Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peek a boo!


I forgot to post this video in my last blog! She just starting playing Peek a Boo by covering her eyes...and sometimes her mouth :-) It is SOOOO cute! I promise this video will bring a big ol' smile to your face!

Christmas Pics!

FINALLY! I have some time to update my blog! Life is busy and hectic...but its also amazing! Tessa is amazing! She just lights up my world! She is a ball of energy...never stops moving! I hear it gets worse too...eeks! She has started taking 2 or 3 steps from one toy to another but she is not fully walking yet. The other day she did was 14 STEPS! between my mom and I! The last 3 or 4 steps were more of a forward tumble though. She loves peek-a-boo (a video is below!) and opening and closing anything she can get her hands on.

Christmas was fun. She, of course, was more interested in trying to eat the wrapping paper but had a good time. Her two fav's were her sled and her little kitchen. We obviously have NO snow so we have been running her up and down the hall many times!

Here are some pictures from Christmas!

Big Girl walking in her Christmas PJ's

Big Girl Steps!

Put down that Camera and catch me Mommy!

Seriously...that smile...


Laughing while im crawling after her!

Sitting in her new sled! Now we just need some snow to pull her around in!

What is it?!?!?

Yay! Her kitchen from Auntie Jess!

She LOVES it! She opens and closes the little oven door a MILLION TRILLION times!

Kissing her Minnie on the nose!

Styling...playing with her new phone in her new hat and scarf!

Trying to get a cute family pic

Tessa wasn't a fan...

Best we could get...after a good 10 tries.
LOOK! HAIR!!!!! Slowly coming in!

We do this multiple times a day now...we need snow...

Tessa is finally getting her professional pics done in January! Can't wait to share them all with you!

Happy New Year from the Fenwick Family!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas from Tessa!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's been awhile!

 Bad Blogger...I know...I haven't updated in quite some time! Be prepared for picture overload!

So...over 2 weeks ago...almost 3 weeks ago... Tessa and I ventured to the great up north to celebrate Thanksgiving and Tessa's birthday. Casey had to stay home and work...not too easy to get the busiest shopping time of the year off when you work in retail.

Our drive 5 hour drive went great! Tessa took a quick 30 minute nap the beginning of the drive. When she fell asleep I totally thought she would sleep for a good hour or so, when she woke up after only 30 short minutes I thought for sure the drive was going to be a disaster. THANKFULLY it went great! We read books, ate a lot of snacks, played a lot of peek-a-boo and passed the time. It was night not having to drive too. I think she stayed in a good mood because I was in the back seat keeping her occupied.

We stopped in Mackinaw City to say a quick hello to my Grandma Red! She was happy to see us and of course give Tessa a big dose of Grandma Red love!
After eating some cheese cake we were on our way across the Mighty Mac and into St.Ignace! I just love being home. Its crazy driving through town and not passing a SINGLE car! Big change when your used to people cutting you off and running stop lights!

The first couple of days were nice and relaxing. The boys (Dad and Jason) were out at hunting camp so it was nice and quiet! When they got home we had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner! My parents got a free Turkey from the grocery store so on Monday we had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner! It was super yummy! Tessa was NOT a fan of her Uncle Jason at first. Every time she looked at him she would cry! Right before he had to leave she started to warm up to him.

Tessa really hasn't seen snow before since she was just a little baby last winter! She was always looking out the door...mostly because Mom and the dog were outside but I think she was also interested in the white stuff out side! My parents bought Tessa some blocks for her birthday! Tessa wasn't too big of a fan at the time but we play with them all the time now! She loves them! She always hands them to me over and over and over and over...and over again. :-)

My parents have this big mirror in there bedroom. As soon as Tessa had a chance to scoot away she would crawl into their bedroom and kiss and talk to herself in the mirror! It was the cutest thing!

On Thanksgiving we went out to my Grandma Red's. It was packed like always but also nice to see everyone. A lot of my family hasn't seen Tessa yet since we didn't come home for Christmas last year. My cousin Lisa was probably the most excited to see Tessa...maybe a little too excited. I had to ask her to please not eat my daughter!

Tessa stayed in a pretty good mood most of the day!

Tessa again LOVES when you play the guitar for her! :-)

The day of her birthday party finally arrived! I was so excited for Tessa's big day!
Here are a bunch of pictures from the party! We didn't get too many because everyone was just so busy with the party!
The Wall of Tessa!

Trying to get a picture of Nana and the birthday girl..Tessa wasn't cooperating!

