and that's what he saw!

She's on antibiotics and baby tylenol and is snoozing away on the couch (after finally allowing me to put her down!). I think we'll all be just fine.