Friday, August 28, 2015

Tessa and Chase (the bunny)

Great grandma and grandpa Spain have been very gracious with their gifts for Tessa.

For Easter last year and this year they gave her Easter bunnies. This is a video of her opening this year's bunny, named Chase. (Good name for a rabbit, don't you think?)

Thank you very much. We love him!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Quiet kid

Yesterday morning Amanda captured a rare quiet moment with Tess. She laid there for a while silently organizing her hair ties.

If there was any doubt she was her mother's child that is now erased.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Meymorial vacation

We headed east to Wrightsville Beach earlier this week to celebrate Memorial Day vacation, a belated Mother's Day and our 4 year anniversary. 

Tess had a great time playing in the sand. I was elated that she's not trying to eat it by the handful this summer. It's amazing how much more relaxing the ocean is when your kid isn't ingesting the beach. 

Aunt Rachel joined us for the first few days, so it meant we all ate a little bit better than usual, Tess got some quality time and I had a beer drinking buddy. :) 

On Monday she returned to the real world, but we stayed in vacation mode and continued to get sunburned for a couple more days. By Wednesday my poor skin had had enough and we headed back home. 

Here are some pics from the trip :

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dancin' in the street

On Sunday morning, the family wandered down the street to cheer for the Rock'n'Roll Marathon runners. Last year, Dan ran the race and grabbed Tess to cross the finish line. This year he showed her how to use a road cone as a megaphone.  She was very impressed!

Friday, April 17, 2015

The breakfast of champions!

This morning, Dan had to leave early so I had the pleasure of coordinating breakfast.  I asked "Would you like cereal or toast?" and got a firm "Tote!" in response.

My smart girl knows that toast comes with Grandma's homemade strawberry jam!! I have loved my Grandma's strawberry jam (made with the same recipe) since I was small, and I love that the tradition continues. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

She doesn't like spicy

Tess and I had another date this evening. Tonight we learned that she doesn't share my affinity yet for spicy buffalo sauce. :)
All smiles pre buffalo sauce
Mid taste of french fry dipped in buffalo sauce

Post buffalo sauce gag/scream/cry