Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Today was a day full of hugs and kisses because Tessa must have given Anthony and I a thousand. She is normally very choosey with her affection. She never gives what is asked for. But today, she constantly requested hugs and kisses by grabbing our pant legs and saying, "hugs". Each hug is usually followed by a kiss. So I thouroughly enjoyed the sweet affectations of my little angel today.
She also talked on the phone for the first time today. Usually, if you hold the phone up to her ear, she just freezes with a look of wonder on her face quickly followed by a quizical stare at the receiver as if there is someone in there she didn't know about. Today, however, she spoke to her Memaw (which I am sure Memaw treasured). While Tessa spoke, a look of surprise and delight came over her features--like a light came on and it clicked that there was actually someone there to talk to. Anthony and I watched with rapt smiles on our faces as we ourselves realized we were witnessing our daughter's first phone conversation. Firsts are so fun! And let me tell you, they are happening a lot around here.
One example of a first happened on Valentine's Day. We all went sledding together. Out of all the pushing, hauling, sliding, and spinning, I think Tessa enjoyed 5 seconds. She did let out a weak little "weeee" that quickly died out. Like the fun she thought she might have been starting to have. She learned the word "slippery" which she calls "shlippy". She also spent a lot of time being concerned that there was snow on her precious pink cowboy boots. What can I say? The girl loves shoes. Just like her momo. And so we come full circle.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
And because I can't help myself, I am adding a clip here of Tessa counting. Daddy's pride and joy!!
Y'all have a great night!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
In better news, we LOVE the play kitchen we got off ebay. I get to cook dinner and do whatever in relative peace. Here is a few "kitchen" moments:
You know, one of the greatest challenges I have lately is catching the fun stuff we see Tessa do on camera. She stops whatever she is doing every time I turn it on. So here is a video of Tessa loving her reflection self again. First, she is dancing and then she is...well, you'll see.
OK. To finish up this video clip extravaganza, I will post proof that Tessa might have inherited her father's singing ability. I present "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (if you listen closely, she actually does say the word spider at the very end):