Friday, March 25, 2011

The Beach

We went to the beach a few weeks ago. The beach is a little play area by a shopping center in Fairview. The day we went it was hot, hot, hot. There is a splash area nearby, but I wasn't prepared with a swimsuit or towel for Tucker, but I'll know better next time!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tess's Four Month Check Up

Tess had her 4month check up today with the doctor. She weighs 14lbs and measures 24-1/2"long. She was quite the trooper with her shots, she cried big crocodile tears for a few moments and then had a nice long snooze.

This is a little of what Tess has been up to lately
  • she loves checking herself out in the mirror
  • she loves to "stand" and see what's going on around her
  • she is still rolling over both ways
  • she has slept through the night a few times, though not yet on a regular basis
  • she loves getting kisses, especially from her big brother
  • she is very ticklish
  • she is a natural at her (5 key) piano on her exersaucer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little Culture

My parents went to China a few months ago and brought back some clothes for the grandkids. Here's a few pics of them in their Chinese apparel.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tucker is TWO

On March 3rd, Tucker turned two. He woke up in a good mood, he had a good day, and ended the day on a great note with a cookie cake. That evening the whole family drove to Edmond to prepare for his birthday party. The party was a Dr. Seuss themed party and the cupcakes were carefully made. And fun was had by all.

Here is what Tucker has been up to lately:
He weighs 26lbs
He had a slow start to the whole talking business, but in the last couple months has kinda had a word explosion. He's now saying his colors, some numbers (8 seems to be his favorite), and points out letters among many other things.
He sleeps 11-12 hrs at night and takes an afternoon nap
He still LOVES being read to
He now likes to go to MDO and doesn't cry when getting dropped off, instead he grins!

Tucker on the morning of his special day.

Mmm... that's good blue icing.

Mom, Tucker and Dad (Mama was there too)

Max, Tess and Tuck

Tess really enjoyed the Seussian fun.

The Cat-in-the-Hat cupcakes

Tucker blowing out his "Thing 2" cupcake (it took several tries, but he got it)

Tucker toying with his cupcake before devouring the frosting.

Tucker playing with his new shovel.

Three Month Snapshots

Tess has been very active recently. She has continued to roll from her front over to her back, but has also added the ability to roll from her back to her front. She's a big fan of her pacifier, but in desperate situations she has found that her thumb will work just fine. She smiles and giggles a lot and is especially ticklish under her chin. She likes her big brother, and Tucker has decided that she can stick around. She eats about every three hours during the day, but has to eat extra to account for all the milk she spits up. The night life with Tess is pretty exciting for her parents since she is now going to bed at 8:30-9:00, she gets woken up for a dream feed at about 10:30-11:00, and typically only wakes up mom once for a quick snack around 3:00-4:00.