Friday, April 22, 2016


Tonight Tessa crawled onto our bed sprawled out soother and blankie in hand and pronounced- this the luckiest day ever!!
 I feel the luckiest to be her mummy.
She told Grandma Bertha when we left her this eve. "That was so special". Made me sorta laugh!
She hears so much more than I can even believe and picks up on things I say. She's too little to be saying such grown up stuff, isn't she?
Tessa was talking on her Fisher Price phone to Mia the other day and informed her - " I'll be 'round shortly".
And on and on I could go.. I don't want to forget these days so I must write them down.
Nighty night.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

{and now I lay me down to sleep}

at 2 years and 3 months I think we are finally conquering the sleeping in your crib all night.
But not with out some stipulations on T's part- bankie, sooder, Apple juice and for the last week her "chicken book".
(Blankie, soother, and The little Red Hen book.) I tuck her in and she says- I read my chicken book mummy?
She loves books and another favourite these days is the Sears wish book which she calls "the Bawbie book". Because, Barbies!! she's not a girl for nothing.
She'll look for lowly worm and gold bug in the Richard Scarry books endlessly... And then there is "sister Bear"... We read and read or just look at pictures...
What are your kids favourite books?

Monday, April 11, 2016

{moving mountains}

How many of you moved mountains today?
I only realized i was moving mountains when i loaded up my huge pile of dirty laundry that had been spread on the floor. Tessa had been walking on it and jumping off, but when i scooped it up she yelled- no no thats my mountain mummy. Don't take my mountain!
but no way was i going to leave that smelly pile of clothes laying there...

you never know when your mountain will get moved!
Sometimes we don't even want it moved and then just like that it's gone!


Monday, March 21, 2016

there's this little girl who stole my heart...

what? you say WHAT? I know, friends its been years, literally. i missed you, friendly keyboard and white screen, oh and also all of you!
 Long story short- I got pregnant, we moved to Alberta, had a baby, worked while my family and husband kept baby, moved back to California and here we are today...
 Tessa turned 2 Feb. 2. She is bald, about 30 inches tall, weighs about 30 pounds and is hilarious. I am partly saying that because I am her mother and partly because it is true. she talks NON -stop. talks as in literal sentences and big words,and she sings entire songs. I think I will give her the nick-name 'mag-pie'.{ as my dear old friend Penny used to call me. Ha ha! }
 so, how many of you are here still, anybody?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

a good read

I know, I know- I am one of those desperately anxious mums who want every vaccine possible given to my baby in the effort of protecting her AND the people she is with...
 Read this wise article... 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

{thankful thursday}

- air conditioner. Even at 7:45 am. It's getting very warm
- all the things on the market that are here to help babies feel better when sick.
- target clearance ;-)
- the bible
- family: my support group
- I'm thankful for one last time to be with dear dear friends tonight, before they head off to Africa on a mission. 
- " for if God be FOR us, who can be against us"

What are your thankfuls?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

{5 months} tessa katherine

Drool drool drool... Somedays naked babies are easier then changing clothes 17 times to get rid of the wet sogginess of it!!! It's teething time and she is a snuggly little thing that hasn't felt to good the last 3 days... She loves to grab my hand and suck/gnaw on my fingers or her own or her blanket. When I feed her she chews on the bottle nipple and on her soother too sometimes. 
 Tessa has been recognizing her bottle and it's so funny when she sees it, she always reaches for it and either starts kicking and grinning or she starts smacking her lips!! She loves her bottle!! We have been trying little bits of food. She makes awful shuddering faces and gags on everything. Except my friend Serena gave her apricots mashed up the other day and she loved that!! (Let me know what your babies favorite first food was/is) 
 Rolling everywhere is a great delight and she lifts her head up and looks at everything! T. Is very alert and some people think she is older than 5 months because she "stands" so well and is so alert and smiley!! 
 She has giggled 2 times all on her own, I guess she cracks her self up sometimes!! And she loves it when I "scare" her or blow bubbles at her!! She will giggle away... Sweetest sound!! 
 She is eating about 5 bottles a day at 5-6 oz a time. And she sleeps for sure 8 hours at night... (With the exception of the last too, it's how I partly know she's not feeling well) her nap times are a bit crazy yet as we were on a fabulous schedule but due to her "growing up" I guess not as much sleep is needed and we are trying to get back on a routine!! 
 Tessa has big blue eyes and James' family likes to call her "little Venice".., they all say she looks so much like her Grami!!
 She loves to "swim" and today will be her 3rd time in the pool!! She kicks and kicks and thinks it's great!! 
 That's all I can think of right now so...