Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MI Momma's Meet!

So here's a little back story. After Alyssa died I did a lot of searching online and I found a great online support group through a message board type website. The Stillbirth message board helped me through an extremely difficult time. The ladies on there were amazing.

When I got pregnant with Tessa I ventured out to the other message boards on the site and joined the December Due Date Club :-) It was super exciting to be able to talk about the good and the bad about being pregnant with around 30 or so stranger friends :-)

We have been keeping in close contact online since basically March/April of 2009. For the past two years I have really got to know these women and I feel like they are good friends. It just so happen two of these women are from MI! One is literally like 30 minutes away :-)

Yesterday three of us met up for dinner with our kiddo's! It was so great being able to finally meet them! We had a super fun time and the kids really enjoyed it! I am hoping to get together with them more!

Here are some pictures from playing after dinner outside the restaurant. I brought my camera but didn't realize I had a smudge on the lens until the end. Thankfully one of they other ladies got some great pictures! :-)

So...have you ever tried to get three 18 month olds to sit still long enough to get their picture taken? Its quite difficult...and extremely hilarious!
They all had their own idea's!
 Tessa being the bossy girl that she is :-)
That's it! They are done :-)

  Next we moved onto the curb :-) got some cute shots! Again...they all had their own idea's!
 Hi Tessa! :-) I kept saying Show me your teeth! 
 Tessa's wondering where he's going! 
 You! STOP! :-) I'm telling ya...she is bossy! No clue where she gets that from....
 "Cool Shoes", "Thanks, they are new! My mommy bought them for me because she is SOOOOOO COOL!" 

Come on...Let's get this over with! lol
 How cool!!! A cement pillar! It's the little things :-)
Tessa already chasing boys....oh help me! lol

So the pictures below are from my camera...they look horrible because my lens was covered in dirty little finger prints....But they are still hilarious! 
This was the first picture we tried to get...One was falling, Tessa was out of there...lots of laughs from the Momma's! 

 Tessa cheesing it up with Tami!
 They were holding hands!!!!
 And then they fell....
And couldn't get up! 

And finally!! The one picture that turned out with my camera after I realized I had a dirty lens! These ladies will be life long friends! I am so looking forward to seeing our kids grow up together! I look forward to our next meet up! :-)

Until Next Time...Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!! 

New Layout/Blog Name

So...since this blog is mostly about Tessa I decided to change the name of my blog to Peace, Love, and TESSA! I know its NOT that big of a deal but if you look at my blog through reader (which based on my stats 8 of you do....) the blog name still shows up at The Fenwick Family Blog...which is lame. SO if you could unsubscribe to my blog through reader and then add it back again (http://simplyjenalee.blogspot.com) the NEW and IMPROVED name will show up!!! :-)

Also....you are a loyal blog reader by way of Reader you should leave the comfort of your reader and actually visit my blog! I have a super cute new layout and header!!! :-) I know...super exciting!

You have work to do...update your reader and visit my blog :-)

Yes....i'm bossy...i'm allowed to be because i'm headed to home in 2 days!!!!!

But...i'm not thaaaaaat excited :-)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alyssa's Lilac Tree

The other day my dad told me that Alyssa's tree is starting to bloom and that it should be fully bloomed when I get up north! This made me so happy! AND then he went on to add that all of the other Lilac Tree's in the area have already bloom...its like this tree was waiting for me to come up north! I love the little signs she sends me :-)

My dad emailed me some pictures today that I LOVE! The tree is starting to bloom and the butterflies are all over it!!! I have always thought of Alyssa as my little butterfly...even her room was decorated in butterflies! The summer after Alyssa died whenever I would see a butterfly it would make me smile, I always thought of it as a sign from her to be strong and keep being optimistic! Today...seeing that picture of the butterflies on her tree makes me smile. I could be a debbie downer and focus on the sad but I know she wouldn't want that :-) Instead I take the signs she sends me and keep the smile on my face. For her, and for Tessa.

Enjoy the pictures my dad sent me!

Cell Pics!

Some of my favorite pictures I have taken recently of Tessa were taken on my cell! They aren't the best quality but they are sooooo cute! Enjoy!!!

Showing off her belly button! :) 
 Fun in her little pool!
 Cheesing it up!
 Future police woman???
Playing with her toys in her new toy corner at our new place!  
 Kitty love! 
Chalk!!!! One of her Fav's 
 Love brushing her teeth! 
Such a cutie! 
Let me see your teeth!!!!  
Love reading in the tub! :-)

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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cute Pics!

Have I ever mentioned how much fun my daughter is? :-)
Just wanted to post a couple of pics from my camera. They are super cute!
 Tessa with her cute kitties! :-) She loves them more and more. Starting to think that maybe I should keep them...Tessa is really starting to get attached to them. Ugh...dumb cats!!! :-)
 Just a little bit of exercising before bed time! :-)
See...she isn't always happy :-) Although she does have a cute little pout :-)

5 more days until Tessa and I head up north for 10..yes TEN days!!!!! I am not excited at all...not even a little...ha! I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!! :-) 

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

Fun Saturday!!!!

Tessa and I had a GREAT Saturday! We met my SIL Raeann and niece Bella at the Greenfield Village! It was the perfect weather! Not too hot, but not too cold...all you needed was a light jacket (Ha! Name that movie!). Actually we didn't need a jacket but it was a great day to spend outside! Tessa woke up at 6:30 this morning so I put her down for an early nap at 9:30...thankfully my little sleeper went right to sleep and got her nap in. I woke her up at 10:30 and we were out the door by 11:00. Tessa read her books the entire drive to the village. I feel like I am a distracted driver because I love watching her read! Her little eyes dart all over the pages like she doesn't want to miss anything on the page! She is going to be soooo smart! :-) Duh right...because she is perfect! ha! :) Anyway....below are some pictures from today. It is hard to take pictures when you are trying to chase an 18 month around so I didn't get too many....
Snack time!!!! 
 Bella cheesing it up!!!
 She is so stinkin' cute!!!!
 They were sharing their goldfish! Too cute!
Tessa came out of this house and sat right down on the steps and started smiling...PHOTO OP!!! :-)  
Tessa and Bella checking out the Moo Moo's! 
 Tessa walking on a road...with rocks...it was a long walk :) She was obsessed with picking up rocks!
 So cute! 
The cow up close...it was a grumpy cow... 
Imagine Tessa saying "Whatisthat" over and over again :) 
 Cute sheep! Tessa kept her distance! :)
 Cautiously Curious! 
Cute baby sheep!!!!

We had SOOOO much fun! I love seeing Tessa and Bella together! I can't wait for them to best friends forever! :-)

Until Next Time...Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!!!