Today is a day that a few short months ago, we weren’t even sure would ever come. Actually, the day would have come no matter what. But the celebration would not have.
Today is Tessa’s 3rd Birthday. :)
As with all of her birthdays, I made her a makeshift birthday treat. This year, it was a cracker spread with peanut butter, with a couple of frosted mini wheats stuck to the top. Random, but she loved it. And of course, she had three little candles.
The thing that was great about this year is that she has now mastered the “stay” command, so we were able to put the birthday treat right down next to her for pictures and she didn’t try to immediately attack it. Michael kept his hand on her just in case (didn’t want her to jump onto the candles), but she did really well. It was cute.
I pulled up some old pictures tonight to reflect back on the last three years with little Tessa girl:
This picture is from the day we got Tessa (April 21, 2006). She was only 10 weeks old and 3.8 lbs. She was absolutely exhausted and I almost died from the cuteness when she rolled over to sleep on her back in my lap. Little did I know then that this would always be one of her favorite ways to sleep. She still sleeps like that (when she’s really, really tired) to this day.
Relaxing in the sun at my mom’s house, only a few days after we got her (April 2006).
Look at how tiny she was! This was within the first few weeks of her arrival, too. I love her cute little face.
Tessa’s 2nd Birthday (April 12, 2008) — This was the only photo we could get of her “with” her birthday treat. Every time we tried to put it closer to her, she tried to eat it. That birthday treat was made out of a tortilla chip and peanut butter.
I guess peanut butter is the recurring theme for her birthdays, huh? :)
Anyway, we are very happy to have celebrated a third birthday with Tessa today… and we hope for many, many more!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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