Family of 4!

Family of 4!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mommy's Girl?

It has taken me almost 8 months to get these pictures posted, but finally, here we go.  I am definitely seeing a big mommy resemblance in this picture.  Will it stay this way? Is it even still this way?  Who knows. I need to get some other photos of Tim and I and do some comparisons. We get a pretty split she looks like mommy or she looks like daddy.  Guess only time will tell, but one thing for sure she is already turning into her own little person and she is such a joy!

A wedding weekend

Last weekend we traveled to Colby, KS where Tim's best friend, Curt, was married.  Tim stood up as Curt's best man, just as Curt did at our wedding for Tim (which I can hardly believe was nearing 6 years ago!) I was a long drive out to western Kansas, but as always Tenley did amazing.  She is such a great traveler, we just hope and pray it stays that way. 

We headed out Friday morning at 9:10 a.m. (I only say the specific time because 9:00 was our goal...I would say we did pretty dang good!) we arrived in Colby about 4:15 that afternoon.  We had to make a few stops along the way to eat of course and then we stopped at a great little cloth diaper store in Wichita as well.  Sweet Cheeks...for any fluffy moms (or dads) I highly recommend it, nice things, good prices, SUPER nice people! Anyway, that evening we went to rehearsal and then went back to the room. We got Tenley to bed and then Tim went to meet up with some of the wedding party at the hotel restaurant/bar for a while.  I got some reading done and headed to bed somewhat early...BLISS. 

The next day, Tim was busy with wedding activities so Tenley and I got to hang out all day.  We played in the hotel room, went swimming, played with Grandpa Dennis, and waited for Grandma and Papa Chester to get there.  They came out to see us see Tenley, and sit with her that evening after the wedding ceremony so that I could stay down at the dinner and dance with Tim to celebrate.  We were so glad that they were able to make it out and spend some time with all of us, it is always so much fun.  Grandma was armed with the camera, and she got some shots for  us. I, however, don't think I got a a single photo all weekend....very uncommon for we are glad Grandma was ready. Here is a few:

 Our little Family!

Playing with Papa's hat

Also, on the 21st my parents celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary.  They are such an inspiration to me as they have demonstrated to us what a loving marriage and family looks like.  Through the good and not so good, fun and work, they always have come through it together, and for that demonstration of love, I am so grateful.  We are blessed to have them to look to for guidance and advice.  So, again Happy 29th Anniversary Mom & Dad, we love you so very much! 

While we were at the wedding, we sent them out for an anniversary dinner.  So they got a date AND Granddaughter time..jackpot for them!! 

Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Bows

We tried, We tried to make bows just a part of our being.  We hoped they wouldn't be noticed. They were.

What a silly girl! She got ahold of that things and was determined. Lucky for us, after we let her discover it (mainly because I wanted pictues of it) we put it back on her and we were happy as could be and the flower remained untouched! Yippie!  She normally does so very well and just leaves whatever hair ditty we pick for the day alone, but this day was different, this day it was fun!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Summer Time...

...or at least it was for a few days. Then cold, rain, and yuck set in again.  However, we seized the moment when it was teasing us with beautiful weather and got outside.  I had told Tim that I was going to get Miss Tenley a small pool for the back yard, and I am pretty sure he thought I was a bit nuts...why would you want that when our great neighbors have a REAL pool only a few steps away?  Well, I did get her pool, and she loved it.

( This actually took place on 11 May...however, with little time to actually sit and blog it has taken me a while to get it on here....last week when I had time to blog, blogger was down for what seemed like days. I had this whole post done, and when I clicked "post" it laughed at me, lost my post, and said come back next here we are...did anyone else have this problem?)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

What a wonderful 1st Mother's Day I had.  I was spoiled all day by my Hubby and sweet girl.  Tim took the day off from the Fire Dept. which was so appriciated.  We started the day going to Mass and then they took me out for brunch.  We have spent the last 8ish months going to RCIA class after mass (which is now over) so it was really nice to be able to go out afterwards.  After that we came home and it was nearing nap time for Miss Tenley.  Tim and I just lounged around and enjoyed being home.  After Tenley woke up they took me on a bit of a shopping spree for flowers and plants.  I had told Tim I just wanted  a quiet day with my 2 favorite people and to get some planting done.  It was tons of fun for me to just say, "I like this one" followed by, "this is your chance" from Tim.  Yay!  I also had 2 cards waiting for me that morning, one from Tim and one from Tenley...she even hand made it and wrote such a sweet letter, it brought me to tears!  And, to add to my Mother's Day goodies, Tenley and I get to pick out an accessory for the Bugaboo stroller (Tim did put a disclaimer on the accessory that he has to "approve" it) Spoiled...I think yes!

We got a few pictures, but this was just before the nap so it was a bit of a challenge....

Thursday, May 12, 2011

7 Months Old

SLOW DOWN BABY GIRL!! What a true joy this little lady is.  She is happy and smiles 99% of everyday and makes us laugh continually.  She is doing so awsome, and when we went in and had her weighed on her 7 month birthday (May 3, 2011) she weighed 16lbs 11ozs.  We are still wearing 3-6 month clothes.  Even some of them are pretty big on her.  She has a little buddha belly, but a skinny little waist so alot of the pants are big. Good thing we love summer dresses in this house!  Even Daddy loves them...much easier for diaper changes. 

She is loving all the new foods that we are trying out.  The only thing that took a couple of tries was bananas. Now, those are a hit as well. We have had sweet potatoes, avocado, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, sweet peas, apples, bananas, pears, peaches, and have the fridge stocked with new things to try.  I am having so much fun making all of her food, and I do have to say it is pretty yummy!

We are a bit behind with the pictures this month, I wanted to get some outside, and every time I would think of it, it was to bright out or raining...I got a few (not all that great though) and then we ended up snapping them inside.

So enjoy, here is our 7 month old sweetie!

Love to chew on my sunglasses..wear them not so much

This grass stuff is fun!

Pretty Pink Toes

These are getting a bit more challenging....

aw, that cheesey grin!

are ya done mom?