Tuesday, August 30, 2011

my favorite passenger

Tess and I took a little trip to Bakersfield to visit Grammy and Omi and we sure had fun.
Here are some pictures we took while PARKED at starbucks taking a break from the long ride. I repeat, we were parked, not driving... doesnt she look cute?!

Friday, August 26, 2011

attention! we have a sitter

sitting at about 5 months

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 months

Tessa Love is 5 months old. my my, when did she get so old and grown?
She celebrated her 5 month birthday at house of coffees with Violet G. and her mama.... it was pretty special. The girls giggled and played with each other the whole time. Ok, maybe not..... BUT they will some day!

Tess is weighing in around 13 pounds (she has gained about a pound a month since birth)
she is currently ??? inches tall

She has started eating with a spoon!! she was pretty lousy at it her first couple attempts but she really has the hang out of now! She thinks rice cereal is ok.... maybe actual fruits and veggies will better suit her.

Tess CAN sit up, but is only doing it ever so often. It seems to help her when she is sitting with a toy in her lap. The more she concentrates on the toy, the longer she stays sitting before falling over.... the toy is kinda like a distraction mechanism.
She will most assuredly be sitting by her 6 month mark! count on it!
she is getting closer to crawling, not there yet, but is really getting her knees involved and getting that little tushy high in the air and then moves forward.

she is sleeping from 7:30 to anywhere between 5:30-7:00a.m. If she does wake up at 5:30 she generally gets back to sleep relatively soon until a more decent hour (thank you jesus!)
She is making all sorts of noises, bubble sounds, raspberry sounds, little quiet squeels and loud ones too. I seriously think she may be a singer. ;)
she still has a huge open mouth grin that is to die for and is STILL waiting to give us a hearty little laugh, We are ready to hear it Tess!!
she is starting to push to her feet much more often, and prefers being in the standing position to sitting.
she is loving her little squishy cloth books, we are working on reading them NOT eating them;)
Tessa is sticking out her hands and reaching for objects we have. ie drinks, phones, etc. she then grasps them and pulls them towards her and her mouth. she is becoming very aware of what we have, and what we are doing.

Tess is still such a content sweet petite baby, and she is having a ball exploring her little world!

It's getting harder and harder to "pose" her for these pictures!.... she would rather be doing this.

and this

Friday, August 12, 2011

the escape artist.

Tess has been known to be a wiggly little worm. She has wiggled out of almost any swaddle and nightgown she owns. Well today was no exception. Joey went in to get T this morning and found her like THIS.....

she literally busted the zipper on her blanket dress AND popped out of all the snaps on her pj's.
this girl is starting to scare me!... should we start training her to hold her breath so she can make some $$$ in vegas escaping her jammies underwater in a tank of sharks??

seems like it ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

my love...

Just in case you haven't seen this... paste this into search bar (i couldnt figure out how to link. sad I know)


This was a month ago... she has gotten so much bigger:)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

oh those cousins

posing in the butcher shoppe high chair.

caleb = 4 1/2 months (at thanksgiving)
Tess= 4 1/2 months (today)

only 67 more days.....

until Ironman in Kona.....

so proud of joey!!!