Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tess' 1st Birthday

Tess was able to celebrate her birthday a couple of times. Having her birthday near a holiday meant we got to celebrate with her on the 19th, her actual birthday, and then again when we got together with family for Thanksgiving. On her birthday, we had some friends over for pizza and cupcakes and Tess loved the chocolate icing! The following week we went to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving and had another party for Tess! She was happy and loved the green icing on her animal cake (Big brother Tucker decided Tess wanted an animal cake).
Tess on her actual birthday

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Precious Pumpkins

This year for Halloween Tucker told us he wanted to be a pumpkin. Since pumpkin costumes are pretty easy to find this time of year, we decided that Tess should be one too. We set out on our Trick or Treating adventure with the kids in a wagon, but that didn't last long because the kids were so excited and didn't want to be contained in there. Tucker had lots of fun, and every time he saw a pumpkin he pointed it out to us. Tess was just in amazement with seeing all the neighborhood kids dressed up. She didn't want to be held-Ms. Independent wanted to walk around the neighborhood too and tried a couple of times to follow Tucker up to the doors to get a treat herself. Tucker caught on pretty quick and would say "Trick or Treat, Please" and then would quietly say "Thanks you" (no that's not a typo, that's how he said it!). But what he anticipated most when going to the next house was getting to ring the doorbell. Some of the neighbors were sitting in their lawns to pass out candy, so that was a disappointment for him.