Friday, February 11, 2011

Who has the time...

Apologies first...I haven't updated in awhile!!! So sorry! I just don't have the time to blog! I need to start setting some time aside each week to make sure this blog is not neglected! Tonight I decided to not neglect the blog and instead I am neglecting the laundry that needs to be folded in the dryer, the dishes that need to be put away that are currently calling the dishwasher home, and the tornado called Tessa that has thrown toys all across my living room. BUT...The blog will not be neglected and that is most important...right?!

As you all know, my mom was down for the months of December and January. She left a couple of weeks ago. We had so much fun while she was down here and appreciate all the help she gives us! There is someone else that I miss sooooooo much...LACY! parent's dog! I never realized how much food my darling daughter Tessa throws on the floor until the dog left. I miss knees miss Lacy. I hate wiping down the floor after every meal. I have two choices...I can either feed Tessa pasta or ravioli every night for the rest of my life OR I just have to deal with it and clean it up nightly. I look forward to the pasta or ravioli nights...Tessa's favorites! She eats every last bit of those meals and will look around her chair and on her to make sure it all made it in her usually does. She is such a great eater. Although she has recently started becoming quite particular about what veggies she is eating I can usually get her to eat them! She LOVES green beans...she could eat those every day if I would let her. But what she doesn't know yet is that it isn't fun to eat green beans everyday! She likes carrots if I put them in her mouth for her...if I set them on her tray she immediately throws them on the floor. I blame the color. Why orange?! such a weird food color. ANYWAY...back to the Tessa loves meat. I have yet to find a type of meat that she won't eat. As for fruits...blueberries. She loves them. She is also a huge banana fan. She will eat the mandarian oranges IF I need them to
 saying bye to nana
 we miss you nana! come back soon...and bring LACY!

This past week was a tough week for me as a parent! First off, Saturday night around 11pm our power went out. It was out for 11 hours...yes...completely in no in no power and no heat...yes no heat. It was rough. When the power went out the temp in Tessa's room was 69 degrees. She was warm and toasty so we threw her blanket on her and hoped the power would come back on soon. It didn't. Come 3am my Tessa woke up crying so I brought her into our bed...something I never do because it just scares me! But ofcourse at this point her room was around 63 degrees and we needed to keep warm. Casey ended up sleeping on the couch with a couple blankets because Tessa totally hogs the bed. She moves around soooo much. We woke up around 8am and came into our living room...temp was 57...cold. I tried to think of it this way. This spring when its 57 degrees out we will think its a a heat wave! Windows will probably be cracked open and we will go for a walk in fresh air...WELL winter 57 is much different than Spring 57. We bundled up and had some milk and fruit hoping that the power would come on didn't. Finally it was just too cold so Tessa and I headed out to do some shopping! Obviously shopping did the trick because around 10am Casey called to say the power was back on. THEN of course since the place was freezing we cranked the heat up! Thankfully it stayed on and we didn't have to worry about being cold! I am just glad it went out at night. Much easier to keep Tessa warm while she is sleeping!

Another wonderful time this week was when I was sick! It was the first time I had really been so sick where I couldn't really do anything,. Started Monday night with a horrible headache and continued into Tuesday with flu like symptoms. It sucked. I stayed home from work and Tessa went to daycare. Although being sick sucked I totally lost 4 pounds :-) only about 10 flu's away from my goal weight! KIDDING!

Besides power being out and being sick things are great! Tessa is a blast. She is a sponge and learning new things daily. She is a walking machine. She would rather walk anywhere than have us carry her. If we are carrying her she will stiffen up straight and its so hard to carry her so we have to put her down and she will walk next to us. Its adorable but can be frustrating when you are running late for work or need to be somewhere! Daycare is working out great now that my mom is gone. Tessa has fully adjusted to it and has a blast.

A couple of weeks ago we finally got some pictures taken of Tessa! Below are some of my favorite pictures. Blogger shrunk them down so the quality doesn't look as sharp as they actually are. They turned out great! Now I just need to order some prints! Who has time for that! :) Enjoy the pictures!

 this is my favorite picture!!!
such a big girl!

Jessica is coming for a visit next week so I am sure I will have tons of pictures to update the blog with!

Until next time...Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!!!!

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