Yay! A good picture!

She is getting sooo big! :-(

I think this is what she was thinking "LACY! MY PRESENTS! GET AWAY!" We are going to have to work on her attitude.....

Hmm...not too sure about the cake...

I put her hand in it since she was just poking at it!

Okay Mom...I'm done...

SHE WAS DONE!!!! She almost put her face right up to it but then everyone oooh and ahhhed and she was DONE!

Casey's family that came to the party! Tessa was playing with her toys during this picture :)

At the end of the day I realized I didn't get a picture with the birthday girl!

Its hard work being ONE!

It was a great time up north! We always have a lot of fun! A couple days later we packed up the Jeep and tackled the long drive once again! This time my parents came back down with us! Dad will be here until the end of December and my mom will be here until she gets sick of us :-)

Here are a couple more pictures of Tessa...just in case you haven't seen enough!
At Hayden's 4th Birthday bash!

She LOVES this!!! She opens and closes the door, window, and mailbox!

Eating some ymmy cookies! She is starting to get some hair too! A lot more in the back than on top...she may be sporting a mullet soon!

BIG SMILES! I love those cheeks!!
See ya later!!!!!

We have an appointment soon with a professional photographer (after having to cancel the first session bc the power went out...yes...wonderful luck). Can't wait to share those pictures with you!

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

ps...I know I won't get another post in before Christmas so...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tessa's a Big Girl!

I can't believe how big my "baby" girl is! She is the big ONE! Now that she has turned one I feel like she has already grown so much. :-( I am so excited to watch her learn new things but I also want her to stay just the size she is for lots of extra cuddles. The video below is so cute! She is just so much fun!

I as soon as I get an extra minute (ha!) I will upload some more pictures of Tessa!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Special Date: 11-28


Tessa is ONE! I have a beautiful daughter that is one. I am so blessed and thankful to have my amazing Tessa in my life.

Many people don't know the significance of Tessa's birthdate. Today 11/28/98 Casey and I officially began dating 12 years ago! I was a little ol' Freshman in high school and Casey was a senior! Never thought anything would ever come out of the high school fling! Fast forward 10 years on 11/28/ was the last day I felt my sweet Alyssa kicking...sometime over night she was gone. Exactly one year later on 11/28/2009 our little rainbow Tessa was born. She truly is the rainbow after the storm. This date 11/28 hold such significance in our lives.

Won't post much more right now, I need to try and get some sleep tonight. Tessa, My parents and I are headed back home tomorrow and I haven't packed at all.

Will post more when I can!

Until then...Peace, Love, and Tessa!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Cake Wreck 101


Tried making my own little smash cake for Tessa. Talk about a disaster!!!! Cake kept falling apart. Frosting was a whole different story. It was all frosted and one side fell off. I was suuuuper stressed!!!! Headed to the grocery store hoping to find a little cake for Tessa. The ones we looked for a walmart the other day all had hard candies on them. Wish me luck.......
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Up North Fun


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I have so much to be thankful for this year. I have a fantastic family and amazing friends. But most of all I am thankful for Tessa. She just lights up my life! The past two years have been really tough on me. You all know me as the happy ol' Jen. 95% of the time the happiness is genuine. But there is always the time I have to force the smiles because I'm hurting inside. Tessa thankfully helps me get through the hard times. There isn't much a Tessa snuggle can't cure. I'm so grateful she is in my life. I miss Alyssa so so so much, but I know Tessa is here to make things so much better...and so far she has! Spending so much time with her this week has been great...tiring but great! Its going to be tough going back to work next week! Thankfully my parents will be visiting and the extra help is going to be great!
Speaking of the parents...being home has been great. We have been visiting with family a lot and also eating a lot! I have really missed my moms cooking! Tessa has been chasing my parents dog around a lot as you can see in the picture. She loves lacy so much. Lacy loves Tess too! So glad she is a great dog!
Its reallllllllly cold here though. Silly me brought my winter boots but forgot a winter coat! Just packed my fleece...oops! I can't handle the cold like I used to! I think I'm losing my yooperhood and becoming a troll! Eeeeks!
Headed to bed now. Tessa hasn't been sleeping the greatest here. She usually wakes up around 12:30 every night for a cry fest. She has also been a little crabbier than usual at times during the day so I'm thinking she might be Teething.

Busy day tomorrow! I need to make 26 billion cupcakes (or 40) and a smash cake for Tessa's party! Can't wait to post lots of pics from my trip when we get home!
Until next time...Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!!
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