Monday, September 24, 2007

Sleeping like puppies

There are a lot of great things about Sunday. Very near the top of the list is the Sunday Afternoon Nap. Many people told me that when you became a parent the Sunday Afternoon Nap left your life for good. I was ready for that and if it were nessessary I would give it up. However, my sweet girl ALSO enjoys a good 3 hour afternoon nap (and she isn't limited to Sundays lucky little thing) so "those people" are far. Yesterday Mommy and Tessa started the nap, Daddy joined us when he got home from church, and even Quincy joined in on the fun. When we are all snuggled together I feel like we are sleeping like puppies. Awwww...

Here is the picture I took when I woke up...

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... see that empty green pillow, that was my spot. That dark black puddle above the pillow is the cat. All those clothes at the foot of the bed, I have NO idea how they got there, we NEVER put our clothes at the foot of the bed.

Friday, September 21, 2007

That's Crazy Talk

Ya know that period in between sleep and awake when things jumble up in your mind, and ideally you fall asleep and don't, for example, say the crazy thing your thinking...

Last night Aaron decided to feed Tessa just a bit more bottle before he went to bed (which means she'll sleep longer in the morning, and I'm okay with that!) As she finished up she was fussing just a bit and it woke me up, sort of. Well, it woke me up enough to know she needed her binkie and HE wasn't giving her one. "Here, give her this," I said and proceeded to put the imaginary binkie I "held" in my hand in her mouth.

If only Aaron hadn't seen that...dang witnesses!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


We went camping!! Mommy & Daddy love camping...well, maybe Mommy better just speak for herself. I think Daddy likes camping and Mommy loves camping.

We went with our ward to the Joseph Smith birthplace in Sharon, Vermont this was a big deal because the tradition is to go camping in the Harold Parker State Forest, which is 30 minutes from our home and with in sight of other houses. I hope I don't offend anyone by saying that New Englanders just don't do camping.

Sharon, VT is 2.5 hours away and I was a slacker and didn't get the Jeep packed up so we were late getting started and didn't get there till after dark, about 8-ish. Luckily those Mormons are a helpful lot and they got our tent up in a jiffy. I on the other hand spent about a half an hour warming a bottle for our little princess who won't take a cold bottle. When people asked where Tessa was I just shrugged...I mean its not like she can wander off...someone had to have her!! (Don't worry, I had seen our Bishop's 1st councilor hoovering about when we got there and when I went to hunt her down she was being toted around by him)

I thought it was great, even the torrential downpour that began in the middle of the night. Of course I wasn't the one with the wet shoe caused by someone leaving the tent door open just a smidge (oopsie!). Tessa thought it was great too, she was a bit startled when the flashlight went out at bedtime, there are no nightlights in the wilderness afterall, but when she woke up at 4:30 she was as happy as could be.

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The presentation at the visitor center was good. They had nice pictures and graphics, the senior missionaries who showed us around were very sweet and the video they showed was well done and touching. I bawled, Aaron bawled (he won't be embarrassed I told you that...salty badges of courage), this cute little boy, about 7-ish bawled.

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There are so few photos of us as a family that I have to post this...however I am blaming the camera case in the sweatshirt pocket for the apparent pooch I have. Look away.

On the way home we stopped in Concord, NH to let Tessa visit her first state capitol building. She loved it.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

You are 102.8 times older than me!

Today is Tessa's Grandpa's birthday, he is 60!!

In honor of this momentous occasion I decided to learn to post video. (If you want to you can mentally insert your name in my high pitched narrative and pretend she is talking to you, but the fact remains that it is really only Alan's birthday today).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tessa's Daddy

I came home tonight and found Daddy and Tessa asleep on the bed. Tessa was holding Daddy's finger. It was the PERFECT picture. I grabbed the camera...and couldn't take the picture because I knew the flash would wake one, or both, of them. So I guess I'll just stick to old fashioned remembering, in lieu of a picture. Trust me, it was heartwarming.