Tuesday, November 1, 2011

halloween 2011

Halloween is so much ore fun when you have kids! Last year tess was a basketball(in the womb)I was the hoop and Russ was a retro basketball player.

This year tess was a ladybug, I was a butterfly and russ was a leaf! we went to grammy and gramp Esplins house took pictures and then ate hot dogs and chili. tess loved the wrapper of the one candy she got!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lessons learned from children

Tess is my angel for so many reasons. But she is also my teacher. The other night her and Russ were playing in the bathroom while I was trying to get homework done. Russ sent me a picture of what was going on. It was a picture of Tessie's hands pressed against the mirror and her lips pressed against her image. Man. what a lesson to me. I try to think about her everyday and that image. If only we could love our own image in the mirror as much as Tess does. If only we could love our bodies so much that we wanted to kiss it and im sure in her sweet little mind she is saying. Thank you Heavenly Father for giving me this body.

Five Fingers

Oh I love watching Tess! Recently she discoverd her fingers. It is so fun to see her so amazed at her body. She looks at her hands, turns them front and back and then wiggles her fingers! You can just see the light on in her mind as she examines every moment and crevice of her hand!


Tess loves Solids! It was so funny, the other night I was feeding Tess squash. Of course being the crazy mommy that I am I made faces and noises each time I fed her. She would laugh and laugh and laugh. I know eating time is not play time nor is it usually very fun when a child spits food onto your face. BUT...she was laughing so hard it didnt matter i was wearing squash!

This is for the Baily Family

My darling niece and nephew have been wanting to see what baby Tessa looks like. So.. Im finally posting pictures! We miss the Bailey Family so so much! Cant wait to see you guys! Ben keep working hard in school and... GO! FIGHT! WIN!

A break in Life

Man.. Life has been so crazy and stressful lately. School is kicking my trash, Russ is crazy busy with school, work and interviewing to PA programs on the weekends and Tess and her constant ear infections, reflux and lack of sleep. I just finished a school project that took about ten hours which probably could have been done in about four but o well. ITS DONE!!! It is now Fall break and I think if the break didn't come soon I would have Fallen and broken.
Let me give you an example of my previous week. Monday I went in and had a scope of my entire insides. (endoscopy and colonoscopy) They found a few small things but nothing significant. Tuesday i had a major break down and an anxiety attack after going to school, the doctors, a therapy session, young womens, and yet another therapy session. Wednesday and thursday are blurs to me. I went to school, the doctors each day for either Tess or I or both and tried to keep my head above water. Friday was another biggie! Tess went in to get tubes in her ears since she has had four ear infections in four months and this was all during the SUMMER!!! She never responded to anti-biotics so I think she has just been a happy baby while in pain half her life.
So.. Russ and I handed off our baby to get tubes. Oh... man the emotions going along with not being there for Tess while she was in her procedure. Thats another story. Tessie comes out of surgery missing her adenoids! Yup. They decided to give her an IV, more anesthesia and take her adenoids out due to: reflux, snoring, the size of adenoids. Im not totally sure, I was too focused on Tessie who was screaming. Russ had to leave a little while after Tess came out of surgery so he could catch the shuttle and begin his 12 miserable hours of traveling to Philadelphia for yet another interview. Meanwhile, Tess and I stayed at the surgical center while she screamed, dry heaved, choked, screamed, lashed around, choked, refused to eat, and scream some more. This was all in five days!!! So once again im ready for fall break before I fall and break.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tess' Blessing

We blessed Tess on May 1st at the old chapel on flood street. She did so good. She didnt make a peep until they said amen and they she began a screamin'. We are so lucky to have so much support from family and friends. We couldnt of asked for better weather, the sun was shining and the kids had a ball at the Robinsons. Thanks everyone for making it such a special day.

Dixie Junior Livestock Show 2011!

Tess and I went to watch the kids at the livestock show. We had so much fun and the kids did great! I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't miss being in the ring anymore! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Princess Tessa Leigh

i wanted to share a couple pictures with you. tessa is doing well but has colic. champ is good but feels left out. this is a short post due to champers growling for some TLC

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Angel is here!

we are so happy to finally have Tessa here with us! She was born February 16 at 7:58 am. She gave us a few scares but is now doing awesome! We have named her Tessa (named after Lexie and dads grandma) Leigh (after her grandpa Lee who just absolutely adores her). She is a very strong little girl and is feeding well. when Tessa was born she didn't cry so we wondered if everything was ok. After a little oxygen she became "herself" and has shown us that she has a little bit of her mommy in her. Now, when she wants something she wants it NOW and she has no problem letting us know. :)

Russell has been absolutely amazing. He was so supportive and comforting during labor. He even got through the epidural and entire birth without leaving my side. This was a concern since Russ and needles have never mixed well.

I have always known that Russ would be a wonderful daddy but I didn't know how dang cute he would be. Tessa already loves her daddy. He talks to her with so much love and the look in his undeniable...He already has unconditional love for her. She is our gift from Heavenly Father and we are so blessed.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. we love you